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In this modern day Nancy Drew Mystery, Nancy is asked to recover Shooting Star, a valuable race horse that has been stolen from Rainbow Ranch. But why is Tina, the owner's granddaughter, so afraid? Can Nancy balance acting in a horror spoof along an exciting opportunity to star in a series of commercials while solving a couple of mysteries? Follow Nancy as she sorts, sifts, notices and investigates with Bess and Ned to get to the bottom of local thefts and the missing racing stallion.
Nancy, George, and Bess are taking a cooking class at Le Gourmet. And they are learning to make desserts! Nancy can't think of a sweeter way to spend her spring break than whipping up tasty concoctions with her two best friends. Then at the end of the week, Monsieur Jadot will name one student "Top Chef" at a special ceremony. Nancy can't help but wonder, will her dessert take the cake? But this sugary sweet class turns sour when whacky things start happening, and Nancy discovers that someone is tinkering with the recipes! Smells like a mystery--and one Nancy must solve before dessert is served!
Cooking up trouble. Nancy's added the just-washed strawberries into the mix. Then she put the top on and hit the BLEND button. The mixture inside quickly became a pinkish-red mush. Mmmm! Nancy thought. My smoothie is going to be awesome! The smoothie continued bubbling. . . and bubbling. . . and bubbling. Nancy stared at it. Her smile froze on her face. Something was wrong. There were way too many bubbles. In fact the bubbles were pushing against the top of the blender. A few seconds later the top fell away, and the bubbly mixture came pouring out of the blender and onto the counter. Nancy gasped. Her smoothie was going out of control!
FROM THE NANCY DREW FILES THE CASE: When the curtain goes up on crime, Nancy is determined to bring down the culprit. CONTACT: This could be the break Bess is waiting for ... if Nancy can crack the case of her kidnapping. SUSPECTS: Zoe Adams -- The featured actress in the play, she's landed in the hospital, and she puts the blame on her replacement: Bess. Carlos Perez -- The director is concerned that the show may fold, but the publicity from the shooting and kidnapping could fill up the theater. Kate Grenoble -- Jordan's girlfriend thinks she should be the leading lady, and getting Zoe and Bess out of the way could get her the job. COMPLICATIONS: Solving Bess's kidnapping could prove more difficult than Nancy imagined ... especially when she gets kidnapped as well!
Nancy Drew spends a weekend in New York City with her lawyer father. While he's at an Interpol convention, Nancy gets to know her rich older neighbor, Sarah Amberly. But soon Sarah dies from an overdose of her heart medicine. First suicide is suspected, but when Sarah's expensive jewelry collection disappears, a detective thinks it to be murder -- and Nancy Drew is main suspect!
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.
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.
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?
Nancy Drew is given a beautiful gold bracelet and finds that one of the horse charms is missing. When she learns the unusual story behind the jewelry, she sets out to solve the fascinating mystery. Picture descriptions and captions included.
How about a seat at a mystery dinner on a riverboat? Yes, please! I jumped at the invitation to go along with Bess, George, and George's mom, who was hired to cater the dinner. It's all fun until there's an actual theft, and there's nothing like a good crime to stop a party. Since I've got the magnifying glass, it's up to me to catch "sticky fingers" before this dinner's sunk.
An agent of the U.S. State Department dispatches the Hardys on an ultrasecret mission to track an international hit man in the Little Panaslava section of River Heights. But the Hardys don't know the identity of the assassin, or of his target, the exiled prince of Panaslava. Joined by Nancy Drew, Frank and Joe Hardy must slowly penetrate a wall of silence surrounding Little Panaslava--to make a shocking discovery.
Nancy and her friends hit the campaign trail in search of a political trickster in this fifth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to a classic series.Who knew a new sports field could cause so much drama? That's what Nancy, Bess, and George are investigating. Ever since George's cousin Carrie Kim announced her candidacy for city council, along with her platform of building a new football field and a state-of-the-art sports complex, someone has been trying to sabotage the campaign! Nancy has to go undercover as a member of the Green Club when she suspects they may be behind all of the mischief. When Carrie starts getting threatening notes and even some more sinister warnings, Nancy knows she needs to crack the case before someone gets hurt!
Nancy may have successfully cleared Ned from suspicion when the local carnival's cash box went missing, but along the way she uncovered a deeper plot involving financial mismanagement and finger-pointing. Now, in the stunning conclusion to the Sabotage Mystery Trilogy, Nancy finally uncovers who is sabotaging the Daughters of River Heights carnival--and it's not who you think....
While vacationing at a lake, Nancy, Bess, and George have their eyes on first prize in the annual sand castle contest. They use special colored sand and carefully build the castle to look like the ones they researched at the library. If the girls win, they'll get their picture in the local paper and all the ice cream they can eat. But before judging begins, someone wrecks the girls' castle and writes a mean message in the sand. Nancy and her friends will have to dig deep to get back into the contest before it's too late!
The Sand Castle Mystery Sand castle crime! "Hey," said Nancy, "there's a crowd around our castle." "What are they doing there?" asked George. "Did we do that good a job?" Nancy frowned. They walked closer. "There's Lisa," George said, waving, but Lisa looked upset and didn't wave back. The girls inched closer and Bess suddenly gasped. There in the sand, in big letters, was written STAY AWAY! Even worse, their castle was destroyed! Bess's hand flew to her mouth. "How will we ever rebuild our castle in time?" she wailed.
Bess, George, and I volunteered to go to Costa Rica for some R&R: rest and research. See, Corcovado Ecologica, a popular resort and preserve, isn't only a beautiful getaway; it's also a great place to study three species of monkeys. Or so we thought. When we arrived on the scene, we found the place in a shambles, and the monkeys were few and far between. And if the problem gets worse, the resort's going to be in trouble. Clearly my friends and I won't have much time for "monkeying around" on this trip -- we've got a case to crack! Catch my next case: Secret of the Spa
Adventure is brewing at Scarytales, a creepy old house where storybook villains like the Big Bad Wolf, Captain Hook, and the mean stepsisters from "Cinderella" come to life. So when Nancy, Bess, George, Katie Zaleski, and her parrot, Lester, go to their friend Amara's Scarytales sleepover party, they're sure to have a great time. But the fun really turns scary when strange things start to happen and Lester disappears from his cage. Even the villains of Scarytales are spooked! Could the troublemaker be Amara's pesky little cousin Ernest, or the grouchy troll with a plan up his sleeve, or the wicked witch who threatens to pop Lester into her bubbling brew? Can Nancy solve this creepy case before Amara's birthday is ruined?
From the book: Katie slumped back on a stair. "I can't believe this is happening!" she said. "I can't believe Lester is missing!" "Don't look now," George said. "But someone else is missing." "Who?" Mari asked. "Bess! " George replied. "Bess?" Nancy gasped. Her eyes darted around for her best friend. But George was right. Bess was gone!
How can a contest this sweet turn so sticky? Nancy and her friends think there is nothing more fun than ice cream in the summer. So when they find out that the owners of the local ice-cream factory are hosting a contest, the Clue Crew can't wait to enter! Contestants must come up with brand-new flavors. And they can use whatever ingredients they want! Nancy is sure that her entry -- Clue Berry -- will win! But when a friend's secret recipe goes missing, Nancy suspects that someone not-so-sweet is up to no good.
How can a contest this sweet turn so sticky? Nancy and her friends think there is nothing more fun than ice cream in the summer.<P> So when they find out that the owners of the local ice-cream factory are hosting a contest, the Clue Crew can't wait to enter! Contestants must come up with brand-new flavors. And they can use whatever ingredients they want! Nancy is sure that her entry--Clue Berry--will win! But when a friend's secret recipe goes missing, Nancy suspects that someone not-so-sweet is up to no good.
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?
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.
The Dana Girls, Louise and Jean, find themselves involved in another mystery. Their beloved English school teacher goes missing; they found her car, but no Miss Tisdale. By land and water, amidst dogs and fiends, they must find Miss Tisdale and restore a family long divided.
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.
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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