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The Sign of the Twisted Candles (Nancy Drew #9)

by Carolyn Keene

Another exciting mystery begins for the young detective when her friends Bess and George ask her to investigate a rumor that their wealthy great-granduncle, Asa Sidney, is virtually a prisoner in his own mansion. <P><P>But solving the mystery and befriending Carol Wipple, the sixteen-year-old foster daughter of the caretakers of the old mansion, nearly costs Nancy the friendship of Bess and George. It takes all of Nancy's sleuthing ability as well as diplomacy to save it.Nancy braves one danger after another to bring to justice the swindlers who are stealing Asa Sidney's fortune. With only the sign of the twisted candles to guide her, Nancy uncovers hidden treasure and an amazing letter that ends a family feud and brings unexpected happiness to Carol.

The Sign of the Twisted Candles (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #9, Original Version)

by Carolyn Keene

While solving the mystery of an old man's disappearing fortune, Nancy ends a family feud and reveals the identity of an orphan of unknown parentage. In the late 1950s, the first 34 Nancy Drew books were revised and condensed. This is the original version from the 1930s.

The Silent Suspect (Nancy Drew #95)

by Carolyn Keene

Ned's cousin Lisa has been accused of setting fire to her architect father's new project--just to get out of the family business. It's up to Nancy Drew to prove Lisa's innocence and find the real arsonists, or the suspect could become the next victim.

The Singing Suspects (Nancy Drew Notebooks #67)

by Carolyn Keene Michael Frost Jan Naimo Jones

Nancy and her friends can't wait to enter the singing contest being held in the park--they'll call themselves the Spy Girlz! They decide to wear their coolest clothes, and Riley has even let them borrow a pair of sunglasses that once belonged to teen idol Eric Stanley! But when the glasses go missing, Nancy worries that the Spy Girlz are ruined before they even perform!

The Sinister Omen (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #67, Updated Version)

by Carolyn Keene

Nancy and her friends are invited to Fort Lauderdale by Nancy's, the famous lawyer, Carson Drew to assist on a case he is working on. It seems that valuable stamp collections are being stolen, and there are rumors that they are going to be counterfeited for a quick short sale. While they are on vacation in Fort Lauderdale, Nancy and her friends also help a wealthy woman plagued with burglars who don't steal anything. This is an updated mystery series with obvious references to more modern day conveniences.

Sinister Paradise

by Carolyn Keene

In Hawaii, Nancy Drew investigates when Lisa Trumbull, granddaughter of millionaire Alice Faulkner, is kidnapped, and a ransom note demands that the Faulkners sell their shares of Windward Bancorp to the mysterious Malihini Corporation.

Sisters in Crime (Nancy Drew Files #19)

by Carolyn Keene

THE CASE: Investigate the mysterious drowning of Rina Charles, a student at San Diego University. CONTACT: Susan Victors. Nancy's old friend has grave suspicions about her sorority sister's "accident. " SUSPECTS: Fran Kelly. She is driven by ambition and jealousy. She hated Rina's success, and now she hates Nancy. Lori Westerly. The lovely contender for the Olympic team has a knack for attracting violence. Alice Clark. The drab bookworm is an expert in judo techniques-especially deadly pressure points. COMPLICATIONS: Nancy's cover has been blown- now the hunted is stalking the hunter.

Ski School Sneak (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #11)

by Carolyn Keene Macky Pamintuan

Snowy situation! Nancy, George, and Bess are on a ski trip! They are having tons of fun, and Bess proves a natural for the slopes. She even wins a special award! But when the ski supply room is suddenly trashed, all eyes turn to Bess. It looks like she's a suspect this time around. Nancy is sure Bess is innocent, but how can she prove it? And just when it seems things can't get any worse, a snowstorm closes the road home. The Clue Crew is trapped at the ski lodge! Can Nancy find a way to clear Bess's name...and will they ever get home?

The Ski Slope Mystery (Nancy Drew Notebooks #16

by Carolyn Keene

SOMEBODY'S NOT PLAYING FAIR!Nancy, Bess, and George are going skiing. But the whole weekend is getting crazy. First some bratty boys play catch with Bess's hat. Then George's lucky necklace disappears!Not only that, but someone's getting very pushy on the mountain. It's up to Nancy to find out who's playing all the dirty tricks. Because someone's turning the snow fun into no fun at all!

Skipping a Beat

by Carolyn Keene

NANCY HITS A CHICAGO HOT SPOT WHERE CRIME IS REALLY COOKING! Nancy, Bess, and George have come to the city for a weekend of shopping and a night out at Reverb, the trendy new restaurant owned by Adam Sledge, lead singer of the chart-busting band Void. The place is the coolest thing going, packed with celebs and pulsating with excitement -- a wild scene that gets even wilder when a smoke bomb goes off. Behind the scenes, Nancy turns up a slew of suspects and all the ingredients for danger: jealousy, greed, and revenge. But perhaps most dangerous of all is Adam Sledge. The rock star's putting all the moves on Nancy, and he's proving a major distraction. If she fails to focus on the investigation, someone could get seriously hurt...including her!

The Sky Phantom (Nancy Drew #53)

by Carolyn Keene

Nancy goes to Excello Flying School in the Midwest to take lessons, while her friends Bess and George perfect their horseback riding. But soon the young sleuth is confronted with the mystery of a hijacked plane and a missing pilot. <p><p>Then the rancher's prize pony, Major, is stolen. Nancy becomes a detective in a plane and on horseback to track down the elusive sky phantom and the horse thief. A lucky find - a medal with a message to be deciphered on it - furnishes a worthwhile clue. Romance is added to mystery when Bess becomes interested in a handsome cowboy. Readers will spur Nancy on as she investigates a strange magnetic cloud, hunts for the horse thief, and finally arrives at a surprising solution.

Sleepover Sleuths

by Carolyn Keene Macky Pamintuan

Eight-year-old Nancy Drew has her first case to crack! Can you help? Nancy and her two best friends, George and Bess, are so excited! They have been invited to Deirdre's sleepover party! There will be pizza, cake, and even a pajama fashion show. But the most exciting thing is that the party has a City Girls doll theme. All of the guests are bringing their dolls with them! But then Deirdre's City Girls doll -- Hollywood Heather -- goes missing. Is her sleepover ruined? Or is there a detective in the room who can make sense of this mystery?

The Slumber Party Secret

by Carolyn Keene

When her friend's party is in jeopardy, Nancy takes the case!Rebecca Ramirez's birthday is just two days away, and she's having a slumber party. She made the invitations herself, with rainbow ribbon hair clips and everything. But now the invitations are gone. Somebody took them and the whole party is ruined. Or is it? Nancy Drew is on the case and maybe she can make sure Rebecca's birthday is a party after all!

Smile and Say Murder (Nancy Drew Files #4)

by Carolyn Keene

From the back of the book: In the glitzy world of magazine publishing Nancy Drew searches for a ruthless killer A series of death threats send Nancy undercover at Flash, the country's top teen magazine. The target is Yvonne Verdi, co-owner of Flash and wonder-girl of the magazine world. Hard-nosed and driven, Yvonne has a talent for making enemies, any of whom could be out to get her. But no one has more reason to want her dead than Mick Swanson, Yvonne's moody, violent partner. Fond of gruesome practical jokes and hungry for control of Flash, Mick quickly becomes Nancy's top suspect. Mick looks dangerous, so Nancy calls in her boyfriend, Ned Nickerson, to play bodyguard. But that backfires when Ned appears to fall head over heels for Mick's sister. Then the would-be killer strikes again. Nancy's on her own, and she's got some fancy footwork to do, before the killer strikes again... at her. =============== From inside the book: FROM THE NANCY DREW FILES THE CASE: Find out who's spreading terror through the offices of Flash, the hottest new teen magazine in the country. CONTACT: Yvonne Verdi, publisher of Flash. Her life is being threatened, but an investigation could ruin her career. SUSPECTS: Mick Swanson, the magazine's art director. He's creative and brilliant, but his temper is sheer murder. Sondra Swanson, Mick's sister. She's fiercely loyal to her brother. Is she lying to Nancy to cover up for him? David Bowers, the magazine's editor in chief and Yvonne's new boyfriend. Is he after her job-or her life? COMPLICATIONS: Ned is getting sick of Nancy's sleuthing, and Sondra Swanson may be just the cure he needs. But Nancy has more to worry about than losing her boyfriend-she's losing her job. If she's off the case, how can she stop a murderer?

The Snow Queen's Surprise (Nancy Drew Notebooks #46)

by Carolyn Keene Jan Naimo Jones

"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?

Snowbound (Nancy Drew on Campus #25)

by Carolyn Keene

Nancy's out in the cold when a snowstorm hits Wilder U., except she has company-- her costar and rival Michael. Investigating an investment scheme that may be a scam, they get a hot lead that takes them off campus and directly into the path of the blizzard. And when the storm hits, they may make some surprising discoveries--about each other!

Snowman Surprise (Nancy Drew Notebooks #63)

by Carolyn Keene Michael Frost Paul Casale

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?

The Soccer Shoe Clue

by Carolyn Keene

Nancy Drew is on the run when someone starts playing tricks on her soccer team!Who let the air out of the soccer ball? Who added salt to the water on the sidelines? Who put the red glop in the goalie's soccer shoes?It's gooey. It's gross. It's not fair. Soccer is supposed to be a kick. But somebody's being a drag. Nancy Drew wants to know who's playing the silly games with her third grade soccer team

Something to Hide

by Carolyn Keene

Ned's marketing project for his Emerson College class--introducing Spotless beauty cream to the public at a local mall--is threatened by a mysterious individual who has laced the product with poison. It's up to Nancy to uncover the perpetrator.

Space Case (Nancy Drew Notebooks #61)

by Carolyn Keene Jan Naimo Jones

Nancy, George, and Bess can't believe the out-of-this-world contest McCormick's grocery store is having--the kid who guess the number of jelly beans in the jar wins a trip to a space camp! Nancy is superexcited because she has been studying the stars and planets with her brand-new telescope, and space camp would be just the thing to test her new skills. But then the jelly-bean jar goes missing, and it looks like no one will get the chance to blast off to space camp. Who would steal a jelly-bean jar? Nancy must use her star-power detective skills to find out!

The Spider Sapphire Mystery (Nancy Drew #45)

by Carolyn Keene

Thrilling, dangerous adventures confront Nancy Drew while on a safari in East Africa with a group of American college students.<P><P> Excitement runs high as the teen-age detective delves into the theft of a fabulous sapphire formed by nature millions of years ago. The mystery starts in Nancy's home town. Her lawyer father's client, Floyd Ramsay, who fashions beautiful and unusual synthetic gems, is accused of stealing the magnificent spider sapphire and exhibiting it as his own creation. Mr. Ramsay's enemies blackmail him and by their vicious acts try to deter Nancy from going on the safari.Readers will join Nancy as she uncovers a nefarious scheme and solves the strange disappearance of an injured jungle guide.

Spies And Lies (Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys SuperMystery #13)

by Carolyn Keene

AMERICA'S TOP TEEN DETECTIVES TEAM UP TO CORNER A KILLER INSIDE THE FBI NANCY DREW has gone undercover at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Her mission: protect Judy Noll, Bureau trainee, daughter of a powerful senator, and apparent target of an assassin. But Nancy's investigation takes a sinister and surprising turn when Judy's roommate is murdered. Like Judy and Nancy, the victim was tall, slim, and had reddish blond hair. Nancy decides the only way to catch the killer is to set herself up as a target! Meanwhile ... FRANK and JOE HARDY are also posing as trainees to expose a corrupt FBI agent in an industrial espionage scheme. Huge illegal kickbacks are at stake, and the boys discover that the dirty money could cost lives. The integrity of the FBI hangs in the balance as Nancy, Frank, and Joe follow a twisted trail of treachery and tragedy, bribery and blackmail ...

Squeeze Play (Nancy Drew Casefiles #97)

by Carolyn Keene

Nancy Drew comes to the aid of Sean Reeves, the star pitcher of the River Heights Falcons, when his young daughter is kidnapped and the price of her release is for him to lose the championship game.

Stage Fright (Nancy Drew Files #90)

by Carolyn Keene

The producers of a huge new Broadway musical are worried about their star, who has been receiving death threats. When she gets sick right before opening night, her understudy has to go on for her--and nearly dies in an "accident" on stage. So the producers call in the Hardy Boys to get to the source of the trouble.Baffled by all the backstage backstabbing, the Hardys call in Nancy Drew for help. When she arrives, they realize that Nancy is a dead ringer for the lead actress, so they arrange for her to replace the injured understudy.Can the three supersleuths put an end to the accidents plaguing the show? Or is the curtain about to come down once and for all?

Stage Fright (Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys #6)

by Carolyn Keene Franklin W. Dixon

Can Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys stop the curtain from crashing down on a new Broadway spectacular?The producers of a huge new Broadway musical are worried about their star, a TV actress who has been receiving death threats. When the actress gets sick right before opening night, her understudy has to go on for her--and nearly dies in an "accident" on stage. So the producers call in the Hardy Boys to get to the source of the trouble. Baffled by all the backstage backstabbing, the Hardys call Nancy and ask her to come to New York and help them out. When she arrives, they realize that Nancy is a dead ringer for the lead actress, so they arrange for her to replace the injured understudy. Can the three supersleuths put an end to the accidents plaguing the show? Or is the curtain about to come down once and for all?

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