No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.
New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...Find out more
Carolyn Keene is a pen name used by a variety of authors for the classic Nancy Drew Mystery series. The first author to use the pseudonym was Mildred Wirt Benson, who wrote 23 of the original 30 books. Other writers who have adapted the Carolyn Keene moniker include Leslie McFarlane, James Duncan Lawrence, Walter Karig, and Nancy Axelrod.
A special treat for Nancy Drew fans, and any reader who's new to the series! We're releasing a stunning new edition of an old favorite: The Hidden Staircase, the second book in the incredibly popular, long-running series. It's the same exciting mystery that readers have fallen in love with for more than 80 years Nancy Drew has to find the mysterious ghost that seems to be haunting Twin Elms, and make sure no more prized possessions disappear under her nose. Now with a brand-new look, this is an edition that collectors won't want to miss!
Read the original Nancy Drew mystery! The Secret of the Old Clock is the mystery that began it all for America's favorite teenaged slueth. The accidental rescue of a little girl who lives with her two great-aunts leads to an adventurous search for a missing will.
Think you know Nancy Drew? Think again-and help solve myriad mysteries in a boxed set of the first four books in this new take on the classic series. Nancy Drew is a spectacular sleuth, one who relies on her wits more than her smartphone. She and her best friends, Bess and George, solve cases using their powers of observation, deductive skills, and sharp intelligence-and their adventures are always full of suspense. This boxed set includes Curse of the Arctic Star, Strangers on a Train, Mystery of the Midnight Rider, and Once Upon a Thriller.
NANCY DISCOVERS THAT WHERE THERE'S A WILL, THERE'S A WAY.. .TO ATTEMPT MURDER One of River Heights's richest and most respected citizens, Charles Pierce, has fallen in love.. .and fallen out with his family. He asked his beautiful and much younger housekeeper, Nila, to marry him, and his heirs fear getting cut out of his will. But Pierce now fears for Nila's life, and he asks Nancy to investigate the threat. With all of Pierce's money at stake, there's no shortage of suspects -- including his very handsome son, Philip. And Nancy has to wonder whether Philip's interest in her stems from affection, greed, or both. Either way, he spells trouble, and Nancy knows one thing for sure: by taking on this case, she's inherited a house full of danger!
It's five times the mysteries-and five time the fun-with this paperback boxed set of the first five books in the Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew series! The first five books in the Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew chapter book series are now available in a collectible boxed set, perfect for aspiring sleuths! This clue-filled boxed set includes: Sleepover Sleuths Scream for Ice Cream Pony Problems The Cinderella Ballet Mystery The Case of the Sneaky Snowman
A special treat for Nancy Drew fans, and any reader who's new to the series! We're releasing a stunning new edition of an old favorite: The Secret of the Old Clock, the first book in the incredibly popular, long-running series. It's the same exciting mystery that readers have fallen in love with for more than 80 years--Nancy Drew has to help Mr. Crowly's friends find his missing will, before the evil Topham family steals his full inheritance. Now with a brand-new look, this is an edition that collectors won't want to miss!
When Nancy and her friends travel to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, Nancy is confronted by a baffling art theftand exposes a terrible secret.
In The Clue in the Camera, what starts as a fun trip to San Francisco develops into a dangerous mystery when Nancy exposes the dark secrets of a dead man.
At River Arts, Nancys perfecting her performanceunder cover! Set high above the river, the grand old Pennington estate is the perfect place for an arts colony. College students can work with established artists, and the owner, elderly Marianna Pennington, gets to keep her home. But when Rhoda Benton, the colonys director, gets a disturbing threat, Nancy and Bess start hunting for an elusive suspect. From the owners nephew who wants to build condos on the property to a handsome young artist determined to break all the rules, theres no lack of candidates. But Nancys best lead comes from someone who wants to remain anonymoussomeone she'll have to meet at midnight at the edge of a cliff
Exclusive Waverly Academy looks like a medieval castle, but the horrors there are up-to-date. With minor incidents and cruel pranks running rampant, and each incident accompanied by a curse note from the Black Cat, soon everyone is spookedeven the teachers. At the headmistresss request, Nancy and George go undercover as teaching interns, and it isnt long before Nancy herself gets one of the menacing notes. Who is the mysterious Black Cat? An unhappy student? Or is a more sinister force at work?
The International Friendship Club is sponsoring a fun weekendbut Nancy finds a melting pot of sabotage! For Nancy and her friends, Worldbeat Weekend at Emerson College is supposed to be a good time. Nancy gets to spend time with her boyfriend, Ned, and everyone plans to enjoy music and food from around the world. But the two candidates running to be the next president of IFC are from rival countries, and when they accuse each other of smearing their campaigns with dirty tricks, the chaos begins. Missing money and collapsing tents are just the start of the trouble. As tensions rise, the weekend spirals toward disaster. The local press is sniffing around. A public scandal would ruin IFC, and only Nancy can uncover the clues to track down the culprit in time!
When Nancy goes stargazing, she catches a comet of an adventure by the tail! Nancy and George are thrilled when Bob Dr. Stars Steller, a cool astronomer with a popular radio program, comes to River Heights for the Perseid meteor shower. And Bess goes into orbit when she learns that a Hollywood heartthrob and his girlfriend are also secretly in town. But when Nancy finds Dr. Stellers van deserted and runs into a hostile rival of the astronomer, she senses a dangerous black hole in the event. Then Dr. Steller finally appearsor is he an optical illusion? As Nancy uncovers more evidence, her suspicions lead her into a sinister scheme moving faster than the speed of light!
No room at the inn means someone wants Nancy to check outpermanently. Theres nothing like riding a horse across the beautiful English countryside, and Nancy has been looking forward to this vacation. But the danger begins even before she arrives at stately Moorsea Manor. Someone steals a road sign, sending Nancy down a dark, twisting road to nowhere. When she finally finds the inn, shes almost killed by a bronze statue dropped from a second-story window. The owners tell her that there have been other pranks as well. And once someone gets hurt, the Moorsea Manor will be out of business. Now its up to Nancy to find the culpritbefore the guest list becomes a casualty list.
Nancy and George are thrilled to take part in the filming of a pirate movie onboard the Swift Adventure, a reproduction of a centuries-old sailing ship. Twin brothers Andrew and Daniel Wagner are producing the low-budget film, and theyve asked their friends to help out. With Nancy as assistant director and George set to play a notorious female pirate, the girls cant wait to jump in. But a series of robberies at the hotel where the cast and crew are staying, plus the discovery of gold doubloons at the crime scenes, has almost everyone in the production under suspicion. Could the robberies be a publicity stunt staged by one of the brothers? An angry crew member trying to sabotage the film? With her own safety in jeopardy, Nancy needs to figure out who in a big cast of characters is masterminding this criminal production.
Nancy, Bess, and George can hardly believe their eyes when they arrive at the Black Hills Buffalo Ranch. Aside from the awesome natural scenery, Mount Rushmore National Memorialwith four larger-than-life US presidentstowers nearby. But the girls have no time for sightseeing: Theyve come to help Besss friend Kincaid Turner find out who stole a baby buffalo named Justice from her fathers ranch. At first, stealing a buffalo seems like a strange thing to do, but as Nancy and her friends investigate, they find a whole herd of suspects. Antoinette Francoeur, an eccentric animal rights activist, makes a habit of freeing caged creatures. Badger Brady, a rival buffalo rancher, has been making threatswith an ax. And some archaeologists in the area arent happy about the girls snooping. Now its Nancys turn to round up the clues and stop a buffalo thief in his tracks.
Someone is using email to sabotage Nancys fathers law firmand Nancys searching cyberspace to put an end to this web of greed, deception, and betrayal.
Nancy loves a good mystery. Thats why she, Bess, and George are volunteering at Persimmon Woods Pioneer Village, a living history museum of the 1830s. Nancys heard that a lot of weird things have been happening there, like the eerie sightings of the Lantern Lady the ghost of an original settler. But as soon as Nancy starts investigating, she learns that even though the workers at Persimmon Woods are in costume, the danger isnt an act. Someone has concocted a cunning scheme to destroy the villageand if Nancy doesnt find the culprit, she could become history, too.
Nancys going to the White House, where George is interning as a photographers assistant. On the day of her arrival, a photo session of a priceless solid-gold statue is under way. But something is wrong with this pictureNancy gets knocked out cold and now the statue is missing.
While working for a TV news team, Nancy gets a chance to cover a breaking story at the zooa cougar, belonging to one of the worlds endangered species, has given birth to four cubs. But the wondrous news turns wicked when the cubs are stolen.
The police suspect some of the junior high kids in Nancy Drews after-school program of breaking into houses. But when Nancy sets out to find the truth, she finds herself in danger. The real crooks are determined to shut her downbefore she shuts the door on the River Heights burglary ring!
When the customers of the River Heights pharmacy take seriously ill after being delivered their medicine, Nancy is convinced that sabotage is involved and searches for the deadly drug.
While Nancy attends the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival, a movie masterpiece is stolen, and her investigation puts her in danger of being cut out of the picture for good.
When she learns that the recently widowed Mrs. Kittredge is making regular visits to a fortune-teller and turning over large sums of money to Madame Destiny, Nancy decides to investigate.
Volunteering on a hospital ship that brings medical care to South America, Nancy begins to suspect that someone is using the ship to transport illegal cargo and must track down the clues before her own health is risked.
Nancys class is performing Alice in Wonderland, and everyone is busy practicing for the big day. Rehearsals are running smoothly until the Mad Hatter, pesky Orson Wong, discovers that his magic hat has vanished. How will the Mad Hatter remember his lines without it? Sounds like a case for Nancy Drew. But Nancys not so sure she wants to solve this oneOrson is such a pest! Even worse, Orson wants to help Nancy solve his own case, and Nancys friends wont even investigate the case if hes around. Will a new partner mean saying good-bye to old friends? And can Nancy and Orson uncover the Hatters hat before curtain time?
Nancy and her friends witness an explosion and the burning of a beautiful country mansion. Fearing its occupants may be trapped in the blazing building, they rush to the rescueand unexpectedly find themselves confronted with a mystery that seems insoluble.The first clue is an anonymous diaryits entries in a handwriting difficult to decipher. Who dropped the diary? Was it the stranger Nancy saw running away from the fire? What was he doing there? Finding out how Nancy discovers the answers to these questions makes for another exciting Nancy Drew mystery.From the Compact Disc edition.
Solving crime never takes a vacation! While off on a summer visit to Red Gate Farm, Nancy becomes suspicious of a secret society gathering near the ranch.From the Compact Disc edition.
Nancy and Bess travel to Costa Rica with their best friend George as she prepares to participate in La Ruta de los Conquistadores, a 3-day mountain bike race. It soon becomes clear that someone will go to great lengths to make sure top cyclist Derek Woodhall doesn't win. Leave it to Nancy Drew to be on the case no matter where she is....
When floods in the low-lying towns downriver from River Heights destroy many homes and business, River Heights is one of the first towns to contribute to relief efforts. Nancy, Bess, and George all sign on as volunteers for Helping Homes, a non-profit that builds homes for people in need. But trouble starts when work on the new apartments is sabotaged including ruined plumbing equipment and holes smashed in newly installed drywall. Nancy wonders why anyone would hinder such a worthy project, and she immediately offers to try to find and stop the culprit.
River Heights is in a complete uproar when the local zoo reports that one of its exotic and very venomous snakes has been snake-napped! It's only a matter of hours, though, before an anonymous tip leads the police to the missing critter - in the home of Nancy's friend, Charles Adams. Nancy isn't sure what to think of all this - until Charles appeals to her to help him prove his innocence. She can't resist taking the case. If he really is innocent, perhaps she can help clear his name. If he's guilty, she'll be able to satisfy herself to that fact as well.
Nancy Drew arrives in Phoenix, Arizona, eagerly looking forward to a fun-filled vacation at Shadow Ranch, but abruptly finds herself involved in a baffling mystery.
A Civil War re-enactment has the whole town of River Heights up in arms - Confederate and Union sympathizers never did mix! Especially when someone starts digging holes and tampering with the battlefield. After alittle sleuthing, Nancy starts to wonder whether some of the participants trying to cheat... But will anyone believe a Confederate when she says that some Northerners are up to no good?
Nancy Drews keen mind is tested when she searches for a missing will.
Read by Laura Linneyapprox. 3 hours2 cassettesTeenage detective Nancy Drew uses her courage and powers of deduction to solve the mysterious happenings in an old stone mansion.
Read by Laura Linneyapprox. 3 hours2 cassettesNancy believes her friend's guardians are trying to steal her inheritance. As she investigates, she has a perilous experience near the deserted bungalow.
Read by Laura Linneyapprox. 3 hours2 cassettesNancy finds herself in danger when she tries to solve the mystery of the old inn, believed to be jinxed.
Nancy is always on the look out for a mystery, but when it comes to choosing a birthday present for her father, she hasn't got a clue! But then, another mystery comes her way - one that involves Heather Simmons, a leading candidate in the upcoming election for Mayor of River Heights. Nancy is pretty sure that Heather's daughter Leslie, musician extraordinaire, has been kidnapped. But the thing is, nobody is saying a word about it!
WHAT'S CHINESE NEW YEAR WITHOUT A DRAGON? The third-grade classes at Nancy's school are learning about Chinese culture, and they'll celebrate the Chinese New Year with a special parade. The highlight of the parade will be a dragon costume. Nancy's class is making it out of feathers, sequins, gold tassels, and red silk. But right before the big day, the dragon disappears! Nancy, Bess, and George are in the New Year's spirit. They've enjoyed a delicious feast at the home of their classmate Mari Cheng. She's even lent the girls special Chinese outfits to wear. But without the dragon, there will be no parade. And that makes Nancy roaring mad!
A special treat for Nancy Drew fans, and any reader who's new to the series! We're releasing a stunning new edition of an old favorite: The Bungalow Mystery, the third book in the incredibly popular, long-running series. It's the same exciting mystery that readers have fallen in love with for more than 80 years--Nancy Drew has to help Laura Pendelton retrieve her family jewels, but they have to act quickly! Now with a brand-new look, this is an edition that collectors won't want to miss!
It's a blooming mystery! Nancy and her friends agree that the Pink Princess daisies they've grown from seed are the prettiest flowers ever. They're sure to win a prize at the spring flower show. But shortly before the event, the daisies disappear! Snobby fourth-grader Viola Van Hall told the girls that her flowers were going to take first prize. Classmate Orson Wong wanted the daisies for a horrible science experiment. Belle Bridges sprinkles flower petals all over her salads -- she might have eaten the daisies. Have the girls lost the chance to win the contest, or is the answer to the mystery right under their noses?
Nancy gets the big picture from a really tiny clue! Nancy and her friends love Mr. Lizard's Funhouse -- it's their favorite TV show. But now Mr. Lizard is going to be replaced -- by a cooking show! Nancy gets the kids in school to sign a petition to save the Show, but when she brings it to the TV station, it says in big purple letters, "e;Get rid of Mr. Lizard!"e; From the lunch lady to a science whiz kid, anyone in school Could have written the nasty note. Then Nancy's father gives her a special gift -- a magnifying glass. It's just the thing for an upclose look at her best clue -- a distinctive purple fingerprint!
Nancy Wins A Holiday Party Raffle -- but Loses The Prize! Nancy and her Labrador puppy, Chocolate Chip, are enjoying the holiday party at the Dashing Dog salon. They even win the raffle prize -- a one-of-a-kind doggie collar with rhinestones shaped like bones. But then the collar vanishes! Now Nancy is digging up suspects. There's Petra, a girl from her school. She really, really wanted the collar for her dog, Prince Fabian. And what about Alice Cahill, who writes about pets for the local newspaper? She was crazy for the collar, too. Then there's Mrs. Vanderpool and her two yipping Yorkies -- the collar is just their style. To solve this case, Nancy has to be sure she's barking up the right tree!
Mystery mouth's voice is Nancy's first clue! Nancy has a new set of hot green walkie-talkies to use in busy places like the mail. But when Bess and George try them out, one of the walkie-talkies disappears. Nancy thinks a bratty boy they know may have taken it. Then Mystery Mouth starts sending Nancy messages on the remaining walkie-talkie. Each message contains a clue. Soon Nancy and her friends are on a crazy chase all over town. Mystery Mouth is talking, but it's Nancy who's doing the walking -- to find out who walked off with the walkie-talkie!
Come one, come all, to the greatest show in town! Nancy, Bess, and George are attending Little Big Top circus day camp, and now they're preparing for the big show. Bess will help Splatter the elephant make a painting, George will be an acrobat, and Nancy will perform with Celeste the Hopscotch Poodle. Then Celeste disappears while Nancy is taking care of her. Was Celeste dognapped by the Flying Tremendoes, the kid aerialists? Or by Orson Wong, who claimed the poodle made him sneeze? Or maybe by Katie Zaleski, who wanted Celeste for the TV program she's taping in her basement? One thing's for sure -- there's big, big trouble at Little Big Top!
ON THE EXOTIC ISLAND OF ST. ANN, NANCY SEARCHES FOR SECRETS BURIED IN THE PAST! Swimming, sailing, and snorkeling are all that Nancy, Bess, and Ned expect when they visit old friends at their nineteenth-century plantation, Sugar Moon. But when a strange man appears, brandishing a cutlass, and Nancy discovers traces of intruders, her curiosity is aroused. Soon she comes across a faded love letter with clues to the hiding place of a long-dead pirate's precious gift -- a fabulous emerald necklace. Many colorful island characters have a serious stake in finding the treasure, and Nancy barely escapes from their traps, on land and at sea. Then, just as Nancy locates the necklace, it's about to slip from her grasp forever!
AT A TRAVELING ANTIQUES SHOW, NANCY'S APPRAISING BURGLARIES, FRAUD, AND A GREEDY THIEF! While visiting Chicago, Nancy, Bess, and George bring some items to the Old Can Be Gold show to see what they're worth, just for fun. In George's old tape recorder, a dealer finds a rare early tape by a famous rock group. But before George can get it insured, it's stolen -- like many other items brought to the show! From a luxury condo on Lake Shore Drive to a hot blues club, Nancy discovers a mix of suspects. There's a seedy dealer, an ambitious publicist with access to the show's database, a talented singer in need of money, and drop-dead gorgeous twin brothers, one a top appraiser and the other a gifted photographer. Nancy's got to wind up the case -- before a desperate con artist erases her for good!
Dangerous pranks ice over an outdoor treasure hunt -- and Nancy has to melt down the culprit! Nancy and her friend George are visiting Emerson College, courtesy of Nancy's boyfriend, Ned. His fraternity is eager to win the Clues Challenge, an athletic treasure hunt sponsored by a local sporting goods store, so the girls join Ned's team. But accidents, dirty tricks, and computer warnings threaten to shut down the whole event. Nancy suspects that someone has cheated by giving out the answers to the clues. Now she's investigating a pushy reporter, a jealous star athlete, a nervous store owner, and a snooty sorority president. Someone's got a secret agenda to win at any cost -- and Nancy's skiing right into an avalanche of trouble!
DEVELOPERS ARE CLASHING WITH NATURE LOVERS -- AND NANCY'S BEST HOPE IS AN ANCIENT STATUE! Visiting an old friend in Florida, Nancy, Bess, and George are awed by the beauty of the Everglades. But Jade Romero, a young park volunteer, is missing. She went backcountry camping and never returned. When Nancy agrees to search for her, she also learns about a priceless Native American statue of a panther hidden in the wilderness. A clue leads Nancy to Panterra Corporation, which is developing a big mall at the edge of the Everglades. Then a close escape on the road and a threatening note convince Nancy to search the backwoods. Deep in untamed country, alligators are menacing the girls -- but the worst danger is coming from enemies they never suspected!
Nancy visits a movie set and finds terror on location! World-famous director Hank Steinberg is filming a horror flick in Nancy's hometown of River Heights. The movie tells a spine-tingling story about a haunted house. Most shocking of all, though, is what's going on across the street at an old Victorian mansion called Fenley Place. Whatever happens on the movie set is mysteriously duplicated in the mansion: red smoke billows from the chimney, a ghostly figure appears in the window, and blood oozes from the walls. The special effects are a real scream, but Nancy must find out who is behind them before the movie -- and the mansion -- reach the final, horrifying climax!
In a town as pretty as a picture postcard, Nancy seeks the key to a picture-perfect crime! Nancy has come to White Falls, Massachusetts, to visit her former neighbor, Vera Alexander. The town is rich in history, and Vera wants to preserve a piece of its past. But her plan to convert the old Caulder Cutlery factory into a museum turns suddenly ominous when someone threatens her life. Why was Vera's antique trunk stolen? What dark secrets has she unwittingly disturbed? The answers are hidden in the past. Fifty years ago the owner of Caulder Cutlery was killed by his own knife -- and Nancy knows that before she can solve the present-day case, she must first uncover the haunting truth behind an old-fashioned murder.
A cunning thief is desperate to wreck the opening of a historic landmark -- and Nancy is his target! On Gramercy Park in New York City, the magnificent Van Hoogstraten mansion with its priceless collection of glass birds is about to open to the public. Nancy, Bess, and George are invited, but a series of sinister events puts everything in chaos. When the centerpiece of the collection, a beautiful crystal bird, is stolen, Nancy gets on the case. From family members with motives to keep the house, to an antiques dealer with a personal grudge, suspects abound. And when Nancy goes to the family's abandoned camp in the Adirondack forest, she zeroes in on the truth. In a violent nighttime thunderstorm on a solitary lake, Nancy confronts the culprit. The case is solved -- if she can get to shore alive!
Nancy Finds Mischief, Mystery, and Danger -- All Under One Roof! Nancy, Bess, and George have joined the Drews' housekeeper, Hannah Gruen, on a trip to San Francisco. They have come at the invitation of Hannah's friend Rose Green, who has asked their help in renovating a charming old Victorian mansion. But there may be other, uninvited guests as well: visitors from the past...spirits who want the place all to themselves. Nancy suspects that there is another force at work -- greed. According to legend, a fortune in long-lost gold is hidden on the property, and someone is determined to take it. But in a house full of trapdoors and secret tunnels, falling glass and suspicious fires, finding the truth won't be easy. One misstep, and Nancy won't stand a ghost of a chance!
Making it? Or faking it? The ancient Japanese art of raku pottery is highly dramatic -- the colorful one-of-a-kind pots are pulled from the kiln, glowing and red-hot. But when Nancy and her friends visit a local crafts village, Bess is the one who nearly goes up in flames when she's showered with sparks! And that's only the beginning. Nancy's been alerted by Theresa Kim, a rising young artist at the village, that someone is producing brilliantly made fakes and selling them as antiques -- for lots of money. Now the pressure is on for others to join the illegal operation. When Nancy starts to investigate, she discovers that amid the beautiful treasures lurks a very clever -- and dangerous -- counterfeiter. If Nancy doesn't watch her step, she may be the one going up in smoke!
Nancy, Bess and George are on holiday in Big Sur, on the rugged California coastline. It isn't long after they check into the Opa Tourist Lodge that Nancy discovers their retreat is a hotbed of crime and deception.
Stumbling on an old diary full of secret clues, Nancy uncovers a mystery that begins with one little old book and ends with a big new surprise.
Has someone got it in for George's nice Aunt Elizabeth, just because she proposes certain measures to save a rare species of bat? A threatening phone call, a sinister warning hung in the doorway, and a sabotaged car convince Nancy Drew that much more than the bats are at stake.
Nancy Drew comes to the aid of Sean Reeves, the star pitcher of the River Heights Falcons, when his young daughter is kidnapped and the price of her release is for him to lose the championship game.