Nancy Drew 43: the Mystery of the 99 Steps

by Carolyn Keene

Hardcover, 1965



Local notes

Fic Kee





Grosset & Dunlap (1965), Edition: Revised ed., 192 pages


Nancy's search for ninety-nine steps leads her to Paris and an exciting adventure in blackmail and alchemy.


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Physical description

192 p.; 5 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member Heather19
Another wonderful Nancy Drew book, this one has Nancy trying to track down the source of a woman's reaccuring nightmare in which she is standing blindfolded at the top of a mysterious flight of steps.
LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
Nancy Drew travels to France to solve this mystery involving a few sparse clues- we know that there's a businessman who's selling everything in a panic, a strange dream, alchemy, and a man who calls himself Mr. Nine. Naturally all these things are connected together, and Nancy figures out how one
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of these things leads to another one, and just what the mysterious dream is about. This book stands out from many others in the series in that the bad guy's wife is a good person who's just a little clueless (usually all the bad people are just lumped together).
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LibraryThing member justagirlwithabook
I absolutely loved Nancy Drew growing up. This was a series I latched on to for dear life and never let go. Anytime my mom and I would go to antique stores, we'd peruse the Nancy Drews and add them to the collection (oftentimes my mom had to make deals with me on how many I could buy). So, while I
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don't remember the exact details of each and every one, the entire series was amazing and really fed my love for reading (especially novels full of suspense and mystery). Thank you, Carolyn Keene, for giving us an intelligent female character to fall in love with in Nancy Drew!
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