Mystery of Crocodile Island

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Mystery of Crocodile Island
Author Carolyn Keene
Country United States
Language English
Series Nancy Drew Mystery Stories
Genre Juvenile literature
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
Publication date
March 10, 1978[1]
ISBN 0-448-09555-6
OCLC 3962224
LC Class PZ7.K23 Nan no. 55
Preceded by The Strange Message in the Parchment
Followed by The Thirteenth Pearl

Mystery of Crocodile Island is the fifty-fifth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1978 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.


Nancy responds to a friend's frantic call for help and she and her father travel to Crocodile Island with Bess and George to study the reptiles and try to uncover a group of poachers. Upon arriving, the group is kidnapped, but they escape and uncover a sinister plot involving many unsuspected victims.


  • This book reveals that George's real name is actually "Georgia," but that she hates being called by her actual name.
  • It's revealed that Bess's mother's maiden name is "Boonton," but it's never said if that's the maiden name of George's mother (it can be assumed that it isn't).
    • While it mentions in every single book that Bess and George are cousins (presumably first cousins), from this book, it can be assumed that Bess's father and George's mother are most likely brother-and-sister.