The new Nancy Drew series from Simon & Schuster, Nancy Drew Diaries, debuted February 2013 with volumes 1 and 2 and then two more to follow the rest of the year and around 3 more each year thereafter. This series harkens back to the Nancy Drew books of the past where Nancy and her friends will rely more on their wits and their brains (much like classic Nancy Drew) to solve mysteries instead of relying so much on technology like they did in the Girl Detective series. There is also an illustrator for the series, Emily McGuire. There are also going to be hardcover versions with dust jackets in addition to the regular paperback versions. And the stories will be a bit longer as well. This series targets the 8 to 12 age group.
From Simon & Schuster:
Striking illustrative covers featuring Nancy in action and suspense-filled stories will attract old and new fans alike, and make for an exciting, page-turning mystery series.
Nancy continues to be a positive role model for readers: intelligent and perceptive, loyal and persevering.
Nancy and company return to their mystery-solving roots: resourceful, perceptive, deductive, they rely on their wits first and then use technology to assist them. Readers will enjoy solving the hands-on mysteries with Nancy, Bess and George.
Nancy Drew is a brand that's been on readers' shelves for more than 80 years, popular with both young and older fans.
Nancy Drew first started in 1930 and is still in print today.
- 1, Curse of the Artic Star (Feb. 2013)
- 2, Stranger on a Train (Feb. 2013)
- 3, Mystery of the Midnight Rider (May 2013)
- 4, Once Upon a Crime (Sept. 2013)
- 5, Sabotage at Willow Woods (Jan. 2014)
- 6, Secret at Mystic Lake (May 2014)
A box set of the first four will be out November 2013.
The Curse of the Arctic Star:
Nancy, Bess, and George are cruising dangerous waters on a tour of Alaska. Becca Wright, an old friend of Nancy’s, is the Assistant Cruise Director of the Arctic Star, a posh new ship. But Becca needs Nancy’s help when strange things keep happening aboard the opulent ocean liner: The swimming pool becomes a floating grave; a famous passenger is threatened; and even the seemingly innocent mini-golf course becomes a perilous playground. With the majestic and mysterious Alaskan scenery as a backdrop, Nancy and company have to find out who’s trying to sabotage the maiden voyage and why.
Strangers on a Train
Nancy’s Alaskan adventure continues as she, Bess, and George disembark the mystery-plagued Arctic Star cruise ship and explore the grand sites of the forty-ninth state: Skagway; the Yukon territory, and Denali National Park. It’s spectacular scenery, but things start to go wrong almost immediately, leading Nancy to believe that whoever was behind the unsolved mayhem aboard the ship has followed them onto dry land. The girl detectives had better watch their steps—they’re on uncharted and unknown territory!
Mystery of the Midnight Rider
At the prestigious-and competitive-River Heights Horse Show, the prizes, which range from money to possible placement on the Olympic Team, are so highly coveted that anyone from the riders to the owners will do anything to win...even drug the horses! Who's up to no good? Nancy, Bess and George are on the case!
Once Upon a Crime
A rash of crimes in a neighboring town -- a blazing fire at a bookstore, a boat that sinks in the harbor, and a valuable dog's dognapping -- are eerily similar to the plots from famous mystery writer Lacey O'Brien's popular books – coincidence or not? Who's behind the crimes: Lacey looking for publicity? One of Lacey's super fans? Or maybe it's Paige Samuels, owner of the bookstore. Nancy, Bess and George are deep into a dangerous new mystery.