The Clue in the Crumbling Wall is the twenty-second volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1945 under Carolyn Keene, a pseudonym of the ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson.
Summaries (original edition)
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. The girls’ gripping adventures culminate in a dramatic climax when Nancy exposes a sinister plot to defraud the dancer of her inheritance.
Nancy Drew #22 The Clue in the Crumbling Wall First Edition Book Identification Points
Only the first few printings of the first/second year are included. Printings codes are based on the Farrah Guide, 12th printing. Please refer to the guide for later printings.
|1945A-1||Plain||No List||War Time Notice on title page|
|1945B-2||Plain||No List||War Time Notice on title page|
Nancy Drew #22 The Clue in the Crumbling Wall First Edition Dust Jacket Identification Points
|Printing||Price||Front Flap||Rear Panel||Rear Flap||Format|
|1945A-1||PJC||Nancy Drew #1-21||Judy Bolton #1-15||Dana Girls #1-12||7|
|1945B-2||PJC||Nancy Drew #1-21||Beverly Gray #1-13||Dana Girls #1-12||7|
|1945C-3||PJC||Nancy Drew #1-21||Beverly Gray #1-13||Dana Girls #1-12||7|
|1945D-4||PJC||Nancy Drew #1-21||Beverly Gray #1-13||Dana Girls #1-12||7|
- Farah’s Guide to Nancy Drew, 12th printing