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Nancy Drew mystery stories

Author:
Keene, Carolyn
 
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Star rating for The secret of the old clock
Series Volume:
1.
Average Rating:
4.4 stars
Description:

Nancy Drew's keen mind is tested when she searches for a missing will. After aiding an injured child, Nancy accidentally stumbles upon the mystery of Josiah Crowley's missing will. While several of Crowley's impoverished relatives claim that he had included them in his will, his arrogant relatives, seem to possess the only copy, which leaves them in total possession of the deceased man's fortune. Nancy is intrigued by the situation and begins

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Star rating for The hidden staircase
Series Volume:
2.
Average Rating:
4.1 stars
Description:
Teenage detective Nancy Drew uses her courage and powers of deduction to solve the mysterious happenings in an old stone mansion.
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Star rating for The bungalow mystery
Series Volume:
3.
Average Rating:
4.4 stars
Description:
A terrified young girl and the peculiar guardian she fears gets Nancy involved in a strange and daring mystery case.
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Star rating for The mystery at Lilac Inn
Series Volume:
4.
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
Description:
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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Star rating for The secret of Shadow Ranch
Series Volume:
5.
Average Rating:
4.6 stars
Description:
Nancy arrives in Phoenix, Arizona, eagerly looking forward to a fun-filled vacation at Shadow Ranch but finds herself embroiled in a baffling mystery involving a phantom horse and buried treasure.
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Star rating for The secret of Red Gate Farm
Series Volume:
6.
Average Rating:
4.6 stars
Description:
Nancy encounters a mysterious saleswoman in a perfume shop and a curious man on the train, then finds herself trying to decipher a strange code.
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Star rating for The clue in the diary
Series Volume:
7.
Average Rating:
4.7 stars
Description:
An anonymous diary is a mystery with handwriting that is difficult to decipher. It is filled with technical drawings and chemical formulas. Was the destructive explosion an accident or an act of revenge?
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Star rating for Nancy's mysterious letter
Series Volume:
8.
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
Description:
Nancy receives a letter meant for a British heiress who has the same name and, in her attempts to contact the other young woman, faces danger from a man who operates a Lonely Hearts Club mail fraud.
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Star rating for The sign of the twisted candles
Series Volume:
9.
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
Description:
While solving the mystery of an old man's disappearing fortune, Nancy ends a family feud and reveals the identity of an orphan of unknown parentage.
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Star rating for Password to Larkspur Lane
Series Volume:
10.
Average Rating:
4.3 stars
Description:
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...
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Star rating for The clue of the broken locket
Series Volume:
11.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
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...
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Star rating for The message in the hollow oak
Series Volume:
12.
Description:
Nancy Drew tackles a mystery professional detectives failed to solve--finding a valuable centuries-old message in a hollow oak tree in Illinois.
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Star rating for The mystery of the ivory charm
Series Volume:
13.
Description:
Nancy Drew determines whether an ivory elephant charm really protects its wearer from harm when she investigates the involvement of a member of the Bengleton Wild-Animal Show in a mysterious scheme.
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Star rating for The whispering statue
Series Volume:
14.
Description:
Nancy and her friends establish headquarters in a seaside yacht club to investigate strange happenings in a book store and the disappearance of a marble statue.
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Star rating for The haunted bridge
Series Volume:
15.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
Nancy Drew becomes involved in a double mystery concerning a haunted bridge and jewel thieves.
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Star rating for The clue of the tapping heels
Series Volume:
16.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
Nancy Drew tries to find a clue to the strange tapping sounds in the house of a retired actress.
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Star rating for The mystery of the brass bound trunk
Series Volume:
17.
Average Rating:
3 stars
Description:
A brass-bound trunk mistakenly delivered to Nancy's cabin on a New York-bound ocean liner becomes the first clue leading her to suspect that international jewel thieves are aboard.
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Star rating for The mystery of the tolling bell
Series Volume:
18.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
Nancy Drew and her two friends help uncover a gang of swindlers while vacationing in a seaside town.
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Star rating for The quest of the missing map
Series Volume:
19.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
The eighteen-year-old girl detective must find a man who has been missing for years in order to locate the other half of a treasure map.
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Star rating for The clue in the jewel box
Series Volume:
20.
Description:
Nancy and her friends help a woman search for her missing grandson.
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Star rating for The secret in the old attic
Series Volume:
21.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
Nancy Drew must use clues in a dead man's letters to find some unpublished musical manuscripts that will save an old man and his granddaughter from financial ruin.
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Star rating for The clue in the crumbling wall
Series Volume:
22.
Description:
While trying to locate a missing dancer who is about to gain a large inheritance, Nancy Drew finds a clue leading to the solution of yet another mystery.

23.  The mystery of the tolling bell

 
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Series Volume:
23.
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Star rating for The clue in the old album
Series Volume:
24.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
At a doll collector's request for help, a young sleuth searches for an old album, a lost doll, and a missing gypsy violinist.
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Star rating for The ghost of Blackwood Hall
Series Volume:
25.
Average Rating:
3 stars
Description:
A search for stolen jewelry takes Nancy to New Orleans where she uncovers a swindling racket in which a medium uses her trade to relieve victims of their valuables.
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Star rating for The clue of the leaning chimney
Series Volume:
26.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
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,...
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Star rating for The secret of the wooden lady
Series Volume:
27.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
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...
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Star rating for The clue of the black keys
Series Volume:
28.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
Once again Nancy Drew is involved in a mystery as she tries to locate an archaeologist who disappeared with the clues to a buried treasure.
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Star rating for Mystery at the ski jump
Series Volume:
29.
Description:
The blatant acts of a lady swindler posing as Nancy Drew arouse the suspicion of friends and local police against the real Nancy.
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Star rating for The clue of the velvet mask
Series Volume:
30.
Description:
When a gang that uses parties as a cover for robberies victimizes a masquerade party Nancy is attending, the teen-age detective switches identity with her girl friend to solve the case.
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Star rating for The ringmaster's secret
Series Volume:
31.
Description:
Nancy Drew joins the circus in order to investigate the mystery surrounding a gold charm bracelet and a young orphaned aerialist.
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Star rating for The scarlet slipper mystery
Series Volume:
32.
Description:
Nancy Drew comes to the aid of the owners of a local dancing school when they receive an anonymous note threatening their lives.
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Star rating for The witch tree symbol
Series Volume:
33.
Description:
An unusual hex sign leads Nancy Drew to Pennsylvania Dutch country in pursuit of a thief who stops at nothing to get rid of her.
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Star rating for The hidden window mystery
Series Volume:
34.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
Nancy Drew visits her cousin in Virginia hoping to locate a missing stained-glass window.
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Star rating for The haunted showboat
Series Volume:
35.
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Star rating for The secret of the golden pavilion
Series Volume:
36.
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Star rating for The clue in the old stagecoach
Series Volume:
37.
Description:
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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Star rating for The mystery of the fire dragon
Series Volume:
38.
Description:
Nancy receives an urgent call from her Aunt Eloise in New York, requesting her help in solving a mystery. Her neighbor's granddaughter, Chi Che Soong, has gone missing! Nancy and her friends fly to New York to help track down the missing girl.
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Star rating for The clue of the dancing puppet
Series Volume:
39.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
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,...
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Star rating for The Moonstone Castle mystery
Series Volume:
40.
Description:
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...
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Star rating for The clue of the whistling bagpipes
Series Volume:
41.
Average Rating:
1 stars
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Star rating for The phantom of Pine Hill
Series Volume:
42.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
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...
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Star rating for The mystery of the 99 steps
Series Volume:
43.
Average Rating:
3 stars
Description:
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...
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Star rating for The clue in the crossword cipher
Series Volume:
44.
Description:
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...
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Star rating for The spider sapphire mystery
Series Volume:
45.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
Nancy Drew's latest involvement in a mystery begins in her home town and concerns a synthetic sapphire with a spider embedded in it, and the strange disappearance of Ned Nickerson.
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Star rating for The invisible intruder
Series Volume:
46.
Description:
Nancy Drew and her friends go on a ghost hunting expedition and become involved with a gang of thieves who concentrate their activities on collectors of valuable shells.
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Star rating for The mysterious mannequin
Series Volume:
47.
Description:
The gift of an oriental rug with a coded message woven into its border and the disappearance of a Turkish client start Nancy Drew on a new search for a missing mannequin.
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Star rating for The crooked banister
Series Volume:
48.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
While helping the police find the owner of a mysterious house with a crooked staircase and an unpredictable robot, Nancy Drew, girl detective, also helps capture a swindler.
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Star rating for The secret of Mirror Bay
Series Volume:
49.
Description:
When Nancy Drew and her friends go to a lake in New York to investigate reports of a woman gliding over water, they discover a treasure underwater.
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Star rating for The double jinx mystery
Series Volume:
50.
Description:
Nancy and her friends find they have to overcome people's superstitions and fears in solving the case of a "jinxed" and threatened bird farm.
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Star rating for Mystery of the glowing eye
Series Volume:
51.
Description:
A fiery glowing eye in a museum, the abduction of Ned, the code name Cyclops, and a pilotless helicopter draw Nancy and her friends into a dangerous investigation.
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Star rating for The secret of the forgotten city
Series Volume:
52.
Description:
The young sleuth searches for a treasure hidden in a city now buried under the Nevada desert.
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Star rating for The sky phantom
Series Volume:
53.
Description:
While vacationing in the Midwest with her friends, Nancy Drew investigates a mysterious magnetic cloud, searches for a hijacked plane, and hunts a horse thief.
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Star rating for The strange message in the parchment
Series Volume:
54.
Description:
While trying to recover a set of stolen parchment paintings, Nancy Drew becomes involved in tracking a kidnapper and extortionist.
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Star rating for Mystery of Crocodile Island
Series Volume:
55.
Description:
A young detective's attempts to uncover a group of poachers on Crocodile Island in Florida involve her with kidnapping, reptiles, enemy boats, and a sinister racket.
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Star rating for The thirteenth pearl
Series Volume:
56.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
Asked to locate a stolen necklace of unusual value, Nancy soon discovers that strange and dangerous people are responsible for the theft.
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Star rating for The triple hoax
Series Volume:
57.
Description:
Nancy Drew and friends Bess and George track a group of swindlers and kidnappers from New York to Mexico City to Los Angeles where they finally solve the mystery of the Triple Hoax.