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Kate Drew
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Katherine Austin
July 14, 2005
The Silent Spy
The Haunted Carousel
The Secret of the Old Clock
Tomb of the Lost Queen
Ghost of Thornton Hall
Sea of Darkness
Nancy Drew (Daughter)
Eloise Drew (Sister-in-Law)
Significant Others
Carson Drew (husband)
Moira Chisholm
Voiced by
Lani Minella

Kate Drew (nee Austin) is Nancy Drew's deceased mother and Carson Drew 's deceased spouse.

She died in a car accident in Glasgow, Scotland, when Nancy was about 10. Hannah Gruen was hired as a housekeeper after her death and has since acted as a motherly figure to Nancy. Kate taught herself to play the piano and composed a song with musical parts about both her husband and daughter, and liked making and hiding codes.

History Edit

The Haunted Carousel Edit

When Joy tells Nancy that her mother died when she was four, Nancy tells Joy her mother died when she was young as well.

The Secret of the Old Clock Edit

When Nancy is comforting Emily, whose mother recently died, she says her mother died when she was young too.

Tomb of the Lost Queen Edit

At the end of the game, when Nancy is talking on the phone to Bess, Bess confesses she thinks Nancy's obsession with solving mysteries is because of her mother's death and the way it happened. Bess was foreshadowing The Silent Spy.

Ghost of Thornton Hall Edit

Nancy mentions to Harper, who is deeply distraught over her sister's death, that her mother died as well.

The Silent Spy Edit

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Kate on her final mission in Glasgow.

In 2005, Kate had a huge fight with Carson about leaving for Scotland again. After putting the scientist in charge of creating the Colony formula in hiding and then hiding the formula itself in special playing cards, Kate was supposedly killed in a car crash staged by Revenant. In 2013, Nancy is sent a letter telling her that the Colony operation, which her mother was critical in helping stop eight years ago, may be starting up again, and that she is the only one who can help. Nancy secretly flies to Glasgow, where she is told that Cathedral, the organization Kate worked for, did not summon her and that she had been lured there under false pretenses. Revenant, the terrorist organization Cathedral has been fighting, sends Nancy recorded messages from Kate if she decides to obey seemingly-small orders. Nancy learns that Kate was not only a journalist for the Glasgow Standard, but also a spy for Cathedral, and that she was friends with another spy named Moira Chisholm. Nancy's father didn't trust Moira because she was always making Kate break her promise to stay with her family and put Cathedral behind her. Kate was noticed by Cathedral due to her ability to cut through high volumes of information quickly. During the interview process, in which the applicant is supposed to differentiate between fact, assumption, and disinformation, Kate noticed the hidden cameras and microphone and discovered the true purpose of the interview, and was hired on the spot.
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A photo of Kate sent with the letter.

A crossed out letter in Ewan's lair indicates that she might in fact be alive. Strangely, Nancy doesn't comment when she sees the letter, and based on the epilogue, it seems that she has no knowledge of the letter.

Sea of Darkness Edit

Elisabet mentions her mother died when she was young, and Nancy tells Elisabet her mother died as well.


Kate spray painting a clue to contacting the scientist on a wall.

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Kate's photo in the Cathedral archives

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Kate in a flashback.


A drawing of Kate in the Cathedral archives

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