Hidden Pictures is the nineteenth book in the Nancy Drew Diaries series. It was published on January 21, 2020 by Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.


Official synopsis from the publisher's website:

Nancy, Bess, and George must find the truth behind a photographic mystery in this nineteenth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to the classic mystery series.
Nancy and her friends are spending the weekend in a small mountainside town called Shady Oaks. The local museum is displaying a never-before-seen collection from famous nature photographer, Christopher DeSantos. So the usually sleepy town is now filled with tourists. But it’s not just the dramatic lighting of the old black and white photographs that people have come to see.
Newspapers all over the country have picked up the story of two visitors who went missing in Shady Oaks only to turn up in the old DeSantos photographs, seemingly frozen in time. What’s more, there was a rumor that DeSantos was cursed by his former partner after a disagreement. Now everyone is wondering if the legend is real.
Nancy, Bess, and George are convinced that there is another explanation to be found. But it quickly becomes clear that someone is making sure they don’t find it. Can these three teenage sleuths solve this mystery before it’s too late?

Plot summary

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  • Nancy Drew
  • Bess Marvin
  • George Fayne
  • Riley
  • Christopher DeSantos


  • Shady Oaks ("a drive of several hours from River Heights")
    • Carlisle Museum
    • Elder Root Inn

Business and organizations


Type Publisher Released ISBN Length
Trade paperback Aladdin Jan 21, 2020 978-1-5344-2102-8 192 pages
Hardcover Aladdin Jan 21, 2020 978-1-5344-2103-5 192 pages
eBook Aladdin Jan 21, 2020 978-1-5344-2104-2
Audiobook (digital) Oasis Audio Jan 21, 2020 978-1-64555-071-6 3 hrs 12 mins
Audiobook (CD) Oasis Audio Jan 21, 2020 978-1-64091-308-0 3 hrs 12 mins
Audiobook (library CD) Oasis Audio Jan 21, 2020 978-1-63108-580-2 3 hrs 12 mins

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