|House name||Franklin W. Dixon|
|Publication date||September 2002|
|Media type||Print (paperback)|
|Series||The Hardy Boys|
|Followed by||In Plane Sight|
- "It's A Good Thing The Hardys Are On The Case This Halloween!"
- — Tag-line, from front cover
It’s a week before Halloween and the Hardys are excited about the Halloween Spooktacular that the Bayport Chamber of Commerce is putting on. Some of the top prizes are a limited edition motorcycle, a remodeled RV, and a classic Volkswagen Beetle. Of course there are other prizes being handed out, such as free cups of coffee and CD’s.
But things get off to a frightening start when someone knocks out the electricity at the kickoff bash and unleashes a cageful of bats. Then someone in a devil mask robs another contestant of their clues.
Is someone so desperate to win the contest that they’ll do everything legally and illegally possible to win? Or is there another factor that the Hardy boys don’t even realize? And how does the veteran Hollywood horror actor, hired to be emcee of the contest, fit into all of it?
- Frank Hardy
- Joe Hardy
- Chet Morton
- Iola Morton
- Con Riley (mentioned only)
- Callie Shaw
- Officer Sullivan
- Harley Bettis
- Daphne Soesbee
- Ms. Soesbee
- The Kings
Businesses and organizations
- This is the second official Halloween Hardy Boys book ever written. The first Halloween Hardy Boys book was Dead of Night in The Hardy Boys Casefiles series in October 1993.