Nancy Drew Library Editions
Wanderer and Minstrel Picture Covers

These library-bound hardcovers of the Wanderer and Minstrel books have the cover illustration printed on the actual library binding.  These editions were bound by TT, Perma-Bound, and Demco.  Some of the more recent titles can still be purchased from Demco.
TT Binding

It appears that only the Wanderer titles were bound by TT.  The Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Wanderer Be a Detective titles were also bound by TT in hardcover editions.  The back cover of each of these books is marked "TT" in a small circle and has a spattered two-color design.  Most of the bindings have a rough, textured surface, while some are textured and glossy.


57. The Triple Hoax


58. The Flying Saucer Mystery

59. The Secret in the Old Lace

60. The Greek Symbol Mystery

61. The Swami's Ring


62. The Kachina Doll Mystery


63. The Twin Dilemma


64. Captive Witness


65. Mystery of the Winged
       Lion

66. Race Against Time


67. The Sinister Omen


72. The Haunted Carousel


73. Enemy Match

Perma-Bound Binding

The Perma-Bound books are not as sturdy as other library bindings, and as a result, are usually in bad shape when discarded from libraries.  The cover art appears to be photocopied from the original editions, and the reproduction on many of the books is below average to poor in quality as to color and detail.


58. The Flying Saucer
Mystery

60. The Greek Symbol
Mystery

61. The Swami's Ring


62. The Kachina Doll Mystery


63. The Twin Dilemma


64. Captive Witness


65. Mystery of the Winged Lion

67. The Sinister Omen


68. The Elusive Heiress


70. The Broken Anchor


71. The Silver Cobweb


75. The Emerald-Eyed Cat Mystery

77. The Bluebeard Room


78. The Phantom of Venice


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


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

96. The Case of the Photo Finish

97. The Mystery at Magnolia Mansion

98. The Haunting of Horse Island

100. A Secret in Time


105. The Clue in the Antique Trunk
Demco and Demco Turtleback Binding

The Demco books are nice quality hardcovers with excellent color and detail reproduction to the cover art, which is printed directly on the binding.  The covers have a textured, high-gloss finish.

All of the books pictured here are by Demco, with the exception of volume 129, which is by Follet.


104. The Mystery of the Jade Tiger

116. The Case of the Twin Teddy Bears

118. Trouble at Lake Tahoe


120. The Case of the Floating Crime

127. The Case of the Dangerous Solution

129. The Baby-Sitter Burglaries

132. The Fox Hunt Mystery


134. The Secret of the Forgotten Cave

135. The Riddle of the Ruby Gazelle

136. The Wedding Day Mystery

137. In Search of the Black Rose

138. The Legend of the Lost Gold

139. The Secret of Candlelight Inn

140. The Door-to-Door Deception

140. The Door-to-Door Deception

141. The Wild Cat Crime


142. The Case of Capital Intrigue

143. Mystery on Maui


144. The E-mail Mystery


150. Mystery at Moorsea Manor

151. The Chocolate-Covered Contest
BT Bound

The BT Bound books are nice quality hardcovers that are nearly identical to the Demco editions, except that the cover art colors are not reproduced as well.


134. The Secret of the Forgotten Cave

135. The Riddle of the Ruby Gazelle

136. The Wedding Day Mystery

137. In Search of the Black Rose

138. The Legend of the Lost Gold

141. The Wild Cat Crime


142. The Case of Capital Intrigue

143. Mystery on Maui


153. Whispers in the Fog


154. The Legend of the Emerald Lady
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