Eloise Drew is a character who appears occasionally in the popular Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. She is Nancy's aunt and is the sister of Nancy's father, Carson Drew. Eloise is a teacher in New York. She has many friends who are detectives and, whenever she can,references Nancy to get her involved in new cases. Before asking Nancy anything about coming up to talk about new cases she always asks her brother, Carson Drew first, to not ensue any disappointment in Nancy. Many exciting events involving Nancy's mysteries occur during Nancy's visits at Aunt Eloise's apartment. When Nancy's mother died, she was considering moving to Nancy's home but the private school where she worked needed her, so when the Drews met Hannah Gruen, Miss Drew decided to stay in New York. Eloise Drew hosts Nancy and her friends often throughout the series. She is the one who introduces to Nancy the case that is the subject of The Mystery of the Fire Dragon and The Message in the Hollow Oak. Eloise Drew occasionally assists Nancy in her sleuthing, and loves her niece dearly.