The Scarlet Slipper Mystery

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The Scarlet Slipper Mystery
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AuthorCarolyn Keene (Charles S. Strong)
CountryUnited States
SeriesNancy Drew Mystery Stories
GenreJuvenile literature
PublisherGrosset & Dunlap
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Preceded byThe Ringmaster's Secret
Followed byThe Witch Tree Symbol

The Scarlet Slipper Mystery is the thirty-second volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was published in 1954 by Grosset & Dunlap and written by Charles S. Strong under the house pseudonym Carolyn Keene.[1]


Nancy meets the Fontaines, refugees from the fictional country of Centrovia, who run a dance school in River Heights. The Fontaines receive threats from a mysterious assailant, and Nancy offers to help, but then the Fontaines disappear. Nancy begins her search for them and becomes involved in a mystery involving a pair of scarlet dance slippers, a painting, and missing jewels. There are many people pretending to be friends of the Fontaines, but Nancy does not know if they are lying.


  1. ^ Rediscovering Nancy Drew Carolyn Stewart Dyer, Nancy Tillman Romalov; University of Iowa Press, 1995; "Charles Strong created the manuscript for The Scarlet Slipper Mystery" (page 155)