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The Nancy Drew Mystery Stories is the original Nancy Drew book series that spawned 56 books. They are the most famous Nancy Drew series, and are still in print today.

History

Orignal

The Nancy Drew Mystery Stories were published in the United States by writing team Grosset & Dunlap from 1930 to 1956 in a series of hardbacks. All books contained 25 chapters each and lasted over 200 pages.

Revisions

The first 34 books were revised to remove stereotypes, minor characters and outdated language. They were also shortened and sometimes the plots of the books were changed. For example, in the 1935 edition of "The Message in the Hollow Oak", Nancy wins land in Canada and discovers that there may be hidden gold there. In the revised 1972 edition, the setting is changed from Canada to Illinois, and Nancy is searching for a message hidden in a hollow oak tree by a missionary. Another example is in "The Clue of the Broken Locket". In the 1934 edition, the plot deals with the adoption of 18-month old twins and the reuniting of two families. In the revised 1965 edition, the plot deals with two separated twin sisters and a ghostly launch appearing on a nearby lake. The revised books were released from 1959 to 1976.

List of Books

1. The Secret of the Old Clock

2. The Hidden Staircase

3. The Bungalow Mystery

4. The Mystery at Lilac Inn

5. The Secret at Shadow Ranch

6. The Secret of Red Gate Farm

7. The Clue in the Diary

8. Nancy's Mysterious Letter

9. The Sign of the Twisted Candles

10. The Password to Larkspur Lane

11. The Clue of the Broken Locket

12. The Message in the Hollow Oak

13. The Mystery of the Ivory Charm

14. The Whispering Statue

15. The Haunted Bridge

16. The Clue of the Tapping Heels

17.The Mystery of the Brass Bound Trunk

18. The Mystery at the Moss-Covered Mansion

19. The Quest of the Missing Map

20. The Clue in the Jewel Box

21.The Secret in the Old Attic

22. The Clue in the Crumbling Wall

23. The Mystery of the Tolling Bell

24. The Clue in the Old Album

25. The Ghost of Blackwood Hall

26. The Clue of the Leaning Chimney

27. The Secret of the Wooden Lady

28. The Clue of the Black Keys

29. The Mystery at the Ski Jump

30. The Clue of the Velvet Mask

31. The Ringmaster's Secret

32. The Scarlet Slipper Mystery

33. The Witch Tree Symbol

34. The Hidden Window Mystery

35. The Haunted Showboat

36. The Secret of the Golden Pavilion

37. The Clue in the Old Stagecoach

38. The Mystery of the Fire Dragon

39. The Clue of the Dancing Puppet

40. The Moonstone Castle Mystery

41. The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes

42. The Phantom of Pine Hill

43. The Mystery of the 99 Steps

44. The Clue in the Crossword Cipher

45. The Spider Sapphire Mystery

46. The Invisible Intruder

47. The Mysterious Mannequin

48. The Crooked Banister

49. The Secret of Mirror Bay

50. The Double Jinx Mystery

51. Mystery of the Glowing Eye

52. The Secret of the Forgotten City

53. The Sky Phantom

54. The Strange Message in the Parchment

55. Mystery of Crocodile Island

56. The Thirteenth Pearl


External Links

The Unofficial Nancy Drew Home Page

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