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SOMETIMES AN OBJECT OF UNPARALLELED BEAUTY CAN BE THE SOURCE OF UNTOLD DANGER . . . 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.
Louise and Jean Dana, the teenage sisters, need to figure out what happened to Louise's notes for the professor. In the meantime, they meet a new student and Mrs. Crandall decides to bring the girls to a new property for a possible camp. Will they figure out the strange happenings at the old house?
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.
Some equestrians are up to more than horseplay in this third book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to a classic series.At the prestigious--and competitive--River Heights Horse Show, the prizes, which range from money to possible placement on the Olympic Team, are so highly coveted that anyone from the riders to the owners will do anything to win...even drug the horses! Who's up to no good? Nancy, Bess and George are on the case!
When a cat burglar strikes River Heights High, Nancy's right on the case!
While Nancy is visiting her friend Claudia at Brookfield Academy, Claudia's roommate is kidnapped. Nancy helps to solve the case in spite of having to put up with a detective who doesn't appreciate her help and someone trying to run her off of a road into a canyon to keep her from investigating.
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. <P><P>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.
Nancy Drew sets out to prove that her father's client was unjustly accused of trying to sabotage the United States space program.
Why is the moss covered mansion so fiercely guarded by the red bearded man and what are the horrible sounds coming from there? And, can Nancy help her dad find a missing heiress? Join Nancy Drew along with Bess Marvin and George Fayne as they help the famous lawyer, Carson Drew, locate a missing heiress, uncover multiple crimes, and reunite long lost friends. This is the original story lines, not to be confused with later condensed, updated versions. This eighteenth book in the Nancy Drew series was originally published in 1941. In the late 1950s, the Nancy Drew books were revised and condensed. This is the version published before the revisions.
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 pet tame 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. But if she's not careful, someone in the white wilderness will snow her under for good!
Nancy Drew's search for a flight of 99 steps to solve the mystery of a friend's weird dream takes 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.
Nancy becomes involved in another mystery when she accepts an invitation from Mrs. Chantrey, a client of Mr. Drew, to vacation at her cottage in a picturesque seaside town. Carson Drew has promised to join his daughter, but fails to arrive. <P><P>The alarming disappearance of Mr. Drew and the odd circumstances surrounding his rescue are only the start of a series of highly dangerous adventures for Nancy and her friends Bess and George. Mrs. Chantrey's story about a nearby Cliffside cave reputedly inhabited by a ghost intrigues Nancy and she decides to investigate. Several frightened townspeople claim to have seen an apparition and heard the weird sounds of a tolling bell just before water rushes from the cave. Will Nancy discover the true cause of these mysterious occurences?
Nancy becomes involved in a maze of mystery when she accepts an invitation from a client of her father's to vacation at her cottage in a picturesque seaside town.
Nancy becomes involved in a maze of mystery when she accepts an invitation from Mrs. Chantrey, a client of Mr. Drew, to vacation at her cottage in a picturesque seaside town. Carson Drew has promised to join his daughter, but fails to arrive. The alarming disappearance of Mr. Drew and the odd circumstances surrounding his rescue are only the start of a series of highly dangerous adventures for Nancy and her friends Bess and George. In the late 1950s, the first 34 Nancy Drew books were condensed and revised. This is the version published before that revision.
Nancy and her friends are looking forward to a relaxing vacation in Venice, Italy. Then, they get shocking news. Their boyfriends, hoping to surprise the girls, have flown into Venice- but they have landed in jail! When they are kept in jail for an art theft that they did not commit, the boys must depend on Nancy to clear their names. Scrambling to prove their innocence, Nancy meets a Duchess from one of Venice's oldest families. She begs the young sleuth to help locate her kidnapped nephew and to stop the kidnappers from ruining her family's glass making business. Can Nancy solve these baffling mysteries? If she can, she and her friends are in for a fun-filled vacation and one of the world's most romantic cities. But if she can't... Their boyfriends will stay in jail and the kidnappers may get away with murder! Picture descriptions included.
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.
WHEN CRIME TAKES THE CAKE, IT'S TIME FOR NANCY TO EAT, DRINK, AND BE WARY! 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!
AMERICA'S TOP TEEN DETECTIVES TEAM UP TO TRACK DOWN A CRIMINAL MASTER. NANCY DREW joins some of the best minds in the mystery field to help crack a famous unsolved case: the theft of the Comstock diamond. A private train will take the elite group from Chicago to San Francisco, the same route taken by the jewel thief fifteen years before. But someone is out to derail the search for clues and send Nancy on a chilling cross-country ride to terror. Meanwhile... FRANK AND JOE HARDY climb on board, lured by the promise of a $25,000 reward for whoever finds the diamond. Instead they find trouble: an open-air fist fight atop the speeding train, a runaway locomotive, and a beautiful gem of a different kind--actress Kate Harkins. Joe is dazzled by her entrance and stunned by her exit. The teen detectives suspect she's been kidnapped, and it soon becomes clear they've all been ticketed for disaster... on the MYSTERY TRAIN.
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!
Nancy Drew arrives in Phoenix, Arizona, eagerly looking forward to a fun-filled vacation at Shadow Ranch, but abruptly finds herself involved in a baffling mystery. The ranch is being haunted by an unknown enemy. <P><P>Local people believe that the ghostly animal is carrying out the curse of Dirk Valentine, the romantic outlaw who was killed many years ago at Shadow Ranch, where he had gone to fulfill a promise to his sweetheart. Aided by her friends Bess Marvin and George Fayne, Nancy comes face-to-face with disaster when she is trapped inside a building that is toppled by a rockslide --a rockslide which is deliberately caused. But the pretty titian-haired detective remains undaunted in her determination to solve the mystery.
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! <P><P>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!
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. <P><P>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.
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. <P><P>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.
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.<P><P>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.
In #20, the girls run into trouble at Barnacle Beach when a party's treasure chest is stolen. In #21, a rival sleuthing club is formed at River Heights Elementary School, will Nancy's club be permanently off the case?
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