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Nancy Drew #35 Haunted Showboat – First Edition Identification Guide

The Haunted Showboat is the thirty-fifth book in the Nancy Drew mystery series. It was first published in 1957 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

Summaries (original edition)

Nancy Drew 35 Haunted Showboat
Nancy Drew 35 – Haunted Showboat

Nancy, Bess, and George travel to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, but they are then enveloped into a mystery involving an old showboat that is said to be haunted. Nancy then uncovers an imposter and searches for buried pirate gold.

Nancy Drew #35 The Haunted Showboat 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.

PrintingFrontisCopyright PageNotes
1958A-1PlainNancy Drew #1-35, Dana Girls #1-19
1958B-2PlainNancy Drew #1-35, Dana Girls #1-20

Nancy Drew #35 The Haunted Showboat First Edition Dust Jacket Identification Points

PrintingPriceFront FlapRear PanelRear FlapFormat
1958A-1100100SynopsisDana Girls #1 ad, small G&DNancy Drew #1-3515
1958B-2100100SynopsisDana Girls #1 ad, small G&DNancy Drew #1-3515
Nancy Drew 35 Haunted Showboat 1958A-1
First edition Dust Jacket Identification Points for Nancy Drew 35 – Haunted Showboat 1958A-1

Reference:

  • Wikipedia
  • Farah’s Guide to Nancy Drew, 12th printing

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