Nancy Drew Notebooks

50. The Scarytales Sleepover (2002-11-01)

by Carolyn Keene

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THRILLS AND CHILLS — THIS IS GOING TO BE THE COOLEST BIRTHDAY EVER! 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?


49. Sand Castle Mystery (2002)

by Carolyn Keene

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48. The Crazy Carnival Case (2002)

by Carolyn Keene

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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!


47. The Crook Who Took The Book (2002)

by Carolyn Keene

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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!


46. The Snow Queen’s Surprise (2002)

by Carolyn Keene

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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?


45. The Dashing Dog Mystery (2001)

by Carolyn Keene

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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!


44. The Purple Fingerprint (2001)

by Carolyn Keene

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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!


43. Walkie-talkie Mystery (2001)

by Carolyn Keene

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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!


42. Circus Act (2001)

by Carolyn Keene

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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!


41. Flower Power (2001)

by Carolyn Keene

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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?

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