The Mystery of the Fire Dragon is the thirty-eighth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1961 by Grosset & Dunlap. In this book, Nancy investigates a possible kidnapping.


Official synopsis from the publisher's website:

Nancy receives an urgent call from her Aunt Eloise in New York, requesting her help in solving a mystery. Her neighbor’s granddaughter, Chi Che Soong, has gone missing! Nancy and her friends fly to New York to help track down the missing girl.

Official summary from the hardcover dust jacket:

Never before, in all the exciting adventures of Nancy Drew's famous career, has she encountered a case as perplexing as the mystery of the fire dragon. It all starts with a strange note from Chi Che Soong, the beautiful Chinese girl who lives with her grandfather in the New York apartment adjoining that of Nancy's Aunt Eloise. From the frantic tone of the note, written before Chi Che mysteriously disappeared, it is evident that she is in danger.
And when Grandpa Soong becomes the victim of a ruthless thief, who steals the archaeologist's precious manuscript, the mystery deepens.
Nancy has only one clue to follow, and a slight one at that, the unusual hand-painted fire dragon on the lower right-hand corner of the stationery Chi Che used in her plea for help.
The complicated mystery grows to fantastic proportions before Nancy and her friends George and Bess unearth the vital clue that takes them on a jet flight to exotic Hong Kong. There the three girls become involved in a series of unforgettable, breath-taking adventures, when Nancy matches wits with the craftiest adversaries she has ever faced.


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Type Publisher Released ISBN Length
Hardcover Grosset & Dunlap Jan 1961 978-0-4480-9538-7 192 pages
eBook Digital Deen Publications Feb 2018 978-1-10107739-9

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