List of Nancy Drew Books

Michele Meleen
Girl detective

A list of Nancy Drew books can help you sort through this collection of over 600 mystery stories. The series was first published in 1930 and many of the titles have been reworked or rewritten in newer editions.

Original Nancy Drew Mysteries Books

The original Nancy Drew series begins with The Secret of the Old Clock published in 1930, ends with The Thirteenth Pearl published in 1979, and includes 56 books. The author on all Nancy Drew books or Nancy Drew Mysteries is listed as Carolyn Keene, but that name was a continuous pseudonym used by several ghostwriters hired by Edward Stratemeyer of The Stratemeyer Syndicate. Stratemeyer came up with the concept for the Nancy Drew stories, then hired ghostwriters to turn his ideas into books for girls.

Original Nancy Drew Mysteries Published in the 1930s

The original ghostwriters signed contracts agreeing to never reveal themselves as the real people behind the fictional author Carolyn Keene. Over time, real-life sleuths and Nancy Drew fans followed the clues to find out who the authors really were. Mildred Wirt Benson was the first ghostwriter of the Nancy Drew series.

1. The Secret of the Old Clock, 1930 - ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt Benson

2. The Hidden Staircase, 1930- ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt Benson

3. The Bungalow Mystery, 1930 - ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt Benson

4. The Mystery at Lilac Inn, 1930- ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt Benson

5. The Secret at Shadow Ranch, 1931- ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt Benson

6. The Secret of Red Gate Farm, 1931- ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt Benson

7. The Clue in the Diary, 1932- ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt Benson

8. Nancy's Mysterious Letter, 1932-ghostwritten by Walter Karig

9. The Sign of the Twisted Candles, 1933-ghostwritten by Walter Karig

10. The Password to Larkspur Lane, 1933-ghostwritten by Walter Karig

11. The Clue of the Broken Locket, 1934- ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt Benson

12. The Message in the Hollow Oak, 1935 - ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt Benson

13. The Mystery of the Ivory Charm, 1936- ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt Benson

14. The Whispering Statue, 1937- ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt Benson

15. The Haunted Bridge, 1937- ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt Benson

16. The Clue of the Tapping Heels, 1939 - ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt Benson

Original Nancy Drew Mysteries Published in the 1940s

All but one of the original Nancy Drew books published in the 1940s was ghostwritten by Margaret Wirt Benson.

17. The Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk, 1940- ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt Benson

18. The Mystery at the Moss Covered Mansion, 1941- ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt Benson

19. The Quest of the Missing Map, 1942- ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt Benson

20. The Clue in the Jewel Box, 1943- ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt Benson

21. The Secret in the Old Attic, 1944- ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt Benson

22. The Clue in the Crumbling Wall, 1945- ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt Benson

23. The Mystery of the Tolling Bell, 1946- ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt Benson

24. The Clue in the Old Album, 1947- ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt Benson

25. The Ghost of Blackwood Hall, 1948- ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt Benson

26. The Clue of the Leaning Chimney, 1949- ghostwritten by George Waller, Jr. & Harriet Stratemeyer Adams

Original Nancy Drew Mysteries Published in the 1950s

As Harriet Stratemeyer Adams took more creative control of the brand, she modernized the Nancy Drew character a bit.

27. The Secret of the Wooden Lady, 1950 - ghostwritten by Margaret Scherf

28. The Clue of the Black Keys, 1951 - ghostwritten by Wilhelmina Rankin & Harriet Stratemeyer Adams

29. The Mystery at the Ski Jump, 1952 - ghostwritten by Alma Sasse

30. The Clue of the Velvet Mask, 1953 - ghostwritten by Mildred Wirt Benson

31. The Ringmaster's Secret, 1953 - ghostwritten by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams

32. The Scarlet Slipper Mystery, 1954 - ghostwritten by Charles Strong

33. The Witch Tree Symbol, 1955 - ghostwritten by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams

34. The Hidden Window Mystery, 1956 - ghostwritten by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams

35. The Haunted Showboat, 1957 - ghostwritten by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams

36. The Secret of the Golden Pavillion, 1959 - ghostwritten by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams

Original Nancy Drew Mysteries Published in the 1960s

Every Nancy Drew book published in the 1960s was ghostwritten by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

37. The Clue in the Old Stagecoach, 1960

38. The Mystery of the Fire Dragon, 1961

39. The Clue of the Dancing Puppet, 1962

40. The Moonstone Castle Mystery, 1963

41. The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes, 1964

42. The Phantom of Pine Hill, 1965

43. The Mystery of the 99 Steps, 1966

44. The Clue in the Crossword Cipher, 1967

45. The Spider Sapphire Mystery, 1968

46. The Invisible Intruder, 1969

Original Nancy Drew Mysteries Published in the 1970s

Every Nancy Drew book published in the 1970s was also ghostwritten by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams as she became attached to the characters and their stories.

47. The Mysterious Mannequin, 1970

48. The Crooked Banister, 1971

49. The Secret of Mirror Bay, 1972

50. The Double Jinx Mystery, 1973

51. Mystery of the Glowing Eye, 1974

52. The Secret of the Forgotten City, 1975

53. The Sky Phantom, 1976

54. The Strange Message in the Parchment, 1977

55. Mystery of Crocodile Island, 1978

56. The Thirteenth Pearl, 1979

Nancy Drew Mysteries Digests

Wanderer Books, a division of major publisher Simon & Schuster, took over publishing the Nancy Drew series in 1979. While they are still considered part of the original series, these books are often referred to as "digests" or "wanderer editions."

57. The Triple Hoax, 1979 - ghostwritten by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams

58. The Flying Saucer Mystery, 1980 - ghostwritten by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams

59. The Secret in the Old Lace, 1980 - ghostwritten by Nancy Axelrad

60. The Greek Symbol Mystery, 1980 - ghostwritten by Nancy Axelrad

61. The Swami's Ring, 1981 - ghostwritten by Nancy Axelrad

62. The Kachina Doll Mystery, 1981 - ghostwritten by Sharon Wagner

63. The Twin Dilemma, 1981 - ghostwritten by Nancy Axelrad

64. Captive Witness, 1981 - ghostwritten by Richard Ballad

65. Mystery of the Winged Lion, 1982 - ghostwritten by Nancy Axelrad

66. Race Against Time, 1982 - ghostwritten by James Duncan Lawrence

67. The Sinister Omen, 1982 - ghostwritten by Richard Ballad

68. The Elusive Heiress, 1982 - ghostwritten by Sharon Wagner

69. Clue in the Ancient Disguise, 1982 - ghostwritten by James Duncan Lawrence

70. The Broken Anchor, 1983 - ghostwritten by Sharon Wagner

71. The Silver Cobweb, 1983 - ghostwritten by James Duncan Lawrence

72. The Haunted Carousel, 1983 - ghostwritten by James Duncan Lawrence

73. Enemy Match, 1984 - ghostwritten by Nancy Axelrad

74. The Mysterious Image, 1984 - ghostwritten by James Duncan Lawrence

75. The Emerald-Eyed Cat Mystery, 1984 - ghostwritten by Nancy Axelrad

76. The Eskimo's Secret, 1985 - ghostwritten by Sharon Wagner

77. The Bluebeard Room, 1985 - ghostwritten by James Duncan Lawrence

78. The Phantom of Venice, 1985 - ghostwritten by James Duncan Lawrence

Nancy Drew Mysteries Minstrel Editions

Although there was a period of about two to three years where the Nancy Drew Files spin-off was being published, publisher Minstrel did pick back up on the original Nancy Drew Mysteries series in 1987. The use of ghostwriters continued and not many of those authors are known.

Minstrel Editions Published in the Late 1980s

While they are considered part of the original Nancy Drew Mysteries series, these books took on a different tone and form. These versions had only 16 chapters and 150 pages.

79. The Double Horror of Fenley Place, 1987

80. The Case of the Disappearing Diamonds, 1987

81. The Mardi Gras Mystery, 1988

82. The Clue in the Camera, 1988

83. The Case of the Vanishing Veil, 1988

84 The Joker's Revenge, 1988

85. The Secret of Shady Glen, 1988

86. The Mystery of Misty Canyon, 1988

87. The Case of the Rising Stars, 1988

88. The Search for Cindy Austin, 1988

89. The Case of the Disappearing Deejay, 1989

90. The Puzzle at Pineview School, 1989

91. The Girl Who Couldn't Remember, 1989

92. The Ghost of Craven Cove, 1989

Minstrel Editions Published in the Early 1990s

Ghostwriters linked to these books include Eileen Hehl, Carol Gorman, Alison Hart, Ellen Steiber, Pamela Willis, Elizabeth Nugent, and George Edward Stanley.

93. The Case of the Safecracker's Secret, 1990

94. The Picture-Perfect Mystery, 1990

95. The Silent Suspect, 1990

96. The Case of the Photo Finish, 1990

97. The Mystery of Magnolia Mansion, 1990

98. The Haunting of Horse Island, 1990

99. The Secret at Seven Rocks, 1991

100. A Secret in Time, 1991

101. The Mystery of the Missing Millionairess, 1991

102. The Secret in the Dark, 1991

103. The Stranger in the Shadows, 1991

104. The Mystery of the Jade Tiger, 1991

105. The Clue in the Antique Trunk, 1992

106. The Case of the Artful Crime, 1992

107. The Legend of Miner's Creek, 1992

108. The Secret of the Tibetan Treasure, 1992

109. The Mystery of the Masked Rider, 1992

110. The Nutcracker Ballet Mystery, 1992

111. The Secret at Solaire, 1993

112. Crime in the Queen's Court, 1993

113. The Secret Lost at Sea, 1993

114. The Search for the Silver Persian, 1993

115. The Suspect in the Smoke, 1993

116. The Case of the Twin Teddy Bears, 1993

117. Mystery on the Menu, 1994

118. Trouble At Lake Tahoe, 1994

119. The Mystery of the Missing Mascot, 1994

120. The Case of the Floating Crime, 1994

121. The Fortune Teller's Secret, 1994

122. The Message in the Haunted Mansion, 1994

123. The Clue on the Silver Screen, 1995

124. The Secret of the Scarlet Hand, 1995

125. The Teen Model Mystery, 1995

126. The Riddle in the Rare Book, 1995

127. The Case of the Dangerous Solution, 1995

128. The Treasure in the Royal Tower, 1995

Minstrel Editions Published in the Late 1990s

When you read the Minstrel editions, you'll find that both continuity errors and text errors are more of an issue than in any previous books from the original series.

129. The Baby-Sitter Burglaries, 1996

130. The Sign of the Falcon, 1996

131. The Hidden Inheritance, 1996

132. The Fox Hunt Mystery, 1996

133. The Mystery at the Crystal Palace, 1996

134. The Secret of the Forgotten Cave, 1996

135. The Riddle of the Ruby Gazelle, 1997

136. The Wedding Day Mystery, 1997

137. In Search of the Black Rose, 1997

138. The Legend of the Lost Gold, 1997

139. The Secret of Candlelight Inn, 1997

140. The Door-to-Door Deception, 1997

141. The Wild Cat Crime, 1998

142. The Case of Capital Intrigue, 1998

143. Mystery on Maui, 1998

144. The E-mail Mystery, 1998

145. The Missing Horse Mystery, 1998

146. The Ghost of the Lantern Lady, 1998

147. The Case of the Captured Queen, 1999

148. On the Trail of Trouble, 1999

149. The Clue of the Gold Doubloons, 1999

150. Mystery at Moorsea Manor, 1999

151. The Chocolate-Covered Contest, 1999

Minstrel Editions Published in the 2000s

Some books in the Minstrel editions series were actually written for The Nancy Drew Files and were re-purposed after that series was cancelled.

152. The Key in the Satin Pocket, 2000

153. Whispers In the Fog, 2000

154. The Legend of the Emerald Lady, 2000

155. The Mystery in Tornado Alley, 2000

156. The Secret in the Stars, 2000

157. The Music Festival Mystery, 2000

158. The Curse of the Black Cat, 2001

159. The Secret of the Fiery Chamber, 2001

Nancy Drew Mysteries Aladdin Editions

Another division of Simon & Schuster, Aladdin, took over publishing the original Nancy Drew Mysteries in 2001. Sales weren't great, so the original series finally ended in 2003.

160. The Clue on the Crystal Dove, 2001

161. Lost in the Everglades, 2001

162. The Case of the Lost Song, 2001

163. The Clues Challenge, 2001

164. The Mystery of the Mother Wolf, 2002

165. The Crime Lab Case, 2002

166. The Case of the Creative Crime, 2002

167. Mystery By Moonlight, 2002

168. The Bike Tour Mystery, 2002

169. The Mistletoe Mystery, 2002

170. No Strings Attached, 2003

171. Intrigue at the Grand Opera, 2003

172. The Riding Club Crime, 2003

173.Danger on the Great Lakes, 2003

Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: Be a Detective Mystery Stories

Published by Wanderer, these books resemble a Choose Your Own Adventure style and were spawned out of the success of the Nancy Drew specials that put these popular characters together. The authors listed for these books are the pseudonyms Carolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon, but the ghostwriters are unknown.

1. The Secret of the Knight's Sword, 1984

2. Danger on Ice, 1984

3. The Feathered Serpent, 1984

4. Secret Cargo, 1984

5. The Alaskan Mystery, 1985

6. The Missing Money Mystery, 1985

The Nancy Drew Files Series

The Nancy Drew files series was the first spinoff from the original Nancy Drew Mysteries, geared towards teens, and began publication in 1986. Published by book packager, Megabooks, these stories also utilized ghost writers, many of whom are still not known today. Known ghostwriters for this series include Susan Wittig Albert, Bill Albert, Deborah Gaines, and Louise Ladd.

Nancy Drew Files Published in the 1980s

In 2019 Simon Pulse, and imprint of Simon & Schuster, reprinted the first six Nancy Drew Files books in two special volumes.

1. Secrets Can Kill, 1986

2. Deadly Intent, 1986

3. Murder on Ice, 1986

4. Smile and Say Murder, 1986

5. Hit and Run Holiday, 1986

6. White Water Terror, 1986

7. Deadly Doubles, 1987

8. Two Points to Murder, 1987

9. False Moves, 1987

10. Buried Secrets, 1987

11. Heart of Danger, 1987

12. Fatal Ransom, 1987

13. Wings of Fear, 1987

14. This Side of Evil, 1987

15. Trial by Fire, 1987

16. Never Say Die, 1987

17. Stay Tuned for Danger, 1987

18. Circle of Evil, 1987

19. Sisters in Crime, 1988

20. Very Deadly Yours, 1988

21. Recipe for Murder, 1988

22. Fatal Attraction, 1988

23. Sinister Paradise, 1988

24. Till Death Do Us Part, 1988

25. Rich and Dangerous, 1988

26. Playing with Fire, 1988

27. Most Likely to Die, 1988

28. The Black Widow, 1988

29. Pure Poison, 1988

30. Death by Design, 1988

31. Trouble in Tahiti, 1989

32. High Marks for Malice, 1989

33. Danger in Disguise, 1989

34. Vanishing Act, 1989

35. Bad Medicine, 1989

36. Over the Edge, 1989

37. Last Dance, 1989

38. The Final Scene, 1989

39. The Suspect Next Door, 1989

40. Shadow of a Doubt, 1989

41. Something to Hide, 1989

42. The Wrong Chemistry, 1989

Nancy Drew Files Published in the Early 1990s

In 2014 publisher Simon & Schuster started making the Nancy Drew Files available in ebook format.

43. False Impressions, 1990

44. Scent of Danger, 1990

45. Out of Bounds, 1990

46. Win, Place, or Die, 1990

47. Flirting with Danger, 1990

48. A Date with Deception, 1990

49. Portrait in Crime, 1990

50. Deep Secrets, 1990

51. A Model Crime, 1990

52. Danger for Hire, 1990

53. Trail of Lies, 1990

54. Cold as Ice, 1990

55. Don't Look Twice, 1991

56. Make No Mistake, 1991

57. Into Thin Air, 1991

58. Hot Pursuit, 1991

59. High Risk, 1991

60. Poison Pen, 1991

61. Sweet Revenge, 1991

62. Easy Marks, 1991

63. Mixed Signals, 1991

64. The Wrong Track, 1991

65. Final Notes, 1991

66. Tall, Dark, and Deadly, 1991

67. Nobody's Business, 1992

68. Crosscurrents, 1992

69. Running Scared, 1992

70. Cutting Edge, 1992

71. Hot Tracks, 1992

72. Swiss Secrets, 1992

73. Rendezvous in Rome, 1992

74. Greek Odyssey, 1992

75. A Talent for Murder, 1992

76. The Perfect Plot, 1992

77. Danger on Parade, 1992

78. Update on Crime, 1992

79. No Laughing Matter, 1993

80. Power of Suggestion, 1993

81. Making Waves, 1993

82. Dangerous Relations, 1993

83. Diamond Deceit, 1993

84. Choosing Sides, 1993

85. Sea of Suspicion, 1993

86. Let's Talk Terror, 1993

87. Moving Target, 1993

88. False Pretenses, 1993

89. Designs in Crime, 1993

90. Stage Fright, 1993

91. If Looks Could Kill, 1994

92. My Deadly Valentine, 1994

93. Hotline to Danger, 1994

94. Illusions of Evil, 1994

95. An Instinct for Trouble, 1994

96. The Runaway Bride, 1994

97. Squeeze Play, 1994

98. Island of Secrets, 1994

99. The Cheating Heart, 1994

100. Dance Till You Die, 1994

101. The Picture of Guilt, 1994

102. Counterfeit Christmas, 1994

103. Heart of Ice, 1995

104. Kiss and Tell, 1995

105. Stolen Affections, 1995

106. Flying Too High, 1995

107. Anything for Love, 1995

108. Captive Heart, 1995

109. Love Notes, 1995

110. Hidden Meanings, 1995

111. The Stolen Kiss, 1995

112. For Love or Money, 1995

Nancy Drew Files Published in the Late 1990s

All the Nancy Drew Files books were edited by Anne Greenberg and ghostwriters included Susan Wittig Albert, Bill Albert, Deborah Gaines, and Louise Ladd.

113. Wicked Ways, 1996

114. Rehearsing for Romance, 1996

115. Running into Trouble, 1996

116. Under His Spell, 1996

117. Skipping a Beat, 1996

118. Betrayed by Love, 1996

119. Against the Rules, 1997

120. Dangerous Loves, 1997

121. Natural Enemies, 1997

122. Strange Memories, 1997

123. Wicked for the Weekend, 1997

124. Crime at the Chat Café, 1997

Nancy Drew on Campus Series

Another spin-off of the original Nancy Drew Mysteries was the Nancy Drew on Campus young adult series that served as a way for Nancy to finally grow up. Twenty-five books were published between 1995 and 1998 and involved interactive elements like an 800 number readers could call to vote on the decisions Nancy needed to make in the books.

1. New Lives, New Loves

2. On Her Own

3. Don't Look Back

4. Tell Me the Truth

5. Secret Rules

6. It's Your Move

7. False Friends

8. Getting Closer

9. Broken Promises

10. Party Weekend

11. In the Name of Love

12. Just the Two of Us

13. Campus Exposures

14. Hard to Get

15. Loving and Losing

16. Going Home

17. New Beginnings

18. Keeping Secrets

19. Love On-Line

20. Jealous Feelings

21. Love and Betrayal

22. In and Out of Love

23. Otherwise Engaged

24. In the Spotlight

25. Snowbound

Nancy Drew Notebooks Series

The Nancy Drew Notebooks were aimed at younger readers ages five to eight and featured a Nancy who was still in grade school.

Nancy Drew Notebooks Published in the 1990s

This series featured black white illustrations with Anthony Accardo serving as the original illustrator.

1. The Slumber Party Secret

2. The Lost Locket

3. The Secret Santa

4. Bad Day for Ballet

5. The Soccer Shoe Clue

6. The Ice Cream Scoop

7. Trouble at Camp Treehouse

8. The Best Detective

9. The Thanksgiving Surprise

10. Not Nice on Ice

11. The Pen Pal Puzzle

12. The Puppy Problem

13. The Wedding Gift Goof

14. The Funny Face Fight

15. The Crazy Key Clue

16. The Ski Slope Mystery

17. Whose Pet is Best

18. The Stolen Unicorn

19. The Lemonade Raid

20. Hannah's Secret

21. Princess on Parade

22. The Clue in the Glue

23. Alien in the Classroom

24. The Hidden Treasures

25. Dare at the Fair

26. The Lucky Horseshoes

27. Trouble Takes the Cake

28. Thrill on the Hill

29. Lights! Camera! Clues!

30. It's No Joke

31. Fine Feathered Mystery

32. Black Velvet Mystery

33. The Gumdrop Ghost

Nancy Drew Notebooks Published in the 2000s

This series was published from 1994 to 2005 and later relaunched as the Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew series.

34. Trash or Treasure

35. Third Grade Reporter

36. Make Believe Mystery

37. Dude Ranch Detective

38. Candy is Dandy

39. Chinese New Year Mystery

40. Dinosaur Alert

41. Flower Power

42. Circus Act

43. The Walkie-Talkie Mystery

44. The Purple Fingerprint

45. The Dashing Dog Mystery

46. The Snow Queen's Surprise

47. The Crook Who Took the Book

48. The Crazy Carnival Case

49. The Sand Castle Mystery

50. The Scarytales Sleepover

51. The Old-Fashioned Mystery

52. Big Worry in Wonderland

53. Recipe for Trouble

54. The Stinky Cheese Surprise

55. The Day Camp Disaster

56. Turkey Trouble

57. The Carousel Mystery

58. The Dollhouse Mystery

59. The Bike Race Mystery

60. The Lighthouse Mystery

61. Space Case

62. The Secret in the Spooky Woods

63. The Snowman Surprise

64. The Bunny-Hop Hoax

65. Strike-Out Scare

66. Zoo Clue

67. The Singing Suspects

68. The Apple Bandit

69. The Kitten Caper

Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew Series

Nancy Drew and her friends are once again in third grade solving mysteries in this series meant to replace the Nancy Drew Notebooks. This series was published from 2006 to 2015.

1. Sleepover Sleuths

2. Scream for Ice Cream

3. Pony Problems

4 .The Cinderella Ballet Mystery

5. Case of the Sneaky Snowman

6. The Fashion Disaster

7. The Circus Scare

8. Lights, Camera... Cats!

9. The Halloween Hoax

10. Ticket Trouble

11. Ski School Sneak

12. Valentine's Day Secret

13. Chick-napped!

14. The Zoo Crew

15. Mall Madness

16. Thanksgiving Thief

17. Wedding Day Disaster

18. Earth Day Escapade

19. April Fool's Day

20.Treasure Trouble

21. Double Take

22. Unicorn Uproar

23. Babysitting Bandit

24. Princess Mix-up Mystery

25. Buggy Breakout

26. Camp Creepy

27. Cat Burglar Caper

28. Time Thief

29. Designed for Disaster

30. Dance Off

31. The Make-a-Pet Mystery

32. Cape Mermaid Mystery

33. The Pumpkin Patch Puzzle

34. Cupcake Chaos

35. Cooking Camp Disaster

36. The Secret of the Scarecrow

37. The Flower Show Fiasco

38. A Musical Mess

39. Museum Mayhem

40. Butterfly Blues

Nancy Drew Clue Book Series

This is a reboot of the Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew series that includes interactive elements where readers can write down the clues and their predictions. It began in 2015 and is still in publication with books projected for 2020 and 2021 releases.

1. Pool Party Puzzler

2. Last Lemonade Standing

3. A Star Witness

4. Big Top Flop

5. Movie Madness

6. Pets on Parade

7. Candy Kingdom Chaos

8. World Record Mystery

9. Springtime Crime

10. Boo Crew

11. The Tortoise and the Scare

12. Turkey Trot Plot

Nancy Drew: Girl Detective Series

From 2004 to 2008 Nancy Drew, Girl Detective was meant to be a modern replacement for the original Nancy Drew Mysteries. Though written for girls aged 9 to 12 years old, many of the books have caught the attention of older, and younger, readers.

1. Without a Trace

2. A Race Against Time

3. False Notes

4. High Risk

5. Lights...Camera...

6. Action!

7. The Stolen Relic

8. The Scarlet Macaw Scandal

9. Secret of the Spa

10. Uncivil Acts

11. Riverboat Ruse

12. Stop the Clock

13. Trade Wind Danger

14. Bad Times, Big Crimes

15. Framed

16. Dangerous Plays

17. En Garde

18. Pit of Vipers

19. The Orchid Thief

20. Getting Burned

21. Close Encounters

22. Dressed to Steal

23. Troubled Waters

24. Murder on the Set

25. Trails of Treachery

26. Fishing for Clues

27. Intruder!

28. Mardi Gras Masquerade

29. Stolen Bones

Nancy Drew: Girl Detective Trilogy Series

In 2008, the Nancy Drew: Girl Detective series was continued in trilogy form for the first time. Each set of three books was published within months of each other from 2008 to 2012.

30. Pageant Perfect Crime (Perfect Mystery Trilogy)

31. Perfect Cover (Perfect Mystery Trilogy)

32. Perfect Escape (Perfect Mystery Trilogy)

33. Secret Identity (Identity Mystery Trilogy)

34. Identity Theft (Identity Mystery Trilogy)

35. Identity Revealed (Identity Mystery Trilogy)

36. Model Crime (Model Mystery Trilogy)

37. Model Menace (Model Mystery Trilogy)

38. Model Suspect (Model Mystery Trilogy)

39. Green-Eyed Monster (Eco-Mystery Trilogy)

40. Green With Envy (Eco-Mystery Trilogy)

41. Seeing Green (Eco-Mystery Trilogy)

42. Secret Sabotage (Sabotage Mystery Trilogy)

43. Serial Sabotage (Sabotage Mystery Trilogy)

44. Sabotage Surrender (Sabotage Mystery Trilogy)

45. California Schemin (Malibu Mystery Trilogy)

46. Mystery at Malachite Mansion (Malibu Mystery Trilogy)

47. Stalk, Don't Run (Malibu Mystery Trilogy)

Nancy Drew: Girl Detective Super Mysteries

The Nancy Drew: Girl Detective Super Mysteries were published during the same time as the original Nancy Drew: Girl Detective books, from 2005 to 2008.

1. Where's Nancy?

2. Once Upon a Crime

3. Real Fake

4. Ghost Stories

Nancy Drew: Girl Detective Graphic Novels

A modern off-shoot of the Nancy Drew: Girl Detective novels were the Nancy Drew Graphic Novels published by Papercutz in manga style. Writer Stefan Petrucha and illustrator Sho Murase helped make Nancy a 21st Century girl. These graphic novels were published from 2005 to 2010. In 2014 the books were re-released in issues each containing two volumes.

1. The Demon of River Heights

2. Writ in Stone

3. The Old Fashioned Mystery of The Haunted Dollhouse

4. The Girl Who Wasn't There

5. The Fake Heir

6. Mr. Cheeters is Missing

7. The Charmed Bracelet

8. Global Warning

9. Ghost in the Machinery

10. The Disoriented Express

11. Monkey-Wrench Blues

12. Dress Reversal

13. Doggone Town

14. Sleight of Dan

15. Tiger Counter

16. What Goes Up

17. Night of the Living Chatchke

18. City Under the Basement

19. Cliffhanger

20. High School Musical Mystery

21. High School Musical Mystery Part 2: The Lost Verse

Nancy Drew: Girl Detective - The New Case Files Series

Nancy Drew: Girl Detective - The New Case Files were graphic novels that featured trendy vampires, but the series only lasted three books.

1. Nancy Drew Vampire Slayer, 2010

2. A Vampire's Kiss, 2010

3. Together With The Hardy Boys, 2011

Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Super Mysteries

There are two different series with similar names published that feature Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys in super mysteries.

Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys Super Mystery Series

This children's series was published from 1988 to 1998 and included 36 books. It was a crossover spin-off of The Nancy Drew Files and The Hardy Boys Casefiles series.

1. Double Crossing

2. A Crime for Christmas

3. Shock Waves

4. Dangerous Games

5. The Last Resort

6. The Paris Connection

7. Buried in Time

8. Mystery Train

9. Best of Enemies

10. High Survival

11. New Years Evil

12. Tour of Danger

13. Spies and Lies

14. Tropic of Fear

15. Courting Disaster

16. Hits and Misses

17. Evil in Amsterdam

18. Desperate Measures

19. Passport to Danger

20. Hollywood Horror

21. Copper Canyon Conspiracy

22. Danger Down Under

23. Dead on Arrival

24. Target for Terror

25. Secrets of the Nile

26. A Question of Guilt

27. Islands of Intrigue

28. Murder on the 4th of July

29. High Stakes

30. Nightmare in New Orleans

31. Out of Control

32. Exhibition of Evil

33. At All Costs

34. Royal Revenge

35. Operation: Titanic

36. Process of Elimination

Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Super Mystery Series

This series was published from 2007 to 2012 and was a spin-off from The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers series.

1. Terror on Tour

2. Danger Overseas

3. Club Dread

4. Gold Medal Murder

5. Bonfire Masquerade

6. Stage Fright

Nancy Drew Diaries Series

Kids ages eight to twelve are the target age group for this series that is still in current publication with two new books projected for early 2020. This series, that began in 2013, is reminiscent of the original Nancy Drew Mysteries.

1. Curse of the Arctic Star

2. Strangers on a Train

3. Mystery of the Midnight Rider

4. Once Upon a Thriller

5. Sabotage at Willow Woods

6. Secret at Mystic Lake

7. The Phantom of Nantucket

8. The Magician's Secret

9. The Clue at Black Creek Farm

10. A Script for Danger

11. The Red Slippers

12. The Sign in the Smoke

13. The Ghost of Grey Fox Inn

14. Riverboat Roulette

15. The Professor and the Puzzle

16. The Haunting on Heliotrope Lane

17. Famous Mistakes

18. The Stolen Show

Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie Comic Books

Dynamite Comics debuted a Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys team-up in 2017. This comic book series for teens and adults called Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: The Big Lie, features six issues written by Anthony Del Col and illustrated by Werther Dell'Edera.

  • Issue 1: March 8, 2017
  • Issue 2: April 12, 2017
  • Issue 3: May 10, 2017
  • Issue 4: June 2017
  • Issue 5: July 2017
  • Issue 6: August 2017

Nancy Drew Specials

Since the 1970s, dozens of special Nancy Drew books have been published to capitalize on the success of this dynamic young female character.

  • The Nancy Drew Cookbook: Clues to Good Cooking, 1973
  • Nancy Drew Picture Book: Mystery of the Lost Dogs, 1977
  • Nancy Drew Picture Book: The Secret of the Twin Puppets, 1977
  • The Nancy Drew Sleuth Book: Clues to Good Sleuthing, 1979
  • Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: Super Sleuths, 1981
  • Nancy Drew Ghost Stories, 1983
  • Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: Super Sleuths #2, 1984
  • Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: Campfire Stories, 1984
  • Nancy Drew Ghost Stories #2, 1985
  • The Nancy Drew Scrapbook, 1993
  • Nancy Drew's Guide to Life, 2001
  • Nancy Drew Mad Libs, 2005
  • Clues to Real Life: The Wit and Wisdom of Nancy Drew, 2007
  • The Lost Files Of Nancy Drew, 2007
  • The Official Nancy Drew Handbook, 2007
  • Nancy Drew Classic Paper Dolls, 2011
  • Nancy Drew & Her Friends Paper Dolls, 2012

Solve a Mystery With Nancy Drew

With over 600 titles to choose from in a variety of formats, there's a Nancy Drew series for every reader. Young children, teens, and even adults can enjoy solving mysteries alongside one of the greatest young literary detectives.

List of Nancy Drew Books