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Sabotage could result in a final curtain call for a ballerina's career in this eleventh book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to a classic mystery series.Nancy and Bess are excited when they run into their old friend Maggie Rogers in River Heights. As little girls, Bess and Nancy were in dance classes with Maggie, until she moved away to attend a prestigious ballet academy. Now Maggie is part of a ballet company made up of the most promising young dancers in the state, and the company is in town to perform Sleeping Beauty. This performance is especially important because the famous dance critic Oscar LaVigne will be in the audience. A good review could catapult Maggie's career...but a bad one could ruin everything. In the days leading up to the big show, strange things start happening. First someone tampers with Maggie's phone, making her late to rehearsal. Then Maggie's face is violently scratched out of all the official show posters, and she finds her dressing room completely destroyed. All signs point to sabotage, and Nancy is determined to find out who's behind it. Will she crack the case in time--or is Sleeping Beauty destined to be Maggie's last dance?
The stage is set for disaster -- and Nancy's in the spotlight! Bess has landed a small part in a promising new Chicago play, and she's seeing stars for the hot young featured actor, Jordan McCabe. Nancy, however, sees only trouble. The play is a mystery, the theme is murder, and it soon becomes apparent that Nancy and Bess may both have starring roles in a deadly real-life drama. A mysterious fire backstage, a prop gun loaded with real bullets, and an anonymous threat on Bess's life put Nancy on notice that danger is waiting in the wings. Nancy's investigation turns up a whole cast of suspects...one of whom is determined to turn the final act into a major tragedy!
In the second book of the trilogy that began with Swiss Secrets, Nancy, Bess, and George are in the ancient, romantic city of Rome, and they have their hearts set on amore galore. Instead, they find themselves hot on the trail of a dangerous jewel thief.
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 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. <P><P>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?
Nancy Drew is given a beautiful gold bracelet with five elegantly sculpted horses in various riding styles. When she realizes that one of the horse charms is missing, a new mystery is afoot. After she learns the unusual story behind the bracelet and its mysterious owner, she sets out to solve the fascinating mystery. From stunt riding in the circus to happy endings, Nancy Drew is hot on the trail again! In the late 1950s, the first 34 Nancy Drew mysteries were revised and condensed. This is the version published before the revision.
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.
In Tokyo for the traditional Japanese wedding of her friend, Midori Kato, Nancy moves into high gear when Midori disappears on the morning of the ceremony.
Nancy and George have gone undercover at Brookline High to make sure no more harm comes to track star Samantha Matero. A suspicious accident during a recent practice run resulted in a nasty ankle sprain. Now Samantha has received a series of threatening notes and phone calls.
Nancy's friend George is set to run in a Chicago marathon alongside some of the country's best female athletes. But when a top runner receives a series of death threats, Nancy races to stop a would-be murderer from crossing the finish line first.
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!
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
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. <P><P>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.
Nancy meets Helene and Henri Fontaine, refugees from Centrovia 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? Why? Is a series of paintings by Henri Fontaine being used for a sinister purpose? Suddenly the Fontaines disappear. Have they been kidnapped? Nancy and her friends pursue the trail relentlessly, even though danger lurks around every corner. They are trapped by their enemies, and escape seems impossible. But Nancy's quick wit finally enables her to solve this intriguing and intricate mystery. Picture descriptions and captions added. In the late 1950s, the first 34 books of the Nancy Drew series were revised and condensed. This is the version published before the revision.
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?
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.
A film is being made in River Heights--and there's sabotage on the set--in this tenth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to a classic mystery series.Nancy's old friend--and former paralegal to Carson Drew--Alex Burgess is making a movie...and it's filming in River Heights! On the first day of shooting, Alex invites Nancy, Bess, and George on set for a behind-the-scenes peek at how a movie is made. George is excited for a closer look at the cameras and special effects, and Bess is mostly around to get a glimpse of the film's leading man: handsome actor Brian Newsome! But right before the camera starts rolling there's an explosion in the catering area. Turns out someone put firecrackers in the coffeemaker. Not too long after that, Brian's costume is found streaked with blood. And threatening notes show up scrawled on the scripts: SHUT IT DOWN OR YOU'LL BE SORRY. Can Nancy track down the set saboteur before the film's dangerous final scene? Or will the entire production go up in flames first?
A high-stakes treasure hunt plunges Nancy into a sea of danger...and murder. In Key West, Nancy sets sail on the Lady Jane in search of a wrecked Spanish galleon. When the owner of the ship is charged with murder, however, Nancy suspects a setup. Can Nancy find the truth before the captain of the Lady Jane goes down with the ship?
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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