|House name||Franklin W. Dixon|
|Cover artist||Brian Kotzky|
|Publication date||December 1989|
|Media type||Print (Paperbacks)|
|Series||Hardy Boys Casefiles|
|Preceded by||Collision Course|
|Followed by||The Dead Season|
|The Hardy Boys Encyclopedia|
- "Murder is always a dramatic climax."
- — Tagline, from the front cover
When Frank and Joe visit a local movie and TV studio they stumble across a real-life drama -- someone has murdered screenwriter Bennett Fairburn. To track the killer the brother detectives go undercover as gofers at the studio.
From the start it's clear the Hardys have been cast as victims in a sinister plot. a series of deadly "accidents" stalk the brother team, and while shooting a TV series Frank and Joe find themselves on the wrong end of some lethal stunts. The clues they need are buried in the script, but unless they uncover the villain fast, the brothers Hardy will be show biz history.