|The Dead Season|
|House name||Franklin W. Dixon|
|Cover artist||Brian Kotzky|
|Publication date||January 1990|
|Media type||Print (Paperbacks)|
|Series||Hardy Boys Casefiles|
|Preceded by||Final Cut|
|Followed by||Running on Empty|
|The Hardy Boys Encyclopedia|
- "Ghosts are always unwelcome guests."
- — Tagline, from the front cover
Callie Shaw invites Frank and Joe to Runner's Harbor, a hotel in Barbados run by her cousins. But just as the brothers arrive, they're met by a horrifying host. Then things get even scarier. From trap doors and secret passages to ghostly gunmen, the young detectives come face-to-face with the mysterious spirit world. It seems Runner's Harbor has a skeleton in every closet -- and they're all out to put the brother team into an early grave.