List of Nancy Drew books

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The character of Nancy Drew has appeared in a number of series over the years. The first and longest-running of these is the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series, begun in 1930 and ended in 2003. The first spin-off series, the Nancy Drew Files, was begun in 1986. Since then, Nancy Drew has appeared in a number of other series and books.

Nancy Drew Mystery Stories[edit]

Grosset & Dunlap[edit]

The first fifty-six titles in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series were published between 1930 and 1979 by Grosset & Dunlap. Eight volumes published in paperback between 1979 and 1981 were reissued in hardcover format around 2005. Beginning in 1959, Stratemeyer revised and shortened prior volumes: entire plots were sometimes changed (although a shorter novel such as that from 1957 did not need to be rewritten in order to fit into the new length limitatons). As many as five authors are known to have collaborated on some of the volumes: the writer of the original outline, the ghostwriter of the manuscript, the editor, the writer of a new outline for a revised story, and the author of the revised version of the story.

Titles, authorship, and publication dates
# Title Pub. Outline Manuscript Editor Rev. Revised By
1 The Secret of the Old Clock 1930 E. Stratemeyer M. Wirt E. Stratemeyer 1959 H.S. Adams
2 The Hidden Staircase 1930 1959 H.S. Adams
3 The Bungalow Mystery 1930 1960 Patricia Doll
4 The Mystery at Lilac Inn 1930 H.S. Adams H. Elp 1961 Patricia Doll
5 The Secret of Shadow Ranch 1931 H.S. Adams 1965 Grace Grote
6 The Secret of Red Gate Farm 1931 E. Squier M. Wirt/H.S. Adams 1961 Lynn Ealer
7 The Clue in the Diary 1932 1962 H.S. Adams
8 Nancy's Mysterious Letter 1932 W. Karig 1968 H.S. Adams
9 The Sign of the Twisted Candles 1933 H.S. Adams 1968 Patricia Doll
10 The Password to Larkspur Lane 1933 H.S. Adams 1966 Patricia Doll
11 The Clue of the Broken Locket 1934 E. Squier M. Wirt 1965 H.S. Adams/Grace Grote
12 The Message in the Hollow Oak 1935 E. Squier 1972 Grace Grote
13 The Mystery of the Ivory Charm 1936 E. Squier 1974 Priscilla Baker-Carr
14 The Whispering Statue 1937 E. Squier 1970 H.S. Adams
15 The Haunted Bridge 1937 H.S. Adams 1972 P. Baker-Carr
16 The Clue of the Tapping Heels 1939 E. Squier 1969 H.S. Adams
17 The Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk 1940 H.S. Adams 1976 H.S. Adams
18 The Mystery at the Moss-Covered Mansion 1941 E. Squier 1971 H.S. Adams
19 The Quest of the Missing Map 1942 H.S. Adams 1969 P. Baker-Carr
20 The Clue in the Jewel Box 1943 H.S. Adams 1972 P. Baker-Carr
21 The Secret in the Old Attic 1944 H.S. Adams 1970 P. Baker-Carr
22 The Clue in the Crumbling Wall 1945 H.S. Adams 1973 P. Baker-Carr
23 The Mystery of the Tolling Bell 1946 H.S. Adams 1973 P. Baker-Carr
24 The Clue in the Old Album 1947 H.S. Adams 1977 P. Baker-Carr
25 The Ghost of Blackwood Hall 1948 H.S. Adams 1967 P. Baker-Carr
26 The Clue of the Leaning Chimney 1949 H.S. Adams G. Waller/H.S. Adams 1967 P. Baker-Carr
27 The Secret of the Wooden Lady 1950 H.S. Adams M. Scherf 1967 P. Baker-Carr
28 The Clue of the Black Keys 1951 H.S. Adams W. Rankin/H.S. Adams 1968 P. Baker-Carr
29 The Mystery at the Ski Jump 1952 H.S. Adams A. Sasse 1968 Ann Shultes
30 The Clue of the Velvet Mask 1953 A. Svenson M. Wirt/H.S. Adams 1969 P. Baker-Carr
31 The Ringmaster's Secret 1953 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams 1974 June Dunn
32 The Scarlet Slipper Mystery 1954 H.S. Adams C. Strong 1974 Ann Shultes
33 The Witch Tree Symbol 1955 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams 1975 Ann Shultes
34 The Hidden Window Mystery 1956 P. Doll/H.S. Adams H.S. Adams 1975 Mary Fisher
35 The Haunted Showboat 1957 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams J. Dunn/J. Sanderson
36 The Secret of the Golden Pavilion 1959 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams J. Dunn/J. Sanderson
37 The Clue in the Old Stagecoach 1960 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams H.S. Adams
38 The Mystery of the Fire Dragon 1961 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams
39 The Clue of the Dancing Puppet 1962 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams
40 The Moonstone Castle Mystery 1963 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams
41 The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes 1964 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams
42 The Phantom of Pine Hill 1965 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams
43 The Mystery of the 99 Steps 1966 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams
44 The Clue in the Crossword Cipher 1967 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams
45 The Spider Sapphire Mystery 1968 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams
46 The Invisible Intruder 1969 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams
47 The Mysterious Mannequin 1970 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams
48 The Crooked Banister 1971 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams
49 The Secret of Mirror Bay 1972 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams
50 The Double Jinx Mystery 1973 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams
51 Mystery of the Glowing Eye 1974 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams
52 The Secret of the Forgotten City 1975 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams
53 The Sky Phantom 1976 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams
54 The Strange Message in the Parchment 1977 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams
55 Mystery of Crocodile Island 1978 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams
56 The Thirteenth Pearl 1979 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams
57 The Triple Hoax 1979 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams H.S. Adams/Lilo Wuenn
58 The Flying Saucer Mystery 1980 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams Nancy Axelrad
59 The Secret in the Old Lace 1980 H.S. Adams H.S. Adams/Nancy Axelrad
60 The Greek Symbol Mystery 1980 H.S. Adams/Nancy Axelrad Nancy Axelrad
61 The Swami's Ring 1981 H.S. Adams/Nancy Axelrad Nancy Axelrad
62 The Kachina Doll Mystery 1981 Sharon Wagner Sharon Wagner Nancy Axelrad
63 The Twin Dilemma 1981 Nancy Axelrad Nancy Axelrad Lilo Wuenn
64 Captive Witness 1981 Richard Ballad Richard Ballad Nancy Axelrad

Simon & Schuster[edit]

In 1979, the Nancy Drew books began to be published by Wanderer Books Simon & Schuster in paperback format. Though formatted differently from the original 56-volume series which continued under Grosset & Dunlap's control, these new books were published under the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories banner. These books feature increasingly contemporary cover illustrations and some books have multiple versions of the cover art. 8 volumes that had been published in paperback between 1979 and 1981 were subsequently reissued in hardcover format around 2005, and thus the table here has been shaped to include them in the hardcover series by Grosset & Dunlap, although their original existence had predominantly been in paperback editions from Wanderer.

Titles, authorship, and publication dates
# Title Pub. Outline Manuscript Editor
65 Mystery of the Winged Lion 1982 Nancy Axelrad Nancy Axelrad Lilo Wuenn
66 Race Against Time 1982 James Duncan Lawrence James Duncan Lawrence Nancy Axelrad
67 The Sinister Omen 1982 Richard Ballad Richard Ballad
68 The Elusive Heiress 1982 Sharon Wagner Sharon Wagner
69 Clue in the Ancient Disguise 1982 James Duncan Lawrence James Duncan Lawrence
70 The Broken Anchor 1983 Sharon Wagner Sharon Wagner
71 The Silver Cobweb 1983 James Duncan Lawrence James Duncan Lawrence
72 The Haunted Carousel 1983 James Duncan Lawrence James Duncan Lawrence
73 Enemy Match 1984
74 The Mysterious Image 1984
75 The Emerald-Eyed Cat Mystery 1984
76 The Eskimo's Secret 1985 Sharon Wagner Sharon Wagner
77 The Bluebeard Room 1985 James Duncan Lawrence James Duncan Lawrence
78 The Phantom of Venice 1985 James Duncan Lawrence James Duncan Lawrence
79 The Double Horror of Fenley Place 1987
80 The Case of the Disappearing Diamonds 1987
81 The Mardi Gras Mystery 1988
82 The Clue in the Camera 1988
83 The Case of the Vanishing Veil 1988
84 The Joker's Revenge 1988 Eileen Hehl
85 The Secret of Shady Glen 1988
86 The Mystery of Misty Canyon 1988
87 The Case of the Rising Stars 1988
88 The Search for Cindy Austin 1988 Nancy Bush
89 The Case of the Disappearing Deejay 1989 Carol Gorman Carol Gorman
90 The Puzzle at Pineview School 1989
91 The Girl Who Couldn't Remember 1989
92 The Ghost of Craven Cove 1989
93 The Case of the Safecracker's Secret 1990
94 The Picture-Perfect Mystery 1990 Carol Gorman Carol Gorman
95 The Silent Suspect 1990
96 The Case of the Photo Finish 1990
97 The Mystery of Magnolia Mansion 1990 Alison Hart Alison Hart Anne Greenberg
98 The Haunting of Horse Island 1990 Carol Gorman Carol Gorman
99 The Secret at Seven Rocks 1991 Ellen Steiber Ellen Steiber
100 A Secret in Time 1991
101 The Mystery of the Missing Millionairess 1991
102 The Secret in the Dark 1991
103 The Stranger in the Shadows 1991 Alison Hart Alison Hart
104 The Mystery of the Jade Tiger 1991 Ellen Steiber Ellen Steiber
105 The Clue in the Antique Trunk 1992
106 The Case of the Artful Crime 1992
107 The Legend of Miner's Creek 1992
108 The Secret of the Tibetan Treasure 1992
109 The Mystery of the Masked Rider 1992 Alison Hart Alison Hart
110 The Nutcracker Ballet Mystery 1992
111 The Secret at Solaire 1993
112 Crime in the Queen's Court 1993
113 The Secret Lost at Sea 1993
114 The Search for the Silver Persian 1993
115 The Suspect in the Smoke 1993
116 The Case of the Twin Teddy Bears 1993 Alison Hart Alison Hart
117 Mystery on the Menu 1994
118 Trouble At Lake Tahoe 1994
119 The Mystery of the Missing Mascot 1994
120 The Case of the Floating Crime 1994
121 The Fortune Teller's Secret 1994
122 The Message in the Haunted Mansion 1994
123 The Clue on the Silver Screen 1995
124 The Secret of the Scarlet Hand 1995
125 The Teen Model Mystery 1995
126 The Riddle in the Rare Book 1995
127 The Case of the Dangerous Solution 1995
128 The Treasure in the Royal Tower 1995
129 The Baby-Sitter Burglaries 1996 Pamela Willis
130 The Sign of the Falcon 1996
131 The Hidden Inheritance 1996
132 The Fox Hunt Mystery 1996
133 The Mystery at the Crystal Palace 1996
134 The Secret of the Forgotten Cave 1996
135 The Riddle of the Ruby Gazelle 1997
136 The Wedding Day Mystery 1997
137 In Search of the Black Rose 1997
138 The Legend of the Lost Gold 1997
139 The Secret of Candlelight Inn 1997
140 The Door-to-Door Deception 1997
141 The Wild Cat Crime 1998
142 The Case of Capital Intrigue 1998 Elizabeth Nugent Elizabeth Nugent
143 Mystery on Maui 1998 Elizabeth Nugent Elizabeth Nugent
144 The E-mail Mystery 1998
145 The Missing Horse Mystery 1998 Alison Hart Alison Hart
146 The Ghost of the Lantern Lady 1998
147 The Case of the Captured Queen 1999
148 On the Trail of Trouble 1999
149 The Clue of the Gold Doubloons 1999 Alison Hart Alison Hart
150 Mystery at Moorsea Manor 1999
151 The Chocolate-Covered Contest 1999
152 The Key in the Satin Pocket 2000
153 Whispers In the Fog 2000
154 The Legend of the Emerald Lady 2000
155 The Mystery in Tornado Alley 2000 George Edward Stanley George Edward Stanley
156 The Secret in the Stars 2000
157 The Music Festival Mystery 2000
158 The Curse of the Black Cat 2001
159 The Secret of the Fiery Chamber 2001
160 The Clue on the Crystal Dove 2001
161 Lost in the Everglades 2001
162 The Case of the Lost Song 2001
163 The Clues Challenge 2001
164 The Mystery of the Mother Wolf 2002
165 The Crime Lab Case 2002
166 The Case of the Creative Crime 2002
167 Mystery By Moonlight 2002
168 The Bike Tour Mystery 2002
169 The Mistletoe Mystery 2002
170 No Strings Attached 2003 George Edward Stanley George Edward Stanley
171 Intrigue at the Grand Opera 2003
172 The Riding Club Crime 2003
173 Danger on the Great Lakes 2003 George Edward Stanley George Edward Stanley
174 A Taste of Danger 2003
175 Werewolf in a Winter Wonderland 2003

Nancy Drew Files[edit]

Main article: The Nancy Drew Files

In 1986, Simon & Schuster, Inc. began publishing a spin-off series, The Nancy Drew Files, running concurrently with the main Nancy Drew Mystery Stories line. The Nancy Drew Files were aimed at an older, teenage audience, and is similar in style, target audience, and sensibilities with The Hardy Boys Casefiles. Starting in January 2014 Simon and Schuster is releasing this series as eBooks.

Nancy Drew Notebooks[edit]

Main article: Nancy Drew Notebooks

The Nancy Drew Notebooks were aimed at younger readers and featured a Nancy who was still in grade school. The series was published from 1994 to 2005.

Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew[edit]

Starting in 2006, Aladdin Paperbacks has printed a new series of Nancy Drew mysteries, set five years after the death of Nancy Drew's mother, and having Nancy Drew, George Fayne, and Bess Marvin as eight-year-old girls in the third grade at River Heights Elementary School, and solving kid sized mysteries, from finding a stolen ice cream formula entry to the culprit who cut the cake before the bride. This series also sets George's mother working her own catering company and reveals George's real name to be Georgia.

1. Sleepover Sleuths
2. Scream for Ice Cream
3. Pony Problems
4. The Cinderella Ballet Mystery
5. Case of the Sneaky Snowman
6. Fashion Disaster
7. The Circus Scare
8. Lights, Camera...Cats!
9. The Halloween Hoax
10. Ticket Trouble
11. Ski School Sneak
12. Valentine's Day Secret
13. Chick-napped!
14. The Zoo Crew
15. Mall Madness
16. Thanksgiving Thief
17. Wedding Day Disaster
18. Earth Day Escapade
19. April Fool's Day
20. Treasure Trouble
21. Double Take
22. Unicorn Uproar
23. Babysitting Bandit
24. Princess Mix-Up Mystery
25. Buggy Breakout
26. Camp Creepy
27. Cat Burglar Caper
28. Time Thief
29. Designed For Disaster
30. Dance Off
31. The Make-a-Pet Mystery
32. Cape Mermaid Mystery
33. The Pumpkin Patch Puzzle
34. Cupcake Chaos
35. Cooking Camp Disaster
36. The Secret of the Scarecrow
37. The Flower Show Fiasco
38. A Musical Mess
39. Museum Mayhem
40. Butterfly Blues
41. Pool Party Puzzler

Nancy Drew On Campus[edit]

Main article: Nancy Drew on Campus

The Nancy Drew On Campus series, like the Nancy Drew Files, targeted an older audience. Nancy and her friends Bess Marvin and George Fayne go to college; the series focused on college life and romance, rather than all solving mysteries.[1]

River Heights[edit]

This series does not feature Nancy Drew beyond cameo appearances, but is set in her fictional hometown. The series focused on romance and lasted for only 16 titles.[2]

  1. Love Times Three
  2. Guilty Secrets
  3. Going too Far
  4. Stolen Kisses
  5. Between the Lines
  6. Lessons in Love
  7. Cheating Hearts
  8. The Trouble with Love
  9. Lies and Whispers
  10. Mixed Emotions
  11. Broken Hearts
  12. Hard to Handle
  13. A Mind of Her Own
  14. Love and Games
  15. Friends and Rivals
  16. The Jealousy Trap

Nancy Drew, Girl Detective[edit]

Main article: Girl Detective
# Title Released Author
1 Without a Trace March 1, 2004
2 A Race Against Time
3 False Notes
4 High Risk
5 Lights, Camera... May 1, 2004
6 ...Action! July 1, 2004
7 The Stolen Relic September 1, 2004
8 The Scarlet Macaw Scandal November 1, 2004
9 Secret of the Spa January 1, 2005
10 Uncivil Acts March 1, 2005
11 Riverboat Ruse May 1, 2005
12 Stop the Clock July 1, 2005 George Edward Stanley
13 Trade Wind Danger September 1, 2005
14 Bad Times, Big Crimes November 1, 2005
15 Framed January 1, 2006 George Edward Stanley
16 Dangerous Plays March 1, 2006
17 En Garde May 1, 2006
18 Pit of Vipers July 1, 2006
19 The Orchid Thief September 1, 2006
20 Getting Burned October 24, 2006
21 Close Encounters December 26, 2007
22 Dressed to Steal February 27, 2007
23 Troubled Waters April 24, 2007
24 Murder on the Set May 8, 2007
25 Trails of Treachery August 21, 2007
26 Fishing for Clues October 27, 2007
27 Intruder December 26, 2007
28 Mardi Gras Masquerade February 5, 2008
29 The Stolen Bones April 22, 2008
30 Pageant Perfect Crime June 2008
31 Perfect Cover July 2008
32 Perfect Escape October 2008
33 Secret Identity December 2008
34 Stolen Identity January 2009
35 Identity Revealed March 2009
36 Model Crime June 2009
37 Model Menace August 2009
38 Model Suspect October 2009
39 Green-Eyed Monster December 2009
40 Green with Envy February 2010
41 Seeing Green April 2010
42 Secret Sabotage June 2010 Kate Angelella
43 Serial Sabotage October 2010
44 Sabotage Surrender February 2011
45 California Schemin' June 2011
46 Mystery at Malachite Mansion October 2011
47 Stalk, Don't Run February 2012

Girl Detective Super Mysteries[edit]

# Title Released
1 Where's Nancy? June 2005
2 Once Upon a Crime June 2006
3 Real Fake July 2007
4 Ghost Stories August 5, 2008

Nancy Drew Diaries[edit]

Current Series from 2013 to present. This is a reboot of the Nancy Drew Girl Detective series. A boxed set of the first four titles in paperback published in November 2013. The series is described as "A classic Nancy Drew with her modern twist". This is the first series to be available in three different formats; paperbacks, hardcover books with dust jacket, and eBooks. The first four titles had an initial printing of 25,000 copies in paperback and 2,500 copies in hardback. The fifth, sixth, and seventh titles had an initial print run of 25,000 in paperback and 5,000 in hardback. [3]

At least one title in this series is ghostwritten by Kekla Magoon, Strangers on a Train.

Titles[edit]

  • 1. Curse of the Arctic Star (February 2013)
  • 2. Strangers on a Train (February 2013)
  • 3. Mystery of the Midnight Rider (May 2013)
  • 4. Once Upon a Thriller (September 2013)
  • 5. Sabotage at Willow Woods (January 2014)
  • 6. Secret at Mystic Lake (May 2014)
  • 7. The Phantom of Nantucket (September 2014)
  • 8. The Magician's Secret (January 2015)
  • 9. The Clue at Black Creek Farm (May 2015)
  • 10. untitled (September 2015)

Papercutz Nancy Drew graphic novels[edit]

Beginning in 2005, Papercutz began issuing a new series of Nancy Drew graphic novels as an offshoot of the Girl Detective series. The series is edited by Jim Salicrup, written by Stefan Petrucha, and illustrated by Sho Murase. All the storylines are completely new. The manga-style illustrations and technical allusions (Nancy's hybrid car, George's tablet PC) give Nancy and her friends a 21st-century spin. In 2014 the first two titles will be re-released and repackaged as the Nancy Drew Diaries series.

A list of the novels in print to date is as follows:

  1. The Demon of River Heights (2005-10-13)
  2. Writ in Stone (2005-10-13)
  3. The Old Fashioned Mystery of The Haunted Dollhouse (2005-11-29)
  4. The Girl Who Wasn't There (2006-1-24)
  5. The Fake Heir (2006-4-18)
  6. Mr. Cheeters is Missing (2006-8-08)
  7. The Charmed Bracelet (2006-11-28)
  8. Global Warning (2007-3-06)
  9. Ghost in the Machinery (2007-5-15)
  10. The Disoriented Express (2007-8-07)
  11. Monkey-Wrench Blues (2007-11-13)
  12. Dress Reversal (2008-1-22)
  13. Doggone Town (2008-5-27)
  14. Sleight of Dan (2008-8-19)
  15. Tiger Counter (2008-11-25)
  16. What Goes Up (2009-2-03)
  17. Night of the Living Chatchke (2009-2-03)
  18. City Under the Basement (2009-2-03)
  19. Cliffhanger (2009-02-03)
  20. High School Musical Mystery (2010-6-08)
  21. High School Musical Mystery#2 (2010-8-17)

On September 14, 2010, they came out with a new Nancy Drew Graphic Novel Series called The "Nancy Drew New Case Files". These New novels center around a River Heights that has become obsessed with Vampire books. The Novels are as follows:

  1. Nancy Drew: Vampire Slayer (2010-09-14)
  2. A Vampires Kiss (2010-10-21)
  3. Nancy Drew with the Hardy Boys

Specials[edit]

Crossover series with The Hardy Boys[edit]

Nancy Drew has teamed up with the Hardy Boys on numerous occasions in several series and stories.

Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Super Sleuths (1981-1984)[edit]

The first Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Super Sleuths book was published in 1981 with the sequel published in 1984. Both volumes contain seven short stories with Nancy Drew and the Hardy boys working together and are written under the pen-names of Carolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon. Both books were published under Simon & Schuster’s Wanderer Books imprint.[4]

  1. Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Super Sleuths - 1981
  2. Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Super Sleuths#2 - 1984

Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Be a Detective Mystery Stories (1984-1985)[edit]

These titles feature a level of reader-interaction in a manner similar to the Choose Your Own Adventure books.

  1. The Secret of the Knight’s Sword
  2. Danger on Ice
  3. The Feathered Serpent
  4. Secret Cargo
  5. The Alaskan Mystery
  6. The Missing Money Mystery

Two more titles were planned but never published:[5]

7. Jungle of Evil
8. Ticket to Intrigue

Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys SuperMystery Series (1988–1998)[edit]

Main article: Supermystery

This series of 36 paperbacks was authored under the Carolyn Keene name, and the series (released at the same time as the Nancy Drew Files and the Hardy Boys Casefiles) was more geared toward Nancy Drew fans.

Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Super Mystery (2007-2012)[edit]

This is a spin-off series of the Nancy Drew: Girl Detective series and The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers series.

# Title Released
1 Terror on Tour June 2007
2 Danger Overseas May 2008
3 Club Dread May 2009
4 Gold Medal Murder July 2010
5 Bonfire Masquerade July 2011
6 Stage Fright July 2012

Campfire Stories[edit]

This book was first published by Wanderer Books in 1984 and, like the Super Sleuth books, Carolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon are listed as co-authors. National Director of Program Services, Camp Fire, Inc, Karen W. Bartz wrote a foreword for this book. Carolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon also wrote a foreword.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ White
  2. ^ Fisher
  3. ^ "Digital Catalog". Simon and Schuster. 
  4. ^ a b Burton Smith
  5. ^ Finnan

References[edit]