Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 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…

Book 1

The Secret of the Old Clock
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· 59380 Ratings · 2974 Reviews · published 1930 · 52 editions
Nancy, unaided, seeks to find a missing will. To…
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Book 2

The Hidden Staircase
3.95
· 30119 Ratings · 1472 Reviews · published 1930 · 52 editions
After receiving a call from her friend Helen…
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Book 3

The Bungalow Mystery
3.93
· 18186 Ratings · 706 Reviews · published 1930 · 39 editions
While trying to help a friend out of a…
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Book 4

The Mystery at Lilac Inn
3.97
· 16969 Ratings · 637 Reviews · published 1930 · 41 editions
Teenage detective Nancy Drew finds herself in…
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Book 5

The Secret of Shadow Ranch
3.93
· 15529 Ratings · 563 Reviews · published 1931 · 37 editions
Nancy drew arrives in Phoenix, Arizona, eagerly…
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Book 6

The Secret of Red Gate Farm
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· 10774 Ratings · 363 Reviews · published 1931 · 29 editions
When Bess Marvin purchased an expensive bottle of…
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Book 7

The Clue in the Diary
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· 12246 Ratings · 334 Reviews · published 1932 · 30 editions
Nancy and her friends witness an explosion and…
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Book 8

Nancy's Mysterious Letter
3.86
· 9492 Ratings · 283 Reviews · published 1932 · 27 editions
Nancy receives a letter informing her that she is…
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Book 9

The Sign of the Twisted Candles
3.96
· 12085 Ratings · 309 Reviews · published 1933 · 30 editions
While solving the mystery of an old man's…
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Book 10

Password to Larkspur Lane
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· 10024 Ratings · 257 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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· 11265 Ratings · 264 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
3.87
· 8568 Ratings · 209 Reviews · published 1935 · 24 editions
Also see: Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN…
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Book 13

Mystery of the Ivory Charm
3.86
· 6734 Ratings · 177 Reviews · published 1936 · 16 editions
Nancy determines whether an exquisite ivory…
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Book 14

The Whispering Statue
3.91
· 8530 Ratings · 189 Reviews · published 1937 · 23 editions
Nancy is asked to solve a puzzling mystery then…
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Book 15

The Haunted Bridge
3.93
· 7822 Ratings · 195 Reviews · published 1937 · 18 editions
Nancy Drew is visiting Deer Mountain Lodge to…
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Book 16

The Clue of the Tapping Heels
3.87
· 6068 Ratings · 163 Reviews · published 1939 · 24 editions
CHALLENGING questions confront Nancy Drew when…
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Book 17

The Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk
3.89
· 4888 Ratings · 153 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
3.89
· 5652 Ratings · 147 Reviews · published 1941 · 25 editions
Nancy's father Carson Drew enlists her help in…
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Book 19

The Quest of the Missing Map
3.88
· 4397 Ratings · 112 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
3.91
· 4994 Ratings · 125 Reviews · published 1943 · 23 editions
An antique dealer's revelation about a former…
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Book 21

The Secret in the Old Attic
3.97
· 9897 Ratings · 167 Reviews · published 1944 · 19 editions
First published in 1944, this mystery finds Nancy…
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Book 22

The Clue in the Crumbling Wall
3.90
· 5572 Ratings · 132 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
3.88
· 4944 Ratings · 126 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
3.88
· 5078 Ratings · 103 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
· 5479 Ratings · 153 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
3.90
· 5537 Ratings · 102 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
3.90
· 4800 Ratings · 102 Reviews · published 1950 · 18 editions
Adventure abounds on the Bonny Scot in Boston…
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Book 28

The Clue of the Black Keys
3.88
· 4354 Ratings · 97 Reviews · published 1951 · 17 editions
During an archaeological expedition in Mexico,…
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Book 29

Mystery at the Ski Jump
3.86
· 4454 Ratings · 101 Reviews · published 1952 · 18 editions
When Nancy learns the Drews’ housekeeper has been…
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Book 30

The Clue of the Velvet Mask
3.90
· 4826 Ratings · 100 Reviews · published 1953 · 22 editions
A masquerade party quickly turns into a mystery…
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Book 31

The Ringmaster's Secret
3.93
· 5125 Ratings · 95 Reviews · published 1953 · 18 editions
Nancy Drew is given a beautiful gold bracelet and…
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Book 32

The Scarlet Slipper Mystery
3.91
· 5843 Ratings · 121 Reviews · published 1954 · 18 editions
Nancy meets Helene and Henri Fontaine, refugees…
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Book 33

The Witch Tree Symbol
3.88
· 5563 Ratings · 94 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
3.99
· 5852 Ratings · 93 Reviews · published 1956 · 21 editions
Nancy is intrigued by a magazine article offering…
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Book 35

The Haunted Showboat
3.89
· 5153 Ratings · 110 Reviews · published 1957 · 21 editions
Nancy, Bess and George visit New Orleans for…
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Book 36

The Secret of the Golden Pavilion
3.93
· 3749 Ratings · 77 Reviews · published 1959 · 1 edition
Nancy is on the case, once again! Her father’s…
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Book 37

The Clue in the Old Stagecoach
3.93
· 5340 Ratings · 70 Reviews · published 1960 · 18 editions
While vacationing at Camp Merriweather near…
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Book 38

The Mystery of the Fire Dragon
3.99
· 4528 Ratings · 85 Reviews · published 1961 · 15 editions
Eloise Drew asks her niece to investigate the…
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Book 39

The Clue of the Dancing Puppet
3.91
· 4385 Ratings · 110 Reviews · published 1962 · 1 edition
At the Van Pelt estate, home of a local acting…
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Book 40

The Moonstone Castle Mystery
3.94
· 4184 Ratings · 87 Reviews · published 1963 · 18 editions
When Nancy Drew receives a valuable moonstone as…
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Book 41

The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes
3.88
· 4065 Ratings · 94 Reviews · published 1964 · 18 editions
Warnings not to go to Scotland do not faze Nancy.…
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Book 42

The Phantom of Pine Hill
3.89
· 3521 Ratings · 86 Reviews · published 1965 · 14 editions
Nancy, Bess and George visit Emerson for the…
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Book 43

The Mystery of the 99 Steps
3.94
· 6306 Ratings · 150 Reviews · published 1966 · 14 editions
Nancy must search for a flight of 99 steps to…
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Book 44

The Clue in the Crossword Cipher
3.94
· 4296 Ratings · 89 Reviews · published 1967 · 15 editions
Lovely young Carla Ponce, a resident of Peru,…
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Book 45

The Spider Sapphire Mystery
3.88
· 5166 Ratings · 89 Reviews · published 1968 · 19 editions
Librarian's note: This is an earlier/alternative…
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Book 46

The Invisible Intruder
3.90
· 3990 Ratings · 82 Reviews · published 1969 · 1 edition
Nancy and her friends are invited by Helen and…
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Book 47

The Mysterious Mannequin
3.92
· 4769 Ratings · 112 Reviews · published 1970 · 18 editions
When Carson Drew’s Turkish client vanishes, Nancy…
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Book 48

The Crooked Banister
3.90
· 4229 Ratings · 75 Reviews · published 1971 · 17 editions
Nancy, Bess and George explore a peculiar house…
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Book 49