The Mystery of the Tolling Bell

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The Mystery of the Tolling Bell
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 0-448-09523-8
Preceded by The Clue in the Crumbling Wall
Followed by The Clue in the Old Album

The Mystery of the Tolling Bell is the twenty-third volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1946 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson.


Nancy, Bess, and George travel to a picturesque seaside town in search of Carson Drew's missing client. Mr. Drew fails to join the girls as planned, leading to a mystery involving his disappearance and a nearby cliffside cave inhabited by a ghost and his tolling bell.