Nancy Drew Books

Nancy Drew Mysteries Book Lists, First Chapters — Buy Online

EVERY Nancy Drew mystery book is included in this list (1930 to 2009). Some of the
books include a short summary. Additional summaries will be added as they are compiled.

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Nancy Drew Mystery Stories: #1 – #175 (1930 – 2003)

Blue Hardcover Volumes #1 – #38

Original series in the blue hardcover with a dust jacket. (1930 – 1961)
Yellow Hardcover Volumes #1 – #34

In 1959 the original series were edited and condensed. They were re-issued in yellow hardcover.

Yellow picture-cover hardcovers Volumes #39 – #56

Facsimile reprints Volumes #1 – #10

Redone as facsimile reprints by Applewood Books.
Paperbacks Volumes #57 – #167

Since 1979, Simon & Schuster has been releasing new books in paperback with
picture covers. They currently produce a new book every other month.

Nancy Drew Girl Detective: #1 – #38 (2004 – 2009)

Nancy Drew Graphic Novels: #1 – #19 (2005 – 2009)

Nancy Drew Clue Crew: #1 – #22 (2006 – 2009)

Nancy Drew Files: #1 – #124 (1986-1997)

Simon & Schuster released this series to attract a slightly older reader (ages 11 and up) than the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories.

Nancy Drew On Campus: #1 – #25 (1995-1998)

Nancy Drew takes a lead into college. This series is for an older audience (ages 13 and up). Nancy’s coed dorm resonates with romance, and mystery becomes her major in the most sophisticated adventures yet.

Nancy Drew Notebooks: #1 – #54 (1994 – 2009)

Nancy as an eight-year-old getting her start solving mysteries. This series, in easy-to-read chapter-book format, is for beginning readers 5-8 years old.

Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys SuperMystery: #1 – #36 (1988 – 1998)
Combines Nancy’s unique brand of sleuthing with the Hardy Boys’ all-action approach — a dynamic combination.

River Heights (spin-off series): #1 – #17 (1989 – 1992)

Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys Be a Detective Mystery Stories: #1 – #8 (1984 – 1985)

Books that the reader got to solve.

Misc. Nancy Drew Mystery Books

There have been a number of other books, from the Nancy Drew Cookbook in 1973 to Mystery of the Lost Dogs picture book the same year.

Books About Nancy Drew

There have been a number of reference books about Nancy Drew through the years.

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