Original 1946 book cover art.


Revised 1973 book cover art.

The Mystery of the Tolling Bell (retitled Mystery of the Tolling Bell for the revision) is the twenty-third volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series.

Plot summary

Nancy, Bess, and George travel to a picturesque seaside town in search of Carson Drew's missing client. When Carson fails to join the girls, leading to a mystery involving his disappearance and a nearby cliffside cave inhabited by a ghost and his tolling bell.


  • Beginning with this volume, a wrap-style dust jacket is used.