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The Triple Hoax is the fifty-seventh book in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It is notably the first Nancy Drew book to be published as a paperback by Simon & Schuster after Stratemeyer Syndicate moved away from Grosset & Dunlap. It was first published November 1, 1979 under the Wanderer imprint. In this book, Nancy investigates the Hoaxters, a group of magicians, who seem to be stealing from their audience.

Synopsis

Summary from Simon & Schuster's website:

When Nancy’s aunt’s friend is swindled out of a sizable sum of money, she invites Nancy, Bess, and George to New York to help figure out who is behind the theft. There, the girls see a performance of a magicians’ group who stun their audiences with clever sleight-of-hand tricks. Because the magicians temporarily remove people’s wallets and handbags, Nancy feels the actors aren’t above suspicion. But will her hunch lead them to solve the case?

Inside summary from Grosset & Dunlap edition:

Aunt Eloise Drew invites Nancy, Bess, and George to New York to help a friend who has been swindled out of a sizable sum of money. There the girls see a performance of the Hoaxers, a magicians' group, who stun their audiences by clever sleight of hand tricks. Because the magicians temporarily remove people's wallets and handbags, Nancy feels the actors aren't above suspicion. Her hunch is borne out and a whirlwind chase ensues.
Nancy, Bess, and George track the Hoaxers to Mexico City, where Nancy is asked to help find a kidnapped child. The young sleuths follow a lead to Los Angeles where danger confronts them at every turn. Their enemies resort to theft - even arson - to scare them off the case.
With courage and clever dedication, however, Nancy and her friends outmaneuver their cunning adversaries and, after solving the puzzle of the Triple Hoax, bring them to justice.

Contents

Contents of the ebook edition:

  • Cover
  • 1. A Sudden Trip
  • 2. Bess’s Strange Caller
  • 3. Poison!
  • 4. Airport Theft
  • 5. A Planned Accident
  • 6. Clue to a Suspect
  • 7. Pyramid Chase
  • 8. Startling News
  • 9. Stage Attack
  • 10. A Setback Reversed
  • 11. An Odd Invention
  • 12. Smugglers
  • 13. The Invisible Hand
  • 14. More Tricks
  • 15. The Watermark
  • 16. Hijackers
  • 17. A Hoax Exposed
  • 18. Ned’s Disguise
  • 19. The Young Prisoner
  • 20. Escape!
  • Copyright

Plot summary

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Appearances

Characters

Characters appearing in this book include:

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Locations

  • New York
  • Mexico City
  • Los Angeles
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Businesses and organizations

  • The Hoaxers
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Other

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Background

  • It is notably the first Nancy Drew book to be published as a paperback by Simon & Schuster after Stratemeyer Syndicate moved away from Grosset & Dunlap. The Hardback cover would later be released 26 years down the road by Grosset & Dunlap.

Trivia

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Releases

Type Publisher Released ISBN Length
Paperback Wanderer (Simon & Schuster) Nov 1, 1979 0-671-95490-3 184 pages
Hardcover Grosset & Dunlap Apr 21, 2005 0-448-43688-4 192 pages[1]
eBook Aladdin (Simon & Schuster) Mar 10, 2015 978-1-4814-4882-6

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References

  1. Amazon listing: [1]
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