Mystery of the Glowing Eye is the 51st book in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published on January 1, 1974, by Grosset & Dunlap. In this book, Nancy's boyfriend is kidnapped after she helps her dad with an case.


When Nancy Drew eagerly agrees to help her lawyer father solve the mystery of the glowing eye, she has no way of knowing that it will involve the kidnapping of her close friend Ned Nickerson. A puzzling note in Ned’s handwriting set Nancy and her friends Bess and George on a hazardous search for a bizarre criminal. From their base of operations, the Emerson College campus, the three girl detectives and Ned’s college pals follow a maze of clues to locate the kidnapper’s hideout and rescue Ned. Not only is Nancy greatly worried about Ned, but also she is alarmed by the high-handed methods of a woman lawyer who tries to take the case away from her.

Readers will follow Nancy’s exciting adventures as she unravels this dangerous web of mystery.


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Characters appearing in this book include:

  • Nancy Drew
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Type Publisher Released ISBN Length
Hardcover Grosset & Dunlap January 1, 1974 9780448095516 181 pages
Paperback Grosset & Dunlap August 1, 1974 978-0448195513 pages
eBook 9781101077528
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