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A Capitol Crime is the twenty-second book in the Nancy Drew Diaries series. It was published on May 25, 2021 by Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. In this book, Nancy looks for her missing father in Washington, DC.


Official synopsis from the publisher's website:

Nancy, Bess, and George look for Nancy’s missing father in the twenty-second book in the Nancy Drew Diaries series, a fresh approach to a classic series.

While Nancy’s dad is away at a conference in Washington, DC, she invites Bess and George over for a slumber party. The girls are having a great time until Nancy gets a call from a number she doesn’t recognize. Her dad never showed up for his panel and he isn’t in his room. No one’s seen him since the night before, and he isn’t answering his phone.

Worried, Nancy and the gang hop the next flight to DC to investigate. The girls scour the hotel for clues with little luck until Nancy finds her dad’s cell phone in the hotel basement. She’s pretty sure he left her a message on the home screen, if only she could figure out what it means.

The hunt takes them across the US capital, retracing Mr. Drew’s steps to figure out what went wrong or who might be out to do him harm. If they don’t solve this mystery, it may cost Mr. Drew his life.


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Characters appearing in this book include:

  • Nancy Drew
  • Carson Drew
  • Bess
  • George
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  • Washington, DC
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Businesses and organizations

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Type Publisher Released ISBN Length
Hardcover Aladdin (Simon & Schuster) May 25, 2021 9781534444393 192 pages
Paperback Aladdin (Simon & Schuster) May 25, 2021 9781534444386 192 pages
eBook Aladdin (Simon & Schuster) May 25, 2021 9781534444409
Audiobook Oasis Audio May 25, 2021 B094YMPM4P 3 hrs 35 min


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