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Nancy, Bess, and George must find a stolen statue in this twentieth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to the classic mystery series. Nancy is beyond excited when she receives an invitation to an elite celebration of the arts hosted by the Duchess Strickland, a woman once renowned for her collection who hasn't been seen in years. With Bess and George at her side, Nancy's certain it will be an evening she'll never forget. Then just days before the party, a priceless sculpture is stolen! Still, the Duchess vows the party will go on as planned-and Nancy is determined to use the opportunity to sniff out the thief. But on the big night, as creatives, collectors, and connoisseurs-all with their own motives-converge, it quickly becomes clear that crime, like art, is all about the illusion, and a stolen statue may be the least of Nancy's troubles.Show more
Nancy, Bess, and George race to catch an international jewel thief in this eighteenth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to the classic mystery series. Nancy is helping out her Dad's friend, Louise Alain, and her dog, Marge, at an upcoming dog show in Montreal. Marge is a professional and needs someone she can trust to handle her at the biggest show of the season. Nancy is happy to oblige, especially since Louise invited Bess and George as well! Of course, the three friends are investigating a crime within hours of their arrival. One of the show dogs was drugged and a giant wad of gum was matted into its hair. Louise asks Nancy to investigate and gives her a useful tip: look at the dogs-their temperaments and styles are often a good window into the hearts and minds of their owners. But instead of solving a case of competitor sabotage, Nancy discovers jewel thieves have been using the dog show circuit as a smuggling operation. The thieves are not comfortable with the teenage sleuth who's asking too many questions. And when they make some serious threats, Nancy, Bess, and George quickly find themselves in dangerous territory. Can Nancy discover the thieves' identity and take home the trophy? Or is this one case where the bite is worse than the bark?Show more
Nancy and her friends are out to find a comedian's saboteur in this seventeenth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to the classic mystery series. Nancy's boyfriend, Ned, has recently started his own podcast called NedTalks and he just got his big break. Up and coming comedian Brady Owens has agreed to sit down for an interview. And this isn't just any interview; it's the first interview Brady has given since a video of him lashing out at an audience member went viral. Now people are protesting his shows and calling him violent. Nancy agrees to help out with the technical stuff so Ned can focus on the hard-hitting questions. But when they go to meet the interviewee they find Brady's hotel room trashed-and no comedian in sight. Luckily, they find Brady unhurt and nothing of monetary value is missing from the room. Only his notebook of new material is gone. Brady says he knows it's the people who've seen the video of him yelling. They think he's dangerous and doesn't deserve a platform. He wishes it would all blow over. Nancy disagrees with Brady. She thinks he should apologize to the crowd and admit that he crossed a line. But she recognizes a person in need of help when she sees one and agrees to get to the bottom of this sabotage anyway. Complex social media charts, undercover outfits, and intense button study send Nancy, Bess, George, and Ned on a wild ride through River Heights to uncover the truth. But nothing is what it seems in this game of comedic timing. Can Nancy find the culprit before it's too late?Show more
Nancy finds herself a Christmas mystery in this super special eighteenth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries series, a fresh approach to the classic mystery series. Nancy Drew's dad surprises her with a trip to a beautiful New England ski resort for Christmas break. Nancy is so excited. What could be better than a whole week of skiing and five-star dining? But no vacation can go smoothly when Nancy is involved. On her very first run down the slopes, Nancy hits a bad patch of ice and takes a serious tumble. A doctor sends her back to the hotel in a cast and mandates twelve days of bed rest. That means no long car trips back to River Heights and twelve days of sitting around. Luckily, there's still the five-star dining and beautiful views. Just hours into her convalescence, Nancy witnesses something very suspicious through another hotel room window. And when she presses the concierge she learns there have been mysterious break-ins throughout the hotel. It's clear someone has been going into guest's rooms but, as far as anyone can tell, nothing has been taken. Nancy can't resist-she has to investigate. Only trouble is, she's still bed bound. Taking some cues from Home Alone's Kevin McCallister, Nancy devises some clever schemes to get her investigating done from her bed. But for all her plans, Nancy still can't find the source of the break-ins. Or the purpose. What's worse the mood of the hotel has turned decidedly un-merry. People are leaving in droves and the jolly hotel owner is worried about the hotel's success. With all the odds stacked against her, can Nancy solve this crime in time to save Christmas? Or is this one Yuletide she'll wish to forget?Show more
Nancy and her friends must try to figure out why a girl is acting strangely after visiting a haunted house in this sixteenth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to the classic mystery series. Nancy's classmate, Willa, needs her help. Willa is convinced something is terribly wrong with her friend Izzy, but everyone has dismissed Willa's concerns, saying it's just teen angst. But Willa thinks it's more than that; she thinks Izzy is possessed. It all started when Willa and Izzy snuck into an abandoned house with some of their friends. After running around and exploring, Willa went in to the basement and found Izzy staring into space. Izzy was conscious, but she was acting weird-she wouldn't speak and she didn't seem to recognize Willa. And when Izzy finally woke up from her trance, she had no memory of the previous few hours. Since then, Izzy's continued to act strangely. She's usually funny and easygoing, but now she's high strung and has intense fits. Once she even threatened to hurt Willa. Nancy is sure there's a rational explanation for all of this and has a feeling she'll find it at the "haunted" house. But what she finds has her questioning her resolve. Could Willa be right? Is Izzy possessed by the ghost of Heliotrope Lane?Show more
The gang is on an epic quest to discover the identity of a treacherous Greek scholar! Nancy, Bess, and George are excited to attend Oracle College's annual Greek mythology themed gala. But the festive spirit turns troubled when a student falls from the balcony mid-speech. Nancy's investigations quickly reveal this was a case of collegiate sabotage. Can she find the campus menace before someone else gets hurt?Show more
'Nancy and her friends find themselves at a haunted inn with a mystery to solve in this thirteenth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to the classic mystery series. When Nancy and Bess accompany George to a cousin's wedding in historic Charleston, South Carolina, they end up staying at an old inn near the family's home with the rest of the guests. But when they begin hearing strange noises and witnessing unexplained phenomena at night they soon discover that it's one of Charleston's most haunted hotels! When the wedding rings disappear during one of these spooky evenings, Nancy knows she's got to get to the bottom of this ghostly mystery before there isn't a happily ever after.Show more
'Nancy and her friends only have a few hours to track down the donations for a charity gala that have mysteriously gone missing in this fourteenth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to the classic mystery series. Bess's mom is on the board of Pet Crusaders, a local rescue organization, and hosts the charity's annual fundraising gala. Nancy, Bess, and George have attended the event ever since they were kids, and they're excited for this year's party, the theme of which is A Night on a Riverboat. The gala will feature blackjack, roulette, and a high-stakes poker tournament, and all proceeds will go to help stray animals. But when the charity money goes missing mid-event, Nancy has to track down the thief before the ship docks. With three hours and over two hundred guests, Nancy faces one of her greatest mystery-solving challenges yet!Show more
Dear Diary, When Bess asked George and me to be counselors at her old camp, I thought I was in for a relaxing week. But trouble always finds me. I heard about a camper who had drowned in the lake years ago and dismissed it as a ghost story. But then something pulled me under during a swim lesson. And then our cabin's sleeping bags disappeared! You would think after solving so many cases involving ghosts, I wouldn't believe in them. But these scary events are making it hard not to. All I know is that I have to make sure my campers are safe at Camp Cedarbark.Show more
Dear Diary... "Magic is a mystery that doesn't need solving." That's what illusionist Drake Lonestar told me when I saw him perform. I was skeptical that the famous magician could really make the River Heights courthouse disappear, but I was wrong. It turns out that the courthouse wasn't the only thing that vanished. So did important evidence relating to a jewel heist - and all signs point to Lonestar as the thief! Now the magician himself has disappeared into thin air - and all of River Heights is looking at me to track him down. I just hope I can do it soon, because I have a feeling Lonestar has one last trick up his sleeve....Show more
Dear Diary... I thought a trip to Nantucket with Bess and George would be a simple vacation, but of course mysteries seem to follow me everywhere! We're on this fun, end-of-summer trip because our friend Jenna has an awesome exhibit opening at the local Nantucket Nautical Museum and we wanted to support her. She was really excited about it until some creep vandalized her welcome banner. Now it's become clear that someone is out to sabotage the whole exhibit. I really need to find the culprit to help Jenna and to return some of the priceless artifacts that have gone missing from the museum. I'm pretty sure this is one beach vacation that won't be just fun in the sun.Show more
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