The Clue in the Old Album

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The Clue in the Old Album
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Original edition cover
Author Carolyn Keene
Cover artist Russell H. Tandy
Language English
Series Nancy Drew Mystery Stories
Genre Juvenile literature
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
Publication date
1947
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
ISBN 0-448-09524-6
Preceded by The Mystery of the Tolling Bell
Followed by The Ghost of Blackwood Hall

The Clue in the Old Album is the twenty-fourth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1947 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene.

Plot[edit]

Nancy witnesses a purse snatching and runs after the thief. She rescues the purse, but not its contents, then is asked by the owner, a doll collector, to do some detective work. "The source of light will heal all ills, but a curse will follow him who takes it from the gypsies." This is one of the clues Nancy is given to find an old album, a lost doll, and a missing gypsy violinist. The young sleuth never gives up her search, though she is poisoned by a French-swordsman doll, run off the road in her car by an enemy, and sent many warnings to give up the case.