When Nancy is asked to find a professional dancer who disappeared several years before, the young detective becomes involved in a mystery reaching far beyond a missing-person’s case. During Nancy’s investigation at Heath Castle, she and her friends Bess and George realize that its crumbling walls contain a secret, but what is it? And who are their enemies that try to foil their every attempt to unravel the intricate puzzle? Danger lurks in a castle tower and throughout the vine-tangled grounds of the estate as Nancy exposes a sinister plot to defraud the dancer of her inheritance.
The Clue in the Crumbling Wall is the twenty-second volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories. Consisting of 175 volumes published between 1930-2003, the Nancy Drew mysteries were commissioned by the publisher Edward Stratemeyer to be the female counterpart to the Hardy Boys. Although all the Nancy Drew novels are attributed to the writer, a Carolyn Keene, the series was, in fact, written by a series of twenty-eight ghostwriters. The Clue in the Crumbling Wall was written by Mildred Wirt Benson. Benson penned twenty-three of the first thirty Nancy Drews. She has been credited with the creation of Nancy’s plucky, adventuresome personality
- Title: The Clue in the Crumbling Wall
- Author: Carolyn Keene (Mildred Wirt Benson)
- Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
- Year: 1945
- Series: Nancy Drew Mystery Stories (No. 22)
- First edition
- Length: 217pp
- Dimensions: 5” x 7.5”
- Conditions: The dustjacket is intact. The colors are vibrant, but the jacket itself is worn significantly on the edges and town along the front fold. The blue cloth covered boards are also worn about the edges but in otherwise in good condition. The binding remains tight. The pages are clean—no folds or tears, and the top edge of the text block has been dyed blue. Aside from an inscription written in blue ink on the inside of the front flap of the dustjacket, there are no extraneous marks. The Inscription reads, "Got January 25, 1961 for my birthday from Judy (Biery) Dick's wife."