The Clue of the Leaning Chimney

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The Clue of the Leaning Chimney
Original edition cover
Author Carolyn Keene
Cover artist Russell H. Tandy
Country United States
Language English
Series Nancy Drew Mystery Stories
Genre Juvenile literature
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
ISBN 0-448-09526-2
OCLC 34313366
Preceded by The Ghost of Blackwood Hall
Followed by The Secret of the Wooden Lady

The Clue of the Leaning Chimney is the twenty-sixth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1949 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual authors were ghostwriters George Waller, Jr. and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.


A rare and valuable Chinese vase is stolen from a pottery shop and the owner asks Nancy for help. During the investigation, Nancy searches for a leaning chimney, which leads her to missing pottery experts.