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Nancy and her friends witness an explosion and the burning of a beautiful country mansion. Fearing its occupants may be trapped in the blazing building, they rush to the rescue--and unexpectedly find themselves confronted with a mystery that seems insoluble. The first clue is an anonymous diary--its entries in a handwriting difficult to decipher. Who dropped the diary? Was it the stranger Nancy saw running away from the fire? What was he doing there? Finding out how Nancy discovers the answers to these questions makes for another exciting Nancy Drew mystery. Praise for the Nancy Drew series on audio. . .
Nancy and her friends, George and Bess, are returning from a country carnival when they witness the explosion and burning of a beautiful country mansion. Fearing its occupants may be trapped in the blazing building, they rush to the rescue--and unexpectedly find themselves confronted with a mystery that seems to be insoluble. The first clue is an anonymous diary, its entries in a handwriting difficult to decipher. Even more puzzling are the technical drawings and chemical formulas contained in its pages. Who dropped the diary near the burning house? Was it the gaunt stranger Nancy glimpsed running away from the flaming structure? What was he doing there? And does he know the whereabouts of Felix Raybolt, an unscrupulous dealer in patent; who has not been seen since his home burned? Or did Raybolt die in the fire? Fire investigator believe that the destructive explosion and fire may not have been an accident--but an act of revenge. Evidence mounts against Joe Swenson, an inventor who was swindled by "Foxy Felix." Prompted by her affection for Mr. Swenson's five-year-old daughter Honey, the young detective makes a desperate effort to exonerate the inventor of the suspicion of arson. How she accomplishes this makes another exciting Nancy Drew mystery.
When a local shyster's home burns to the ground, was he in it? Follow Nancy, aided by George, Bess, and handsome Ned Nickerson as they delve into a man swindling local inventors, a fire that demolishes his home and a few clues left near the scene to determine the cause of the fire and who was responsible. This facsimiled edition of the original volumes and story lines is not to be confused with later condensed, updated versions.
George is upset. Everyone's going on a field trip except her. Why? Because the teacher says she was passing notes in class. But she wasn't. Someone was passing notes to her! Maybe if Nancy can find out who did write the notes, the teacher will change her mind. The funny thing is, Nancy has to find someone who really likes George!
Louise and Jean travel to Old Bridge to spend the weekend with their friend, Carol Humfrey. The girls stumble upon a mystery when the bell inside the Webster College chapel rings mysteriously at night. They visit the chapel, only to be warned away by gossipy Miss Weatherspoon. Miss Weatherspoon claims that the bell tower is haunted by the ghost of a young child who died of starvation while locked inside the bell tower. She also hints that the ivy covering the church hides a great secret. Can the Dana girls solve the mystery before the town sells the Webster College?
An antique dealer's revelation about a former queen's priceless heirloom starts Nancy on a trail of exciting adventures.
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the first appearance of Nancy Drew, Applewood Books is pleased to release the 20th volume in its reproductions of the Original Nancy Drew-Just as You Remember Her. The Clue in the Jewel Box was ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt. It was first issued in January 1943. Its nostalgic dust jacket art and frontispiece were illustrated by Russell Tandy. In The Clue in the Jewel Box Nancy and her friends help Queen Madame Alexandra search for her missing grandson. With only an old photograph of the prince at four years of age, Nancy begins her search. She discovers a secret in a jewel box that helps reunite the royal family. In the late 1950s the first 34 Nancy Drew books were condensed and revised. This is a reproduction of the original, unrevised version.
Nancy witnesses a purse snatching and runs after the thief. She rescues the purse, but not its contents, then is asked by the owner to do some detective work.
At a doll collector's request for help, a young sleuth searches for an old album, a lost doll, and a missing gypsy violinist. In the late 1950s, the first 34 Nancy Drew mysteries were revised and condensed. This version is the one published prior to the revision.
For cliffhanging suspense and thrilling action read THE NANCY DREW MYSTERY STORIES--the worlds most popular mystery series for young readers! Millions of fans have matched wits with Nancy Drew, helping her solve mare than fifty baffling cases-- from THE SECRET OF THE OLD CLOCK to the haunting mystery of THE THIRTEENTH PEARL.
Terry Scott, a young archaeology professor, seeks Nancy's help in unearthing a secret of antiquity which can be unlocked by three black keys. While on an archaeological expedition in Mexico, Terry and Dr. Joshua Pitt came across a clue to the buried treasure. The clue was a cipher carved on a stone tablet.
Terry Scott, a young archaeology professor, seeks Nancy's help in unearthing a secret of antiquity which can be unlocked by three black keys. While on an archaeological expedition in Mexico, Terry, Dr. Joshua Pitt, and two other professors came across a clue to the buried treasure. The clue was a cipher carved on a stone tablet. Follow Nancy as she travels to Miami and the Florida Keys to uncover clues that help them find the kidnapped Dr. Pitt and eventually unravel the mystery within a mystery and find a treasure that has been lost for generations! In the late 1950s the first 34 volumes of the Nancy Drew series were shortened and revised. This is the version published before the revision.
Secily wants to get married, but she wants to find her family fortune first. Also, there is a phantom boat on the lake and a sinister family whose behavior is very odd.
Nancy's sympathy for adopted twin babies leads her into a surprising mystery. From the spoiled and inattentive adoptive parents, to another pair of estranged twins, will Nancy be able to find the baby twins mother before it is too late? This facsimiled edition of the original volumes and story lines is not to be confused with later condensed, updated versions.
When the eerie performances of a life-size puppet begin to haunt the old estate, Nancy is called upon to unravel the baffling mystery.
Nancy and George are thrilled to take part in the filming of a pirate movie onboard the Swift Adventure, a reproduction of a centuries-old sailing ship. Twin brothers Andrew and Daniel Wagner are producing the low-budget film, and they've asked their friends to help out. With Nancy as assistant director and George set to play a notorious female pirate, the girls can't wait to jump in. But a series of robberies at the hotel where the cast and crew are staying, plus the discovery of gold doubloons at the crime scenes, has almost everyone in the production under suspicion. Could the robberies be a publicity stunt staged by one of the brothers? An angry crew member trying to sabotage the film? With her own safety in jeopardy, Nancy needs to figure out who in a big cast of characters is masterminding this criminal production.
As a result of an encounter with a sinister stranger on a lonely country road, Nancy Drew and her friend Bess Marvin discover that a rare and valuable Chinese vase has been stolen from the pottery shop of Dick Milton, a cousin of Bess. Join Nancy and her friends in their exciting adventures as they unravel all the twisted strands of this intriguing mystery.
AS a result of an encounter with a sinister stranger on a lonely country road, Nancy Drew and her friend Bess Marvin discover that a rare and valuable Chinese vase has been stolen from the pottery shop of Dick Milton, a cousin of Bess. Dick had borrowed the vase from his Chinese friend, elderly Mr. Soong. He is determined to repay Mr. Soong for the loss and tells Nancy that if he can find "the leaning chimney," he feels he will be on the track of a discovery which will solve his financial problems. Nancy finds the leaning chimney, but it only leads her into more puzzles. Can there be any connection between the vase theft--one of a number of similar crimes--and the strange disappearance of the pottery expert Eng Moy and his daughter Lei? Join Nancy and her friends in their exciting adventures as they unravel all the twisted strands of this intriguing mystery. This is the newer, revised version. Picture descriptions and captions included.
The Danas are thrust into the middle of a dispute between Oliver Pritz Gormly and Jasper Conway. The girls rescue Conway and his important papers when Gormly sets fire to Conway's store. Later, when Pritz confronts the girls and orders them to turn over the papers, the girls refuse, earning themselves a new enemy. Jean and Louise learn that Gormly is a swindler, cheating many people, including their classmate Lettie Briggs, who refuses to believe that Gormly is dishonest. Jean and Louise can do little to help Lettie since she refuses to talk to the Danas, but the girls befriend several other victims as they search for clues. The girls face many difficulties before they finally bring Dr. Gormly to justice.
CHALLENGING questions confront Nancy Drew when she attempts to solve the mystery of the strange tapping sounds in the house of a retired actress. Who is the tapper? How does he gain access to Miss Carter's house, despite securely locked doors and windows? Why do the tapping sounds come in Morse Code? Is there a sinister motive behind the prowler's actions? While trying to learn the answers to these and other puzzling questions, Nancy finds her investigations complicated by the dishonest administrator of a will and by a thief who steals the actress's prize Persian cats. How Nancy communicates with the ghostlike intruder by tap dancing in code, how she outwits three criminals wanted by the police, and how she brings happiness to Miss Carter in a romantic reunion with the actress's former leading man will thrill the lively young detective's host of fans.
Originally published in 1939. Nancy solves the mystery of a lost love. Between two kidnappings, an estranged father and son and an heir apparent who never was, Follow Nancy and her chums as they track the criminals and reunite lost lovers. n the late 1950s, the first 34 Nancy Drew books began to be condensed and revised. This is the version published before the revision.
When a gang that uses parties as a cover for robberies victimizes a masquerade party Nancy is attending, the teen-age detective switches identity with her girl friend to solve the case. Picture descriptions present.
When a gang that uses parties as a cover for robberies victimizes a masquerade party Nancy is attending, the teen-age detective switches identity with her girl friend to solve the case. In the late 1950s, the first 34 Nancy Drew books were revised and condensed. This is the version published prior to the revision.
Nancy travels with her father and two close friends to visit her great-grandmother in Scotland and discovers the mystery of a missing family heirloom.
A cunning thief is desperate to wreck the opening of a historic landmark -- and Nancy is his target! On Gramercy Park in New York City, the magnificent Van Hoogstraten mansion with its priceless collection of glass birds is about to open to the public. Nancy, Bess, and George are invited, but a series of sinister events puts everything in chaos. When the centerpiece of the collection, a beautiful crystal bird, is stolen, Nancy gets on the case. From family members with motives to keep the house, to an antiques dealer with a personal grudge, suspects abound. And when Nancy goes to the family's abandoned camp in the Adirondack forest, she zeroes in on the truth. In a violent nighttime thunderstorm on a solitary lake, Nancy confronts the culprit. The case is solved -- if she can get to shore alive!
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