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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!
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.
While on vacation in New York, Nancy Drew saves the life of an elderly woman who turns up dead a few days later. Is the victim's supposedly caring family to blame?
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.
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!
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!
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