Nancy and her friends need more than book smarts to get to the bottom of a literary mystery in this fourth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a new take on the classic series.
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. So who’s behind the crimes? Could it be Lacey looking for publicity? One of Lacey’s superfans? Or maybe it’s Paige Samuels, owner of the bookstore that burned. Nancy, Bess, and George will have to read between the lines as they dig deep into a dangerous mystery.
A few months later, Ned and I took a day trip to Avondale. We had read that Lacey and Rick Brown bought the bookstore — now called Brown’s Books — and completely renovated it, expanding the mystery and children’s sections.
And inspired by the town’s new notoriety, Alice Ann began hosting Murder Mystery weekeneds at the Cheshire Cat Inn to continue to draw new tourists. I hear they’re a smashing success. But as far as I’m concerned, I think I’ve had my fill of mysteries at Moon Lake.