Pool Party Puzzler is the first book in the Nancy Drew Clue Book children's series. It was first published 2015 by Simon & Schuster under their Aladdin imprint.


Official description from the publisher's website:

Help Nancy and her friends find out who’s causing a major pool party problem in this first book in an all-new, interactive Nancy Drew chapter book series. Includes space for readers to jot down their own ideas and solutions to the case!
Snooty Deidre Shannon writes in her blog “Dishing with Deidre” that since eight is half of sixteen, she’s entitled to a Super Sweet Half-Sixteen party this year! And since the Shannons have a pool, she’s decided to make mermaids her theme. Nancy, Bess, and George are invited to the big bash, where all party guests must dress in under-the-sea-themed costumes.
For her grand entrance, Deidre dresses as a mermaid and is carried out on a giant half-shell by six teenage “sea creatures.” The garden boasts hedges clipped into the shapes of various types of ocean life. Deidre’s father even booked “Queen Mermaid Marissa” to perform in their pool—fin and all.
But when a squirmy snake is found swimming in the pool too, Queen Marissa leaves in a huff! Who would sabotage the mermaid pool performance? Nancy, Bess, and George intend to find out!

Plot summary

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Characters appearing in this book include:

  • Nancy Drew
  • Bess Marvin
  • George Fayne
  • Deidre Shannon
  • Marissa


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Businesses and organizations

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The book was first released simultaneously in hardcover, paperback, and ebook editions.

Type Publisher Released ISBN Length
Trade paperback Aladdin (Simon & Schuster) Jul 2015 978-1-4814-2937-5 96 pages
Hardcover Aladdin (Simon & Schuster) Jul 2015 978-1-4814-3896-4 96 pages
eBook Aladdin (Simon & Schuster) Jul 2015 978-1-4814-2938-2

The book was later included in sets with other books in the series:

Type Title Released ISBN
Book set 1-4 Mystery Mayhem Collection Books 1-4 Mar 2016 978-1-4814-6923-4
Book set 1-4 Nancy Drew Clue Book 4 books in 1! Mar 2019 978-1-5344-5353-1

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Nancy Drew Clue Book (2015 - current)
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15. The Great Goat Gaffe
16. Duck Derby Debacle

1-4 Mystery Mayhem Collection Books 1-4
1-4 Nancy Drew Clue Book 4 books in 1!

Author: Carolyn Keene (pseudonym)
Illustrator: Peter Francis

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