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The Full List of Nancy Drew Books in Order

Updated 2020

Here is the complete list of Nancy Drew books in order. As of 2019, over 533 Nancy Drew books have been published in nine series.

Nancy Drew is the fictional character created as the female counterpart to Edward Stratemeyer’s Hardy boys series. Her character first made an appearance in 1930 and has been written by several authors published collectively under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene.

Nancy Drew is considered a cultural icon and is a strong influence cited by many distinguished women, from first lady Laura Bush, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sonia Sotomayor, and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

In the early versions of the series, Nancy Drew is a 16-year-old high school graduate. In later versions, she is aged and re-written to be an 18-year-old detective and high school graduate.

Nancy Drew lives in the fictional town of River Heights with her housekeeper, Hannah Gruen, and her father, attorney Carson Drew. She lost her mother as a child, which reflected in her early independence. In the series, she refers to their servant as a surrogate parent. She is also known to run her household since the age of 10.

Nancy is often characterized as an amazingly talented, attractive, and well-off supergirl. According to American novelist Bobby and Mason, Nancy Drew is as immaculate and self-assessed as a Miss America on tour. She is as school as Mata hair and as sweet as Betty Crocker.

Nancy Drew is a famous novel character and icon. Her books have sold over 80 million copies worldwide and have been translated into over 45 languages. Her character appears in a variety of merchandise sold internationally and is featured in some popular computer games, three television shows, and five films.

Nancy Drew Complete Booklist & Summary

Here is the complete list of Nancy Drew books as well as a short summary of each one:

1) The Bungalow Mystery – 1930

  • Nancy Drew Books 1Book Summary: While driving a motorboat around the Twin Lakes, Nancy and her friend Helen get caught in a dangerous storm. Luckily, they are rescued by another teenage girl in a rowboat. They soon learn that their rescuer is Laura Pendleton, whose mother has recently having passed away. Laura has come to meet up with her new guardians, but something isn’t quite right about them. Nancy investigates the situation, and soon she stumbles upon a shocking surprise in the cellar of a bungalow!
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2) The Mystery at Lilac Inn – 1930

  • Nancy Drew Books 2Book Summary: Nancy and her friend Helen visit their friend Emily Willouby at the Lilac Inn, which Emily now owns, to help her plan her wedding. Emily plans on selling inherited diamonds in order to help fix up the Lilac Inn. However, Nancy soon learns that someone has been impersonating her and making expensive purchases under her name. Soon after, Emily’s diamonds are stolen! Can Nancy find the thieves and recover the missing diamonds?
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3) The Secret of the Old Clock – 1930

  • Nancy Drew Books 3Book Summary: Read the original Nancy Drew mystery!The Secret of the Old Clock is the mystery that began it all for America’s favorite teenaged slueth. The accidental rescue of a little girl who lives with her two great-aunts leads to an adventurous search for a missing will.
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4) The Hidden Staircase – 1930

  • Nancy Drew Books 4Book Summary: Nancy Drew and The Hidden Staircase hits the big screen in March of 2019! Read the classic book that inspired the movie!After receiving a call from her friend Helen Corning, Nancy agrees to help solve a baffling mystery. Helen’s Aunt Rosemary has been living with her mother at the old family mansion, and they have noticed many strange things. They have heard music, thumps, and creaking noises at night, and seen eerie shadows on the walls. Could the house be haunted?Just as soon as she hangs up the phone, a strange man visits Nancy’s house to warn her and her father that they are in danger because of a case he is working on buying property for a railroad company. This warning leads Nancy and  her father Carson to search for the missing Willie Wharton, a landowner, who can prove he signed away his land to the railroad and save the railroad from a lawsuit. Will Nancy be able to find the missing landowner and discover how these mysteries are related?
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5) The Secret of Red Gate Farm – 1931

  • Nancy Drew Books 5Book Summary: Nancy and her friends, Bess and George, meet Joanne Byrd on a train ride home. Joanne lives at Red Gate Farm with her grandmother, but if they do not raise enough money to pay the mortgage, they will soon lose the farm! Nancy, Bess, and George decide to stay at Red Gate for a week as paying customers. Soon, they learn about the strange group of people who rent a cave on the property. They describe themselves as a nature cult called the Black Snake Colony. Nancy investigates their group and helps to uncover a ring of counterfeiters in town!
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6) The Secret at Shadow Ranch – 1931

  • Nancy Drew Books 6Book Summary: In Arizona, Nancy uncovers a strange mystery about a kidnapped child.
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7) Nancy’s Mysterious Letter – 1932

  • Nancy Drew Books 7Book Summary: By mistake Nancy Drew receives a letter from England intended for an heiress, also named Nancy Drew. When Nancy undertakes a search for the missing young woman, it becomes obvious that a ruthless, dangerous man is determined to prevent her from finding the heiress or himself. Clues that Nancy unearths lead her to believe that the villainous Edgar Nixon plans to marry the heiress and then steal her inheritance.
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8) The Clue in the Diary – 1932

  • Nancy Drew Books 8Book Summary: Nancy and her friends, George and Bess, are returning from a country carnival when they witness the explosion and burning of a beautiful country mansion. Fearing its occupants may be trapped in the blazing building, they rush to the rescue – and unexpectedly fund themselves confronted with a mystery that seems to be insoluble. The first clue, an anonymous diary, includes not only indecipherable handwriting, but puzzling technical drawings and chemical formulas as well. Who dropped the diary near the burning house? Was it the gaunt stranger Nancy glimpsed running away from the flaming structure? What was he doing there? And does he know the whereabouts of Felix Raybolt, an unscrupulous dealer in patents, who has not been seen since his home burned? Or did Raybolt die in the fire? When evidence mounts against Joe Swenson, who was swindled by “Foxy Felix”, our young detective makes the desperate effort to exonerate the inventor of the suspicion of arson because of his dear five-year-old daughter.
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9) The Sign of the Twisted Candles – 1933

  • Nancy Drew Books 9Book Summary: Another exciting mystery begins for the  young detective when her friends Bess and George ask her to investigate a rumor that their wealthy great-granduncle, Asa Sidney, is virtually a prisoner in his own mansion. But solving the mystery and befriending Carol Wipple, the sixteen-year-old foster daughter of the caretakers of the old mansion, nearly costs Nancy the friendship of Bess and George. It takes all of Nancy’s sleuthing ability as well as diplomacy to save it.Nancy braves one danger after another to bring to justice the swindlers who are stealing Asa Sidney’s fortune. With only the sign of the twisted candles to guide her, Nancy uncovers hidden treasure and an amazing letter that ends a family feud and brings unexpected happiness to Carol.
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10) Password to Larkspur Lane – 1933

  • Nancy Drew Books 10Book Summary: Blue bells will be singing horses! This strange message, attached to the leg of a wounded homing pigeon, involves Nancy Drew in a dangerous mission. Somewhere an elderly woman is being held prisoner in a mansion, and  Nancy is determined to find and free her. Meanwhile, the young detective’s close friend, Helen, begs her to solve a second mystery. Helen’s grandparents, the Cornings, are frightened by a sinister wheel of blue fire that appears after dark in the woods outside their home at lonely Sylvan Lake. When Nancy discovers the significance of the eerie signal, she also learns that her two mysteries are connected.
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11) The Clue of the Broken Locket – 1934

  • Nancy Drew Books 11Book Summary: When Nancy Drew and her friends arrive at Misty Lake, they meet pretty, red-haired Cecily Curtis, who seeks Nancy’s help in solving two mysteries. One concerns Cecily’s fiancé, Niko Van Dyke, a popular singer who believes that his record company is cheating him of royalty payments. The other invovles a family treasure hidden before the start of the Civil War; Cecily’s only clue is half of a gold locket. Nancy’s investigations lead her to Pudding Stone Lodge, where the sinister Driscoll family lives. Strange coincidences give Nancy plenty of opportunity to test her sleuthing skills. Braving a series of dangerous situations and discouraging developments, the alert young detective perseveres in her attempts to solve both mysteries and reveal the astounding secrets of Pudding Stone Lodge.
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12) The Message in the Hollow Oak – 1935

  • Nancy Drew Books 12Book Summary: A group of professional detectives challenge Nancy to tackle a mystery that they have failed to solve: find an invaluable message hidden by a missionary centuries ago in a hollow oak tree in Illinois. While searching the woods for the ancient tree, Nancy and her friends live with a group of young archaeologists who are excavating prehistoric Indian burial mounds on a nearby farm. A shadowy enemy stalks Nancy and harasses everyone at the dig. The young investigator pursues her dangerous adversary to an outlaws’ cave, and is threatened when she discovers an unusual treasure. How Nancy, with few clues to go on, solves this complex mystery will thrill all readers.
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13) The Mystery of the Ivory Charm – 1936

  • Nancy Drew Books 13Book Summary: What secret life-giving power does the exquisite ivory elephant charm contain? Can the trinket really protect its wearer from all harm? Nancy Drew finds out when the owner of the Bengleton Wild-Animal Show asks her to investigate one of the performers who may be involved in some mysterious illegal scheme.The girl detective’s assignment becomes complicated when the elephant trainer’s young assistant, Rishi, seeks refuge at the Drew home from his cruel foster father, Rai.While following clues to help the boy find his real father, Nancy learns about an eerie abandoned house. She is harassed by its strange owner, Anita Allison, and the fiendish Rai. How Nancy uses the ivory charm, reunites a maharaja with his son, and brings the evildoers to justice will mystify readers from beginning to end.
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14) The Whispering Statue – 1937

  • Nancy Drew Books 14Book Summary: Once again, Nancy faces two puzzling mysteries at once! The first concerns a valuable collection of rare books that Mrs. Horace Merriam commissioned anart dealer to sell–has he swindled her instead? The second mystery revolves around the baffling theft of a beautiful marble statue. To solve both mysteries, the famous young detective disguises herself and assumes a false identity. Despite these precautions, danger stalks Nancy’s every move. An attempted kidnapping, a nearly disastrous sailboat collision, and an encounter with a dishonest sculptor are just a few of the exciting challenges that Nancy is faced with as she gathers evidence against a clever ring of art thieves.
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15) The Haunted Bridge – 1937

  • Nancy Drew Books 15Book Summary: Mr. Drew is on the trail of an international ring of jewel thieves and asks Nancy to assist him. The trail leads to a summer resort area. Before Nancy has a chance to start work on her father’s case, a golf caddy tells her a frightening tale–in the dense woods nearby is an old wooden footbridge guarded by a ghost! Intrigued by the caddy’s story, Nancy decides to investigate. Several riddles confront the young detective as she attempts to solve the mystery of the haunted bridge and track down a woman suspected of being a key member of the gang of jewel thieves.
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16) The Clue of the Tapping Heels – 1939

  • Nancy Drew Books 16Book Summary: We sell Rare, out-of-print, uncommon, & used BOOKS, PRINTS, MAPS, DOCUMENTS, AND EPHEMERA. We do not sell ebooks, print on demand, or other reproduced materials. Each item you see here is individually described and imaged. We welcome further inquiries.
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17) The Mystery of the Brass Bound Trunk – 1940

  • Nancy Drew Books 17Book Summary: From the moment Nancy Drew boards an ocean liner leaving for New York, she becomes involved in a new and dangerous mystery. A man on the pier gestures to someone on board in  sign language. BEWARE OF NANCY DREW AND NE, he signals. Who is NE? Can it be Nelda Detweiler, a young woman who shares a cabin with Nancy, Bess, and George?  Mystery and intrigue follow the girls across the ocean; but with her usual ingenuity Nancy solves the mystery and defeats her enemies before the ship reaches New York.
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18) The Mystery at the Moss-Covered Mansion – 1941

  • Nancy Drew Books 18Book Summary: A friend of Carson Drew’s has been arrested and charged with sending a truck loaded with explosive oranges into the Space Center complex at Cape Kennedy. Knowing that Mr. Billington could not possibly be guilt of sabotage, Nancy and her father rush to the defense of the accused man. During the Drews’ investigation Nancy become suspicious of an old spooky mansion that houses fierce African wild animals on its extensive grounds. Soon, she discovers that something besides the training of wild animals is going on at the mysterious estate. Many dangerous moments await Nancy before she proves Mr. Billington’s innocence and thwarts the plans of treacherous subversives bent on undermining the U.S. space program.
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19) The Quest of the Missing Map – 1942

  • Nancy Drew Books 19Book Summary: Prompted by the concerns of a young child, Nancy investigates a small studio on the Chatham estate. She discovers that there is a connection between the mysterious occurrences at Ship Cottage and her search for a treasure island. With only half of a map, Nancy sets out to find the man who possess the rest of the map that will pinpoint the location of buried treasure. Constantly beset by danger and intrigue, Nancy courageously outwits her enemies and solves one of the most challenging cases in her career as a teenage investigator.
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20) The Clue in the Jewel Box – 1943

  • Nancy Drew Books 20Book Summary: An antique dealer’s revelation about a former queen’s priceless heirloom starts Nancy on a trail of exciting adventures. Madame Alexandra, now living incognito in River Heights, asks Nancy to find her missing grandson. With only one clue to go on – a faded photograph of the prince at the age of four – the young detective begins her search. Nancy’s investigation unmasks a slick imposter and reunites the long-separated family in this suspense-filled story.
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21) The Secret in the Old Attic – 1944

  • Nancy Drew Books 21Book Summary: Nancy Drew races against time to unravel the clues in a dead man’s letters. If she succeeds, Philip March and his little granddaughter can be saved from financial ruin. Following obscure clues, Nancy undertakes a search for some unpublished musical manuscripts which she believes are hidden in the dark, cluttered attic of the rundown March mansion. But someone else wants them enough to put many frightening obstacles in Nancy’s way. Will she outwit a trio of ruthless thieves and solves the Marches’ problems?
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22) The Clue in the Crumbling Wall – 1945

  • Nancy Drew Books 22Book Summary: When Nancy is asked to find a professional dancer who disappeared several years before, the young detective becomes involved in a mystery reaching far beyond a missing-person’s case. During Nancy’s investigation at Heath Castle, she and her friends Bess and George realize that its crumbling walls contain a secret, but what is it? And who are their enemies that try to foil their every attempt to unravel the intricate puzzle? Danger lurks in a castle tower and throughout the vine-tangled grounds of the estate. The girls’ gripping adventures culminate in a dramatic climax when Nancy exposes a sinister plot to defraud the dancer of her inheritance.
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23) The Clue in the Old Album – 1947

  • Nancy Drew Books 23Book Summary: Nancy Drew witnesses a purse snatching and runs after the thief. She rescues the purse, but not its contents, then is asked by the owner, a doll collector, to do some detective work. Readers will enjoy Nancy’s clever ways of finding all she seeks, and bringing happiness to a misunderstood child and her lonely grandmother.
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24) The Ghost of Blackwood Hall – 1948

  • Nancy Drew Books 24Book Summary: When Mrs. Putney seeks Nancy Drew’s help in recovering her stolen jewelry, the search for the thieves takes the teen-age detective and her friends Bess and George to the colorful French Quarter of New Orleans. But the quest is hampered by the strange behavior of Mrs. Putney, and two young women who are being victimized by so-called spirits. How can Nancy fight these unseen perpetrators of a cruel hoax? And how can she help the gullible victims when the spirits warn them not to have anything to do with Nancy?
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25) The Clue of the Leaning Chimney – 1949

  • Nancy Drew Books 25Book Summary: Nancy Drew and her friend Bess discover that a rare and valuable Chinese vase has been stolen from the pottery shop of Dick Milton, a cousin of Bess. Dick had borrowed the vase from his Chinese friend, elderly Mr. Soong, and he is determined to repay Mr. Soong for the loss. He tells Nancy that if he can find “the leaning chimney,” he will be on the track of a discovery which will solve his financial problems. Nancy finds the leaning chimney, but it only leads her into more puzzles. Can there be any connection between the vase theft – one of a number of similar crimes – and the strange disappearance of the pottery expert Eng Moy and his daughter Lei?
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26) The Secret of the Wooden Lady – 1950

  • Nancy Drew Books 26Book Summary: Adventure abounds on the Bonny Scot in Boston Harbor as Nancy Drew helps Captain Easterly uncover the mystery of his ghostly visitors. From the moment the clever young detective and her friends, Bess and George, take up residence on the old clipper ship they are confronted with fire, theft, and other dangerous situations. Nancy faces an additional challenge: to find a clue to the clipper’s missing figurehead. If she is successful, it will help her lawyer father to trace the history of the Bonny Scot and establish a clear title to the ship for Captain Easterly. But strangely there are no records of the Bonny Scot’s past. Why? And why has the prime suspect in the recent robbery at Bess Marvin’s home followed the three girls to Boston?
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27) The Clue of the Black Keys – 1951

  • Nancy Drew Books 27Book Summary: Terry Scott, a young archaeology professor, seeks Nancy’s help in unearthing a secret of antiquity which can only be unlocked by three black keys. While on an archaeological expedition in Mexico, Terry and Dr. Joshua Pitt came across a clue to buried treasure. The clue was a cipher carved on a stone tablet. Before the professor had time to translate the cipher, the tablet disappeared – along with Dr. Pitt! Terry tells Nancy of his suspicions of the Tinos, a Mexican couple posing as scientists who vanished the same night as Dr. Pitt. Nancy and her friends follow a tangled trail of clues that lead to the Florida Keys and finally to Mexico in this suspense-filled story that will thrill readers.
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28) The Mystery at the Ski Jump – 1952

  • Nancy Drew Books 28Book Summary: When Nancy learns that the Drews’ housekeeper has been duped by an elegantly dressed woman into buying a stolen fur piece, the young detective starts a search for the clever swindler. To Nancy’s astonishment, she discovers that the woman is using the name Nancy Drew. The dishonest acts of the impostor point the finger of suspicion at Nancy herself and result in her being questioned by the police. Join Nancy in this thrilling mystery as she solves the mystery and clears her name.
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29) The Ringmaster’s Secret – 1953

  • Nancy Drew Books 29Book Summary: Nancy is given a beautiful gold bracelet and finds that one of the charms is missing. When she learns the unusual story behind the jewelry, she sets out to solve the fascinating mystery. The bracelet had been presented to a former circus performer by a queen who loved horses. For some reason the performer had to sell the bracelet but would not reveal her true identity. Clues lead Nancy to Sims’ Circus, where she meets Lolita, an unhappy young aerialist who has a horse charm wrought exactly like those on Nancy’s bracelet. Will Nancy be able to find the original owner of the bracelet?
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30) The Clue of the Velvet Mask – 1953

  • Nancy Drew Books 30Book Summary: A masquerade party at the Hendricks’ mansion quickly turns into a mystery when Nancy and her favorite date, Ned Nickerson, spy a stranger about to climb the rose trellis to the second story. Who is this enigmatic man in the black cloak and the exotic woman in the Javanese costume? Are they members of a gang of wily thieves who sneak into partied given by wealthy people and steal jewels and art treasures? And why is the owner of the black velvet hooded mask that Ned finds in the Hendricks’ garden so desperate to get it back? To find the answers Nancy and her friend George devise a daring plan. The two girls switch identities! George soon discovers that while it is exciting to play amateur detective it can be dangerous to masquerade as Nancy Drew.
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31) The Scarlet Slipper Mystery – 1954

  • Nancy Drew Books 31Book Summary: Nancy meets Helene and Henri Fontaine, refugees from Centorvia who run a dancing school in River Heights. Strange circumstances have brought the brother and sister to the United States. When they receive an anonymous note threatening their lives, Nancy offers her help, but she encounters nothing but puzzles. Are the Fontaines involved with the Centrovian underground? Have they been threatened by their own countrymen? When the Fontaines disappear, Nancy and her friends pursue the trail, even though danger lurks around every corner.
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32) The Witch Tree Symbol – 1955

  • Nancy Drew Books 32Book Summary: When a neighbor asks Nancy Drew to accompany her to an old uninhabited mansion, a new mystery opens ups, and danger lurks on the second floor. Nancy finds a witch tree symbol that leads her to Pennsylvania Dutch country in pursuit of a cunning and ruthless thief.The friendly welcome the young detective and her friends receive from the Amish people soon changes to hostility when it is rumored that Nancy is a witch! Superstition helps her adversary in his attempt to get her off his trail, but Nancy does not give up. Persistently she uncovers one clue after another.
    Nancy’s intelligence and sleuthing ability finally lead to the fascinating solution of this puzzling case.
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33) The Hidden Window Mystery – 1956

  • Nancy Drew Books 33Book Summary: A magazine article offering a large reward to anyone who can find a missing medieval stained-glass window intrigues Nancy. She asks Bess and George to join her on a search in Charlottesville, Virginia. Before the three friends leave River Heights, their adversary tries to get them to postpone the trip. But no luck. Nancy is determined to carry through her plans.During the girls’ investigation of old southern mansions, they encounter a ghost who turns the tables and makes them disappear. Eerie sounds come from a beautiful estate that is surrounded by a high brick wall. Why will the owner allow no one to enter?
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34) The Haunted Showboat – 1957

  • Nancy Drew Books 24Book Summary: Bess and George invite Nancy on a trip to New Orleans, to help their relatives solve a mystery. Their uncle wants to restore an old showboat, the River Princess, but no one will go near it! Mysterious occurrences are making everything believe the boat is haunted. Can Nancy uncover the truth?
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35) The Secret of the Golden Pavilion – 1959

  • Nancy Drew Books 35Book Summary: One of Mr. Drew’s new clients, Mr. Sakamaki, requests Nancy’s help solving a mystery. Mr. Sakamaki recently inherited his grandfather’s estate in Hawaii, but two strangers arrive, claiming to also be the grandchildren of his deceased grandfather. Can Nancy uncover the truth?
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36) The Clue in the Old Stagecoach – 1959

  • Nancy Drew Books 36Book Summary: Mrs. Strook requests Nancy’s help finding an old stagecoach she believes her uncle hid in her hometown of Francisville. Mrs. Strook believes the stagecoach houses a clue that will be valuable for the town! Can Nancy help her find the missing stagecoach?
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37) The Mystery of the Fire Dragon – 1961

  • Nancy Drew Books 37Book Summary: Eloise Drew asks her niece to investigate the disappearance of her neighbor, a young university student. In New York, Nancy, Bess and George are drawn into the intrigue and danger of a smuggling ring. Nancy plans a clever ruse: George is disguised as the missing Chinese girl! The girl detective is also suspicious of an unpleasant bookstore owner and his loud, overbearing female customer. A series of clues lead the girls to Hong Kong. Ned, who is studying in Hong Kong, joins them. The amateur detectives follow more clues to the international smuggling ring.
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38) The Mystery of the 99 Steps – 1961

  • Nancy Drew Books 38Book Summary: Nancy Drew must search for a flight of 99 steps to solve the mystery of a friend’s weird dream. Her search leads her to France, but before she leaves the United States, an unknown person calling himself Monsieur Neuf warns the young sleuth not to pursue her mission.With her friends Bess and George, Nancy arrives in Paris to join her father who is working on another case: to find out what, or who, is frightening wealth financier Monsieur Leblanc into selling large amounts of securities. Startling discoveries convince the young detective that Mr. Drew’s case and her own mystery are linked by the 99 steps, and that a mysterious man has a strong hold over Leblanc. Is it blackmail? Nancy’s quest for further clues leads to the romantic chateau country in the Loire Valley, where a web of danger closes in tightly around the three girls.
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39) The Clue of the Dancing Puppet – 1962

  • Nancy Drew Books 39Book Summary: When the eerie performances of a life-size puppet begin to haunt the old Van Pelt estate, where an amateur acting group – The Footlighters – have their theater, Nancy Drew is called upon to unravel the baffling mystery. From the moment the detective and her friends Bess and George arrive at the mansion, the dancing puppet puzzle is further complicated by Tammi Whitlock, the Footlighters’ temperamental leading lady, and Emmet Calhoun, a Shakespearean actor.Nancy’s search of the mansion’s dark, musty attic for clues to the weird mystery starts a frightening chain reaction. A phone call from a stranger with a witchlike, cackling voice warns her to “Get out!” Next an encounter with two jewel theft suspects adds another perplexing angle to the puzzle. When Nancy finally sees the life-size puppet flitting across the moonlit lawn and chases it, she learns that someone with a sinister motive is determined to keep her form solving the case. Is it one of the Footlighters? Or is it an outsider?
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40) The Moonstone Castle Mystery – 1962

  • Nancy Drew Books 40Book Summary: When Nancy Drew receives a valuable moonstone as a gift from an unknown person, she is amazed and puzzled. But it is only the first of several startling events in this complex mystery that challenge the ingenuity of the pretty sleuth.Why are the Bowens – a missionary couple who recently returned to the United States – having so much trouble finding their missing seventeen-year-old granddaughter, Joanie Horton? Nancy and her friends travel to Deep River, the town where the young Jonie lived. From the motel where Nancy and her friends stay, they can see an intriguing castlelike structure with a drawbridge. Gossipy Mrs. Hemstead at the village tearoom insists that Moonstone Castle is haunted. Curious, the three girls attempt to explore the abandoned castle, but an ominous voice warns them away.Other strange happenings in Deep River convince Nancy that there is a connection between Moonstone Castle and the mysterious moonstone gift. But what is the significance? And where does the baffling disappearance of Joanie Horton fit into the intricate puzzle?
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41) The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes – 1964

  • Nancy Drew Books 41Book Summary: Warnings not to go to Scotland can’t stop Nancy Drew from setting out on a thrill-packed mystery adventure. Undaunted by the vicious threats, the young detective – with her father and her two close friends – goes to visit her great-grandmother at an imposing estate in the Scottish Highlands, and to solve the mystery of a missing family heirloom.And there is another mystery to be solved: the fate of flocks of stolen sheep.
    Baffling clues challenge Nancy’s powers of deduction: a note written in the ancient Gaelic language, a deserted houseboat on Loch Lomond, a sinister red-bearded stranger in Edinburgh, eerie whistling noises in the Highlands. Startling discoveries in an old castle and in the ruins of a prehistoric fortress, lead Nancy closer to finding the solution to both mysteries.
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42) The Phantom of Pine Hill – 1965

  • Nancy Drew Books 42Book Summary: When Nancy Drew and her two close friends arrive for the Emerson University June Week celebration and learn there has been a mix-up in their motel reservations, the confusion leads to a baffling mystery.Uncle John Rorick, a descendant of the early settlers of the town of Emerson, invites the three girls to be his guests at his historic mansion on Pine Hill. Shortly after their arrival, he tells them about the phantom who haunts the mansion’s library. Uncle John also relates the weird family saga of a lost French wedding gown and valuable gifts which went to the bottom of a nearby cove in the sinking of the Lucy Belle a hundred years before. Could there possibly be some connection between the phantom and the old ship disaster? Nancy wonders.In between enjoying the university’s June Week boat races, river pageant, and fraternity dances, Nancy and her friends work diligently to solve the mystery of Pine Hill and to find the long-lost wedding treasures.
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43) The Clue in the Crossword Cipher – 1967

  • Nancy Drew Books 43Book Summary: Lovely young Carla Ponce, who lives in Peru, invites Nancy and her friends Bess and George to visit her and solve her “monkey mystery,” which promises to lead to a fabulous treasure. A clue is carved on an intriguing wooden plaque that is so old, most of the crossword cipher is obliterated. When a notorious gang headed by El Gato (the Cat) steals the priceless relic, Nancy’s hopes of solving the mystery are almost shattered. But the daring young detective’s ability to think fast and act quickly results in the recovery of the plaque.Nancy’s determined efforts to decode the crossword decipher take her to the magnificent, awe-inspiring Incan ruins at Cuzco and Machu Pichu. Through clever deductions, perseverance, and dangerous adventures, Nancy and her friends help to capture a ring of vicious smugglers and go on to make an astounding archaeological discovery.
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44) The Spider Sapphire Mystery – 1967

  • Nancy Drew Books 44Book Summary: Thrilling, dangerous adventures confront Nancy Drew while on a safari in East Africa with a group of American college students. Excitement runs high as the teen-age detective delves into the theft of a fabulous sapphire formed by nature millions of years ago. The mystery starts in Nancy’s home town. Her lawyer father’s client, Floyd Ramsay, who fashions beautiful and unusual synthetic gems, is accused of stealing the magnificent spider sapphire and exhibiting it as his own creation. Mr. Ramsay’s enemies blackmail him and by their vicious acts try to deter Nancy from going on the safari.Readers will join Nancy as she uncovers a nefarious scheme and solves the strange disappearance of an injured jungle guide.
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45) The Invisible Intruder – 1969

  • Nancy Drew Books 45Book Summary: “Nancy Drew, forget the ghost hunt!” a male voice rasps on the telephone. Despite the mysterious warning, the teenage detective and a group of friends start out on a ghost-hunting expedition to investigate five places reputed to be haunted. Danger strikes at once when Nancy tries to overtake the canoe that paddles itself on Lake Sevanee. Thrills and chills mount as the ghost hunters pursue a phantom horse and ghost rider racing across the field that surrounds the Red Barn Guesthouse. During these happenings and other weird events Nancy finds herself pitted against a dangerous adversary, clever enough to operate invisibly.
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46) The Mysterious Mannequin – 1970

  • Nancy Drew Books 46Book Summary: The strange disappearance of a young Turkish client of Mr. Drew’s and the gift of an Oriental rug with a coded message woven into its decorative border start Nancy on a difficult search for a missing mannequin. What happened to the attractive figure that Farouk Tahmasp used in the display window of this rug shop? Who is trying to keep Nancy from finding it – and why?Tracking down the intricate trail of clues takes Nancy and her friends Bess and George, Ned, Burt, and Dave to Turkey. Their sleuthing leads them to the Grand Bazaar in the exotic city of Istanbul, where Bess mysteriously disappears. Suspense mounts when Nancy encounters a vengeful enemy at an ancient underground reservoir.Events move swiftly as Nancy and her friends try to solve this challenging mystery!
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47) The Crooked Banister – 1971

  • Nancy Drew Books 47Book Summary: Nancy and her friends Bess and George spend an exciting week exploring a mysterious zigzag house with its fantastically crooked staircase, its bizarre serpent picture, and an unpredictable robot that nearly causes the young detective to lose her life. But despite the threat of danger from the robot, Nancy is determined to solve the mystery of the weird house and to locate the missing owner who is wanted by the police. It takes keen logic and quick thinking for the young detective to plow through the tangled thicket of clues and find the key to this complex puzzle. With the help of her friends, Nancy captures an elusive swindler and uncovers the secret of the crooked banister, but not before they have several hair-raising adventures – one on a broken bridge over flaming water, another in a hidden room with poisoned portraits!
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48) The Secret of Mirror Bay – 1972

  • Nancy Drew Books 48Book Summary: Aunt Eloise Drew invited Nancy and her friends to Mirror Bay Bide-a-Wee cabin near Cooperstown, New York, for a visit and a chance to solve the mystery of the woman who glides across the water. Upon their arrival, Nancy becomes mixed up in a vacation hoax and is nearly arrested for fraud.On the wooded mountain near the cabin further exciting events await Nancy and the other girls. In the deep forest, a weird luminescent green sorcerer appears who threatens to cast an evil spell on anyone investigating his strange activities. In a dangerous twist of circumstances Nancy finds that solving one mystery helps to solve another. What happens when the young detective and her friends uncover a cleverly concealed criminal operation?
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49) The Double Jinx Mystery – 1973

  • Nancy Drew Books 49Book Summary: A bird of ill omen is mysteriously left on the Drews’ front lawn. Did the person who put it there do so with the intent of jinxing Nancy and her father? This strange incident involves Nancy in her famous father’s case concerning a rare bird farm threatened with destruction to make room for a high-rise apartment house complex. People who are opposed to the ruthless take-over of the farm are being made the victims of jinxing by bad luck symbols and other threats to their safety. Even Nancy and her friend Ned Nickerson become targets!Nancy soon realizes that helping honest people to overcome their superstitions and fears can be as challenging as tracking down criminals. The young detective’s thrilling adventures will keep the reader in breathless suspense from the first page to the last.
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50) The Strange Message in the Parchment – 1974

  • Nancy Drew Books 50Book Summary: A sheep farmer receives a mysterious telephone call shortly after he buys a series of pictures painted on parchment. “Decipher the message in the parchment and right a great wrong,” the voice says. Puzzled, the owner asks Nancy to help.With Junie, his daughter, Nancy tracks down a kidnapper and a group of extortionists. Is there a connection between the message in the parchment and a boy artist on another farm? And who is responsible for the atmosphere of fear in the neighborhood? After several harrowing experiences, Nancy begins to tighten the net around a ruthless villain and calls on the assistance of her friends Ned, Burt, Dave, Bess and George to bring his nefarious scheme to a dead end.
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51) Mystery of the Glowing Eye – 1974

  • Book Summary: When Nancy Drew eagerly agrees to help her lawyer father solve the mystery of the glowing eye, she has no way of knowing that it will involve the kidnapping of her close friend Ned Nickerson. A puzzling note in Ned’s handwriting set Nancy and her friends Bess and George on a hazardous search for a bizarre criminal. From their base of operations, the Emerson College campus, the three girl detectives and Ned’s college pals follow a maze of clues to locate the kidnapper’s hideout and rescue Ned. Not only is Nancy greatly worried about Ned, but also she is alarmed by the high-handed methods of a woman lawyer who tries to take the case away from her.Readers will follow Nancy’s exciting adventures as she unravels this dangerous web of mystery.
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52) The Sky Phantom – 1975

  • Book Summary: Nancy goes to Excello Flying School in the Midwest to take lessons, while her friends Bess and George perfect their horseback riding. But soon the young sleuth is confronted with the mystery of a hijacked plane and a missing pilot. Then the rancher’s prize pony, Major, is stolen. Nancy becomes a detective in a plane and on horseback to track down the elusive sky phantom and the horse thief. A lucky find – a medal with a message to be deciphered on it – furnishes a worthwhile clue. Romance is added to mystery when Bess becomes interested in a handsome cowboy. Readers will spur Nancy on as she investigates a strange magnetic cloud, hunts for the horse thief, and finally arrives at a surprising solution.
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53) Mystery of Crocodile Island – 1978

  • Book Summary: In a response to a friend’s call for help, Nancy’s father, a lawyer, asks her to travel to mysterious Crocodile Island with her friends Bes and George to study the reptiles and try to uncover a group of suspected poachers.Upon their arrival in Florida, the girls are kidnapped but cleverly escape to pursue their detective work. Dangers mount as they cope with reptiles, enemy boats, and exciting chases after the men who are responsible for a sinister racket that involves many unsuspecting victims. In the end, Nancy makes a bold move to untangle the mass of clues, but she and Ned become imprisoned in the enemy’s submarine and are held for ransom!
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54) The Thirteenth Pearl – 1978

  • Book Summary: Nancy is asked to locate a stolen pearl necklace that is unusual and very valuable. She soon learns that strange and dangerous people are responsible for the theft. They harass her at home and intensify it when she and her father go to Japan, until they finally manage to kidnap Nancy and her friend Ned Nickerson when she returns to River Heights.Through clever sleuthing, Nancy is able to penetrate the rites of an amazing group of pearl worshippers, some of whose members are far from devout, and she uncovers underhanded dealings of certain employees of World Wide Gems, Inc., a tremendous international jewelry company. Readers will love accompanying Nancy, disguised as a Japanese girl, in this adventure in Tokyo.
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55) The Triple Hoax- 1979

  • Book Summary: When Nancy’s aunt’s friend is swindled out of a sizable sum of money, she invites Nancy, Bess, and George to New York to help figure out who is behind the theft. There, the girls see a performance of a magicians’ group who stun their audiences with clever sleight-of-hand tricks. Because the magicians temporarily remove people’s wallets and handbags, Nancy feels the actors aren’t above suspicion. But will her hunch lead them to solve the case?
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56) The Flying Saucer Mystery – 1980

  • Book Summary: When Nancy and her friends ride deep into the Sawniegunk Forest in search of a flying saucer, they find themselves in the middle of more than one mystery. Wildcats, runaway horses, deadly snakes, and a disappearing Indian keep the sleuths tangled in danger and suspense.
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57) The Secret in the Old Lace – 1980

  • Book Summary: Nancy Drew has entered a contest to solve an old mystery—the disappearance of a Flemish nobleman, a pair of lace cuffs, and a priceless treasure. In a thrilling story shadowed by a romance of the past, Nancy and her friends work to solve a mystery over one hundred years in the making.
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58) Captive Witness – 1981

  • Book Summary: On a student tour through Europe, Nancy discovers that their leader is on a secret mission to transfer ten refugee children from an iron curtain country to freedom! Before the mission is completed, Nancy receives an urgent message from her father concerning a missing entry in a foreign film festival. Undaunted and clever, Nancy pursues an intriguing clue found in a student’s wheelchair and finds herself in great danger.
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59) The Kachina Doll Mystery – 1981

  • Book Summary: When Nancy arrives at the McGuire’s fitness ranch in Arizona, she discovers that the future of the ranch is being threatened by unexplained accidents. Teaming up with a ghost, Nancy begins her search for a precious collection of ancient Kachina dolls and hunts for her elusive adversary, who is determined to prevent the ranch from operating.
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60) The Greek Symbol Mystery – 1981

  • Book Summary: When she is told that a large inheritance from a Greek tycoon, meant for her friend Helen Nicholas, was stolen, Nancy agrees to find the culprit. A poisonous snake in a basket of apples and a strange symbol stamped on a rare Byzantine mask are clues in this mystery set in the beautiful and exotic country of Greece. These clues lead Nancy and her friends to a ring of art smugglers and to the secret of the Greek symbol.
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61) The Swami’s Ring – 1981

  • Book Summary: When Nancy searches through the knapsack of an amnesia victim, she finds an unusual ring. Before long, she is caught up in a second case about a beautiful harpist. As Nancy works both cases, her discoveries reveal an important connection between the hospital patient, the harpist, and troubling enemies from abroad.
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62) The Twin Dilemma – 1981

  • Book Summary: When a star model disappears, Aunt Eloise insists that Nancy replace the model in a fashion show. Nancy reluctantly accepts the invitation, only to discover that several of the clothes for the show have been stolen! Once on the trail of her elusive enemies, Nancy discovers clue after clue pointing to a diabolical scheme that she must stop at all costs!
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63) Race Against Time – 1982

  • Book Summary: If I’m in the game, I play to win. So as captain of my team in the River Heights Biking for Bucks charity road race, my goals are to bring my team over the finish line first — and to catch a thief along the way!See, all of the money we raised before the race has been stolen — and I know I can find it. With two days, practically no clues, and a bike race to win, I’ve got my work cut out for me. But with Bess, George, and Ned on my team, what could stand between us and the gold?
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64) Enemy Match – 1984

  • Book Summary: After agreeing to help tennis star Nina Ford locate her missing father, Nancy discovers that someone is trying to fix the championship tennis tournament.
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65)The Bluebeard Room – 1985

  • Book Summary: Romance and adventure await Nancy on the craggy coast of Cornwall, England. There to help a friend who could be in danger, Nancy finds more than she bargained for!
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66) Eskimo’s Secret – 1985

  • Book Summary: Nancy suspects that sabotage in a chain of West Coast shops selling imported art objects is connected with the theft of a valuable Eskimo sculpture.
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67) The Phantom of Venice – 1985

  • Book Summary: In this thrilling adventure rife with romance and danger, Nancy travels to Venice to investigate the kidnapping of a famous glassblower and the disappearance of an artist.
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68) The Double Horror of Fenley Place – 1987

  • Book Summary: Nancy visits a movie set and finds terror on location!
    World-famous director Hank Steinberg is filming a horror flick in Nancy’s hometown of River Heights. The movie tells a spine-tingling story about a haunted house. Most shocking of all, though, is what’s going on across the street at an old Victorian mansion called Fenley Place.
    Whatever happens on the movie set is mysteriously duplicated in the mansion: red smoke billows from the chimney, a ghostly figure appears in the window, and blood oozes from the walls. The special effects are a real scream, but Nancy must find out who is behind them before the movie — and the mansion — reach the final, horrifying climax!
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69) The Case of the Disappearing Diamonds – 1987

  • Book Summary: Mystery writer Monica Crown hires Nancy to prove her jailed daughter is innocent of a diamond heist. Can Nancy find the real culprit before it’s too late?
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70) The Mystery of Misty Canyon – 1988

  • Book Summary: Unless Nancy can win the money in the Independence Day Rodeo, she’ll lose her beloved ranch. Before the rodeo, Tammy Calloway is thrown from her horse in what appears to Nancy to be a set-up. Determined to find out who wants Tammy out of the race, Nancy gets in deep—as the West gets even wilder.
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71) The Secret of Shady Glen – 1988

  • Book Summary: A cemetery of dark secrets…
    and Nancy’s in the middle of it!

    Shady Glen was no different from any other cemetery — maybe a little spooky, but harmless nonetheless. At least that’s what Nancy thought until she stumbled onto a treasure map…and stumbled into a world of trouble.
    The map leads Nancy into a network of underground passageways, where she uncovers a series of clues to a recent outbreak of robberies and the location of a long-lost fortune in gold. She follows the hidden tunnels into the cold, dark heart of the cemetery and comes face-to-face with the chilling secret of Shady Glen!
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72) The Case of the Vanishing Veil – 1988

  • Book Summary: A Boston Wedding…
    A Veiled Threat…
    A Dangerous Environment…

    When Nancy attends a wedding in Boston, she encounters a marriage marred by mischief. The groom may have stolen the bride’s heart, but a thief has made off with her antique lace veil!
    From a mansion in Cape Cod to a museum of witchcraft in Salem, Nancy, Bess, and George follow a trail of intrigue and deceit across the New England countryside. They uncover the shocking story behind the wedding-day prank — and a $60 million mystery behind the vanishing veil!
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73) The Clue in the Camera – 1988

  • Book Summary: In The Clue in the Camera, what starts as a fun trip to San Francisco develops into a dangerous mystery when Nancy exposes the dark secrets of a dead man.
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74) Joker’s Revenge – 1988

  • Book Summary: Some joker is causing trouble for Danner & Bishop, Chicago’s most exclusive department store, but no one’s laughing. Then Nancy and friends go undercover as store employees to catch the culprit—and find themselves in serious trouble.
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75) The Mardi Gras Mystery – 1988

  • Book Summary: Everyone thinks a ghost is the thief, but Nancy is on the case!A masked Mardi Gras ball turns spooky when revelers are tormented by a what they think are ghosts. When Deirdre Shannon’s antique tiara is snatched Nancy is certain the crook is a guest–not a ghoul.
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76) The Case of the Disappearing Deejay – 1989

  • Book Summary: When Dan Wildman, one of River Heights’s hottest rock ’n’ roll DJs, is kidnapped, Nancy Drew is on the case!
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77) The Case of the Rising Stars – 1989

  • Book Summary: Nancy, George, and Bess attend the Mystery Lovers of America Convention and are called upon to investigate the apparent kidnapping of two TV stars scheduled to appear.
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78) The Search for Cindy Austin – 1989

  • Book Summary: When a twelve-year-old prodigy child disappears, Nancy comes to the rescue. She finds Cindy once—but then the young girl is kidnapped by an enemy agent! Can Nancy track her down a second time and uncover the kidnapper’s identity before it is too late?
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79) The Ghost of Craven Cove – 1989

  • Book Summary: Nancy, George, and Bess are on vacation in Maine when they stumble on a bizarre mystery—has their friend’s father been killed, or is he really the victim of a cover-up?
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80) The Girl Who Couldn’t Remember – 1989

  • Book Summary: A trip to Wisconsin’s Lake Minosha is supposed to be a relaxing vacation for Nancy, George and Bess—without any mysteries. But moments after they arrive a young woman, scratched and bruised, falls across their cabin’s threshold…
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81) The Mystery at Magnolia Mansion – 1990

  • Book Summary: Someone is trying to drive famed author Amelia Beaufort crazy—and Nancy and Bess have traveled to her moss-covered estate to help her out. As the two teens search the mansion for clues, they find themselves trapped in a real-life gothic tale.
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82) The Picture-Perfect Mystery – 1990

  • Book Summary: When artist and gallery owner Lila Cramer is conned into selling all her paintings for the price of one, Nancy Drew agrees to investigate—and discovers that there are many people who would like to see disagreeable Lila lose her business.
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83) The Case of the Photo Finish – 1990

  • Book Summary: Nancy tries to find out who is trying to sabotage the International High School Track and Field Games before it is too late.
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84) Silent Suspect – 1990

  • Book Summary: Ned’s cousin Lisa has been accused of setting fire to her architect father’s new project—just to get out of the family business! It’s up to Nancy Drew to prove Lisa’s innocence and find the real arsonists, or the suspect could become the next victim.
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85) The Case of the Safecracker’s Secret – 1990

  • Book Summary: Someone has broken into the safety depository at the Wilputte Bank & Trust, but nothing has been stolen. Nancy is called in to investigate—and meets a couple of robbers comparable to Bonnie and Clyde!
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86) The Haunting of Horse Island – 1990

  • Book Summary: An invitation to a rustic retreat in upstate New York seems like a dream come true until a series of threatening messages, a poisoned picnic, and tales of a haunted mansion send many of the island patrons away, but Nancy is determined to stay and uncover the truth.
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87) Stranger in the Shadows – 1991

  • Book Summary: When Paula DeJagger, an exchange student staying with one of Nancy’s friends, begins acting strangely, Nancy investigates and discovers that Paula and other exchange students are being blackmailed to commit crimes.
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88) The Secret at Seven Rocks – 1991

  • Book Summary: Visiting friends in the Colorado Rockies, Nancy, Bess, and George investigate some acts of sabotage at a wildlife refuge run by a local conservation group.
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89) The Mystery of the Missing Millionairess – 1991

  • Book Summary: Nancy goes undercover at a girls’ prep school to find a movie star’s missing daughter.
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90) A Secret in Time – 1991

  • Book Summary: Working together with the police, Nancy Drew concocts a scheme to use her antique clock as bait, in order to trap the thief who stole a jewel-encrusted brooch from an antiques expo
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91) The Mystery of the Jade Tiger – 1991

  • Book Summary: Nancy’s in California to investigate a series of break-ins at the home of her father’s friend Terry Kirkland. A Vietnam vet, Terry came away from the conflict with a trunk full of memories. But unknown to him, the trunk also holds a mystery—an exotic secret that now threatens to destroy his family.A twisted trail of intrigue and corruption leads Nancy to a shocking revelation. The truth behind the burglaries rests with a soldier who vanished on a top-secret mission. But the trail of the tiger doesn’t end in the jungle—it leads right to Terry’s door.
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92) The Case of the Artful Crime – 1992

  • Book Summary: When strange grease fires, vandalism, and poisoned food plague the proprietors and customers of the hottest restaurant in town, Nancy links the incidents to the vault of a nearby mansion and the Dragon’s Eye Ruby. Original.
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93) The Mystery of the Masked Rider – 1992

  • Book Summary: Revenge rides a dark horse—and Nancy’s the target! Nancy is going to visit one of her best friends, Colleen, who is horse crazy and has her own horses. With one of the best of them, Nightingale, she is going to race in the Midwest International Horse Show. The prizewinning filly is worth a cool $200,000, and that kind of cash can breed plenty of greed, ambition, and danger. Soon Nancy has her hands full trying to stop the mysterious culprit, The Masked Rider, who wants to kill Nightingale.
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94) The Clue in the Antique Trunk – 1992

  • Book Summary: In a town as pretty as a picture postcard, Nancy seeks the key to a picture-perfect crime!
    Nancy has come to White Falls, Massachusetts, to visit her former neighbor, Vera Alexander. The town is rich in history, and Vera wants to preserve a piece of its past. But her plan to convert the old Caulder Cutlery factory into a museum turns suddenly ominous when someone threatens her life.
    Why was Vera’s antique trunk stolen? What dark secrets has she unwittingly disturbed? The answers are hidden in the past. Fifty years ago the owner of Caulder Cutlery was killed by his own knife — and Nancy knows that before she can solve the present-day case, she must first uncover the haunting truth behind an old-fashioned murder.
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95) The Legend of Miner’s Creek – 1992

  • Book Summary: Carson Drew’s old friend Charlie invites Nancy and her friends to his eight-hundred-acre Highland Retreat in the Cascade Mountains where the legend of an untapped gold mine lingers.
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96) Nutcracker Ballet Mystery – 1992

  • Book Summary: An evening of ballet leads Nancy into a dance with danger!Madame Dugrand’s Dance Academy is in rehearsal for The Nutcracker Ballet, and it could be a huge hit this year. Shana Edwards, a recent graduate who has made a big splash in New York, is returning to River Heights to star in the show. But the closer the dancers get to show time, the clearer it becomes that the stage is set for disaster.Someone is determined to bring the production down before the curtain goes up. Theft and arson threaten to darken the theater and doom the dance. But Nancy will have to conduct her investigation with extreme precision and agility. One false step, one wrong move, and The Nutcracker could come to a swift and bitter end.
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97) The Secret of the Tibetan Treasure – 1992

  • Book Summary: When Nancy investigates the theft of a Tibetan antiquity from a local museum, she discovers that there’s more to the mystery than a simple case of burglary. The golden horse is a very special kind of prize, and it attracts a very special kind of horse thief—a crook as daring as he is elusive, as cunning as he is ruthless.Duplicity, sabotage, and death threats are the tools of this criminal’s trade. Drawn into a cleverly crafted web of lies and deceptions, Nancy finds that the trail to the truth is littered with poisoned clues and hidden traps. And she knows only one thing for sure: in the run for the gold, she runs the risk of taking a fatal fall.
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98) The Suspect in the Smoke – 1993

  • Book Summary: Nancy, Bess, and George are heading up the youth campaign to save the recently fire-gutted River Heights recreation center. Nancy suspects foul play and discovers missing insurance payments. Then someone begins sabotaging the fundraising and threatening the campaign leader, Mary McGregor. As Nancy tries to figure out whose to blame for the suspicious fire, she discovers danger smoldering in the ashes.
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99) The Secret Lost at Sea – 1993

  • Book Summary: When someone targets the seaport museum in Bridgehaven, Connecticut, destroying centuries-old nautical relics, Nancy takes times from her vacation to track down the vandal.
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100) The Secret at Solaire – 1993

  • Book Summary: While staying at the exclusive Spa Solaire outside Tucson, Arizona, Nancy and her friends witness a series of strange events, beginning with sabotage and ending with a kidnapping.
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101) The Search for the Silver Persian – 1993

  • Book Summary: When her friend’s cat, Purrfect, is kidnapped after entering a River Heights cat show, Nancy Drew investigates the case of the missing feline and uncovers a devious scam.
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102) The Case of the Twin Teddy Bears – 1993

  • Book Summary: On the trail of a teddy bear thief, nancy unwraps double-dealing and double crosses!
    Bess is working during the Christmas rush at Beary Wonderful, a toy and teddy bear shop, when the holiday season takes a sudden scary turn. The owner’s prized collection of antique teddy bears — cute, cuddly, and worth a bundle — has been ripped off. But the break-in is only the beginning of a much bigger and more brazen teddy bear caper.
    The attempted theft of Bess’s own bear — a replica of one of the antiques — leads Nancy to believe that more is at stake than a couple of burgled bears. For Nancy knows that even something as innocent as a teddy bear can be stuffed with intrigue!
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103) Crime in the Queen’s Court #112 – 1993

  • Book Summary: When Nancy Drew joins the troupe of an Elizabethan festival that comes to River Heights, she discovers that the entire festival is a target for sabotage, and she must uncover a devious plot. Original.
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104) The Fortune-Teller’s Secret – 1994

  • Book Summary: When she learns that the recently widowed Mrs. Kittredge is making regular visits to a fortune-teller and turning over large sums of money to Madame Destiny, Nancy decides to investigate.
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105) Trouble at Lake Tahoe – 1994

  • Book Summary: When someone tries to rig the Far West Regional Water-Skiing Championship, Nancy Drew and her old friend, Katie Cobb, who is favored to win the competition, search for a dangerous saboteur. Original.
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106) Mystery on the Menu – 1994

  • Book Summary: George’s prize-winning Raspberry Chiffon Cake has earned her, Bess, and Nancy a week at the Wolfe Culinary Institute in upstate New York. But soon after their arrival, Nancy discovers that ambition, jealousy, and greed are also on the menu. Attempted murder provides plenty of food for thought, but that’s a mere appetizer to the dangers to come.In her search for the chef with a taste for terror, Nancy knows she’ll have to watch her diet and watch her back. The kitchen is crammed with suspects, and tensions are fast coming to a boil. The knives are all sharp, the ingredients are all poison, and the final course—most likely fatal—has yet to be served!
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107) The Message in the Haunted Mansion – 1994

  • Book Summary: When Nancy, Bess, George, and Nancy’s housekeeper, Hannah Gruen, travel to San Francisco to help Hannah’s friend renovate a charming old Victorian mansion, they encounter possible ghosts, a legend of hidden gold–and greed
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108) The Mystery of the Missing Mascot – 1994

  • Book Summary: The River Heights High Wildcats are facing their bitter rivals, Red Rocks High, in a girls’ softball play-off game. But before the first pitch is thrown, the spirit of foul play intrudes. Someone breaks into River Heights High and steals the school’s prized trophies—a treasured portrait of a pioneering woman coach and the team mascot’s cougar costume!Nancy, however, is convinced that the theft is not a simple case of bad sportsmanship. For the closer she comes to the truth, the more dangerous the game becomes. The burglar has already demonstrated a talent for disguise and deception…and has now decided to play true hardball, taking aim at Nancy Drew!
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109) The Case of the Floating Crime – 1994

  • Book Summary: Volunteering on a hospital ship that brings medical care to South America, Nancy begins to suspect that someone is using the ship to transport illegal cargo and must track down the clues before her own health is risked. Original.
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110) The Case of the Dangerous Solution – 1995

  • Book Summary: When George takes a delivery job for a local pharmacy, three customers fall prey to lethal poisons that are substituted for medicine, and Nancy must solve the case before George is named a prime suspect. Original.
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111) The Clue on the Silver Screen – 1995

  • Book Summary: While Nancy attends the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival, a movie masterpiece is stolen, and her investigation puts her in danger of being cut out of the picture for good.
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112) The Secret of the Scarlet Hand – 1995

  • Book Summary: Visiting the nation’s capital for a sightseeing vacation, Nancy is alarmed when a priceless Mayan artifact disappears from the Beech Hill museum and finds her only clue in a strange note containing a red handprint.
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113) The Teen Model Mystery – 1995

  • Book Summary: Another adventure of the plucky girl detective, Nancy Drew.
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114) The Riddle in the Rare Book – 1995

  • Book Summary: When a series of rare-book thefts strikes the Bloom’s Bookstore & Coffeehouse in River Heights, Nancy Drew finds her only clue in the handwriting of a dead woman.
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115) The Treasure in the Royal Tower – 1995

  • Book Summary: Another adventure involving the ever-popular girl detective, Nancy Drew
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116) The Fox Hunt Mystery – 1996

  • Book Summary: Vacationing at her friend Laura’s horse farm, Nancy must outwit a saboteur who poisons the stock feed and then steals Laura’s favorite horse, and she finds suspects in a spoiled rival and a band of animal activists. Original.
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117) The Baby-Sitter Burglaries – 1996

  • Book Summary: When her friend is accused of burglarizing the three houses where she had baby-sitting jobs, Nancy decides to catch the real thief in the act and gets herself into mounting danger as the evidence piles up. Original.
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118) The Sign of the Falcon – 1996

  • Book Summary: Nancy’s father has been kidnapped in New York City, and Nancy may be his last chance to come out of it alive.
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119) The Hidden Inheritance – 1996

  • Book Summary: Helping her father to inventory the contents of a 150-year-old log cabin, Nancy becomes involved in the investigation into their next-door neighbor, bluegrass performer Sassy, whose house has mysteriously burned down. Original.
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120) The Mystery at the Crystal Palace – 1996

  • Book Summary: Investigating the theft of a friend’s inheritance, Nancy travels to a state-of-the-art skating arena in Minneapolis and finds suspects in a group of Olympic-class skaters who soon put Nancy on thin ice. Original.
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121) The Secret of the Forgotten City – 1996

  • Book Summary: Gold! There are rumors that long ago a treasure was hidden in a city now buried under the Nevada desert. Nancy and her friends plan to join a dig sponsored by two colleges to hunt for the gold. Before she starts, the young sleuth receives an ancient stone table with petroglyphs on it. With this amazing clue, however, come a threat and danger from a thief who also wants the treasure.One harrowing adventure after another besets Nancy, Bess, George, Ned, Burt, and Dave in 102-degree temperatures as they pursue Nancy’s hunches above and below ground. They are assisted by a fine woman and a young geology student, but both are unwilling participants in a strange plot. In the end Nancy and Ned nearly lose their lives, just after she has discovered the priceless hidden treasure of gold.
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122) Riddle of the Ruby Gazelle – 1997

  • Book Summary: While helping raise money for a Brooklyn park, Nancy must track down the kidnapper who has abducted a performing band’s lead singer—and discovers a hidden motive buried deep in the city’s past.
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123) The Wedding Day Mystery – 1997

  • Book Summary: Helping her wedding-planner friends during a four-wedding weekend, Nancy is surprised when one of the weddings, which is being held at an old mansion, is targeted by someone who is trying to impersonate a ghost. Original.
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124) In Search of the Black Rose – 1997

  • Book Summary: A dinner party at England’s Oxford University is interrupted by an arrow shot that sends Nancy on a strange journey through the school’s medieval corridors. She must find out the meaning of a clue left behind, a black rose. The search for answers moves Nancy to explore the life—and death—of Dame Gwyneth Davies, the famous mystery writer and playwright. And as Nancy draws back a veil of family secrets, she uncovers a real-life drama that could end in tragedy.
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125) The Legend of the Lost Gold – 1997

  • Book Summary: I, their cottage is ransacked, and Nancy makes a startling discovery: The popular tourist retreat is also a hotbed of deception and crime!Her investigation leads from the magnificent Caine Castle straight to the heart of a dark mystery. Deep underground lies a labyrinth of caves—the site, according to rumor, of a treasure in gold. But someone wants the truth behind the legend to stay buried forever, and the deeper Nancy digs, the more perilous her search becomes!
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126) The Secret of Candlelight Inn – 1997

  • Book Summary: Twenty-five years ago, a ring of forgers flooded River Heights with fake twenty-dollar bills. Now the counterfeit money has resurfaced and Nancy discovers it is coming from a secret room at the Candlelight Inn. With this discovery comes a threat to Nancy’s life.
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127) The Door-to-door Deception – 1997

  • Book Summary: The police suspect some of the junior high kids in Nancy Drew’s after-school program of breaking into houses. But when Nancy sets out to find the truth, she finds herself in danger. The real crooks are determined to shut her down—before she shuts the door on the River Heights burglary ring!
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128) The Case of Capital Intrigue – 1998

  • Book Summary: Nancy’s going to the White House, where George is interning as a photographer’s assistant. On the day of her arrival, a photo session of a priceless solid-gold statue is under way. But something is wrong with this picture—Nancy gets knocked out cold and now the statue is missing.
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129) The Wild Cat Crime – 1998

  • Book Summary: Offered the chance to cover a breaking story at the zoo, TV news team member Nancy learns that an endangered cougar has just had a litter of cubs, a situation that turns dangerous when the cubs are stolen. Original.
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130) Mystery on Maui – 1998

  • Book Summary: Nancy, Bess, and George are on Maui to check out a major international surfing competition. But there’s trouble in paradise—big money is at stake in the contest, and someone’s playing a dirty game.
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131) The E-mail Mystery- 1998

  • Book Summary: Someone is using email to sabotage Nancy’s father’s law firm—and Nancy’s searching cyberspace to put an end to this web of greed, deception, and betrayal.
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132) The Missing Horse Mystery – 1998

  • Book Summary: A SEARCH FOR A MISSING HORSE LEADS NANCY TO A DARK DISCOVERY!
    Nancy’s attending the Midwest Grand Prix Dressage Championships, where many of the world’s best riders and finest horses compete. But more than blue ribbons is at stake. As Nancy quickly learns, these horses generate big money, turning a friendly competition into a very nasty business.
    Discovering a fire in the stables, Nancy barely averts a terrible tragedy. But now she faces a new danger: a valuable horse has vanished, and it’s up to Nancy to save it. She pursues the truth down a trail of greed, deception, and sinister secrets…only to find herself in jeopardy!
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133) The Ghost of the Lantern Lady – 1998

  • Book Summary: AT A HAUNTED HISTORIC VILLAGE, NANCY SEES THE GHOSTLY SIGNS OF FOUL PLAYNancy loves a good mystery. That’s why she, Bess, and George are volunteering at Persimmon Woods Pioneer Village, a living history museum of the 1830s. Nancy’s heard that a lot of weird things have been happening there, like the eerie sightings of the Lantern Lady — the ghost of an original settler.But as soon as Nancy starts investigating, she learns that even though the workers at Persimmon Woods are in costume, the danger isn’t an act. Someone has concocted a cunning scheme to destroy the village, and if Nancy doesn’t find the culprit, she could become history, too.
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134) The Case of the Captured Queen – 1998

  • Book Summary: River Heights is the site of a major international chess tournament. Two of the best young players in the world—Greta van Leeuwen and Donna Winston—are set to face off in a battle of wits and nerves. But as Nancy soon discovers, the action isn’t just on the game board. First, someone deliberately ruins the opening ceremony. Then Greta’s sister mysteriously disappears!Greta must win if she wants to see her sister alive again, and as the tournament progresses, the tension builds. The kidnapper is a grand master of menace and deception, and it’s up to Nancy to make all the right moves in this deadly game.
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135) The Clue of the Gold Doubloons – 1999

  • Book Summary: Nancy and George are thrilled to take part in the filming of a pirate movie onboard the Swift Adventure, a reproduction of a centuries-old sailing ship. Twin brothers Andrew and Daniel Wagner are producing the low-budget film, and they’ve asked their friends to help out. With Nancy as assistant director and George set to play a notorious female pirate, the girls can’t wait to jump in.But a series of robberies at the hotel where the cast and crew are staying, plus the discovery of gold doubloons at the crime scenes, has almost everyone in the production under suspicion. Could the robberies be a publicity stunt staged by one of the brothers? An angry crew member trying to sabotage the film? With her own safety in jeopardy, Nancy needs to figure out who in a big cast of characters is masterminding this criminal production.
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136) The Key in the Satin Pocket – 1999

  • Book Summary: When Nancy tries on an old brocade jacket in a vintage clothing store with Bess and George, she finds an old safe-deposit box receipt in the pocket and a key sewn into the lining. Soon the girls are tracing items from an old estate scattered in antiques shops across town—and are immersed in a mystery involving long-lost relatives, a missing will, and a hidden fortune.
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137) Mystery at Moorsea Manor – 1999

  • Book Summary: “No room at the inn” means someone wants Nancy to check out—permanently. There’s nothing like riding a horse across the beautiful English countryside, and Nancy has been looking forward to this vacation. But the danger begins even before she arrives at stately Moorsea Manor. Someone steals a road sign, sending Nancy down a dark, twisting road to nowhere. When she finally finds the inn, she’s almost killed by a bronze statue dropped from a second-story window.The owners tell her that there have been other “pranks” as well. And once someone gets hurt, the Moorsea Manor will be out of business. Now it’s up to Nancy to find the culprit—before the guest list becomes a casualty list.
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138) On the Trail of Trouble – 1999

  • Book Summary: Nancy, Bess, and George can hardly believe their eyes when they arrive at the Black Hills Buffalo Ranch. Aside from the awesome natural scenery, Mount Rushmore National Memorial—with four larger-than-life US presidents—towers nearby. But the girls have no time for sightseeing: They’ve come to help Bess’s friend Kincaid Turner find out who stole a baby buffalo named Justice from her father’s ranch.At first, stealing a buffalo seems like a strange thing to do, but as Nancy and her friends investigate, they find a whole herd of suspects. Antoinette Francoeur, an eccentric animal rights activist, makes a habit of freeing caged creatures. Badger Brady, a rival buffalo rancher, has been making threats—with an ax. And some archaeologists in the area aren’t happy about the girls’ snooping. Now it’s Nancy’s turn to round up the clues and stop a buffalo thief in his tracks.
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139) The Chocolate-covered Contest – 1999

  • Book Summary: Nancy is about to learn the real meaning of “Death by Chocolate”
    Nancy can hardly believe it. While visiting an amusement park owned by the world-famous Royal Chocolates Company, her friend Bess tears open a million-dollar candy wrapper in a contest. But when they go to collect, they’re told that someone else has won. And then they’re accused of tampering with the winning wrapper!
    Something is rotten in chocolate town. The proof comes when Nancy and her friends are treated to a near-death experience in the park’s animal safari. Someone’s pulling a million-dollar swindle, and getting Nancy and her friends out of the way seems to be the icing on the cake.
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140) Whispers in the Fog – 2000

  • Book Summary: Katie Firestone, champion kayaker and owner of a whale-watching tour boat, has invited George, along with Nancy, Ned, and Bess, to vacation north of San Francisco in Seabreak. But when Katie’s boat is vandalized, suspicion falls on fisherman Holt Scotto, who may be trying to run Katie out of business.The menace doesn’t stop there: a bike accident, a stalker, danger at an abandoned lighthouse, and a terrifying kayak trip lead Nancy to a hidden sea cave. Inside, Nancy discovers a dangerous secret. Soon her fearless instincts plunge her deeper into trouble—and it will take all her courage, daring, and wits to get herself and her friends out of it alive!
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141) The Mystery in Tornado Alley – 2000

  • Book Summary: Dream trip? Or a nightmare of trouble?When Hannah Gruen inherits a farm from a distant cousin, the Drews, with Bess and George, drive off for a scenic Oklahoma vacation. The plan is to sell the property and pack up whatever mementos Hannah wants to keep. But a terrifying encounter with a tornado is just the beginning of trouble. In a duffel bag Nancy discovers what looks like a ransom note—and a gruff intruder appears, insisting that the bag is his! Is he planning a kidnapping?Nancy contacts the local police, but they think it’s a prank. When charming Derek Owens, a tornado chaser at the local university, offers to help, Nancy accepts faster than a lightning flash. But the clues she discovers lead her deeper into peril, and Nancy’s soon fighting for her life—in the eye of a monster storm!
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142) The Music Festival Mystery – 2000

  • Book Summary: The International Friendship Club is sponsoring a fun weekend—but Nancy finds a melting pot of sabotage!For Nancy and her friends, Worldbeat Weekend at Emerson College is supposed to be a good time. Nancy gets to spend time with her boyfriend, Ned, and everyone plans to enjoy music and food from around the world. But the two candidates running to be the next president of IFC are from rival countries, and when they accuse each other of smearing their campaigns with dirty tricks, the chaos begins.Missing money and collapsing tents are just the start of the trouble. As tensions rise, the weekend spirals toward disaster. The local press is sniffing around. A public scandal would ruin IFC, and only Nancy can uncover the clues to track down the culprit in time!
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143) The Secret in the Stars – 2000

  • Book Summary: When Nancy goes stargazing, she catches a comet of an adventure by the tail!Nancy and George are thrilled when Bob “Dr. Stars” Steller, a cool astronomer with a popular radio program, comes to River Heights for the Perseid meteor shower. And Bess goes into orbit when she learns that a Hollywood heartthrob and his girlfriend are also secretly in town.But when Nancy finds Dr. Steller’s van deserted and runs into a hostile rival of the astronomer, she senses a dangerous black hole in the event. Then Dr. Steller finally appears—or is he an optical illusion? As Nancy uncovers more evidence, her suspicions lead her into a sinister scheme moving faster than the speed of light!
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144) The Legend of the Emerald Lady – 2000

  • Book Summary: ON THE EXOTIC ISLAND OF ST. ANN, NANCY SEARCHES FOR SECRETS BURIED IN THE PAST!
    Swimming, sailing, and snorkeling are all that Nancy, Bess, and Ned expect when they visit old friends at their nineteenth-century plantation, Sugar Moon. But when a strange man appears, brandishing a cutlass, and Nancy discovers traces of intruders, her curiosity is aroused. Soon she comes across a faded love letter with clues to the hiding place of a long-dead pirate’s precious gift — a fabulous emerald necklace.
    Many colorful island characters have a serious stake in finding the treasure, and Nancy barely escapes from their traps, on land and at sea. Then, just as Nancy locates the necklace, it’s about to slip from her grasp forever!
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145) The Clue on the Crystal Dove – 2001

  • Book Summary: A cunning thief is desperate to wreck the opening of a historic landmark — and Nancy is his target! On Gramercy Park in New York City, the magnificent Van Hoogstraten mansion with its priceless collection of glass birds is about to open to the public. Nancy, Bess, and George are invited, but a series of sinister events puts everything in chaos. When the centerpiece of the collection, a beautiful crystal bird, is stolen, Nancy gets on the case. From family members with motives to keep the house, to an antiques dealer with a personal grudge, suspects abound. And when Nancy goes to the family’s abandoned camp in the Adirondack forest, she zeroes in on the truth. In a violent nighttime thunderstorm on a solitary lake, Nancy confronts the culprit. The case is solved — if she can get to shore alive!
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146) The Clues Challenge – 2001

  • Book Summary: Dangerous pranks ice over an outdoor treasure hunt — and Nancy has to melt down the culprit!
    Nancy and her friend George are visiting Emerson College, courtesy of Nancy’s boyfriend, Ned. His fraternity is eager to win the Clues Challenge, an athletic treasure hunt sponsored by a local sporting goods store, so the girls join Ned’s team. But accidents, dirty tricks, and computer warnings threaten to shut down the whole event.
    Nancy suspects that someone has cheated by giving out the answers to the clues. Now she’s investigating a pushy reporter, a jealous star athlete, a nervous store owner, and a snooty sorority president. Someone’s got a secret agenda to win at any cost — and Nancy’s skiing right into an avalanche of trouble!
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147) Lost in the Everglades – 2001

  • Book Summary: DEVELOPERS ARE CLASHING WITH NATURE LOVERS — AND NANCY’S BEST HOPE IS AN ANCIENT STATUE!
    Visiting an old friend in Florida, Nancy, Bess, and George are awed by the beauty of the Everglades. But Jade Romero, a young park volunteer, is missing. She went backcountry camping and never returned. When Nancy agrees to search for her, she also learns about a priceless Native American statue of a panther hidden in the wilderness.
    A clue leads Nancy to Panterra Corporation, which is developing a big mall at the edge of the Everglades. Then a close escape on the road and a threatening note convince Nancy to search the backwoods. Deep in untamed country, alligators are menacing the girls — but the worst danger is coming from enemies they never suspected!
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148) The Case of the Lost Song – 2001

  • Book Summary: AT A TRAVELING ANTIQUES SHOW, NANCY’S APPRAISING BURGLARIES, FRAUD, AND A GREEDY THIEF!
    While visiting Chicago, Nancy, Bess, and George bring some items to the Old Can Be Gold show to see what they’re worth, just for fun. In George’s old tape recorder, a dealer finds a rare early tape by a famous rock group. But before George can get it insured, it’s stolen — like many other items brought to the show!
    From a luxury condo on Lake Shore Drive to a hot blues club, Nancy discovers a mix of suspects. There’s a seedy dealer, an ambitious publicist with access to the show’s database, a talented singer in need of money, and drop-dead gorgeous twin brothers, one a top appraiser and the other a gifted photographer. Nancy’s got to wind up the case — before a desperate con artist erases her for good!
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149) The Secret of the Fiery Chamber – 2001

  • Book Summary: Making it? Or faking it?
    The ancient Japanese art of raku pottery is highly dramatic — the colorful one-of-a-kind pots are pulled from the kiln, glowing and red-hot. But when Nancy and her friends visit a local crafts village, Bess is the one who nearly goes up in flames when she’s showered with sparks! And that’s only the beginning.
    Nancy’s been alerted by Theresa Kim, a rising young artist at the village, that someone is producing brilliantly made fakes and selling them as antiques — for lots of money. Now the pressure is on for others to join the illegal operation. When Nancy starts to investigate, she discovers that amid the beautiful treasures lurks a very clever — and dangerous — counterfeiter. If Nancy doesn’t watch her step, she may be the one going up in smoke!
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150) The Curse of the Black Cat – 2001

  • Book Summary: Exclusive Waverly Academy looks like a medieval castle, but the horrors there are up-to-date. With minor incidents and cruel pranks running rampant, and each incident accompanied by a curse note from the Black Cat, soon everyone is spooked—even the teachers. At the headmistress’s request, Nancy and George go undercover as teaching interns, and it isn’t long before Nancy herself gets one of the menacing notes. Who is the mysterious Black Cat? An unhappy student? Or is a more sinister force at work?
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151) Crime Lab Case – 2002

  • Book Summary: Solving crimes with science is fascinating—until a pretend mystery becomes all too real!Nancy gets Bess, George, and Ned to help out with a special program for high school students, a “chemystery” camp. They’ll visit a forensics lab, a drug company, and a university to see how science is used to solve crimes. Then they’ll use what they’ve learned to work on a made-up case.But the mystery begins even before the program starts when the professor who runs it suddenly falls into a coma. Now Nancy’s in charge—of the made-up case and the real one. Strange encounters of the dangerous kind and a list of promising suspects test all her talents of deduction. From the tiniest clue on a carpet to real menace in a quarry, Nancy’s crime lab is bubbling with trouble!
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152) The Bike Tour Mystery – 2002

  • Book Summary: Riding uphill is hard—but going down can send you over the edge!Nancy, Bass, and George are all geared up for a bike tour in Ireland. They’re looking forward to spectacular scenery, romantic ruins, local entertainment, and, at the end of the day, cozy inns to welcome them. But it isn’t long before the three friends realize that they’re riding with danger.From the moment they arrive at the airport, someone seems to be targeting the tour members, especially the two teen sisters from Australia. Even worse, not all the cyclists are what they appear to be. As the group bikes along sheep-filled roads and steep seaside cliffs, the menace mounts. Nancy knows that if she makes one wrong turn she’ll be on a detour to disaster!
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153) The Mystery of the Mother Wolf – 2002

  • Book Summary: In a winter wonderland, Nancy takes a walk on the wild side!Nancy, Bess, and George are staying at a rustic lodge in Wyoming, looking forward to fun winter sports like skiing and dogsledding. But their vacation plunges into mystery when Rainbow, the lodge’s tame pet wolf, suddenly disappears, leaving her five newborn pups motherless.Then Nancy learns that the lodge owners are creating a wolf sanctuary on their land—and not everybody is happy. Was stealing Rainbow meant to be a warning? As Nancy investigates, her suspects include a hostile neighbor, a young wolf expert, and a handsome ranch hand. And if she’s not careful, someone in the white wilderness will snow her under for good!
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154) The Case of the Creative Crime – 2002

  • Book Summary: AT RIVER ARTS, NANCY’S PERFECTING HER PERFORMANCE — UNDER COVER!Set high above the river, the grand old Pennington estate is the perfect place for an arts colony. College students can work with established artists; and the owner, elderly Marianna Pennington, gets to keep her home. But when Rhoda Benton, the colony’s director, gets a disturbing threat, Nancy and Bess start hunting for an elusive suspect.From the owner’s nephew, who wants to build condos on the property, to a handsome young artist determined to break all the rules, there’s no lack of candidates. But Nancy’s best lead comes from someone who wants to remain anonymous — someone she’ll have to meet at midnight at the edge of a cliff.
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155) Mystery By Moonlight – 2002

  • Book Summary: A MOUNTAIN LAKE HARBORS A HIDDEN PAST!
    A charming lakeside cottage should be the perfect vacation spot for Nancy and her friends — until Bess becomes convinced that they’re sharing the place with ghosts. Strange thumps in the attic put them all on edge — except there is no attic. Even worse, their living neighbors are giving them grief.
    A pair of bird-watching photographers sets dangerous traps in the woods, a summer camp director chases Nancy and Ned off his property, and the assistant curator of a nearby Native American museum warns them to stay away from an ancient burial ground. Then a surprising discovery reveals a long-lost mystery — and a family secret as black as night.
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156) The Mistletoe Mystery – 2002

  • Book Summary: CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE
    DOESN’T PROVE THE IDENTITY
    OF CRAFTY THIEVES!

    Nancy’s friend Bess has been hired by Special Effects, a River Heights company, to decorate Albemarle’s department store for the holidays. When Bess discovers that her friend Ali Marie is now working at the store, she’s thrilled — the two of them can have lunch and try on clothes for fun! But when some dresses are swiped, Ali is accused of stealing, and the party’s over.
    Sure of her friend’s innocence, Bess calls in Nancy to help find the real thief. With all the suspects and misleading clues, Nancy and her friends are running in circles — and the holiday shopping rush isn’t helping! Can they figure out the identity of a clothes-hungry kleptomaniac before the holiday season turns sour?
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157) No Strings Attached – 2003

  • Book Summary: How Many Strings Will Fray Before A Family Business Falls Apart?
    Nancy, George, and Bess are going on a vacation to Paris, and Nancy’s father pulled a few strings to get the girls some quaint accommodations:
    a tiny top-floor flat in a small three-story house on the Ile Saint Louis. The first floor of the building is a puppet theater, museum, and shop, owned by twenty-seven-year-old Mimi Loiseau, who lives on the second floor. Mimi’s great-grandmother had always hinted at a unique family treasure. She died before she could tell Mimi what, or where, it was. Now someone is stealing puppets and vandalizing apartments. Could this someone be looking for the long-lost treasure? Nancy’s on the scene just in time to help save Mimi’s business — and to make sure they all get home in one piece!
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158) A Taste of Danger – 2003

  • Book Summary: This resort has the recipe for disaster!Nancy’s thrilled that she, Bess, George, and Hannah will be attending the grand opening of the newly renovated Gourmet Getaway. Not only will they be able to eat four-star meals prepared by master chefs, they’ll get to take cooking classes with them, too. But before the table’s even set, problems start plaguing the resort, both in and out of the kitchen. Nancy can’t believe it’s just bad luck, but who’s causing all the problems?Nancy puts her cooking on the back burner so she can devote her attention to solving the mystery. Can she manage to find out who’s behind the trouble before more sabotage is served?
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159) Intrigue at the Grand Opera – 2003

  • Book Summary: WHEN THE CURTAIN GOES DOWN, THE REAL DRAMA BEGINSThe American Grand Opera has come to River Heights to perform Tosca, Aida, and The Marriage of Figaro, and Nancy’s friend Bess is going to be a chorus extra. It’s all so exciting for the girls; the costumes, the music, the glamor! Little do they expect, though, the drama that will take place backstage. When a falling sandbag from the scenery catwalk nearly misses the two female stars of the opera during a dress rehearsal, Nancy begins to suspect foul play.As it turns out, the falling sandbag isn’t the first incident of the tour. In the dressing room, Nancy finds out that rival singers Rosacrucia Alba, the hot new soprano, and Marta Willentz, an older member of the company, have been involved in a few scary situations. As rehearsals continue and the threat to these singers increases, Nancy scrambles to determine why someone is trying to ensure that only one singer will be the star of these shows.
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160) The Riding Club Crime – 2003

  • Book Summary: This summer, nothing’s safe at Green Spring—not even the camp itself…Elsa, a friend of Nancy and George’s and a counselor at Green Spring Pony Club’s summer camp, invites the girls for a ride one afternoon. Along the way, Elsa gushes about how a team of campers will compete in a regional pony club rally. If they win, they’ll go to the national competition! But Elsa’s excitement quickly fades when Nancy’s horse falls into a ditch, and it’s clearly a case of sabotage. This prompts Elsa to tell Nancy about some sinister happenings on the camp’s grounds. Is someone trying to hurt the campers—or the camp?Disguised as a counselor, Nancy tries to figure out who’s behind the vicious accidents. And as they become more devastating, Nancy realizes she needs to move quickly. Will her sleuthing skills be enough to keep this camp’s horses and their riders on track?
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161) Danger on the Great Lakes – 2003

  • Book Summary: THERE’S MORE EXCITEMENT ON THIS CRUISE SHIP THAN NANCY BARGAINED FOR!Nancy, Bess, and George are going on a cruise around the Great Lakes for a fantastic end-of-summer vacation! As soon as the girls set foot on the ship, though, they smell something fishy. Their new friend Amber is upset because her boyfriend, Craig, is neglecting her. After a little investigating on her friend’s behalf, Nancy learns that Craig is really a detective. He’s been busy hunting for a mastermind diamond thief who may well be on the ship. And it turns out Craig can use some help.
    Soon Nancy’s hunting for clues on land and offshore. Where there’s stolen diamonds, though, there’s danger — and Nancy and her friends are soon caught in the thick of it. Will Nancy be able to crack this case before her ship is sunk?
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162) Werewolf in a Winter Wonderland – 2003

  • Book Summary: Things are hairy in River Heights this holiday season. Two wolves have disappeared from WildWolf, the federal wolf preserve just outside of town. Local farmers think the missing wolves are killing their sheep, but there are also rumors of werewolf sightings nearby. At the same time, the annual River Heights Winter Carnival is set to begin. When the first two days of the outdoor festival are full of tragic disasters, Nancy can’t help but wonder—is there a link between the carnival’s trouble and the missing wolves?After the carnival’s beautiful ice palace is destroyed, Nancy’s sure there’s a wolf at River Heights’s door. But is the leader of this pack of crimes human, or beast?
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