The Nancy Drew Files were a Nancy Drew Series targeted at teenagers. The series didn't have as many books released as the Hardy Boys Casefiles; most of the plots often had romantic themes in them. The series was darker then the other Nancy Drew series. The series is the first Nancy Drew spin-off to be created after the death of Harriett Adams.


Nancy Drew

Nancy is the main character, who is repeatedly into mysteries and other guys besides her boyfriend, Ned Nickerson.

Bess Marvin

Bess has a lot of boyfriends through the series. This often gets her into trouble, like being kidnapped, such as The Final Scene.

George Fayne

Like in the other series, George is interested in sports. However, she also has some romantic interests as well, notably in the "Summer Love Trilogy".

Ned Nickerson

Ned is Nancy's on-and-off boyfriend, who has a rocky relationship with her.

Carson Drew

Nancy's father, a widowed lawyer, who sometimes gives Nancy mysteries.

Hannah Gruen

Hannah is the motherly housekeeper of the Drew's house, who has been working there since the death of Nancy's mother fifthteen years before.

Brenda Carlton

Brenda Carlton is a reporter for the Today's Times. She often causes trouble for Nancy. She first appears in Secrets Can Kill. She also appears in the Nancy Drew Notebooks, the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys SuperMysteries, and in the Digests.

Nancy and Ned's relationship

Nancy and Ned were more of a couple then in the Originals or the Digests. In the Files, they often get into arguments, mainly it has something to do with Nancy's sleuthing. Ned Nickerson is a lot different in the Files than in the original series. He has summer jobs, his personality is changed as well. Over all Ned supports Nancy and helps her with many of her cases.

Ned broke up with Nancy in Case #8 (Two Points To Murder) because he thought that Nancy didn't trust other people any more, and had even started distrusting him. He says that it's time that they started dating

They even started dating other people in Case#9 (False Moves). They made up by the end of the book, and hinted about a date, but didn't get back officially.

In Case# 24 (Till Death do Us Part) Ned even proposes to Nancy, to keep his promise that she would be the first girl he ever proposed to (the time called him to propose to another woman). Overall, Ned appears and is mentioned in almost every book, and their relationship has a lot of depth to it.

List of Nancy Drew Files

1. Secrets Can Kill

2. Deadly Intent

3. Murder on Ice

4. Smile and Say Murder

5. Hit and Run Holiday

6. White Water Terror

7. Deadly Doubles

8. Two Points to Murder

9. False Moves

10. Buried Secrets

11. Heart of Danger

12. Fatal Ransom

13. Wings of Fear

14. This Side of Evil

15. Trial by Fire

16. Never Say Die

17. Stay Tuned for Danger

18. Circle of Evil

19. Sisters in Crime

20. Very Deadly Yours

21. Recipe for Murder

22. Fatal Attraction

23. Sinister Paradise

24. Till Death Do Us Part

25. Rich and Dangerous

26. Playing with Fire

27. Most Likely to Die

28. The Black Widow

29. Pure Poison

30. Death by Design

31. Trouble in Tahiti

32. High Marks for Malice

33. Danger in Disguise

34. Vanishing Act

35. Bad Medicine

36. Over the Edge

37. Last Dance

38. The Final Scene

39. The Suspect Next Door

40. Shadow of a Doubt

41. Something to Hide

42. The Wrong Chemistry

43. False Impressions

44. Scent of Danger

45. Out of Bounds

46. Win, Place, or Die

47. Flirting with Danger

48. A Date with Deception

49. Portrait in Crime

50. Deep Secrets

51. A Model Crime

52. Danger for Hire

53. Trail of Lies

54. Cold as Ice

55. Don't Look Twice

56. Make No Mistake

57. Into Thin Air

58. Hot Pursuit

59. High Risk

60. Poison Pen

61. Sweet Revenge

62. Easy Marks

63. Mixed Signals

64. The Wrong Track

65. Final Notes

66. Tall, Dark and Deadly

67. Nobody's Business

68. Crosscurrents

69. Running Scared

70. Cutting Edge

71. Hot Tracks

72. Swiss Secrets

73. Rendezvous in Rome

74. Greek Odyssey

75. A Talent for Murder

76. The Perfect Plot

77. Danger on Parade

78. Update on Crime

79. No Laughing Matter

80. Power of Suggestion

81. Making Waves

82. Dangerous Relations

83. Diamond Deceit

84. Choosing Sides

85. Sea of Suspicion

86. Let's Talk Terror

87. Moving Target

88. False Pretenses

89. Designs in Crime

90. Stage Fright

91. If Looks Could Kill

92. My Deadly Valentine

93. Hotline to Danger

94. Illusions of Evil

95. An Instinct for Trouble

96. The Runaway Bride

97. Squeeze Play

98. Island of Secrets

99. The Cheating Heart

100. Dance Till You Die

101. The Picture Of Guilt

102. Counterfeit Christmas

103. Heart of Ice

104. Kiss and Tell

105. Stolen Affections

106. Flying Too High

107. Anything For Love

108. Captive Heart

109. Love Notes

110. Hidden Meanings

111. The Stolen Kiss

112. For Love or Money

113. Wicked Ways

114. Rehearsing For Romance

115. Running Into Trouble

116. Under His Spell

117. Skipping a Beat

118. Betrayed by Love

119. Against the Rules

120. Dangerous Loves

121. Natural Enemies

122. Strange Memories

123. Wicked for the Weekend

124. Crime at the Chat Cafe

Other Nancy Drew Files And Facts

-A promotional booklet was published.

- An ISBN number for Nancy Drew Files #128 has been discovered. Nothing else is known about it.

-On several websites, including, a book called "Nancy Drew Files #125: Teen Model" is listed. The sites almost always include a picture of the Digest "The Teen Model Mystery" on the page of "Teen Model". However, The Teen Model Mystery was published in 1995, that's before the Nancy Drew Files ended.

-The "River Heights" series is a spin-off of the Nancy Drew Files.

- The Bluebeard Room and Phantom of Venice are considered to be the first books in the Files format.

- The 1995 Nancy Drew TV series was based off the Nancy Drew Files.

-The Nancy Drew Files books Secrets Can Kill, Stay Tuned for Danger, The Final Scene, Death By Design, were all made into PC games by Her Interactive.

-Some of the later Digests resemble Files books. It is possible that after the Nancy Drew Files ended, some of the unpublished Nancy Drew Files got changed into Digests. This would explain why no ISBNs have been found for Nancy Drew Files #126 and 127, yet an ISBN was found for #128.

-In Norway, the Nancy Drew Files were called "Nancy Drew Tar Saken". The publisher accidentally included the Digest #103 "Stranger in the Shadows" in the series. The cover was edited so that Nancy was not wearing a sweater, and was wearing a shirt instead. Three Files books were put in the Norwegian Digest series.

-In France, the Nancy Drew Files were called "Les Enquêtes de Nancy". The first 6 Files books were published, along with the The Bluebeard Room and Phantom of Venice. The Eskimo's Secret was also published in the series.

External Links

The Unofficial Nancy Drew Home Page Paperbacks

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