The Secret of the Wooden Lady

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The Secret of the Wooden Lady
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)
Preceded by The Clue of the Leaning Chimney
Followed by The Clue of the Black Keys

The Secret of the Wooden Lady is the twenty-seventh volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1950 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Margaret Scherf.


Nancy, Bess, and George travel to Boston Harbor to assist Captain Easterly and solve the mystery of ghostly visitors on board his ship. The ship's figurehead of a wooden lady is missing. Once the mystery is solved, the history of the ship is revealed.