An evening of ballet leads Nancy into a dance with danger! Madame Dugrand’s Dance Academy is in rehearsal for The Nutcracker Ballet, and it could be a huge hit this year. Shana Edwards, a recent graduate who has made a big splash in New York, is returning to River Heights to star in the show. But the closer the dancers get to showtime, the clearer it becomes that the stage is set for disaster. Someone is determined to bring the production down before the curtain goes up. Theft and arson threaten to darken the theater and doom the dance. And Nancy will have to conduct her investigation with extreme precision and agility: one false step, one wrong move, and The Nutcracker could come to a swift and bitter end.
Things are really heating up at the hottest restaurant in town. Nancy finds that the grease fires, vandalism, and poisoned food are linked to the vault of a nearby mansion and the Dragon’s Eye Ruby. Someone is cooking up one of the most daring criminal schemes in River Heights history!
On a winter vacation in Wisconsin, Nancy and her friends stay in a two-hundred-year-old castle where there is the rumor of a hidden treasure.
The Secret at Solaire
Author: Carolyn Keene
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
While staying at the exclusive Spa Solaire outside Tucson, Arizona, Nancy and her friends witness a series of strange events, beginning with sabotage and ending with a kidnapping.
When Nancy investigates the theft of a Tibetan antiquity from a local museum, she discovers that there’s more to the mystery than a simple case of burglary. The golden horse is a very special kind of prize, and it attracts a very special kind of horse thief—a crook as daring as he is elusive, as cunning as he is ruthless. Duplicity, sabotage, and death threats are the tools of this criminal’s trade. Drawn into a cleverly crafted web of lies and deceptions, Nancy finds that the trail to the truth is littered with poisoned clues and hidden traps. And she knows only one thing for sure: in the run for the gold, she runs the risk of taking a fatal fall.
When a series of rare-book thefts strikes the Bloom’s Bookstore & Coffeehouse in River Heights, Nancy Drew finds her only clue in the handwriting of a dead woman.
Carson Drew’s old friend Charlie invites Nancy and her friends to his eight-hundred-acre Highland Retreat in the Cascade Mountains where the legend of an untapped gold mine lingers.
Author: Carolyn Keene
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE DOESN'T PROVE THE IDENTITY OF CRAFTY THIEVES! Nancy's friend Bess has been hired by Special Effects, a River Heights company, to decorate Albemarle's department store for the holidays. When Bess discovers that her friend Ali Marie is now working at the store, she's thrilled -- the two of them can have lunch and try on clothes for fun! But when some dresses are swiped, Ali is accused of stealing, and the party's over. Sure of her friend's innocence, Bess calls in Nancy to help find the real thief. With all the suspects and misleading clues, Nancy and her friends are running in circles -- and the holiday shopping rush isn't helping! Can they figure out the identity of a clothes-hungry kleptomaniac before the holiday season turns sour?
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!
The Witches' Tree
Author: M. C. Beaton
Publisher: Minotaur Books
The Witches’ Tree continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television. Cotswolds inhabitants are used to inclement weather, but the night sky is especially foggy as Rory and Molly Devere, the new vicar and his wife, drive slowly home from a dinner party in their village of Sumpton Harcourt. They strain to see the road ahead—and then suddenly brake, screeching to a halt. Right in front of them, aglow in the headlights, a body hangs from a gnarled tree at the edge of town. Margaret Darby, an elderly spinster, has been murdered—and the villagers are bewildered as to who would commit such a crime. Agatha Raisin rises to the occasion (a little glad for the excitement, to tell the truth, after a long run of lost cats and divorces on the books). But Sumpton Harcourt is a small and private village, she finds—a place that poses more questions than answers. And when two more murders follow the first, Agatha begins to fear for her reputation—and even her life. That the village has its own coven of witches certainly doesn't make her feel any better...
Nancy Drew's keen mind is tested when she searches for a missing will.
A Bus Called Heaven
Author: Bob Graham
Publisher: Candlewick Press
When a mysterious abandoned bus bearing a sign that says "Heaven" appears on the street where Stella lives, local life changes significantly as she and her neighbors observe the discarded litter inside the bus and a pair of nesting sparrows in its engines. By the creator of How to Heal a Broken Wing.
Nancy's classmate, Willa, is convinced something is terribly wrong with her friend Izzy. Nancy and her friends must try to figure out why Izzy is acting strangely after visiting a haunted house. Is Izzy possessed by the ghost of Heliotrope Lane?
A special treat for Nancy Drew fans, and any reader who is new to the series.a This stunning box set features the reissued editions of books 1-4, all with gorgeous covers that hark back to the era in which the series was first published. This beautiful and deluxe set is a must-have for all collectors and is also the perfect gift for hooking new readers on the girl sleuth.
Dream trip? Or a nightmare of trouble? When Hannah Gruen inherits a farm from a distant cousin, the Drews, with Bess and George, drive off for a scenic Oklahoma vacation. The plan is to sell the property and pack up whatever mementos Hannah wants to keep. But a terrifying encounter with a tornado is just the beginning of trouble. In a duffel bag Nancy discovers what looks like a ransom note—and a gruff intruder appears, insisting that the bag is his! Is he planning a kidnapping? Nancy contacts the local police, but they think it’s a prank. When charming Derek Owens, a tornado chaser at the local university, offers to help, Nancy accepts faster than a lightning flash. But the clues she discovers lead her deeper into peril, and Nancy’s soon fighting for her life—in the eye of a monster storm!