The Secret of the Forgotten City

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The Secret of the Forgotten City
Author Carolyn Keene
Country United States
Language English
Series Nancy Drew Mystery Stories
Genre Juvenile literature
Publisher Grosset & Dunlap
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 180
ISBN 0-448-09552-1
OCLC 1531525
LC Class PZ7.K23 Nan no. 52
Preceded by Mystery of the Glowing Eye
Followed by The Sky Phantom

The Secret of the Forgotten City is the fifty-second volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1975 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

Gold! There are rumors that long ago a treasure was hidden in a city now buried under the Nevada desert . Nancy and her friends plan to join a dig sponsored by two colleges to hunt for the gold . Before she starts,the young sleigh receives an ancient stone tablet with petroglyphs on it . With this amazing clue, however, come a threat to and danger from a thief who also wants the treasure.

One harrowing adventure after another besets Nancy, George, Bess, Ned, Burt, and Dave in 102 degrees temperatures as they pursue Nancy's hunches above and below ground. They are assisted by a fine Indian woman and a young geology student, but both are unwilling participants in a strange plot. In the end Nancy and Ned nearly lose their lives, just after she has discovered the priceless hidden treasure of gold.