The Hidden Staircase

The Hidden Staircase

Book - 1987
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Nancy Drew and The Hidden Staircase hits the big screen in March of 2019! Read the classic book that inspired the movie!

After receiving a call from her friend Helen Corning, Nancy agrees to help solve a baffling mystery. Helen's Aunt Rosemary has been living with her mother at the old family mansion, and they have noticed many strange things. They have heard music, thumps, and creaking noises at night, and seen eerie shadows on the walls. Could the house be haunted?

Just as soon as she hangs up the phone, a strange man visits Nancy's house to warn her and her father that they are in danger because of a case he is working on buying property for a railroad company. This warning leads Nancy and her father Carson to search for the missing Willie Wharton, a landowner, who can prove he signed away his land to the railroad and save the railroad from a lawsuit. Will Nancy be able to find the missing landowner and discover how these mysteries are related?
Publisher: New York, NY: Grosset & Dunlap; 1987
ISBN: 9780448095028
Branch Call Number: JM/KEEN
Characteristics: 182p. 20cm.


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bibliosara May 08, 2019

I so enjoy the original Nancy Drew mysteries. Light, wholesome, and with unexpectedly surprising twists, each one is a joy to read. They are a great way to fill in the gaps between longer, more serious adult novels. The Hidden Staircase is the second original Nancy Drew book and focuses on Nancy's friend's family home and the seeming 'ghost' that is causing trouble. Meanwhile, Nancy's father appears to be in danger due to a real estate case he is leading. Will Nancy find the ghost in time to help her father win the case?

Oct 25, 2017

Love this series

SDawn Jul 02, 2015

If you love a good mystery read this book. All of this author's books are good.

JCLBreH May 22, 2013

Nancy Drew series written up to 175 books. The series below list titles up to 25.
Enjoy your mystery.
1. Secret of the old clock
2. Hidden staircase
3. Bungalow mystery
4. Mystery at Lilac Inn
5. Secret at Shadow Ranch
6. Secret of Red Gate Farm
7. Clue in the diary
8. Nancy's mysterious letter
9. Sign of the twisted candles
10. Password to Larkspur Lane
11. Clue of the broken locket
12. Message in the hollow oak
13. Mystery of the ivory charm
14. Whispering statue
15. Haunted bridge
16. Clue of the tapping heels
17. Mystery of the brass-bound trunk
18. Mystery of the moss-covered mansion
19. Quest of the missing map
20. Clue in the jewel box
21. Secret in the old attic
22. Clue in the crumbling wall
23. Mystery of the tolling bell
24. Clue in the old album
25. Ghost of Blackwood Hall

jodianmorgan Jul 16, 2012

took too long to get to the fun part:-(


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Oct 25, 2017

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Jun 04, 2014

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Jun 28, 2015

“I have a hunch from reading about old passageways that there may be one or more rooms off this tunnel," Nancy told Captain Rossland.”
― Carolyn Keene


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