THE LOCAL HALLOWEEN CONTEST IS TURNING INTO A REAL FRIGHT FEST!
Bayport citizens are wild about the Merchant Association's new Halloween mystery contest. The prizes for winning include DVD players, a classic motorcycle, a boat, and even flying lessons! It's sure to be the biggest social event of the fall season. When big prizes are up for grabs, though, some people will do anything to win -- and it's up to the Hardys to keep the competition honest.
As they try to keep things in line, the Hardy boys and their friends contend with spooky settings, fright-masked bandits, a chase through the Halloween parade, and a horror movie star with secrets "buried" in his past. Soon it looks like the bad guys have this contest in the bag. Fortunately, the good guys -- Frank and Joe -- still have a few tricks left!
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October 30, 2002
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Excerpt from Trick-or-Trouble by Franklin W. Dixon
"My mom is driving me nuts!" Daphne Soesbee complained. She and her four friends walked down Racine Street -- away from Java John's and back toward the Book Bank -- their arms brimming with carry-out food and drinks.
"I thought going a little crazy was a good thing during Halloween," Joe Hardy said. He hefted the large bag of sandwiches in his broad arms and smiled.
Daphne crinkled her nose at him and turned to the dark-haired girl walking beside her. "Iola, tell your boyfriend that he has a weird sense of humor."
Iola Morton laughed. "He's the detective," she said, "I think he can figure it out for himself."
Daphne laughed too. She struggled with the tray of drinks she was carrying, trying not to spill.
"I can take that," Chet Morton offered, reaching for the tray. He already held two bags of carry-out food in his big hands.
Daphne smiled at him. "I don't see how," she said, "unless you have some hidden talent for juggling."
"Chet has many talents," Frank Hardy said, "most of them hidden."
Chet, a big guy, grinned back at the older Hardy. "I'll tackle both you and your smart aleck brother after we drop this grub off at the Book Bank."
"Oh, no," Callie Shaw said. She shook her blond head and wagged her finger at him. "You're not about to fight with my boyfriend when you promised to help your sister and Daphne and Daphne's mom with this contest. Work first; fight later."
"I can do both," Chet said. "I'm a man of many talents."
"Most of them hidden," Iola Morton added, giggling.
"So, is it the Halloween contest that's making your mom crazy, Daphne " Frank asked.
Daphne nodded. "She's almost wishing she'd never agreed to write the clues when the Bayport Merchants Association asked her. It's a lot of work."
"Which is why my sister, Callie, and I are here to help," Chet said gallantly.
"Mom and I appreciate your volunteering," Daphne said. "If you can handle some of the gofer work, that'll give us time to concentrate on the contest."