Nancy Drew Mystery Stories
Nancy Drew author Mildred Wirt Benson (Carolyn Keene was a pseudonym) These are the books that started my love of reading ♥
ND#2. 1959 cover art. Nancy helps a chum's aunts solve the mystery of the ghost who seems to be haunting their home, Twin Elms. A mysterious man appears at the Drew home to warn Nancy and her father that Carson is in danger. This warning leads Nancy and Carson to search for the missing Willie Wharton, a land owner, who can prove he signed away his land to the railroad and save the railroad from a lawsuit. The discovery of a hidden staircase lead Nancy to solve this baffling mystery.
ND#38. 1961 cover art. When Chi Che Soong is thought to be kidnapped, Nancy, Bess, and George travel to New York to find out what happened to her. The mysterious dragon symbol, a stolen manuscript, and a strange bookshop involve Nancy in a dangerous mission to stop a gang of smugglers and rescue Chi Che.
ND#43. 1966 cover art. Nancy, Bess, and George travel to France to search for a flight of 99 steps to solve the mystery of a friend's strange dream. During her search, she must contend with the sinister Monsieur Neuf and help her father uncover who is frightening a wealthy financier into selling large amounts of securities. This was one of my favorites!
ND#44. 1967 cover art. Carla Ponce invites Nancy, Bess, and George to come to Peru to help decipher the mystery in the crossword cipher--a wooden plaque that promises to lead to fabulous treasure. Nancy must persue the treasure and avoid the dangerous gang of relic thieves headed by El Gato(The Cat.) Another favorite of mine!
ND#42. 1965 cover art. Nancy, Bess, and George travel to Emerson for the Emerson University June Week celebration to visit Ned, Burt, and Dave. They are invited to stay with John Rorick at his mansion on Pine Hill and soon become entangled in a mystery involving a lost family heirloom and a phantom haunting Pine Hill.
ND#40. 1963 cover art. When Nancy receives a valuable moonstone as a gift from an unknown person, she is amazed and puzzled. She soon becomes involved in a mystery involving the Bowens and their missing granddaughter which leads Nancy, Bess, and George to Deep River. Investigating the haunted Moonstone Castle leads to a connection between the castle and the mysterious moonstone and the revelation of what happened to Joanie Horton.
ND#50. 1973 cover art. A bird of ill omen is mysteriously left on Nancy's front lawn. Did the person who put it there do so with the intent of jinxing Nancy and her father? This strange incident involves Nancy in one of Carson's cases about a rare bird farm threatened with destruction to make room for a high-rise apartment house complex. The use of jinxes to threaten those who oppose the construction leads Nancy to track down the criminals behind the jinxing.
ND#49. 1972 cover art. Aunt Eloise invites Nancy, Bess, and George to a cabin near Cooperstown, New York for a chance to solve the mystery of a woman who glides across the water. Nancy becomes involved in a vacation hoax because she resembles a woman involved in the hoax. A mysterious green sorcerer who appears in the woods and an lost treasure involving the gliding woman lead Nancy to help uncover a cleverly concealed operation in the woods.
ND#47. 1970 cover art.The strange disappearance of a young Turkish client of Carson Drew's and the gift of an oriental rug with a coded message woven into its decorative border start Nancy on a difficult search for a missing mannequin. The search takes Nancy, Bess, George, Ned, Burt, and Dave to Turkey where Bess mysteriously disappears.
ND#55. 1978 cover art. In a response to a friend's call for help, Nancy's father, Carson Drew, asks her to travel to the mysterious Crocodile Island with Bess and George to study the reptiles and try to uncover a group of suspected poachers. Upon their arrival, they are kidnapped but manage to escape and uncover a sinister racket that involves many unsuspecting victims.
ND#52. 1975 cover art. Rumors that long ago a treasure was hidden in a city now buried under the Nevada desert lead Nancy, Bess, and George to join a college sponsored archaeological dig in search of the gold. An ancient stone with petroglyphs on it gives Nancy clues to the missing treasure and brings her danger from a thief who wants the treasure.
ND#54. 1977 cover art. A sheep farmer receives a mysterious telephone call after he buys a series of pictures painted on parchment. He is told to decipher the message in the parchment and right a wrong. He asks Nancy to help solve this baffling mystery which soon involves a boy artist and a ruthless villain.