Secrets Can Kill
House name Carolyn Keene
Publication information
Publisher Archway Paperbacks[1]
Producer Mega-Books of New York[1]
Publication date August 1986[1]
Media type Paperback
ISBN ISBN 067174674X
Series The Nancy Drew Files
Followed by Deadly Intent

Secrets Can Kill is the first book in The Nancy Drew Files series. It was first published in August 1986 by Archway Paperbacks (an imprint of Simon and Schuster). The book was also made into the first Nancy Drew PC game by Her Interactive in 1998. In 2010, the game was remade into Secrets Can Kill Remastered in honor of Nancy Drew's 80th anniversary.

Plot summary

Nancy heads to Bedford High to investigate a series of robberies, but one of the suspects is murdered. With the town in fear and students in shock, Nancy Drew is the only one who can uncover the truth before the murderer strikes again.


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  • Nancy Drew
  • Bess Marvin
  • George Fayne
  • Brenda Carlton
  • Jake Webb, the murdered student. (In the game, his last name is changed to Rogers)
  • Connie Watson
  • Darryl Gray
  • Hal Tanaka
  • Hector "Hulk" Sanchez
  • Mitch Dillion


  • Bedford High
  • Nancy's house

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