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The absolute best books from Carolyn Keene’s Nancy Drew series, ranked from the most popular to the least based on the votes cast for each title. This list has the most popular Nancy Drew books, and includes related images and first published dates. Nancy Drew is one of the most iconic fictional detectives, but what are the absolute best Nancy Drew books of all time?

This list features the best Nancy Drew books from the popular mystery series including popular books such as The Haunted Bridge, The Secret in the Old Attic, Nancy’s Mysterious Letter, The Clue in the Crumbling Wall, The Clue in the Jewel Box, The Quest of the Missing Map, and The Secret of Red Gate Farm.

There are lots of other great book series for kids, but cast your votes below for the best Nancy Drew books, or add the ones you love if they aren't already on the list below.
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138 32
The Hidden Staircase is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nancy Drew Books

2
122 26
The Mystery at Lilac Inn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nancy Drew Books

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79 12
The Secret of Red Gate Farm is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nancy Drew Books

4
90 16
The Sign of the Twisted Candle... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nancy Drew Books

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101 26
The Secret of the Old Clock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nancy Drew Books

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71 13
The Secret of Shadow Ranch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nancy Drew Books

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81 19
The Secret in the Old Attic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nancy Drew Books

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73 15
The Password to Larkspur Lane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nancy Drew Books

9
67 18
The Bungalow Mystery is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nancy Drew Books

10
56 12
The Ghost of Blackwood Hall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nancy Drew Books

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50 9
The Mystery of the Tolling Bel... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nancy Drew Books

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44 10
The Clue of the Broken Locket is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nancy Drew Books

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45 13
The Clue in the Crumbling Wall is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nancy Drew Books

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40 11
The Quest of the Missing Map is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nancy Drew Books

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33 7
The Secret of the Wooden Lady is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nancy Drew Books

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38 12
The Mystery of the 99 Steps is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nancy Drew Books

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44 17
The Mystery at the Moss-Covere... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nancy Drew Books

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40 14
The Whispering Statue is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nancy Drew Books

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36 11
The Clue in the Jewel Box is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nancy Drew Books

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32 8
The Hidden Window Mystery is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nancy Drew Books

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30 8
The Clue of the Velvet Mask is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nancy Drew Books

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35 12
The Clue in the Diary is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nancy Drew Books

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37 14
The Haunted Bridge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nancy Drew Books

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28 8
The Mystery at the Ski Jump is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nancy Drew Books

25
28 8
The Clue of the Leaning Chimne... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nancy Drew Books