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Bess is dying to be the Pumpkin Princess in the fall parade. But only one girl can wear the crown and the beautiful gown. And the winner is Brenda Carlton, Princess Snooty Nose! But now the gown is gone, and Nancy's helping that stuck-up Brenda find it. Bess may never speak to Nancy again! Does being the best detective in the world mean Nancy has to lose her best friend in the world?
Nancy Drew has come to Los Angeles with her friend Bess to attend an international conference of environmentalists. But Nancy soon finds that there are even more urgent issues to address, such as the apparent murder of one of the conference coordinators, Carl Dubchek. And when Nancy starts asking questions, she ends up putting both herself and Bess in the line of fire! Meanwhile. . . One hundred miles to the south, Frank and Joe Hardy experience a bizarre encounter of their own. Visiting the San Diego Zoo, they witness a commando-like operation-- to steal a truckload of bamboo. Even stranger, a quick investigation on the Internet reveals a connection between the bamboo heist and an ex-CIA agent-- Carl Dubchek! The Hardys hook up with Nancy in L. A. , where they unravel a web of greed, deception, and international intrigue in. . . "Process of Elimination".
When the plans for the annual pumpkin decorating contest are smashed, Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew are on the hunt for a Fall Festival felon.It's autumn in River Heights, and that means it's time for the annual Fall Festival! Nancy, Bess, and George are excited for a whole week of games, rides, delicious treats, and the famous pumpkin-decorating contest. They are all participating for the first time this year! But the day the girls are set to compete, all the designs for the contest are stolen and the decorating supplies are destroyed. If the culprit doesn't come forward, the contest will be canceled--and a River Heights tradition will be ruined. It's up to Nancy and the Clue Crew to solve this pumpkin patch mystery!
A little puppy is turning into a big problem! Nancy's wish has finally come true: she has a dog of her own. She's a chocolate-colored Labrador retriever, and she's fun and friendly and loves to play. But the pup's also in a sticky situation -- and its up to Nancy to save her. Hannah's fresh-baked muffins have vanished, and a food thief is loose in the neighborhood. And guess who's getting blamed? Nancy's new puppy. It's so unfair, and she's going to prove it...by finding the real thief!
Notorious Washington gossip columnist Beverly Bishop has written the ultimate tell-all book, including information Senator Marilyn Kilpatrick does not want published. But when Bishop is found shot with a gun belonging to the senator, Nancy must help Kilpatrick clear her name!
Nancy gets the big picture from a really tiny clue! Nancy and her friends love Mr. Lizard's Funhouse -- it's their favorite TV show. But now Mr. Lizard is going to be replaced -- by a cooking show! Nancy gets the kids in school to sign a petition to save the Show, but when she brings it to the TV station, it says in big purple letters, "Get rid of Mr. Lizard!" From the lunch lady to a science whiz kid, anyone in school Could have written the nasty note. Then Nancy's father gives her a special gift -- a magnifying glass. It's just the thing for an upclose look at her best clue -- a distinctive purple fingerprint!
The Pineview girls' soccer team attempts to raise money by selling a pair of brooches, but a thief who substitutes phonies may bring disgrace on the school if Nancy cannot solve the case in this high-stakes high school caper.
This book is about a young detective named Nancy Drew and how she comes upon a mystery about a hidden map. Nancy must find clues to lead her to the lost map and then to the buried treasure of her friend's relatives.
Beginning in the late 1950s, the Nancy Drew books were condensed and revised. This is the revised version. Follow Nancy as she traces a missing twin brother, a lost treasure map, thieves, and a treasure! For cliff-hanging suspense and thrilling action read The Nancy Drew Mystery StoriesR-the world's most popular mystery series for young readers! Millions of fans have matched wits with Nancy Drew, helping her solve more than fifty baffling cases-from The Secret of the Old Clock to the haunting mystery of The Thirteenth Pearl. Join the fun! Start your collection of original hardcover Nancy Drew Mysteries today! #1 The Secret of the Old Clock #2 The Hidden Staircase #3 The Bungalow Mystery #4 The Mystery at Lilac Inn #5 The Secret of Shadow Ranch #6 The Secret of Red Gate Farm 50 additional titles in hardcover! See complete listing inside. Picture descriptions ad captions included.
AMERICA'S TOP TEEN DETECTIVES TEAM UP TO FIND THE BOTTOM LINE IN A MURDEROUS FINANCIAL DISPUTE NANCY DREW and her father, Carson, have come to Philadelphia to attend a meeting of the Vidocq Society, a group dedicated to the investigation of unsolved crimes. One of Carson's clients, Buff Bellamy, was recently tried for the slaying of Laurel Kenway, the ward of his uncle, real estate king Stafford Bellamy. Carson managed to get his client off on a technicality, but everyone -- except the Drews -- believes Buff got away with murder. Nancy's out to prove his innocence ... beyond a question of a doubt. Meanwhile... FRANK and JOE HARDY, and their father, Fenton, have come to the same meeting. Why? To prove beyond a doubt that Buff is guilty. Fenton investigated the crime, and the brothers found the evidence that convinced the district attorney to bring Buff to trial. It's a high-profile case in which Nancy, Frank, and Joe all have something to lose. But they all want the same thing: To find the real killer...
If I'm in the game, I play to win. So as captain of my team in the River Heights Biking for Bucks charity road race, my goals are to bring my team over the finish line first -- and to catch a thief along the way! See, all of the money we raised before the race has been stolen -- and I know I can find it. With two days, practically no clues, and a bike race to win, I've got my work cut out for me. But with Bess, George, and Ned on my team, what could stand between us and the gold?
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.
Murder is brewing at a world-famous cooking school in Chicago where two chefs turn up dead shortly after Nancy Drew and Ned enroll for a course on a bet.
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!
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!
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 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?
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