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A Nancy Drew Christmas is a book in the Nancy Drew Diaries series. It was first published September 18, 2018 by Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. In it, Nancy solves sabotage at a ski resort in Montana over the Holiday season.

A Nancy Drew Christmas is an unnumbered book, originally published only for eBook and Hardcover. However, a paperback version was released on October 20, 2020.[1]


Official synopsis from publisher's website:

Nancy finds herself a Christmas mystery in this super special eighteenth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries series, a fresh approach to the classic mystery series.
Nancy is spending her winter vacation at the most beautiful ski resort in Montana. Everything looks perfect, from the spectacular mountain views to the cozy rooms inside complete with fireplaces and holiday decorations. Unfortunately, not all is as jolly as it seems.
Things started to go wrong on her very first day; she hit a bad patch of ice on a run down the slopes and broke her leg in a couple of different places. Then a doctor decided she needed a giant cast and lots of bed rest. It’s been a week of unfortunate events for rest the resort too; there was a sabotaged opening dinner, multiple hotel room break-ins, and a dangerous trap was set for the star chef. And if she thought things couldn’t get any worse, a giant storm is heading her way and may just snow everyone in for days. Trapped in a hotel with someone bent on destruction? Cast or no cast, you know this sleuth is on the case.
It’s almost Christmas and both guests and staff are starting to panic. With all the odds stacked against her, can Nancy solve these crimes in time and save the holiday season? Or is this one Yuletide she’ll wish to forget?

Official synopsis from the audiobook CD back cover:

In this special holiday Nancy Drew mystery, Nancy and her father are staying at a brand-new ski resort for winter break. But she should know better than to expect an uneventful vacation.
Things start to go wrong as soon as Nancy arrives. Someone tries to sabotage the new restaurant, and there are mysterious break-ins. There's no rest for this teenage sleuth - and this holiday season will be no exception.
Luckily, Nancy has gathered some promising leads. But it's almost Christmas, and both guests and staff are starting to panic. Can she solve these crimes and save the holiday season?


Contents from the ebook edition:

  • Prologue: Dear Diary
  • Chapter One: Going for the Gold
  • Chapter Two: A Real Winter Wonderland
  • Chapter Three: On Thin Ice
  • Chapter Four: A Room with a View
  • Chapter Five: A Meal to Remember
  • Chapter Six: Tropical Heat Wave
  • Chapter Seven: Steak Out
  • Chapter Eight: Herbicidal Maniac
  • Chapter Nine: Spy vs. Spy
  • Chapter Ten: Showdown at High Noon
  • Chapter Eleven: The Dream Team
  • Chapter Twelve: Fire and Funk
  • Chapter Thirteen: Hunted
  • Chapter Fourteen: Open Sesame
  • Chapter Fifteen: On the Edge
  • Chapter Sixteen: Wipeout!
  • Chapter Seventeen: Oh What Fun It Is
  • Chapter Eighteen: Screaming All the Way
  • Chapter Nineteen: Trapped
  • Chapter Twenty: Really Trapped!
  • Chapter Twenty-One: The Grinch
  • Chapter Twenty-Two: Rear Window
  • Chapter Twenty-Three: Free Fall
  • Chapter Twenty-Four: The Twelve Suspects of Christmas
  • Chapter Twenty-Five: All Wrapped Up
  • Chapter Twenty-Six: And to All a Good Night
  • Epilogue: Dear Diary
  • About the Author
  • Copyright

Plot summary

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Characters appearing in this book include:

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  • Montana

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  • Famous Mistakes was initially scheduled to be released in August 2018, as the seventeenth book. In mid-2018, Simon & Schuster announced A Nancy Drew Christmas to be released in September, as the eighteenth book, and delayed Famous Mistakes to January 2019. A Nancy Drew Christmas was initially advertised as the eighteenth book, which caused confusion among fans. Simon & Schuster later changed the book to be unnumbered, with The Stolen Show becoming the eighteenth book instead.
  • Frank and Joe Hardy make a surprise appearance, making this book the first crossover between Nancy Drew Diaries and Hardy Boys Adventures series.


The book was released in September 2018 in hardcover and eBook format. The audiobook was simultaneously released. A paperback version was not released until October 2020.

Type Publisher Released ISBN Length
Hardcover Aladdin (Simon & Schuster) Sep 18, 2018 978-1-5344-3164-5 352 pages
eBook Aladdin (Simon & Schuster) Sep 18, 2018 978-1-5344-3165-2
Audiobook (digital) Oasis Audio Sep 18, 2018 978-1-62188-849-9 6.5 hours
Audiobook (CD) Oasis Audio Sep 18, 2018 978-1-64091-091-1 6.5 hours
Audiobook (library CD) Oasis Audio Sep 25, 2018 978-1-63108-371-6 6.5 hours
Trade paperback Aladdin (Simon & Schuster) Oct 20, 2020 352 pages

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