A film is being made in River Heights—and there’s sabotage on the set—in this tenth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to a classic mystery series.
Nancy’s old friend—and former paralegal to Carson Drew—Alex Burgess is making a movie…and it’s filming in River Heights! On the first day of shooting, Alex invites Nancy, Bess, and George on set for a behind-the-scenes peek at how a movie is made. George is excited for a closer look at the cameras and special effects, and Bess is mostly around to get a glimpse of the film’s leading man: handsome actor Brian Newsome!
But right before the camera starts rolling there’s an explosion in the catering area. Turns out someone put firecrackers in the coffeemaker. Not too long after that, Brian’s costume is found streaked with blood. And threatening notes show up scrawled on the scripts: SHUT IT DOWN OR YOU’LL BE SORRY.
Can Nancy track down the set saboteur before the film’s dangerous final scene? Or will the entire production go up in flames first?
Imagine my surprise when I heard that my old friend, Alex Burgess, was finally making his first movie – right here in River Heights! And he was sweet enough to invite George, Bess, and me for an inside glimpse behind the scenes. Of course George wants to get a closer look at the cameras, and Bess is dying for a peek at the film’s leading man.
But since the moment Alex yelled “action”, some strange things have been happening: explosions in catering, costumes streaked with blood, and threatening notes scrawled on scripts. I’ve always thought it would be exciting to visit a movie set, but I never imagined that the real drama would be behind the camera….