Sunday, May 13, 2018

Nancy Drew #57-175 Wanderer/Minstrel/Aladdin Paperbacks

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The purpose of this guide is to list the paperback titles in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series so that buyers have a handy reference for title information.

The original 56 Nancy Drew books were published in hardcover by Grosset and Dunlap.  Simon and Schuster began publishing the Nancy Drew books with the release of volume 57.

Wanderer

Volumes 57 through 78 were published with the Wanderer imprint in paperback.

Volumes 57 through 78 were also printed in very limited quantities in hardcover with dust jacket.  The Wanderer hardcovers were mainly made available to libraries.  Some few copies were sold to individuals.  As a result, the vast majority of the surviving dust-jacketed Wanderer hardcover editions are library discards and are in rough shape.  Due to the limited quantities, the Wanderer dust-jacketed hardcover editions are extremely difficult to acquire in any condition.  Most collectors do not have a complete set of the Wanderer hardcover editions, and many people who are not interested in the Wanderer hardcover editions do not realize the extreme scarcity of these books. 

Minstrel

Beginning with volume 79, the imprint changed to Minstrel, and volumes 57 through 78 were reprinted with the Minstrel imprint.  The cover art also changed for volumes 57 through 78.  Volumes 57 through 163 were printed with the Minstrel imprint.  During the latter years of the Minstrel printings, many of the lower-numbered paperback titles went out of print.

Aladdin

Volumes 164 through 175 were published with the Aladdin imprint.  The higher-numbered Minstrel titles that were still in print when the imprint changed to Aladdin were also reprinted with the Aladdin imprint.  During the last printings, the books changed to a solid yellow spine that is very reminiscent of the Grosset and Dunlap books.  The original Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series was discontinued with volume 175 in 2003.

List of titles

  57. The Triple Hoax, 1979
  58. The Flying Saucer Mystery, 1980
  59. The Secret in the Old Lace, 1980
  60. The Greek Symbol Mystery, 1981
  61. The Swami’s Ring, 1981
  62. The Kachina Doll Mystery, 1981
  63. The Twin Dilemma, 1981
  64. Captive Witness, 1981
  65. Mystery of the Winged Lion, 1982
  66. Race Against Time, 1982
  67. The Sinister Omen, 1982
  68. The Elusive Heiress, 1982
  69. Clue in the Ancient Disguise, 1982
  70. The Broken Anchor, 1983
  71. The Silver Cobweb, 1983
  72. The Haunted Carousel, 1983
  73. Enemy Match, 1984
  74. The Mysterious Image, 1984
  75. The Emerald-Eyed Cat Mystery, 1984
  76. The Eskimo’s Secret, 1985
  77. The Bluebeard Room, 1985
  78. The Phantom of Venice, 1985
  79. The Double Horror of Fenley Place, 1987
  80. The Case of the Disappearing Diamonds, 1987
  81. The Mardi Gras Mystery, 1988
  82. The Clue in the Camera, 1988
  83. The Case of the Vanishing Veil, 1988
  84. The Joker's Revenge, 1988
  85. The Secret of Shady Glen, 1988
  86. The Mystery of Misty Canyon, 1988
  87. The Case of the Rising Stars, 1989
  88. The Search for Cindy Austin, 1989
  89. The Case of the Disappearing Deejay, 1989
  90. The Puzzle at Pineview School, 1989
  91. The Girl Who Couldn't Remember, 1989
  92. The Ghost of Craven Cove, 1989
  93. The Case of the Safecracker's Secret, 1990
  94. The Picture-Perfect Mystery, 1990
  95. The Silent Suspect, 1990
  96. The Case of the Photo Finish, 1990
  97. The Mystery at Magnolia Mansion, 1990
  98. The Haunting of Horse Island, 1990
  99. The Secret at Seven Rocks, 1991
100. A Secret in Time, 1991
101. The Mystery of the Missing Millionairess, 1991
102. The Secret in the Dark, 1991
103. The Stranger in the Shadows, 1991
104. The Mystery of the Jade Tiger, 1991
105. The Clue in the Antique Trunk, 1992
106. The Case of the Artful Crime, 1992
107. The Legend of Miner's Creek, 1992
108. The Secret of the Tibetan Treasure, 1992
109. The Mystery of the Masked Rider, 1992
110. The Nutcracker Ballet Mystery, 1992
111. The Secret at Solaire, 1993
112. Crime in the Queen’s Court, 1993
113. The Secret Lost at Sea, 1993
114. The Search for the Silver Persian, 1993
115. The Suspect in the Smoke, 1993
116. The Case of the Twin Teddy Bears, 1993
117.  Mystery on the Menu, 1994
118. Trouble at Lake Tahoe, 1994
119. The Mystery of the Missing Mascot, 1994
120. The Case of the Floating Crime, 1994
121. The Fortune Teller’s Secret, 1994
122. The Message in the Haunted Mansion, 1994
123. The Clue on the Silver Screen, 1995
124. The Secret of the Scarlet Hand, 1995
125. The Teen Model Mystery, 1995
126. The Riddle in the Rare Book, 1995
127. The Case of the Dangerous Solution, 1995
128. The Treasure in the Royal Tower, 1995
129. The Baby-Sitter Burglaries, 1996
130. The Sign of the Falcon, 1996
131. The Hidden Inheritance, 1996
132. The Fox Hunt Mystery, 1996
133. The Mystery at the Crystal Palace, 1996
134. The Secret of the Forgotten Cave, 1996
135. The Riddle of the Ruby Gazelle, 1997
136. The Wedding Day Mystery, 1997
137. In Search of the Black Rose, 1997
138. The Legend of the Lost Gold, 1997
139. The Secret of Candlelight Inn, 1997
140. The Door-to-Door Deception, 1997
141. The Wild Cat Crime, 1998
142. The Case of Capital Intrigue, 1998
143. Mystery on Maui, 1998
144. The E-mail Mystery, 1998
145. The Missing Horse Mystery, 1998
146. The Ghost of the Lantern Lady, 1998
147. The Case of the Captured Queen, 1999
148. On the Trail of Trouble, 1999
149. The Clue of the Gold Doubloons, 1999
150. Mystery at Moorsea Manor, 1999
151. The Chocolate-Covered Contest, 1999
152. The Key in the Satin Pocket, 2000
153. Whispers in the Fog, 2000
154. The Legend of the Emerald Lady, 2000
155. The Mystery in Tornado Alley, 2000
156. The Secret in the Stars, 2000
157. The Music Festival Mystery, 2000
158. The Curse of the Black Cat, 2001
159. The Secret of the Fiery Chamber, 2001
160. The Clue on the Crystal Dove, 2001
161. Lost in the Everglades, 2001
162. The Case of the Lost Song, 2001
163. The Clues Challenge, 2001
164. The Mystery of the Mother Wolf, 2002
165. The Crime Lab Case, 2002
166. The Case of the Creative Crime, 2002
167. Mystery by Moonlight, 2002
168. The Bike Tour Mystery, 2002
169. The Mistletoe Mystery, 2002
170. No Strings Attached, 2003
171. Intrigue at the Grand Opera, 2003
172. The Riding Club Crime, 2003
173. Danger on the Great Lakes, 2003
174. A Taste of Danger, 2003
175. Werewolf in a Winter Wonderland, 2003   

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