Werewolf in a Winter Wonderland is the 175th and final book in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories book series. It was first published in 2003 by Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. In this book, Nancy investigates the disappearance of two wolves from a federal wolf preserves, and disasters befalling a carnival.

Following this book, the original series was cancel and rebooted as Nancy Drew: Girl Detective with the first book Without a Trace.


Official synopsis from the publisher's back cover:

Things are hairy in River Heights this holiday season. Two wolves have disappeared from WildWolf, the federal wolf preserve just outside of town. Local farmers think the missing wolves are killing their sheep, but there are also rumors of werewolf sightings nearby. At the same time, the annual River Heights Winter Carnival is set to begin. When the first two days of the outdoor festival are full of tragic disasters, Nancy can’t help but wonder—is there a link between the carnival's trouble and the missing wolves?
After the carnival’s beautiful ice palace is destroyed, Nancy’s sure there’s a wolf at River Heights’s door. But is the leader of this pack of crimes human, or beast?


Chapter titles:

  1. A Wild Night at WildWolf
  2. A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?
  3. An Unfortunate Meeting
  4. The Message Is Crystal Clear
  5. Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
  6. The Hair of the Wolf
  7. A Fortune Comes True
  8. In the Light of the Full Moon
  9. Wild Weather at WildWolf
  10. A Blizzard of Clues
  11. Frozen in Midair
  12. When Wolves Fly
  13. Let’s Start Over
  14. Howliday on Ice
  15. The Culprit Is Iced

Plot summary



Characters appearing in this book include:

  • Nancy Drew
  • George Fayne
  • Bess Marvin
  • Ned Nickerson
  • Brianda Bunch
to be added


  • River Heights


to be added


Type Publisher Released ISBN Length
Paperback Aladdin / Simon & Schuster Nov 1, 2003 0-689-86182-6 160 pages
eBook Aladdin / Simon & Schuster Jul 16, 2013 978-1-4391-1411-7 160 pages

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Nancy Drew Mystery Stories (1930-2003)
Original series & Wanderer Titles (1930-1985)
Mega-Books era (1987-2003)

79. The Double Horror of Fenley Place
80. The Case of the Disappearing Diamonds
81. The Mardi Gras Mystery
82. The Clue in the Camera
83. The Case of the Vanishing Veil
84. The Joker's Revenge
85. The Secret of Shady Glen
86. The Mystery of Misty Canyon
87. The Case of the Rising Stars
88. The Search for Cindy Austin
89. The Case of the Disappearing Deejay
90. The Puzzle at Pineview School
91. The Girl Who Couldn't Remember
92. The Ghost of Craven Cove
93. The Case of the Safecracker's Secret
94. The Picture-Perfect Mystery
95. The Silent Suspect
96. The Case of the Photo Finish
97. The Mystery of Magnolia Mansion
98. The Haunting of Horse Island
99. The Secret at Seven Rocks
100. A Secret in Time
101. The Mystery of the Missing Millionairess
102. The Secret in the Dark
103. The Stranger in the Shadows
104. The Mystery of the Jade Tiger
105. The Clue in the Antique Trunk
106. The Case of the Artful Crime
107. The Legend the Miner's Creek
108. The Secret of the Tibetan Treasure
109. The Mystery of the Masked Rider
110. The Nutcracker Ballet Mystery
111. The Secret at Solaire
112. Crime in the Queen's Court
113. The Secret Lost at Sea
114. The Search for the Silver Persian
115. The Suspect in Smoke
116. The Case of the Twin Teddy Bears
117. Mystery on the Menu
118. Trouble at Lake Tahoe
119. The Mystery of the Missing Mascot
120. The Case of the Floating Crime
121. The Fortune Teller's Secret
122. The Message in the Haunted Mansion
123. The Clue on the Silver Screen
124. The Secret of the Scarlet Hand
125. The Teen Model Mystery
126. The Riddle in the Rare Book
127. The Case of the Dangerous Solution
128. The Treasure in the Royal Tower

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