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The Scarlet Slipper Mystery

The Scarlet Slipper Mystery, was first published in the regular Nancy Drew® series in 1954.

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 editions. It only cost club members 10¢, while other volumes each month would be $1.49 each. Scarlet Slipper was published in the Cameo format in 1959 along with 5 others from that 1959 set.

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 grey. The ribbon on the spine of the dust jacket was white. The covers as shown above were greenish-blue and the spine was greyish-blue in color. The ribbon holding the Cameo was red and the endpapers featured the same red colored ribbon. Shown below are the full dust jacket, endpapers and an ad for the cameo editions:

There were 8 line drawings throughout the text on two pages each. The text started on page 7 and due to the larger size of the pages the pages do not match up the same with the regular book version. I do not have scans yet of the line drawings inside this book but when I do they will be added here.


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