Nancy Drew Series

175 primary works • 175 total works
The Nancy Drew Mystery Stories was the long-running "main" Nancy Drew series, published between 1930 and 2003. Initially, titles were published by Grosset & Dunlap, but with #57 (1979) publication switched to Simon & Schuster. Some people consider these first 56 to be the original series and consider the Simon & Schuster series to be a…

Book 1

The Secret of the Old Clock
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· 55499 Ratings · 2630 Reviews ·
published 1930
· 50 editions
This is a facsimile reprint of the first ever Nan…
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Book 2

The Hidden Staircase
3.95
· 28328 Ratings · 1322 Reviews ·
published 1930
· 51 editions
After receiving a call from her friend Helen Corn…
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Book 3

The Bungalow Mystery
3.92
· 17126 Ratings · 633 Reviews ·
published 1930
· 39 editions
While trying to help a friend out of a difficulty…
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Book 4

The Mystery at Lilac Inn
3.97
· 16028 Ratings · 567 Reviews ·
published 1930
· 39 editions
Teenage detective Nancy Drew finds herself in dan…
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Book 5

The Secret of Shadow Ranch
3.93
· 14676 Ratings · 502 Reviews ·
published 1931
· 36 editions
Nancy drew arrives in Phoenix, Arizona, eagerly l…
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Book 6

The Secret of Red Gate Farm
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· 10157 Ratings · 326 Reviews ·
published 1931
· 3 editions
When Bess Marvin purchased an expensive bottle of…
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Book 7

The Clue in the Diary
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· 11609 Ratings · 299 Reviews ·
published 1932
· 4 editions
Nancy and her friends witness an explosion and th…
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Book 8

Nancy's Mysterious Letter
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· 9010 Ratings · 257 Reviews ·
published 1932
· 26 editions
Nancy receives a letter informing her that she is…
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Book 9

The Sign of the Twisted Candles
3.96
· 11538 Ratings · 285 Reviews ·
published 1933
· 18 editions
While solving the mystery of an old man's disappe…
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Book 10

Password to Larkspur Lane
3.94
· 9551 Ratings · 232 Reviews ·
published 1933
· 31 editions
A carrier pigeon furnishes Nancy with a clue to a…
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Book 11

The Clue of the Broken Locket
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· 10786 Ratings · 243 Reviews ·
published 1934
· 25 editions
Another vacation turns into a riddle for Nancy to…
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Book 12

The Message in the Hollow Oak
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· 8223 Ratings · 192 Reviews ·
published 1935
· 23 editions
Also see: Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN…
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Book 13

Mystery of the Ivory Charm
3.85
· 6429 Ratings · 166 Reviews ·
published 1936
· 15 editions
Nancy determines whether an exquisite ivory eleph…
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Book 14

The Whispering Statue
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· 8178 Ratings · 177 Reviews ·
published 1937
· 23 editions
Nancy is asked to solve a puzzling mystery then e…
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Book 15

The Haunted Bridge
3.92
· 7453 Ratings · 180 Reviews ·
published 1937
· 17 editions
Nancy Drew is visiting Deer Mountain Lodge to hel…
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Book 16

The Clue of the Tapping Heels
3.87
· 5800 Ratings · 144 Reviews ·
published 1939
· 21 editions
CHALLENGING questions confront Nancy Drew when sh…
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Book 17

The Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk
3.89
· 4668 Ratings · 139 Reviews ·
published 1940
· 23 editions
A trunk that Nancy receives from her father for a…
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Book 18

The Mystery at the Moss-covered Mansion
3.88
· 5411 Ratings · 137 Reviews ·
published 1941
· 25 editions
Nancy's father Carson Drew enlists her help in tr…
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Book 19

The Quest of the Missing Map
3.88
· 4171 Ratings · 101 Reviews ·
published 1942
· 17 editions
The nineteenth book in the Nancy Drew series. It…
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Book 20

The Clue in the Jewel Box
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· 4771 Ratings · 117 Reviews ·
published 1943
· 22 editions
An antique dealer's revelation about a former que…
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Book 21

The Secret in the Old Attic
3.96
· 9588 Ratings · 154 Reviews ·
published 1944
· 18 editions
First published in 1944, this mystery finds Nancy…
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Book 22

The Clue in the Crumbling Wall
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· 5322 Ratings · 115 Reviews ·
published 1945
· 22 editions
A sprawling estate was willed to a dancer who has…
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Book 23

Mystery of the Tolling Bell
3.87
· 4718 Ratings · 118 Reviews ·
published 1946
· 21 editions
While vacationing in a seaside town, Nancy learns…
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Book 24

The Clue in the Old Album
3.87
· 4862 Ratings · 98 Reviews ·
published 1947
· 16 editions
Nancy witnesses a purse snatching and chases the…
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Book 25

The Ghost of Blackwood Hall
3.89
· 5231 Ratings · 134 Reviews ·
published 1948
· 15 editions
When Mrs. Putney seeks Nancy's help in recovering…
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Book 26

The Clue of the Leaning Chimney
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· 5335 Ratings · 97 Reviews ·
published 1949
· 16 editions
A rare and valuable Chinese vase is stolen from a…
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Book 27

The Secret of the Wooden Lady
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· 4593 Ratings · 90 Reviews ·
published 1950
· 17 editions
Adventure abounds on the Bonny Scot in Boston Har…
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Book 28

The Clue of the Black Keys
3.87
· 4164 Ratings · 83 Reviews ·
published 1951
· 17 editions
During an archaeological expedition in Mexico, tw…
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Book 29

Mystery at the Ski Jump
3.85
· 4253 Ratings · 89 Reviews ·
published 1952
· 17 editions
When Nancy learns the Drews’ housekeeper has been…
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Book 30

The Clue of the Velvet Mask
3.89
· 4647 Ratings · 92 Reviews ·
published 1953
· 22 editions
A masquerade party quickly turns into a mystery w…
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Book 31

The Ringmaster's Secret
3.92
· 4892 Ratings · 87 Reviews ·
published 1953
· 17 editions
Nancy Drew is given a beautiful gold bracelet and…
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Book 32

The Scarlet Slipper Mystery
3.90
· 5630 Ratings · 110 Reviews ·
published 1954
· 18 editions
Nancy meets Helene and Henri Fontaine, refugees f…
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Book 33

The Witch Tree Symbol
3.87
· 5353 Ratings · 84 Reviews ·
published 1955
· 19 editions
When a neighbor asks Nancy to accompany her to an…
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Book 34

The Hidden Window Mystery
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· 5656 Ratings · 79 Reviews ·
published 1956
· 21 editions
Nancy is intrigued by a magazine article offering…
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Book 35

The Haunted Showboat
3.88
· 4915 Ratings · 96 Reviews ·
published 1957
· 2 editions
Nancy, Bess and George visit New Orleans for Mard…
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Book 36

The Secret of the Golden Pavilion
3.92
· 3587 Ratings · 69 Reviews ·
published 1959
· 16 editions
Nancy is on the case, once again! Her father’s cl…
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Book 37

The Clue in the Old Stagecoach
3.93
· 5179 Ratings · 59 Reviews ·
published 1960
· 18 editions
While vacationing at Camp Merriweather near Franc…
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Book 38

The Mystery of the Fire Dragon
3.99
· 4368 Ratings · 74 Reviews ·
published 1961
· 15 editions
Eloise Drew asks her niece to investigate the dis…
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Book 39

The Clue of the Dancing Puppet
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· 4224 Ratings · 102 Reviews ·
published 1962
· 17 editions
At the Van Pelt estate, home of a local acting tr…
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Book 40

The Moonstone Castle Mystery
3.93
· 4011 Ratings · 78 Reviews ·
published 1963
· 15 editions
When Nancy Drew receives a valuable moonstone as…
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Book 41

The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes
3.88
· 3922 Ratings · 85 Reviews ·
published 1964
· 17 editions
Warnings not to go to Scotland do not faze Nancy.…
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Book 42

The Phantom of Pine Hill
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· 3393 Ratings · 77 Reviews ·
published 1965
· 13 editions
Nancy, Bess and George visit Emerson for the univ…
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Book 43

The Mystery of the 99 Steps
3.93
· 6086 Ratings · 139 Reviews ·
published 1966
· 14 editions
Nancy must search for a flight of 99 steps to sol…
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Book 44

The Clue in the Crossword Cipher
3.94
· 4135 Ratings · 84 Reviews ·
published 1967
· 15 editions
Lovely young Carla Ponce, a resident of Peru, inv…
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Book 45

The Spider Sapphire Mystery
3.88
· 4993 Ratings · 85 Reviews ·
published 1968
· 18 editions
Excitement is high when Nancy delves into the the…
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Book 46

The Invisible Intruder
3.90
· 3839 Ratings · 78 Reviews ·
published 1969
· 17 editions
Nancy and her friends are invited by Helen and Ji…
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Book 47

The Mysterious Mannequin
3.92
· 4579 Ratings · 98 Reviews ·
published 1970
· 17 editions
When Carson Drew’s Turkish client vanishes, Nancy…
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Book 48

The Crooked Banister
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· 4046 Ratings · 70 Reviews ·
published 1971
· 16 editions
Nancy, Bess and George explore a peculiar house w…
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Book 49

The Secret of Mirror Bay
3.87
· 2797 Ratings · 60 Reviews ·
published 1972
· 21 editions
Eloise Drew invites her niece and the cousins to…
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Book 50

The Double Jinx Mystery
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· 3168 Ratings · 64 Reviews ·
published 1973
· 15 editions
A bird of ill omen is mysteriously left on the Dr…
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Book 51

Mystery of the Glowing Eye
3.88
· 3275 Ratings · 80 Reviews ·
published 1974
· 15 editions
When Nancy eagerly agrees to help Carson Drew sol…
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Book 52

The Secret of the Forgotten City
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· 3102 Ratings · 73 Reviews ·
published 1975
· 17 editions
Rumors of a treasure hidden long ago in a city no…
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Book 53

The Sky Phantom
3.82
· 2993 Ratings · 66 Reviews ·
published 1976
· 12 editions
Nancy attends Excello Flying School in the Midwes…
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Book 54

The Strange Message in the Parchment
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· 3030 Ratings · 73 Reviews ·
published 1977
· 14 editions
A sheep farmer receives a mysterious telephone ca…
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Book 55

Mystery of Crocodile Island
3.83
· 3425 Ratings · 64 Reviews ·
published 1978
· 13 editions
Nancy investigates potential poachers at Crocodil…
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Book 56

The Thirteenth Pearl
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· 3878 Ratings · 80 Reviews ·
published 1979
· 14 editions
A pearl necklace that is unusual and valuable has…
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Book 57

The Triple Hoax
3.87
· 2138 Ratings · 29 Reviews ·
published 1979
· 25 editions
Aunt Eloise invites Nancy, Bess, and George to Ne…
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Book 58

The Flying Saucer Mystery
3.73
· 1816 Ratings · 47 Reviews ·
published 1985
· 24 editions
When Nancy and her friends ride deep into the Saw…
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Book 59

The Secret in the Old Lace
3.89
· 2236 Ratings · 47 Reviews ·
published 1980
· 22 editions
Nancy Drew has entered a contest to solve an old…
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Book 60

The Greek Symbol Mystery
3.83
· 1512 Ratings · 26 Reviews ·
published 1981
· 25 editions
When she is told that a large inheritance from a…
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Book 61

The Swami's Ring
3.87
· 1331 Ratings · 20 Reviews ·
published 1981
· 18 editions
When Nancy searches through the knapsack of an am…
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Book 62

The Kachina Doll Mystery
3.87
· 1567 Ratings · 39 Reviews ·
published 1981
· 26 editions
When Nancy arrives at the McGuires’ fitness ranch…
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Book 63

The Twin Dilemma
3.88
· 1642 Ratings · 31 Reviews ·
published 1980
· 19 editions
When a star model disappears, Aunt Eloise insists…
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Book 64

Captive Witness
3.98
· 1844 Ratings · 45 Reviews ·
published 1980
· 19 editions
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Book 65

Mystery of the Winged Lion
3.69
· 394 Ratings · 9 Reviews ·
published 1982
· 11 editions
While on vacation in Venice, Nancy and her entour…