The Mysterious Mannequin is the 47th book in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published on January 1, 1970, by Grosset & Dunlap. In this book, Nancy must find a missing mannequin which is connected to an actual person's disappearance.


The strange disappearance of a young Turkish client of Mr. Drew’s and the gift of an Oriental rug with a coded message woven into its decorative border start Nancy on a difficult search for a missing mannequin. What happened to the attractive figure that Farouk Tahmasp used in the display window of this rug shop? Who is trying to keep Nancy from finding it – and why?

Tracking down the intricate trail of clues takes Nancy and her friends Bess and George, Ned, Burt, and Dave to Turkey. Their sleuthing leads them to the Grand Bazaar in the exotic city of Istanbul, where Bess mysteriously disappears. Suspense mounts when Nancy encounters a vengeful enemy at an ancient underground reservoir.

Events move swiftly as Nancy and her friends try to solve this challenging mystery!


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  • Nancy Drew
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Type Publisher Released ISBN Length
Hardcover Grosset & Dunlap January 1, 1970 9780448095479 178 pages
Paperback HarperCollins Publishers January 11, 1990 978-0006928201160 pages
eBook 9781101077481
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