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It's winter break, and Nancy, George, and Bess can hardly wait for Sunday. That's the day of the big snow festival in town. This year the girls are entering the snow sculpture contest. They already know what they are making, too: They are going to build swans from the ballet Swan Lake! Nancy and her friends only have three days to make the most fantastic sculpture they can. But when someone begins wrecking their statues each night, the girls worry that they'll never finish in time. Will Nancy and her friends put the freeze on this sneak in the snow, or will their chances of winning the competition melt away?
For a class project Nancy and her friends must interview a neighbor with an interesting hobby. So they pick Terry Smith, who takes stray cats and kittens into her barn and finds them new homes. The girls have fun visiting with the cats, and Bess falls in love with two kittens, Cottonball and Coco. But when Bess's new furry friends go missing, she is devastated. Nancy must discover who let these cats out of the bag before Bess's heart is broken!
Nancy's class is performing Alice in Wonderland, and everyone is busy practicing for the big day. Rehearsals are running smoothly until the Mad Hatter, pesky Orson Wong, discovers that his "magic" hat has vanished. How will the Mad Hatter remember his lines without it? Sounds like a case for Nancy Drew. But Nancy's not so sure she wants to solve this one--Orson is such a pest! Even worse, Orson wants to help Nancy solve his own case, and Nancy's friends won't even investigate the case if he's around. Will a new partner mean saying good-bye to old friends? And can Nancy and Orson uncover the Hatter's hat before curtain time?
Nancy, Bess, and George are having a blast at the River Heights Carnival, sampling yummy snacks and trying to win prizes. Most of all, the girls can't wait for their favorite local singing star, Isabelle Santoro, to perform. But Isabelle may cancel if she finds out that someone's ruining all the fun with really annoying pranks. Snooty Brenda Carlton, annoying Orson Wong, and Chloe "Cruncher" Mondesky, the pie-contest queen, all make good suspects. Nancy's clue book is filling up, and she's got to solve this puzzle fast--so the fun, and the show, can go on!
NANCY'S FAVORITE MYSTERY WRITER NEEDS A DETECTIVE -- TO FIND HIS OWN BOOK! Morton Sandback is coming to River Heights to read from his new mystery at his daughter's bookstore. Then she's going to surprise him with a rare copy of his very first book. Nancy, Bess, and George can't wait for the fun -- but when Mr. Sandback opens the box, the book is gone! The bookstore is in a very old house full of creepy nooks and hiding places. But Nancy's not afraid, and soon she has some interesting suspects. This time she's solving a real-life mystery -- and it's a page-turning adventure!
"SUGAR IS SWEET, SNOW IS NICE. TURN THIS PESTY DOG INTO ICE!" Nancy's friend Rebecca Ramirez wants to be an actress when she grows up. Now that she has the part of the Snow Queen in a play, she claims that with a wave of her magic wand she really can turn things into ice. Bess and George believe her, but Nancy doesn't. Then a dog that put his muddy paws on Rebecca's white coat vanishes, and in his place is a snow statue that looks exactly like him. Then three bratty boys from school disappear, and in their place are three snowmen -- wearing the boys' hats! Could Rebecca really be a snow queen after all?
So I agreed to play the part of Esther Rackham in a film about the heist that gave River Heights its name, and there was all this trouble on the set, and I figured out who was behind it. Case closed, right? Wrong! Once the camera starts rolling, a huge fire breaks out on the set, setting back production again. We're running out of time and funds. At least the fire turns up a key clue about who started it, but I'll have to continue juggling acting and sleuthing. Because it might be up to me to save this film from going up in flames....
According to the National Snooper, the queen of planet Zagon is on earth. It seems pretty silly until Nancy and her friends have a new substitute teacher...Ms. Zagon! Kate Zaleski says Ms. Zagon is an alien. Nancy says she's not, and she's going to prove it -- along with the aid of a talking parrot who's helping her solve the whole mystery.
Vanishing Fruit? No Way! Nancy and her friends are off on an apple-picking adventure! They are headed to the Kids Apple Festival, where they will pick apples, go on a hayride, and work their way through a cornstalk maze. Bess is excited about the applesauce-eating contest -- after all, apples are her favorite food! And the winner gets a whole basket of River Heights Reds -- a brand new type of apple! But when the basket -- and all the apples in it -- vanishes, Nancy knows she has to get to the core of this mystery. Can she figure out who the bad apple is, or is this festival on the verge of an apple emergency? Picture descriptions included.
Nancy tries to prove that a babysitter is being framed when three houses in River Heights are robbed--and the only connection the police can find is that the babysitter was employed at each.
Nancy and her friends are hired as mother's helpers for a neighbor. But when the twins' toys go missing, they know it's time for the Clue Crew to get on the case.
Nancy has just two days to help her friend and save the ballet!Nancy and her friends are practicing for the big ballet recital. They're so excited, and nervous too. Especially Bess, who can't seem to learn the steps. But then the special music goes missing and the recital might be canceled. Everyone blames Bess and Nancy must take the case!
So I was sitting with Ned in a lecture, and then bam, Ned's in a three-piece suit, and I'm in a city hall meeting on how to get through the beginning of the Great Depression. As in the Depression, in the 1930s. What's more, there's a thief to track down. Someone's robbing local banks of what little money they have. Everyone's panicked about their money, so the thief could be just about anyone. But after spending just a little time in this odd place, I have a hunch there's more to it... Bad Times, Big Crimes
"I'm the best!" "No, I'm the best!" Who is the best detective of all? Nancy Drew's special detective notebook is gone! And, boy, is she in trouble. Inside were three passes - for her, Bess, and George - to the most spectacular movie of all time, Star Quest 2. Sure, Nancy's friends will forgive her...maybe in a million years. Even worse, Jason Hutchings is looking for the notebook - just to prove how easy it is to be a detective. One thing's for sure: these days, it's not easy being Nancy Drew!
AMERICA'S HOTTEST TEEN DETectives TEAM UP TO BRING AN AMERICAN SUPERSPY TO SAFETY The Berlin Wall has come tumbling down, and a major American agent-code-named the Swallow-wants to come home. On a top mission for the Network, THE HARDY BOYS head to Memphis, where a mystery man named Pritchitt has promised to turn the agent over for a price. But a ruthless German spymaster, known only as Klaus, has vowed to beat Frank and Joe to the punch-and shoot the Swallow out of the sky. Meanwhile... NANCY DREW comes to the aid of Beau Davis, a guy with a bad case of the Memphis blues. Accused of stealing a guitar once belonging to Elvis, he is now a prime suspect in a more ominous matter-the murder of Pritchitt! In a case as twisty and treacherous as a Mississippi River current, Frank and Joe and Nancy are headed for a stunning rendezvous and revelation...
Nikki Masters and her boyfriend, Tim Cooper, are preparing for their upcoming high school play. Tim is ecstatic about it while Nikki can barely hide her stage fright for the opening night. Brittany, a reporter for the their high school newspaper takes advantage of their different reaction and sensationalizes Tim's friendship with a fellow drama student, Lara Bennett, in the hopes that Tim and Nikki will break up and he'll then fall for Brittany. In the back ground, Brittany is secretly working as a waitress in a disgusting restaurant so she can earn enough money to pay her dues at the country club.
THERE'S TROUBLE IN WONDERLAND -- THE MAD HATTER'S HAT IS MISSING! Nancy's class is performing Alice in Wonderland and everyone is busy practicing for the big day. Rehearsals are running smoothly until the Mad Hatter, pesky Orson Wong, discovers that his "magic" hat has vanished. How will the Mad Hatter remember his lines without it?Sounds like a case for Nancy Drew. But Nancy's not so sure she wants to solve this one -- Orson is such a pest! Even worse, Orson wants to help Nancy solve his own case, and Nancy's friends won't even investigate the case if he's around. Will a new partner mean saying good-bye to old friends? And can Nancy and Orson uncover the Hatter's hat before curtain time?
Nancy, Bess, and George are excited about the bike race River Heights is holding. George is the most excited because she thinks her bike is the fastest. But just days before the race, George's bike disappears. Picture descriptions present.
Riding uphill is hard -- but going down can send you over the edge!Nancy, Bass, and George are all geared up for a bike tour in Ireland. They're looking forward to spectacular scenery, romantic ruins, local entertainment, and, at the end of the day, cozy inns to welcome them. But it isn't long before the three friends realize that they're riding with danger.From the moment they arrive at the airport, someone seems to be targeting the tour members, especially the two teen sisters from Australia. Even worse, not all the cyclists are what they appear to be. As the group bikes along sheep-filled roads and steep seaside cliffs, the menace mounts. Nancy knows that if she makes one wrong turn she'll be on a detour to disaster!
Nancy is modeling in a local fashion show. Everything is perfect--until somebody cuts a hole in the beautiful black velvet coat that Nancy's friend is wearing. When a gossip columnist blames the damage on the amateur sleuth, Nancy knows she has to solve the case fast. Picture descriptions present.
Romance and adventure await Nancy on the craggy coast of Cornwall, England. There to help a friend who could be in danger, Nancy finds more than she bargained for!
Karen has always envied Emily Van Patten. Ben once loved Emily, and when she comes back in to town, Ben says he wants to date them both, because he can't decide... Niki and Niles have been dating for what seems like forever. Then Gillian steps in and suddenly the tables are turning. All the girls in River Heights have a lot to learn about love...
Leslie King sat in the office of her calculus teacher, Professor Davis, and stared helplessly across the desk at him, feeling like some kind of loser. The professor's blue eyes were patient and he was trying to encourage her with a smile, but for some reason Leslie couldn't focus on the math problem.
Rescued from a storm by a young woman, Nancy Drew and a friend take temporary shelter in an empty bungalow. Nancy becomes involved in her rescuer's life and another investigation related to bank embezzlement. Nancy Drew must answer whether the empty bungalow play a role in any of the mysteries. This is the 1960 revised version of The Nancy Drew Bungalow Mystery.
Beginning in the late 1950s, the first 34 Nancy Drew books were revised and condenced. This is the unrevised version, with 25 chapters instead of the 20 of the later version. While trying to help a friend out of a difficulty, Nancy has a perilous experience in and around a deserted bungalow, from which only her bravery and quick thinking save her.
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