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Nancy investigates arson and theft at a ballet company. Nancy Drew Mystery.
It's time for the Holiday Streetwalk in River Heights. That's when the stores serve cider and cookies, carolers sing on street corners, and there's face painting, clowns, and costumes for everyone to enjoy. But the best part is when the mayor turns on the Christmas tree lights and Mr. and Mrs. Claus arrive in a horse-drawn sleigh. One lucky child will get to present Mr. and Mrs. Claus with the key to River Heights, and this year it's Bess Marvin! There will be reporters and TV cameras on the big day, but Bess's chance to be a star is ruined when the key to the city disappears. Can Nancy, Bess, and George unlock the secret of the missing key before Bess's special day is spoiled?
THE KEY MAY BE LOST, BUT THERE ARE STILL LOTS OF CLUES! It's for the Holiday Streetwalk in River Heights. That's when the stores serve cider and cookies, carolers sing on street corners, and there's face painting, clowns, and costumes for everyone to enjoy. But the best part is when the mayor turns on the Christmas tree lights and Mr. and Mrs. Claus arrive in a horse-drawn sleigh. One lucky child will get to present Mr. and Mrs. Claus with the key to River Heights, and this year it's Bess Marvin! There will be reporters and TV cameras on the big day, but Bess's chance to be a star is ruined when the key to the city disappears. Can Nancy, Bess, and G
Nancy's breaking the story... and it's sure to break some hearts. Life at Wilder University is proving to be full of surprises and scandals. Bess is beginning to think that Brian Daglian is different from all the guys she's gone out with before... and she's about to find out why. And George has been asked out by the most popular guy around -- quarterback Scooter Berenson -- only to end up the most hated person on campus! Nancy, meanwhile, has signed on with Wilder Times, the university paper, and she may soon break a story about Scooter that could leave him in disgrace or even in danger. But first she must deal with Ned, who's coming up for the weekend. And the way she's feeling about her new life, his visit could mark the biggest break of all.
Nancy, Bess, and George can hardly believe their eyes when they arrive at the Black Hills Buffalo Ranch. Aside from the awesome natural scenery, Mount Rushmore National Memorial--with four larger-than-life US presidents--towers nearby. But the girls have no time for sightseeing: They've come to help Bess's friend Kincaid Turner find out who stole a baby buffalo named Justice from her father's ranch. At first, stealing a buffalo seems like a strange thing to do, but as Nancy and her friends investigate, they find a whole herd of suspects. Antoinette Francoeur, an eccentric animal rights activist, makes a habit of freeing caged creatures. Badger Brady, a rival buffalo rancher, has been making threats--with an ax. And some archaeologists in the area aren't happy about the girls' snooping. Now it's Nancy's turn to round up the clues and stop a buffalo thief in his tracks.
Nancy and her friends need more than book smarts to get to the bottom of a literary mystery in this fourth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a new take on the classic series. A rash of crimes in a neighboring town--a blazing fire at a bookstore, a boat that sinks in the harbor, and a valuable dog's dognapping--are eerily similar to the plots from famous mystery writer Lacey O'Brien's popular books. So who's behind the crimes? Could it be Lacey looking for publicity? One of Lacey's superfans? Or maybe it's Paige Samuels, owner of the bookstore that burned. Nancy, Bess, and George will have to read between the lines as they dig deep into a dangerous mystery.
Nancy has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the raising of the "Titanic". But when her ship suffers some disruptions, Nancy suspects that someone is trying to sabotage the raising. Meanwhile, Joe has mysteriously vanished from a nearby ship -- and Frank and Nancy must wade through dangerous waters to uncover the truth.
This New York Times bestselling girl detective has one hot summer ahead!Nancy, Bess, and George are off to Key Largo, Florida for a week of sun, swimming and exploring the fabulous coral reef that stretches along the Florida keys. They've been invited by Delia Duke, a friend of theirs and also a marine biologist at the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, which covers a 175 sq. miles of reef and shoreline along the coast of Kay Largo. The park is a scuba diver's delight, with dazzling corals and tropical fish, and Delia promises to show the girls the best snorkling and diving spots. But as they head through the mangroves toward her boat, someone takes off in a small motor boat, leaving behind a bag filled with rare, endangered butterfly orchids. This is just the beginning of a shocking eco-mystery that'd be too complex for anyone but Nancy Drew. . .
TV station WWST is devoting an hour to campus news and views, and Nancy's running the show. Maybe. First, she has to deal with Michael Giannelli. He's smart, he's handsome, and he's got an ego the size of Lake Michigan. And he thinks he's running the show. But Nancy has big news for him, and even bigger stories to break.
America's Top Teen Detectives Team Up To Stop Crime In Its Tracks! Indianapolis is the place to be in the week preceding the Indy 500 race, and NANCY DREW is eager to join in the excitement. First stop: the racetrack fashion shoot featuring sportswear designer Kate Cordova and supermodel Miranda Marott. And when Nancy steps in to save the shoot from major disaster, she earns the designer's gratitude and an invitation to a cool party. But a shocking twist threatens to cut the new friendship short -- when a federal agent steps in to arrest Kate! Meanwhile. . . FRANK and JOE HARDY are working undercover on an Indy 500 pit crew. Their assignment: find out who's sabotaging driver Robbie McDonnell's racing team. They quickly discover that there's no room for error -- on the track or off. A sniper's bullet, a flash fire, and finally a deadly discovery bring Nancy, Frank, and Joe together in an investigation that leads to a million-dollar mystery and to murder, as crime spins. . . Fast And Dangerous
A posh resort catering to outdoor activities is plagued by a series of accidents, leading the owner to invite Nancy Drew to investigate the increasingly dangerous goings-on.
Nancy goes undercover -- as a pageant contestant!Ned's classmate Portia Leoni won last year's Miss Pretty Face River Heights Beauty Pageant. But after Portia was accused of shoplifting dresses from a local boutique, her crown was taken away from her. Portia claims that she's innocent, but why would someone want to frame her?
AMERICA'S TOP TEEN DETECTIVES TEAM UP TO ROCK A WORLD-CLASS CRIMINAL NANCY DREW flies to Paris to help rock idol Johnny Crockett. His World Hunger Rock Tour is being attacked by a rash of vicious pranks that threaten to shut down the charity event. As soon as Nancy arrives she finds that the problem may be more than a simple case of dirty tricks. The tour's financial records have been stolen -- and the handsome rock star could be facing a career-ending scandal. Meanwhile... FRANK AND JOE HARDY are in Paris for a conference on arttheffs. After bumping into Nancy at the airport, the brother detectives run into a bundle of heavy trouble. They spot their old nemesis Fiona Fox and realize that the City of Light is about to be hit by a one-girl crime wave. And to make things worse, Joe seems dazzled by the lovely cat burglar ...
Sky blue eyes sparkling, Nancy Drew took a big breath and raised her eyes from the playing cards in her hand. "I'll see your two and raise you another three," she said, tossing some poker chips on the growing mound in the middle of the card table.
(Back Cover) AMERICA'S TOP TEEN DETECTIVES TEAM UP TO UNCOVER AN OPEN MARKET IN CRIME NANCY DREW has traveled to the charming Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende to help Helen and David Oberman avert a disastrous criminal scandal at their prestigious art school. The Obermans have learned that the campus has become a focal point of counterfeiters. Someone is producing bogus green cards, which will be used to exploit and smuggle illegal aliens into the United States. Meanwhile... THE HARDY BOYS have also made their way south to visit the Perelis family in Mexico City. It began as a pleasure trip, but when a priceless Mayan jade mask is stolen from the Perelis art gallery, Frank and Joe get down to business. Discovering an intriguing connection between the theft and the forgers in San Miguel, Nancy and the boys must act quickly to trace the connection to its source -- and find the shocking truth behind the ancient mask of mystery ...
Nancy is tending her prize delphiniums when a mysterious carrier pigeon lands in her yard. The message it carries, "Bluebells are now singing horses," is so odd that it piques her curiosity, causing her to contact the registry for the birds. Meanwhile, housekeeper Hannah Gruen takes a fall and must be treated at the local orthopedist's office. The attending physician, Dr. Spires, later confides to Carson Drew and Nancy that he was forced to tend an elderly woman for her shoulder -- the drivers of a car blindfolded him when they drove him there, so he wouldn't be able to guess her location, leading him to believe the patient was a prisoner. The only clue to her identity is a bracelet with a family crest, and the doctor's belief that she was being held on Larkspur Lane. Nancy, of course, immediately sets out to track the crest, discovering that it belongs to the Eldridge family of St. Louis.
A carrier pigeon furnishes Nancy with a clue to a mysterious retreat. In the late 1950s, the first 34 Nancy Drew books were revised and condensed from 25 chapters to 20 chapters. This is the original 25 chapter version.
In the front hallway, Nancy saw a big envelope on the floor near the mail slot. She ran to the window and looked out. Someone was just dashing around the corner. Nancy picked up the envelope. A handdrawn stamp of a weird monster was on the front. On the back was a return address: Vampire Pen Pal Big Graveyard London, England. Nancy opened the envelope. Inside was a drawing of a vampire. In a bubble over the vampire's head was a horrible message: "I suck the ink off letters and make them disappear."
My friends and I are headed to the Big Apple! George, Bess, and I continue our investigation of the Miss Pretty Face Beauty Pageant in New York City, where the next round of competition is being held. When I get there, Pretty Face Cosmetics seems creepier than ever! Suspicious security men, animal rights protesters, and a mysterious scientist make this the craziest case I've ever investigated. And when someone suddenly goes missing, I realize it just might be the most dangerous!
Nancy is held hostage and it's up to Bess and George to save the day...and their friend!What started out as a simple undercover mission at a beauty pageant in New York City has turned into complete chaos! The pageant's sponsor, Pretty Face Cosmetics, knows that Nancy has uncovered a big secret about their product, and now she's in serious trouble. They want to keep her quiet - no matter what it takes.
Nancy's weekend at the former estate home of the late, great mystery writer Dorothea Burden turns out to be much more than an innocent exercise in fictional felonies when several jewel-encrusted figurines are stolen.
A dream trip to Nantucket turns into a nightmare in this seventh book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to a classic series.Nancy, Bess, and George can't wait to start their trip to Nantucket. The three girls are there to visit Bess's family friend Jenna and go to the opening of an exhibit at the local whaling museum. Jenna's been working on the exhibit for months, but when the girls get to the museum, a threatening banner has replaced the welcome sign. Nancy's got plenty of potential suspects, but she's worried she won't be able to solve the case in time to save the opening. And as the threats increase in severity, she becomes more concerned about Jenna's safety than the ruined exhibit. Can Nancy find the culprit in time?
In this thrilling adventure rife with romance and danger, Nancy travels to Venice to investigate the kidnapping of a famous glassblower and the disappearance of an artist.
STARTLING EVIDENCE GIVES NANCY A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON THE FINE ART OF MURDER.Nancy's spending Thanksgiving in Paris, the city of light, love.. .and mystery. Her neighbor is Ellen Mathieson, a professor whose study of painter Josephine Solo has suddenly taken a dark and disturbing turn. Ellen's research assistant is dead -- killed in an accident exactly like the one that took Solo's life six months before! Josephine Solo left a legacy of secrecy and scandal. . .even the possibility of a double life. But Nancy begins to suspect that some of the professor's students also have something to hide. Paris is full of powerful temptations -- forbidden romance, secret passions, financial greed -- any one of which could lead to a motive for murder.
FROM THE NANCY DREW FILES THE CASE: From the art galleries to the chic cafes, Nancy sets out to draw a portrait of a killer. CONTACT: Professor Ellen Mathieson's biography of a famous painter leads to a study in murder. SUSPECTS: David Fieldston -- He's succeeded in becoming Professor Mathieson's research assistant ... now that her first choice is dead. Phillipe Leduc -- Josephine Solo threatened to sue him for copying her painting style ... a threat she never had a chance to carry out. Jean-Luc Censier -- Art dealer or con artist? Either way he may have found that business can be murder. COMPLICATIONS: Did Professor Mathieson's research assistant die because he knew too much? Nancy's determined to find the answers ... in a case in which the truth could prove deadly!
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