Once Upon a Thriller is the 4th book in the Nancy Drew Diaries series. It was first published September 24, 2013 by IMPRINT, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. In this book, Nancy BASIC PLOT.


Nancy and her friends need more than book smarts to get to the bottom of a literary mystery in this fourth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a new take on the classic series.

A rash of crimes in a neighboring town—a blazing fire at a bookstore, a boat that sinks in the harbor, and a valuable dog’s dognapping—are eerily similar to the plots from famous mystery writer Lacey O’Brien’s popular books. So who’s behind the crimes? Could it be Lacey looking for publicity? One of Lacey’s superfans? Or maybe it’s Paige Samuels, owner of the bookstore that burned. Nancy, Bess, and George will have to read between the lines as they dig deep into a dangerous mystery.


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Characters appearing in this book include:

  • Nancy Drew
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Type Publisher Released ISBN Length
Hardcover Aladdin (Simon & Schuster)September 24, 2013 9781442466128 144 pages
Paperback Aladdin (Simon & Schuster) September 24, 2013 978-1416990741 144 pages
eBook Aladdin (Simon & Schuster)
Audiobook Oasis Audio September 22, 2015 hrs min

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