The Ringmaster's Secret,
was first published in the regular Nancy Drew series in
In 1959, the Nancy Drew Readers Club premiered and its promotional volume was Velvet Mask.
Since it was the promotional volume it is more widely available than the other 12 cameo
It only cost club members 10¢, while other volumes each month would be $1.49 each.
Ringmaster's Secret was published in the Cameo format in 1959 along with 5 others from that
The dust jacket featured the art shown at left by Polly Bolian which was also the same art
used for the
frontispiece. The dust jacket background was a purple/grey color. The ribbon on the spine of the
dust jacket was white.
The covers as shown above were yellow
and the spine was grey in color. The ribbon holding the Cameo was purple and the
endpapers featured the same purple colored ribbon.
Shown below are the full dust jacket, endpapers and an ad
for the cameo editions: