#10 - While The Clock Ticked
Text by Franklin W. Dixon

Harold Hill / Collins / Armada Books: F, B, C, D, E / 1 Omnibus Edition

Harold Hill Hardback Edition  

While The Clock Ticked (Harold Hill)

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While The Clock Ticked (Harold Hill)

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While The Clock Ticked (Harold Hill)

Blue boards: cover & spine.

Publisher: Harold Hill

First Printed: 1955 (May)

Cover Artist: Frank Varty
Frontispiece Artist: A. O. Scott

Story version: Original text

General Attributes:
-- Spine number: 11
-- BNB gives date as [May] 1955
-- Orange/red Gretta end papers
-- Same frontispiece as 1944 US edition
-- First 6 Nancy Drew titles now listed.

Board Colours:
-- Blue (pictured)
-- Orange
-- Red
-- Tan

Notes:
-- To view the Harold Hill preview for this title (which appeared on the reverse side of the dust-jacket for What Happened At Midnight), please click here.

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Collins Hardback Edition  

While The Clock Ticked (Collins)

Publisher: Collins

First Printed: 1972

Cover Artist: Peter Archer
Frontispiece Artist: Unknown
Internal illustrator: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-160510-0

Story version: Revised text

First Printing Attributes:
-- Blue spine box with white text.
-- 12 titles listed on reverse cover.
-- Blue staining on page edges.
-- Gold price label: 45p.

Spine Art Description:
-- Joe grabs Wandy as he topples off roof

Notes:
-- The internal illustrations and frontispiece for this title can be viewed at the Series Book Art website.

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Armada Paperback Edition  

While The Clock Ticked (Format F)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format F

First Printed: 1979

Cover Artist: None (TV tie-in)

ISBN: 0-00-691192-7

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
0.60 (UK), $1.85 (NZ), $1.75 (AU), $1.75 (CAN).
-- The cover photo is a still from the season two episode, The Mystery of the African Safari

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While The Clock Ticked (Format B)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format B

First Printed: 1983

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-692201-5

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While The Clock Ticked (Format C)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format C

First Printed: 1984

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-692201-5

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While The Clock Ticked (Format D)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format D

First Printed: 1988

Cover Artist: Unknown

ISBN: 0-00-692201-5

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While The Clock Ticked (Format E)

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Publisher: Armada Books
Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1992

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: 0-00-692201-5

Notes:
-- David Browne's stepfather plays the part of the man hanging from the edge of the roof. Browne used his neighbour's roof as a reference for this particular illustration. (Source: the interview with British artist David Browne, conducted by Bob Finnan in 2003).

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Armada Paperback Omnibus Edition

Armada 2-in-1 Omnibus (Format E)

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Publisher: Armada Books

Cover Layout: Format E

First Printed: 1995

Featured stories:
#9 - The Clue of the Screeching Owl
#10 - While The Clock Ticked

Cover Artist: David Browne

ISBN: 0-00-694508-2

Notes:
-- First printing back cover prices are as follows:
3.50 (UK).

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 UK Collins Order

 US Order

Harold Hill only titles:

HH 2. House On The Cliff
HH 14. Hidden Harbour Mystery

Collins titles:

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