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 an entirely di…

Book 1

The Secret of the Old Clock
3.98
· 68670 Ratings · 3830 Reviews · published 1930 · 33 editions
Nancy, unaided, seeks to find a missing will. To t…
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Book 2

The Hidden Staircase
3.94
· 34862 Ratings · 1697 Reviews · published 1930 · 69 editions
Nancy Drew is alarmed when Nathan Gombet threatens…
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Book 3

The Bungalow Mystery
3.94
· 20189 Ratings · 868 Reviews · published 1930 · 42 editions
While trying to help a friend out of a difficulty,…
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Book 4

The Mystery at Lilac Inn
3.98
· 18833 Ratings · 792 Reviews · published 1930 · 42 editions
Teenage detective Nancy Drew finds herself in dang…
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Book 5

The Secret of Shadow Ranch
3.94
· 17171 Ratings · 682 Reviews · published 1931 · 40 editions
Nancy drew arrives in Phoenix, Arizona, eagerly lo…
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Book 6

The Secret of Red Gate Farm
3.90
· 12018 Ratings · 451 Reviews · published 1931 · 36 editions
When Bess Marvin purchased an expensive bottle of …
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Book 7

The Clue in the Diary
3.96
· 13455 Ratings · 417 Reviews · published 1932 · 33 editions
Nancy and her friends witness an explosion and the…
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Book 8

Nancy's Mysterious Letter
3.86
· 10368 Ratings · 356 Reviews · published 1932 · 30 editions
Nancy receives a letter informing her that she is …
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Book 9

The Sign of the Twisted Candles
3.97
· 13119 Ratings · 367 Reviews · published 1933 · 32 editions
Nancy, as mediator in a generation-old feud, divul…
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Book 10

Password to Larkspur Lane
3.95
· 10969 Ratings · 313 Reviews · published 1933 · 42 editions
A carrier pigeon furnishes Nancy with a clue to a …
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Book 11

The Clue of the Broken Locket
3.98
· 12161 Ratings · 320 Reviews · published 1934 · 28 editions
Another vacation turns into a riddle for Nancy to …
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Book 12

The Message in the Hollow Oak
3.88
· 9213 Ratings · 251 Reviews · published 1935 · 26 editions
Also see: Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN […
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Book 13

The Mystery of the Ivory Charm
3.86
· 7312 Ratings · 207 Reviews · published 1936 · 17 editions
What secret life-giving power does the exquisite i…
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Book 14

The Whispering Statue
3.92
· 9152 Ratings · 225 Reviews · published 1937 · 25 editions
Nancy is asked to solve a puzzling mystery then en…
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Book 15

The Haunted Bridge
3.93
· 8381 Ratings · 230 Reviews · published 1937 · 22 editions
Nancy Drew is visiting Deer Mountain Lodge to help…
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Book 16

The Clue of the Tapping Heels
3.88
· 6554 Ratings · 203 Reviews · published 1939 · 28 editions
CHALLENGING questions confront Nancy Drew when she…
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Book 17

The Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk
3.90
· 5312 Ratings · 189 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
· 6125 Ratings · 186 Reviews · published 1941 · 29 editions
Nancy's father Carson Drew enlists her help in tra…
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Book 19

The Quest of the Missing Map
3.90
· 4859 Ratings · 147 Reviews · published 1942 · 26 editions
The nineteenth book in the Nancy Drew series. It w…
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Book 20

The Clue in the Jewel Box
3.92
· 5426 Ratings · 150 Reviews · published 1943 · 23 editions
An antique dealer's revelation about a former quee…
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Book 21

The Secret in the Old Attic
3.97
· 10438 Ratings · 194 Reviews · published 1944 · 22 editions
First published in 1944, this mystery finds Nancy …
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Book 22

The Clue in the Crumbling Wall
3.92
· 5994 Ratings · 158 Reviews · published 1945 · 24 editions
A sprawling estate was willed to a dancer who has …
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Book 23

Mystery of the Tolling Bell
3.90
· 5360 Ratings · 155 Reviews · published 1946 · 23 editions
Nancy becomes involved in a maze of mystery when s…
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Book 24

The Clue in the Old Album
3.88
· 5456 Ratings · 130 Reviews · published 1947 · 19 editions
Nancy witnesses a purse snatching and chases the t…
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Book 25

The Ghost of Blackwood Hall
3.90
· 5893 Ratings · 190 Reviews · published 1948 · 6 editions
When Mrs. Putney seeks Nancy's help in recovering …
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Book 26

The Clue of the Leaning Chimney
3.91
· 5902 Ratings · 125 Reviews · published 1949 · 20 editions
A rare and valuable Chinese vase is stolen from a …
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Book 27

The Secret of the Wooden Lady
3.92
· 5195 Ratings · 134 Reviews · published 1950 · 20 editions
Adventure abounds on the Bonny Scot in Boston Harb…
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Book 28

The Clue of the Black Keys
3.88
· 4671 Ratings · 104 Reviews · published 1951 · 18 editions
During an archaeological expedition in Mexico, two…
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Book 29

Mystery at the Ski Jump
3.88
· 4795 Ratings · 115 Reviews · published 1952 · 21 editions
When Nancy learns the Drews’ housekeeper has been …
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Book 30

The Clue of the Velvet Mask
3.91
· 5097 Ratings · 119 Reviews · published 1953 · 24 editions
A masquerade party quickly turns into a mystery wh…
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Book 31

The Ringmaster's Secret
3.93
· 5438 Ratings · 111 Reviews · published 1953 · 20 editions
Nancy Drew is given a beautiful gold bracelet and …
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Book 32

The Scarlet Slipper Mystery
3.92
· 6195 Ratings · 138 Reviews · published 1954 · 19 editions
Nancy meets Helene and Henri Fontaine, refugees fr…
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Book 33

The Witch Tree Symbol
3.89
· 5861 Ratings · 112 Reviews · published 1955 · 21 editions
When a neighbor asks Nancy to accompany her to an …
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Book 34

The Hidden Window Mystery
3.99
· 6174 Ratings · 106 Reviews · published 1956 · 21 editions
Nancy is intrigued by a magazine article offering …
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Book 35

The Haunted Showboat
3.89
· 5472 Ratings · 134 Reviews · published 1957 · 22 editions
Nancy, Bess and George visit New Orleans for Mardi…
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Book 36

The Secret of the Golden Pavilion
3.94
· 4022 Ratings · 91 Reviews · published 1959 · 21 editions
Nancy is on the case, once again! Her father’s cli…
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Book 37

The Clue in the Old Stagecoach
3.93
· 5589 Ratings · 84 Reviews · published 1960 · 20 editions
While vacationing at Camp Merriweather near Franci…
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Book 38

The Mystery of the Fire Dragon
3.99
· 4795 Ratings · 104 Reviews · published 1961 · 18 editions
Eloise Drew asks her niece to investigate the disa…
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Book 39

The Clue of the Dancing Puppet
3.92
· 4653 Ratings · 125 Reviews · published 1962 · 20 editions
At the Van Pelt estate, home of a local acting tro…
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Book 40

The Moonstone Castle Mystery
3.95
· 4458 Ratings · 109 Reviews · published 1963 · 19 editions
When Nancy Drew receives a valuable moonstone as a…
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Book 41

The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes
3.89
· 4311 Ratings · 113 Reviews · published 1964 · 19 editions
Warnings not to go to Scotland do not faze Nancy. …
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Book 42

The Phantom of Pine Hill
3.89
· 3775 Ratings · 103 Reviews · published 1965 · 15 editions
Nancy, Bess and George visit Emerson for the unive…
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Book 43

The Mystery of the 99 Steps
3.95
· 6697 Ratings · 169 Reviews · published 1966 · 18 editions
Nancy must search for a flight of 99 steps to solv…
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Book 44

The Clue in the Crossword Cipher
3.93
· 4532 Ratings · 105 Reviews · published 1967 · 19 editions
Lovely young Carla Ponce, a resident of Peru, invi…
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Book 45

The Spider Sapphire Mystery
3.89
· 5440 Ratings · 103 Reviews · published 1968 · 19 editions
Librarian's note: This is an earlier/alternative c…
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Book 46

The Invisible Intruder
3.91
· 4197 Ratings · 95 Reviews · published 1969 · 18 editions
"Nancy Drew, forget the ghost hunt!" a male voice …
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Book 47

The Mysterious Mannequin
3.93
· 5001 Ratings · 125 Reviews · published 1970 · 19 editions
The strange disappearance of a young Turkish clien…
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