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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
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
A few nights in nature take a nasty turn for Nancy and her friends in this sixth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to a classic series.To celebrate her birthday, George is taking Nancy and Bess on a three-day bike tour around the scenic Mystic Lake. They can't wait to spend time exploring the gorgeous landscape by day and camping under the stars at night. What they didn't count on was sabotage! First someone steals food and supplies from their packs. Then tour guide Caitlin vanishes overnight, and the entire group finds their tires slashed to bits. Now Nancy is cycling for clues instead of soaking up the scenery. Can Nancy track down the culprit before she and her friends are lost in the woods forever?
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.
Louise and Jean become enmeshed in another mystery when they chance to meet Mrs. Zerbe, who used to work for Mr. Warrington, one of the owners of Captain Dana's ship. Mrs. Zerbe is devastated that she lost her job at Mr. Warrington's estate. During her conversation with the Danas, Mrs. Zerbe mentions a secret which she has kept for Mr. Warrington. The girls are intrigued but refrain from prying into Mrs. Zerbe's affairs. Later, they are to recall the conversation when Mr. Warrington tries to discover whether Mrs. Zerbe revealed any personal information to them.
Delusional Harold Norton, ex-warden of the Pinecrest Reformatory, accuses Louise Dana of being escapee Nina Regan. Louise clears herself, only to find that Norton continues to stalk her every move. After Louise is attacked by Norton, she is lost in the woods and spends the night with a strange hermit. Upon Louise's return to Starhurst, she becomes intrigued with Nina's strange case. Nina was never proved guilty of her crime, so Louise wants to help her. The girls discover that the old hermit may know where Nina is hiding. Meanwhile, Harold Norton relentlessly hunts for Nina, endangering both Louise and the old hermit. Louise and Jean must quickly discover Nina's whereabouts and learn whether she is guilty.
Help your three favorite sleuths tackle a crime ring on America's highways when a young trucker asks Nancy, Frank, and Joe for assistance. He suspects that the people who have hired him to transport certain cargo are dishonest, and it's up to you, Nancy, and the Hardys to uncover the guilty culprits and their plot. Clues are scarce, but what starts out as a routine investigation becomes more and more perilous for the young detectives. You must choose which clues to follow and which ones to abandon as dangerous dead ends. Should the sleuths pursue the clues that lead to the sailboat named Greenglobe? Can they trust its owner? Only YOU can decide! SECRET CARGO is a Be A Detective Mystery Story filled with surprise endings, suspense, and lots of fun you'll never forget! This is not a book you can read straight through from beginning to end. You constantly have to choose multiple places to skip around.
Everyone knows about the online group BetterLife. But what starts out as a fun virtual reality site turns into a living nightmare for Bess's twelve-year-old sister and her friends when one of them becomes a target of cyberbullying! I create my own BetterLife profile to investigate how the program works and find out who could be targeting the girl and why. But nothing online is what it seems -- everyone is hiding behind their virtual identities. It's almost impossible to track down who is behind anything! Is this a simple case of middle school girls being mean to each other, or could it be something scarier? It's up to my friends and me to do some cyberdigging and unmask the secret identities of the BetterLife bullies!
Nancy investigates a classic case of musical mystery and suspense. Violinist Deirdre Thompson is vying for top honors in Seattle's most prestigious musical competition, but Nancy finds that something about the contest strikes the wrong chord. The concert hall is the focus of a criminal conspiracy, and Deirdre, who is blind, is the first to sense trouble--and the first to face danger Nancy vows to discover who wants Deirdre out of the contest and out of the picture.
Nancy races against time to unravel the clues in a dead man's letters.
Nancy must unravel not one, but two very different mysteries. Follow her as she investigates an old attic and corporate espionage. Between trying to help an old man and his granddaughter locate a lost inheritance and trying to help her dad investigate a case, Nancy is also left to wonder why Ned Nickerson has not invited her to the Emerson College dance. Throw in some poisoned spiders and you have a true Nancy Drew thriller! Beginning in the late 1950s, the first 34 Nancy Drew books were shortened and revised. This is the original text of the book as published in 1944 (in a facsimile reproduction from Applewood Books).
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