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1994

Slumber Party Secret (1) For Sale
Rebecca Ramirez's birthday is just two days away, and she's having a slumber party. She made the invitations herself, with rainbow ribbon hair clips and everything. But now the invitations are gone. Somebody took them. And the whole party is ruined! Or is it? Nancy Drew has promised to find the missing invitations. Nancy has never solved a mystery before, but she already has a clue or two. Maybe if she writes them down in her special blue notebook.maybe if she thinks real hard.maybe, just maybe, she can make sure that Rebecca's birthday is a party after all!

Lost Locket (2) For Sale
Nancy's best friends, Bess and George, may never speak to each other again! It all started because Bess wanted to jump rope. She asked George to hold on to her beautiful heart-shaped locket. George put it in her book bag to keep it safe. But when she went to give the locket back, it was gone! Inside the bag, Nancy finds a clue to the missing locket -- a sandwich. And not just any sandwich: a peanut butter, mustard, ketchup, and relish sandwich! It's a mess of a mystery, but finding out where the sandwich came from may be the only way to get Bess and George to make up.

Secret Santa (3) For Sale
It's a Ho Ho Ho-rrible trick Christmas is coming, and Nancy's third grade class is having a Secret Santa exchange. That means cards, candy, and a special gift for everyone. Everyone except Nancy Drew Is it a mistake? Is somebody just being silly or mean? Or is someone hiding something and afraid to tell the truth? One thing's for sure. Nancy's presents are gone, and all she has to unwrap is one big mystery

1995

Bad Day for Ballet (4) For Sale
Nancy must find the missing music tape before 3:00 on Sunday or else the ballet recital will be cancelled.

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The Soccer Shoe Clue (5) For Sale
Who let the air out of the soccer ball? WHo added salt to the water on the sidelines? Who put the red glop in the goalie's soccer shoes? It's gooey. It's gross. It's not fair. Soccer is supposed to be a kick. But somebody's being a drag. Nancy Drew wants to know who's playing the silly games with her third grade soccer team!

Ice Cream Scoop (6) For Sale
Nancy, Bess, and George pick the perfect subject for their class science project: ice cream. But when they study ice cream at two ice cream shops, they find a conspiracy to close one of the shops.

Trouble at Camp Treehouse (7) For Sale
At Camp Treehouse, Nancy's bunkmate Lauren is having a crummy time, because someone has stolen her camera. Nancy investigates, follows the clues, and helps her new friend.

Best Detective (8) For Sale
"I'm the best!" "No, I'm the best!" Who is the best detective of all? Nancy Drew's special detective notebook is gone! And, boy, is she in trouble. Inside were three passes - for her, Bess, and George - to the most spectacular movie of all time, Star Quest 2. Sure, Nancy's friends will forgive her...maybe in a million years. Even worse, Jason Hutchings is looking for the notebook - just to prove how easy it is to be a detective. One thing's for sure: these days, it's not easy being Nancy Drew!

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The Thanksgiving Surprise (9) For Sale
The turkey's roasting, the pies are baking -- and Nancy smells a rat The Morgans have come all the way from England to spend thanksgiving with the Drews. But Nancy's not having a happy holiday. She just can't get along with eight-year-old Pamela, and pamela's older brother, Derrick, is acting like...an older brother. But the real trouble starts when a gold ring disappears. Nancy decides to investigate and finds out something very unexpected -- about gold rings, about her house guests, and about having fun on the holidays.

Not Nice on Ice (10) For Sale
Nancy Drew can’t wait to participate as a flower skater in the Champions on Ice show. She even signs up extra early! But when someone erases her name from the list, Nancy is crushed—and launches an investigation to find the culprit and get herself back in the show.

1996

Pen Pal Puzzle (11) For Sale
Preparing for a Pen Pal presentation for Parents' Night, Nancy Drew and her classmates are horrified when her collection of English stamps, her contribution to the project, is stolen.

The Puppy Problem (12) For Sale
A little puppy is turning into a big problem! Nancy's wish has finally come true: she has a dog of her own. She's a chocolate-colored Labrador retriever, and she's fun and friendly and loves to play. But the pup's also in a sticky situation -- and its up to Nancy to save her. Hannah's fresh-baked muffins have vanished, and a food thief is loose in the neighborhood. And guess who's getting blamed? Nancy's new puppy. It's so unfair, and she's going to prove it...by finding the real thief!

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Wedding Gift Goof (13) For Sale
Nancy's teacher is getting married, and the whole class has chipped in to get her a gift. Bess was put in charge of the money, and now she's horrified. The money has just disappeared! It's almost time to say, "I do." But who took the money? Everyone is saying: "I didn't. I didn't." And Nancy doesn't have a clue. Not yet. But she will . . .and what a surprise it will be!

Funny Face Fight (14) For Sale
The race is on for president of Nancy's class, and three kids are in the running: Vicki Wolf, Jessie Shapiro, and Mike Minelli. But taking sides seems to mean making enemies, and now someone's playing dirty. Who put the silly mustache on the campaign poster? Nancy has to find out before election day because everybody's getting upset . . . and if everybody's mad, nobody wins.

The Crazy Key Clue (15) For Sale
Nancy's puppy finds an old key in Bess's backyard, and after Bess puts the key in the house, it disappears! Who took it? What's the big secret? Nancy's asking the questions, and the answer could be a real surprise.

Ski Slope Mystery (16) For Sale
Nancy, Bess, and George are going skiing. But the whole weekend is getting crazy. First some bratty boys play catch with Bess's hat. Then George's lucky necklace disappears! Not only that, but someone's getting very pushy on the mountain. It's up to Nancy to find out who's playing all the dirty tricks. Because someone's turning the snow fun into no fun at all.

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Whose Pet Is Best? (17) For Sale
It's the Amazing Pet Contest, and the winner gets to go on "Mr. Lizard's Funhouse" . . . on TV Katie's got a singing parrot. David's got a gross rat. And Nancy's got Chocolate Chip, her soccer-playing puppy. . . . But Chip won't do her trick. Something's wrong, and Nancy's afraid she's sick. She also thinks it just wouldn't be fair if Chip doesn't get to go on TV because somebody played a dirty trick on her.

1997

Stolen Unicorn (18) For Sale
The new girl in school, Mari Cheng, had brought in her special toy--a beautiful unicorn with a silver mane--and someone had stolen it! Now what Mari needs most is a special friend to help her feel better--and maybe find Silvermane. Someone like Nancy Drew!

Lemonade Raid (19) For Sale
What do people want most on a hot summer day? A cold drink. Nancy has a great idea: a lemonade stand in the park. It's a perfect plan, except fo rone thing. No lemons! Somebody took them. But who would want a big box of lemons? Finding out could be fun, though. Because Nancy's looking for clues in a very surprising place.

Hannah's Secret (20) For Sale
Hannah's more than a housekeeper. She's almost part of Nancy's family. But Hannah has a secret, and Nancy thinks she knows what it is: Hannah's got another job -- with rich and grumpy old Mrs. Garfield! Nancy will do anything to keep Hannah, even clean the house. And what a mess she's making -- dust and dirt and soap suds all over! But it's so scary. Hannah won't really leave, will she?

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Princess on Parade (21) For Sale
Bess is dying to be the Pumpkin Princess in the fall parade. But only one girl can wear the crown and the beautiful gown. And the winner is Brenda Carlton, Princess Snooty Nose! But now the gown is gone, and Nancy's helping that stuck-up Brenda find it. Bess may never speak to Nancy again! Does being the best detective in the world mean Nancy has to lose her best friend in the world?

Clue in the Glue (22) For Sale
George is upset. Everyone's going on a field trip except her. Why? Because the teacher says she was passing notes in class. But she wasn't. Someone was passing notes to her!

1998

Alien in the Classroom (23) For Sale
According to the National Snooper, the queen of planet Zagon is on earth. It seems pretty silly until Nancy and her friends have a new substitute teacher...Ms. Zagon! Kate Zaleski says Ms. Zagon is an alien. Nancy says she's not, and she's going to prove it -- along with the aid of a talking parrot who's helping her solve the whole mystery.

The Hidden Treasures (24) For Sale
When Nancy stumbles on an old diary full of secret clues in her own house, she finds a mystery that begins with one little old book--and ends with one big surprise! .

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Dare at the Fair (25) For Sale
It's opening day at the Big Thrills amusement park, and that means excitement for everybody. Well, maybe not for Nancy and her friends--their free passes have just vanished! .

Lucky Horseshoes (26) For Sale
Nancy, Bess, and George are doubly excited. Not only are they taking horseback-riding lessons, but Bess is in the school spelling bee. And maybe her mom's lucky horseshoe earrings will help her win! But now the earrings have disappeared. Good thing Nancy's around to help Bess solve the mystery--because a good friend is the best good-luck charm of all!

Trouble Takes the Cake (27)
At Haunted Harriet's restaurant you can have Boo Burgers, Franken-furters, and Monster-Mash Potatoes. But for Nancy, the real trouble is the creepy, crawly cake that goes ker-plooey! When a snooty birthday girl gets cake-slimed, Nancy may get the blame. But make no mistake, Nancy will find out who really put the glop in the cake -- no matter who's cooking up trouble!

1999

Thrill on the Hill (28) For Sale
Hurray! The ground is covered with thick snow and that means no school. As soon as Nancy gets the news, she, George, and Bess head straight for the park to go sledding. Everybody is there, including Molly Angelo with her brand-new sled. Molly's sled is really fast, and everyone wants to borrow it. But after the girls take a hot-chocolate break, they return to find it's gone! So who took it? Just like snowflakes, no two mysteries are alike -- and Nancy better figure this one out before the snow melts!

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Lights! Camera! Clues! (29)
Nine-year-old actress Lucy Webb is starring in Totally Tina, a movie that's being filmed right in River Heights -- and Nancy and her friends are chosen as extras for the movie! Not only do the girls get to meet their favorite actress, but they get to take care of Lucy's pet turtle, Harry, while she's filming. But when they look away for a second, Harry gets turtle-napped! Now Lucy is really mad and won't visit Nancy's school as she promised. The girls had better find Lucy's favorite pet before Nancy's in the doghouse with her whole school!

It's No Joke (30) For Sale
Nancy's class is going to the zoo on Friday, but first they have to survive a week with their strict substitute teacher, Mr. Daly. And things aren't looking too good: someone is playing practical jokes on him, and he's threatening to cancel the trip! First a sign saying OLD MEANIE is taped to his back. Then someone puts a fake goldfish in his water glass. But who would want to miss a fun trip to the zoo? If Nancy doesn't find out, the joke will be on the whole class -- and that's not funny!

Fine-Feathered Mystery (31) For Sale
Nancy and her friends find a mystery that's truly for the birds! Summer is off to a fun start! Nancy, Bess, and George have joined Park Pals, a cool program where they get to learn about nature -- stuff like trees, birds, even bugs. Their first stop is an aviary, a place filled with lots of birds, including Carmen, a beautiful hyacinth macaw from South America. But when Todd Steckler holds a creepy jar of beetles in Bess's face, she screams -- and Carmen flies the coop! Now the girls have to find Carmen before she's bird-napped. If they track down the bird, they'll be made Junior Park Rangers, but if they don't, they'll be three very unhappy campers!

Black Velvet Mystery (32) For Sale
Peppermint Penny's clothing shop is having a back-to-school fashion show, and Nancy is one of the models. Everything is perfect -- until somebody cuts a hole in the show's star attraction, a black velvet coat from Paris. Meanwhile, Brenda Carlton is passing out copies of the Carlton News. Her new gossip column says that Nancy did the damage. Now Nancy and her friends have to turn a fashion disaster inside out and catch the real cut-up at the show!

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The Gumdrop Ghost (33) For Sale
Now you see her, now you don't... She does headstands, she does cartwheels, she can even do a split! Lizzie Benson gives such an amazing performance in a River Heights talent show that she wins a shopping spree at Tremendous Toys. But is Lizzie for real? She looks an awful lot like the actress in a very old movie poster whose name was Elizabeth Benson. And Lizzie says she lives at 10 Tide Street -- a haunted house. Nancy's friends are convinced that Lizzie is a ghost. Nancy says she'll prove them wrong -- but does she have a ghost of a chance?

2000

Trash or Treasure (34) For Sale
The sign says No Early Birds, but everyone's already lining up for the neighborhood garage sale. Nancy and her friends are helping out. Each has already spotted something she wants, and they're all happy except Bess. She loves a beautiful ballerina painting, but it's too expensive -- and at least three other people are interested in it. Bess can't afford the ballerina unless she sells some of her old CDs -- fast! The girls are trying to help her when the painting suddenly disappears. Who took it? Was it a real treasure worth a fortune? Nancy has already lined up some big-name suspects. If she doesn't solve this one, her detective career will be trashed!

Third-Grade Reporter (35) For Sale
Reporter Alice Stone is visiting her old school, Carl Sandburg Elementary. She'll sit next to Nancy and become a third grader again. Then she'll write an article for her newspaper. But right away mysterious things start happening to Alice. First someone messes with her macaroni and cheese. Then her jump rope with the sparkly handles disappears. Snooty Brenda Carlton is pushing Nancy to solve the case. She gave Alice the idea to write the story. Now the school's good name is at stake. If Nancy can't come up with a solution, it will be bad news for Carl Sandburg Elementary.

The Make-Believe Mystery (36) For Sale
Nancy, Bess, George, and Phoebe Archer team up to write a mystery for a class project. Everyone else in the class is on teams too, and the best story will be printed in the school newspaper. First, snooty Brenda Carlton tells the girls they have no chance of winning?then the notebook in which they wrote their mystery disappears! The girls had a neat idea for a ghost story, and now another team may have stolen it. Things get weird when they find notes written in drippy red writing?with words that come straight from their story! Is the make-believe mystery coming true?

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Dude Ranch Detective (37) For Sale
At the Galloping Grits Dude Ranch, Nancy and her friends gear a creepy story: Any horse that drinks from the lake under a full moon disappears. That night there's a full moon -- and the next day nancy's pony, Star, vanishes!

Candy Is Dandy (38) For Sale
What could be sweeter than a visit to Zuckerman's Zonked Candy Factory? Nancy and her class will see how their favorite candy is made, and even get free samples. Mr. Zuckerman himself gives the grand tour past the sparkling machines that spit out Sticky Gummy Goo, Karamel Krunchettes, Frostee Jewels, and more. Then Mr. Zuckerman tells the kids he has dreamed up the perfect candy. He even shows them the paper with the secret recipe. But when the visit is over, the recipe has disappeared and no one can find it! Is the greatest candy lost for good?

The Chinese New Year Mystery (39) For Sale
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!

2001

Dinosaur Alert (40) For Sale
The most annoying boys in Nancy's class offer her a deal. If she can prove that a giant footprint they've found on the school grounds was really made by a dinosaur, they'll stop teasing her and her friends -- forever! Always ready to take on a case, Nancy agrees, though she thinks the boys are wrong. Dinosaurs never roamed River Heights -- or did they? But then she gets a mean note: "Don't go where you don't belong!" When Nancy finds huge footprints in her own backyard, she's hunting everywhere for answers. It's a monster of a mystery, and she doesn't have a zillion years to solve it!

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Flower Power (41) For Sale
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?

Circus Act (42) For Sale
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!

Walkie-Talkie Mystery (43) For Sale
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!

The Purple Fingerprint (44) For Sale
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, "Get rid of Mr. Lizard!" 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!

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The Dashing Dog Mystery (45) For Sale
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!

2002

The Snow Queen's Surprise (46) For Sale
Nancy's friend Rebecca Ramirez wants to be an actress when she grows up. Now that she has the part of the Snow Queen in a play, she claims that with a wave of her magic wand she really can turn things into ice. Bess and George believe her, but Nancy doesn't. Then a dog that put his muddy paws on Rebecca's white coat vanishes, and in his place is a snow statue that looks exactly like him. Then three bratty boys from school disappear, and in their place are three snowmen -- wearing the boys' hats! Could Rebecca really be a snow queen after all?

Crook Who Took the Book (47) For Sale
Morton Sandback is coming to River Heights to read from his new mystery at his daughter's bookstore. Then she's going to surprise him with a rare copy of his very first book. Nancy, Bess, and George can't wait for the fun -- but when Mr. Sandback opens the box, the book is gone! The bookstore is in a very old house full of creepy nooks and hiding places. But Nancy's not afraid, and soon she has some interesting suspects. This time she's solving a real-life mystery -- and it's a page-turning adventure!

The Crazy Carnival case (48) For Sale
Nancy, Bess, and George are having a blast at the River Heights Carnival, sampling yummy snacks and trying to win prizes. Most of all, the girls can't wait for their favorite local singing star, Isabelle Santoro, to perform. But Isabelle may cancel if she finds out that someone's ruining all the fun with really annoying pranks. Snooty Brenda Carlton, annoying Orson Wong, and Chloe "Cruncher" Mondesky, the pie-contest queen, all make good suspects. Nancy's clue book is filling up, and she's got to solve this puzzle fast -- so the fun, and the show, can go on!

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The Sandcastle Mystery (49) For Sale
While vacationing at a lake, Nancy, Bess, and George have their eyes on first prize in the annual sand castle contest. They use special colored sand and carefully build the castle to look like the ones they researched at the library. If the girls win, they'll get their picture in the local paper and all the ice cream they can eat. But before judging begins, someone wrecks the girls' castle and writes a mean message in the sand. Nancy and her friends will have to dig deep to get back into the contest before it's too late!

The Scarytales Sleepover (50) For Sale
Adventure is brewing at Scarytales, a creepy old house where story, book villains like the Big Bad Wolf, Captain Hook, and the mean stepsisters from "Cinderella" come to life. So when Nancy, Bess, George, Katie Zaleski, and her parrot, Lester, go to their friend Amara's Scarytales sleepover party, they're sure to have a great time. But the fun really turns scary when strange things start to happen and Lester disappears from his cage. Even the villains of Scarytales are spooked! Could the troublemaker be Amara's pesky little cousin Ernest, the grouchy troll with a plan tip his sleeve, or the wicked witch who threatens to pop Lester into her bubbling brew? Can Nancy solve this creepy case before Amara's birthday is ruined?

The Old-Fashioned Mystery (51) For Sale
It's time for the Holiday Streetwalk in River Heights. That's when the stores serve cider and cookies, carolers sing on street corners, and there's face painting, clowns, and costumes for everyone to enjoy. But the best part is when the mayor turns on the Christmas tree lights and Mr. and Mrs. Claus arrive in a horse-drawn sleigh. One lucky child will get to present Mr. and Mrs. Claus with the key to River Heights, and this year it's Bess Marvin! There will be reporters and TV cameras on the big day, but Bess's chance to be a star is ruined when the key to the city disappears. Can Nancy, Bess, and George unlock the secret of the missing key before Bess's special day is spoiled?

2003

Big Worry In Wonderland (52) For Sale
Nancy's 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 Nancy's not so sure she wants to solve this one -- Orson is such a pest! Even worse, Orson wants to help Nancy solve his own case, and Nancy's friends won't even investigate the case if he's around. Will a new partner mean saying good-bye to old friends? And can Nancy and Orson uncover the Hatter's hat before curtain time?

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Recipe For Trouble (53) For Sale
Nancy, George, and Bess are taking a cooking class at Le Gourmet. And they are learning to make desserts! Nancy can't think of a sweeter way to spend her spring break than whipping up tasty concoctions with her two best friends. Then at the end of the week, Monsieur Jadot will name one student "Top Chef" at a special ceremony. Nancy can't help but wonder, will her dessert take the cake? But this sugary sweet class turns sour when whacky things start happening, and Nancy discovers that someone is tinkering with the recipes! Smells like a mystery -- and one Nancy must solve before dessert is served!

The Stinky Cheese Surprise (54) For Sale
Nancy, George, and Bess love Hamburger Herbie's -- after all, they know a good hamburger when they taste one! But when Regal Burger opens across the street with its games and flashy giveaways, Herbie is scared that his business will be ruined. Nancy, George, and Bess know they can't let Herbie's close down. They have to do something, but what? The girls decide to make goodie bags that Herbie can give away at his restaurant. But when someone fills the bags with stinky cheese, Nancy smells trouble! She knows someone is up to no good, and Herbie is counting on her to sniff out the clues. Can Nancy crack the case and save Herbie's?

The Daycamp Disaster (55) For Sale
It's summer vacation and Nancy, George, and Bess have signed up for a two-week-long nature day camp on the outskirts of River Heights. The girls can't wait to get out and enjoy nature, and are thrilled to be spending their days making butterfly feeders, planting sunflowers, and taking hikes. But things at Camp Northwoods start going haywire right from the start. The projects the campers work so hard on during the day keep getting ruined at night! Nancy is suspicious -- these don't look like natural disasters. Just who is wrecking all of the campers' hard work? And can camp continue with a culprit on the loose?

Turkey Trouble (56) For Sale
It's the week before Thanksgiving in River Heights -- time for turkey! but this year it looks less like turkey time and more like turkey trouble! When new girl riley MacArthur brings a real live turkey in for show-and-tell, Nancy's class is excited. Nancy has never seen a live turkey before -- and she's never heard of one named Martin. But when Martin ends up missing, Riley needs Nancy to track him down. Who would steal a turkey? And will Nancy be able to catch the turkey-snatcher with no clues -- or feathers -- in sight?

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The Carousel Mystery (57) For Sale
River Heights is getting a carousel! And the town is having a special ceremony to unveil it. Nancy, Bess, and George are dizzy with excitement for their first ride on the beautiful antique horses. All the kids who ride the carousel can also try to grab a brass ring that hangs on a pole next to the carousel. Whoever captures the ring wins a special prize! But suddenly the brass ring is gone, and without it the contest will be ruined. Nancy is on the case, but her head is swirling with too many clues. Can she solve this carousel mystery before it spins out of control?

2004

The Dollhouse Mystery (58) For Sale
It's volunteer week at Carl Sandburg Elementary School, and Nancy is very excited about her job. She will be walking Mrs. Rutledge's dog, Baby. Mrs. Rutledge owns the biggest, fanciest house in River Heights. And she also owns the smallest one -- a beautiful antique dollhouse. Nancy loves the tiny furniture and little windows of the dollhouse almost as much as she loves walking Baby. But one day, five pieces of doll furniture are missing, and Mrs. Rutledge thinks Nancy took them! But Nancy is a detective, not a thief...right? This time Nancy must use her very best detective skills to get herself out of trouble!

The Lighthouse Mystery (60) For Sale
Nancy and her friends are on a fun-filled trip to the coast of Maine. But when they find out that the historic town lighthouse might be haunted, the girls are spooked! And when they find mysterious clues that seem to lead them on a treasure hunt, Nancy knows she has a mystery on her hands. Who wrote the clues? And where could they lead? Maybe this lighthouse really is haunted like everyone thinks. One thing's for sure -- it's up to Nancy to shed some light on this case before they are all left in the dark!

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Space Case (61) For Sale
Nancy, George, and Bess can't believe the out-of-this-world contest McCormick's grocery store is having -- the kid who guess the number of jelly beans in the jar wins a trip to a space camp! Nancy is superexcited because she has been studying the stars and planets with her brand-new telescope, and space camp would be just the thing to test her new skills. But then the jelly-bean jar goes missing, and it looks like no one will get the chance to blast off to space camp. Who would steal a jelly-bean jar? Nancy must use her star-power detective skills to find out!

The Secret In The Spooky Woods (62) For Sale
Rumor has it that the woods in River Heights Park are haunted There have been eerie noises and unexplained lights coming from there lately. At first Nancy doesn't believe it, but when some girls from school, and even her own puppy, Chocolate Chip, start acting strangely, Nancy knows she has some investigating to do. What's worse is that while Nancy struggles to figure out this puzzle, Bess is terrified Will Nancy get to the bottom of this case before they are "all" spooked out?

Snowman Surprise (63) For Sale
It's winter break, and Nancy, George, and Bess can hardly wait for Sunday. That's the day of the big snow festival in town. This year the girls are entering the snow sculpture contest. They already know what they are making, too: They are going to build swans from the ballet Swan Lake! Nancy and her friends only have three days to make the most fantastic sculpture they can. But when someone begins wrecking their statues each night, the girls worry that they'll never finish in time. Will Nancy and her friends put the freeze on this sneak in the snow, or will their chances of winning the competition melt away?

2005

The Bunny-Hop Hoax (64) For Sale
Nancy's friends are sad because the class hamster has gone missing. Poor Nibbles. But then Katie brings in a bunny named Bun Franklin to be the new class pet! Everyone is thrilled, and now they can began preparing for the Spring Fair. But soon enough somone starts wrecking the class's Spring Fair projects, and everyone thinks it must be Bun Franklin! Mrs. Reynolds is afraid he can't stay. But Nancy is sure it's not Bun -- how can she prove it? It takes a lot of clue hunting and sleuthing for Nancy to realize that what she's uncovered just may solve two mysteries at once!

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Strike-Out Scare (65) For Sale
The girls have joined the Mahoney Marlins junior baseball team! Nancy will pitch, Bess will catch, and George will play shortstop. The girls are excited, but Bess worries that baseball isn't exactly her thing. However, Bess turns out to be an amazing hitter and she quickly earns the nickname "Home Run Bess." Bess thinks her newly found talent is thanks to her lucky bat, which she calls "Magic Bill." But one day she discovers that Magic Bill is missing! Can Nancy find Bess's bat in time for the big game, or is Bess destined to strike out?

Zoo Clue (#66) For Sale
Is there a crook on the loose at the zoo?Nancy and her friends are on a class trip to the zoo. Everyone brough a camera and is excited because their teacher has announced a Best Photo contest. Whoever takes the best picture at the zoo wins a prize! The trip is going great until a flowerbed outside the monkey cage is wrecked and Nancy's class is blamed! The zookeeper is mad and says they might have to leave the zoo if someone doesn't come forward. Nancy is upset. Is one of Nancy's classmates a crook, or is someone else digging up trouble?

The Singing Suspects (#67) For Sale
There's nothing better than tickets to an Eric Stanley concert -- at least that's what Nancy, George, and Bess think. That's why they enter the River Heights Singing Contest! First prize is a set of front-row seats to Eric's next show! Nancy and her friends practice hard for their performance and pick the perfect name for their gropu - The Spy Girlz. For a final touch, Riley McArthur even lets them borrow a pair of sunglasses that once belonged to Eric Stanley himself! But when the glasses go missing, the Spy Girlz might be out of the competition without even singing a note. This is one mega mystery that only a rock-star detective has a chance of cracking.

The Apple Bandit (#68) For Sale
Nancy and her friends are off on an apple-picking adventure! They are headed to the Kids Apple Festival, where they will pick apples, go on a hayride, and work their way through a cornstalk maze. Bess is excited about the applesauce-eating contest -- after all, apples are her favorite food! And the winner gets a whole basket of River Heights Reds -- a brand new type of apple! But when the basket -- and all the apples in it -- vanishes, Nancy knows she has to get to the core of this mystery. Can she figure out who the bad apple is, or is this festival on the verge of an apple emergency?

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The Kitten Caper (#69) For Sale
For a class project Nancy and her friends must interview a neighbor with an interesting hobby. So they pick Terry Smith, who takes stray cats and kittens into her barn and finds them new homes. The girls have fun visiting with the cats, and Bess falls in love with two kittens, Cottonball and Coco. But when Bess's new furry friends go missing, she is devastated. Nancy must discover who let these cats out of the bag before Bess's heart is broken!