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Nancy's Letters are a major symbol to fans of the Main Series. Featured for the first handful of games, they are usually the beginning and/or the end of a game. For the opening of The Secret of the Old Clock, instead of an opening letter, there was a radio announcer as a 1930s throwback for Nancy Drew's 75th anniversary (however, there still is a closing letter). After Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon, there are no more opening letters (except for Secrets Can Kill Remastered). The closing letters were brought back in Trail of the Twister, most likely due to popular demand.

Secrets Can Kill Edit

Opening Edit

Dear Dad,

Who would have dreamed taking a semester off to visit Aunt Eloise in Florida would result in another case? Seems a student was murdered at the high school last night, and Daryl Gray, the Student Council President, found the body. When Aunt Eloise heard, she rushed right over and introduced me to the principal. He asked if I would try to find out who did it and why. So it's undercover I go! My only contact is Daryl, so I'm off to solve a murder.

I'm calling this case "Secrets Can Kill."

Love, Nancy

Closing Edit

Dear Dad,

Case closed and Mitch is on his way to prison. Daryl's recovering just fine and Connie's giving him private judo lessons. Hulk agreed to pay for the damages to the pharmacy, and Hal got his scholarship. Today, Aunt Eloise got a letter from a friend, something about a television station and death threats. Sounds like another case for Nancy Drew! Don't worry, I'll be careful.

Love, Nancy

Stay Tuned for Danger Edit

Opening Edit

Dear Bess,

You'll never guess who I'm visiting in New York- Mattie Jensen, your favorite soap star from Light of Our Love! Mattie's renting Aunt Eloise's apartment in New York, and after hearing about my last case, "Secrets Can Kill," Mattie called to invite me up here.

According to Mattie, Rick Arlen is getting death threats, but he won't go to the police- so she wants me to do some investigation work. Can you image anyone not liking Rick Arlen, daytime's cutest hunk? I have a sneaking suspicion there's more to this case than meets the eye.

Call ya later, Nancy

Closing Edit

Dear Bess,

Another mystery solved! Dwayne is now awaiting trial for his attempted murder and has publicly apologized for his crimes. Lillian has moved out to California and is directing her first film. But the best news is about Mattie and Rick- they finally decided to tie the knot! Well, as Serena and Rory, but who knows, perhaps it'll rub off on them. There's always hope!

Love, Nancy

Message in a Haunted Mansion Edit

Opening Edit

Dear Bess,

Hello, from Stormy San Francisco! This time I'm staying in a beautiful Victorian mansion. You'd love the room I'm in. It's full of old Chinese furnishings and some interesting knick-knacks.

The owner of the house, Rose Green, is a friend of Hannah and asked me to come out and help her with some renovation work. She and her friend, Abby, hope to turn the place into a bed and breakfast by next month. But, from what I've gathered, Rose isn't sure if she can open in time. Ever since they've started the renovations, they've had lots of accidents. Could it be just bad luck, or is there something more sinister at work? I'm sure I'll find out.

Love, Nancy

Closing Edit

Dear Bess,

I'm just about finished with my renovation work and counting out all of those gold coins. Louis was behind all of the accidents, hoping to pressure Rose into selling the house, so he could find the treasure himself. Although Rose and Abby may not have a legal right to the gold, the bank the coins were stolen from will still give them a reward for finding it.

The house has gotten a lot of publicity with all the news stories, and the place is booked solid for the first month of its opening. I guess a haunted bed and breakfast with hidden treasures is all the rage these days, even if there are no such things as ghosts. I think...

Love, Nancy

Treasure in the Royal Tower Edit

Opening Edit

Dear George,

So much for my Wisconsin ski vacation. I arrived here at Wickford Castle last night, just before a blizzard swept in! The mountain is completely shut down, and the surrounding roads are closed. I think I'm one of the few guests who made it to the castle at all. The place is huge and old- and slightly creepy under the circumstances. You should hear this wind!

What's more, the owner, Christi Lane, my father's friend, is away on business. I tried to ask the caretaker, Dexter Egan, how I could contact her, but he said he didn't know. Doesn't that seem odd? I couldn't help feeling like there was something he wasn't telling me. All this makes me a little nervous, but I'm determined to enjoy myself. After all, this is a vacation right? I have big plans to explore the castle.

That Ezra Wickford, the original owner, must've been quite a character to have built such an extraordinary place. It's filled with strange, dead-end corridors for one thing, and I noticed that one of the towers is totally different than the other ones. Of course, I'll have to save some time to meet Jacques Brunais, the French ski instructor. Tell Bess she'll be the first to know if he's half as gorgeous in person as he looks on his website.

So George, I guess things never go quite according to plan! But at least this time, the culprit is just a snowstorm. Talk to you soon!

Love, Nancy

This letter appears in Nancy's inventory. She can ask Dexter Egan to mail it for her in the first conversation with him, but if she does not, it remains in inventory for the rest of the game. It is just as well, since the blizzard is preventing outside contact.

Closing Edit

Dear Dad,

To think I almost became friends with a diamond thief! Everyone at Wickford Castle is resting easier, now that Marie Antoinette's journal and her famous diamond are safe and sound. The journal, the diamond, and the medallions are all going to be featured in a new Marie Antoinette exhibit in Paris. And it looks like everyone will be rewarded! Except Lisa of course. First, she missed her plane to Rio and now she's going to be charged with attempted grand theft.

Professor Hotchkiss is thrilled because the French government has granted her permission to publish Marie's journal in the US before it gets returned to France. This ought to help prove her theory about Marie's character once and for all.

Thanks to Jacques' and his great-grandfather's efforts to find the journal, the Brunais name is being celebrated all over France. In the meantime, Jacques and Isabelle have eloped! It's so romantic.

I showed Dexter Egan the poem that Ezra Wickford wrote him and he was relieved to know that his old pop didn't carry any hard feelings to his grave. All the talk shows want Dexter to tell his story on national television, but he keeps turning them down. I guess he doesn't want to be famous or infamous. But, when Christi Lane called and asked Dexter to be her business partner, he accepted! With her business sense and Dexter's expert knowledge of the castle, I think they'll make a great team!

So, you know what they say Dad: 'Il n'est jamais trop tard de changer l'historie.' It's never too late to change history! Me? I'm determined to go out and enjoy this snow before some other case comes up. See you soon!

Love, Nancy

The Final Scene Edit

Opening Edit

Dear Bess,

Remember Maya Nguyen from high school? I'm visiting her in St. Louis! We have tickets to tonight's premiere of the new Brady Armstrong movie, 'Vanishing Destiny.' It's the last screening ever at the Royal Palladium.

This place has been a landmark for almost a century and now, in just three days, it's going to be demolished! I wish I could've seen the theater back in the 20's before it was turned into a movie house. All the great magicians performed here, even Harry Houdini! There's a lot of public opposition to the loss of this historic building. Rumor has it local activists are planning to stage a big protest out front tonight.

The theater will be closed when we arrive, but they'll let us in since Maya is covering the story for the local newspaper. Oh boy, a press pass sure does come in handy. Maya told me she has an interesting lead and we're on our way to interview Brady Armstrong about the controversy now. I know he's one of your favorite stars. Stay tuned- Maya always gets the full scoop! Talk to you soon.

Love, Nancy

Closing Edit

Dear Bess,

I can still hardly believe that Joseph, sweet old Joseph, was Maya's kidnapper! He says he planned to kidnap Brady with the idea that Simone could use her Hollywood connections to save the theater. But, when Maya entered the dressing room, he panicked and grabbed her instead. Plan 'B' was to stall the demolition long enough for the Historical Society to declare the building an official landmark. I guess he's been at the Royal Palladium for so long, he just couldn't imagine life without it.

But, desperation aside, poor Joseph wasn't cut out for a life of crime and pretty soon, things were spiraling out of his control. Simone's publicity stunts didn't help. At least he was courteous and kind to Maya through the whole thing. Her testimony should help him in court.

The good news is that the Royal Palladium is still standing! Once he heard that Nicholas would inherit his grandmother Louisa's 50% of the theater, Brady decided he'd better find another site for Planet Tinseltown. In order to make amends for things (and because he needed some good publicity), Brady donated his half of the theater to the St. Louis historical society. Together with HADIT, they should have the place restored to its original glory in no time!

Not such a happy ending for Simone, I'm afraid. She received an official reprimand from the National Press Corps for her stunt with the wreath. Still, knowing Simone, she'll be back at the top of her game in no time. So, here ends the longest 3 days of my life! The premiere of Vanishing Destiny is back on, but I think this detective is going to wait for it to come out on video tape. Talk to you soon.

Love, Nancy

Secret of the Scarlet Hand Edit

Opening Edit

Dear Dad,

Greetings from the new deputy curator at Beech Hill Museum in Washington DC! I miss you by the way; how's Africa? I sure hope this letter reaches you in Ouagadougou before you move on to Nairobi.

So I got the internship! Your old friend, Franklin Rose, was awfully nice to submit my name to the rest of the members of the museum's Board of Directors. What an opportunity while I'm in between cases! As you probably know, the museum specializes in ancient Maya cultures. My supervisor's going to be Joanna Riggs -- a well known archaeologist. Maybe you've seen her name in the news recently in conjunction with the discovery of a strange Maya monolith. Apparently it's created quite a buzz among experts in the field. Well... Beech Hill plans to feature the monolith, in an upcoming exhibition. Just imagine, this artifact has been buried for hundreds of years and now it's going to be unveiled to the public for the first time.

The museum is short-staffed at the moment, and they're expecting such a huge turn-out, that they've closed their doors to prepare. I can hardly wait to dig into this exciting project and learn how archaeologists and historians solve the mysteries of ancient cultures. I'll keep you posted!

Love, Nancy

Closing Edit

Dear Dad,

It was great to talk to you on the phone last night. I can't wait to see you back in River Heights where I can fill you in on the whole story. Can you believe your own daughter was recently standing face to face with a real mummy?

Now that the scribe's book has been recovered, I understand how important it is, and why Taylor thought he could make a fortune selling it on the black market. The book contains one of the only personal accounts of Maya life in existence anywhere. I'm sure it'll be a tremendous addition to our knowledge of the Maya, once it's translated, that is. And now that Henrik's memory is back up to speed again, I'm sure he'll be itching to work on it.

Taylor Sinclair won't be making any art deals for a long time, though, that's for sure. I guess I shouldn't be surprised about Alejandro's discovery that the Pacal carving's provenance documents were faked after all. When Franklin Rose and the Board found out, they arranged to return the artifact to Mexico right away. Mexican officials are so happy to have the artifact back, they've pledged a new era of diplomatic relations with Beech Hill. Joanna sure has learned her lesson about making deals with shady operators like Taylor. The board has agreed to give her another chance as long as she reforms her business tactics.

Oh, and what else? Oh, yes! Poppy Dada has announced a new direction in her artwork. All her new paintings are going to feature... what else? Mysterious Red Handprints! So I guess everyone is taking off in new directions now. I'm going to stay and help this exhibit get launched, but I'll see you back at home in a couple of weeks. Have a safe trip home!

Love, Nancy

Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake Edit

Opening Edit

Dear Ned,

Remember Sally McDonald, the woman who took those photos that Dad has up in his office? Well, she just bought a house in Moon Lake, Pennsylvania. A gangster named Mickey Malone built it back in the 20s as his country getaway (we're talking major fixer-upper).

Anyway, last night Sally called and said she desperately needed my detective skills. She refused to say why over the phone. Naturally I said I'd drive up to Moon Lake immediately. But weird things started happening the moment I pulled up.

First this big tree fell down behind my car and has me totally blocked in. And then I discovered that Sally's gone! She left a note that suggested something terrible happens here at night. She's supposed to call me from her car. So, here I sit, writing to you while I wait for the phone to ring. It's nighttime, and although part of me is dying to know what frightened Sally away, another part of me is starting to feel a little uneasy. I'll let you know what happens.

Ever yours, Nancy

This letter appears in Nancy's inventory. She can ask Jeff Akers to mail it for her at some point in the game.

Closing Edit

Dear Ned,

As soon as I got out of the tunnels (Emily had left the door open), I called the Sheriff. But when I led him back down the well to the room where I'd left Emily, she refused to leave! He and his deputies finally got her out, but one of them said afterward that if he had to choose between getting a bear away from her cub and getting Emily away from that gold, he'd pick the bear. What's worse, by the time they took Emily away, the place was swarming with reporters from all over the country. The commotion has scared away every bird for miles. I'm pretty sure Red Knott would like to strangle me.

On the other hand, when Ranger Akers found out that seven cars and two helicopters were illegally parked on park property, and that he was going to get to ticket them, he was ecstatic. Tucker Davis finally cleared away that dead tree, which means I'm free to drive home. Moon Lake is beautiful, but I've had enough wildlife for now. Which reminds me, did I mention that those four 'ghost dogs' are actually very sweet? They're so sweet, in fact, that Sally is seriously thinking about adopting them. How's that for irony!

Ever yours, Nancy

The Haunted Carousel Edit

Opening Edit

Dear Ned,

Well, here I am at Captain's Cove Amusement Park, about to try to figure out what's behind all the weird things that have been happening lately. First, a horse just disappeared off the carousel one night. Then, a little latter, the carousel started spinning around all by itself, as if it were haunted or something. And then last week, the roller coaster suddenly stopped in mid-ride for no apparent reason. Nobody was seriously hurt, but the park was shut down until the city knows for sure what caused the accident.

I'm here because Paula Santos, the park's owner, is a friend of Dad's. She's putting me up at the Captain's Quarters Hotel, which is next to the park. I'm supposed to head over there right now and meet with a security guard named Harlan Bishop. I hope I don't let Paula down. Wish me luck!

Ever yours, Nancy

P.S. There's a rumor going around that the park is cursed. Creepy, huh?

Closing Edit

Dear Ned,

After trapping Elliott, I managed to pry the exit open and had Harlan call the police. Elliott admitted to stealing the carousel horse and planting the remote control device. He knew the publicity from the 'hauntings' would increase the value of his forgeries. Needless to say, he's gone back to not liking me.

Harlan, on the other hand, adores me now, because not only did he share the credit for busting Elliott, but his sudden fame brought him three job offers. He's staying on at Captain's Cove out of loyalty to Paula, but he's happy knowing that being an ex-con will probably never be an issue for him again. As for Ingrid, she promptly attributed Elliott's bad behavior to a deficiency in some mineral I couldn't pronounce.

And Joy, when I gave her the picture of her mother, she started smiling and has yet to stop. Inventing Miles was the best thing her late father could have done for her. In fact, when I went to say goodbye just now, she wasn't in her office. She was riding the carousel!

Ever yours, Nancy

Danger on Deception Island Edit

Opening Edit

Dear Ned,

Here I am on a ferry bound for Deception Island, one of the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington State. George's friend, Katie Firestone, is expecting me. Katie's a marine biologist who's doing research into deep water parasitic growth. She also owns a whale watching boat, and takes tours out practically every day. I should be excited, but for some reason, I feel on edge, like something's out of whack. Maybe it's because Bess and George arranged this little vacation for me, and sometimes their plans don't work out so well. Or maybe it's because we're about to dock at a place called Snake Horse Harbor -- kind of a creepy name for a town, don't you think? Or maybe it's because I haven't been on vacation for so long that I've forgotten how to relax.

Anyway, we're here. It's not raining, but it's not sunny either. It's just kind of gray. Maybe that's why I feel so strange.

Ever yours, Nancy

Closing Edit

Dear Ned,

I've gotta hand it to Andy Jason -- the plan he cooked up to recover smuggled animal furs was a darn good one. First, he got himself an orca that the Russians had trained for covert military operations. Then, he made it look like the whale was an orphan so he could hide her in plain sight while she did his dirty work at night. Then, he and his henchmen disabled Katie's boat to keep her out of their way. They needed work gloves, so they stole hers. In fact, Andy's henchmen couldn't resist using the tunnel they'd found out about in Hilda's notebook to steal practically everything they could get their hands on.

But now, Andy and his buddies are in jail; Jenna is serving more clam chowder than ever; Katie is planning to vote for Holt after all; the orca is getting along great with a local pod and is rapidly losing interest in humans; and I'm back on the ferry, headed home. See ya soon!

Nancy

P.S. Just before I left, I saw something appear, then quickly disappear, in the channel by Katie's boat. She said it was just a log, but I'm pretty sure it was you-know-who, saying goodbye.

The Secret of Shadow Ranch Edit

Opening Edit

Dear Hannah,

Well, I made it to Shadow Ranch, but I'm afraid all is not well. The Rawleys, the people who own the ranch, have been called away on some kind of emergency. They had Dave Gregory (he's their foreman) pick me up at the airport. He gave me a phone number, told me to call the Rawleys at that number as soon as I got settled in, and refused to say anything else. In fact, he barely said two words to me the whole ride to the ranch!

What's worse, Bess and George aren't here yet, which is very strange, because even though we had to take different flights, we figured we'd get into Phoenix at about the same time. Being here without them feels odd; after all, the Rawleys are their aunt and uncle, not mine. I wouldn't even be here if Bess and George hadn't begged them to invite me out to the ranch for two weeks, too.

Until about three months ago, the Rawleys owned a clothing store. Bess said it was always their dream to sell the store and buy a cattle ranch. I hope they're okay, but frankly, as beautiful as Shadow Ranch is, I'm starting to get a bad feeling about this place.

Love, Nancy

Closing Edit

Dear Hannah,

It turns out Shorty had ridden to the cliff dwellings on the 'phantom horse,' which was really just a trick horse that a friend one of his bank robber buddies had trained. Since my horse was gone, and it was getting dark, I wound up riding it back to the ranch so I could call the sheriff. You should've seen the look on everyone's face when I rode up on a glowing horse! It looks like the phosphorescent powder that they used to make it glow was harmless, but Tex is taking care of the horse until he's sure it's okay.

Mary Yazzie has straightened everything out with the Rawleys and now she comes over a lot, mostly to see Tex. He turns beet red whenever she's around. It's actually kind of cute. Speaking of cute, Dave confessed to the Rawleys as soon as they got home from the hospital, just like he said he would. They not only forgave him, they even offered to split the treasure with him, if it turns out they can keep it. Sheriff Hernandez is looking into it.

But the best part is, Bess and George finally got here and we've been having a ball. Here's a picture of the three of us on our horses. Unfortunately, Dave took it. Guess he didn't realize his finger was over the lens. See you in a couple of days!

Love, Nancy

P.S. I started reading the Charleena Purcell novel Aunt Bet has, and you know what? I can't put it down!

Curse of Blackmoor Manor Edit

Opening Edit

Dear Ned,

Greetings from jolly old England! Although, I'm not so sure about the jolly part. That's because I'm on my way to Blackmoor Manor, where the daughter of one of our neighbors is living. The daughter, whose name is Linda, recently married Hugh Penvellyn, a British diplomat. Hugh travels a lot, so the only people at the manor with Linda are Hugh's aunt, Mrs. Drake, and Hugh's twelve-year-old daughter, Jane.

The thing is, ever since Linda moved into the manor, her health has gone downhill. She's practically bedridden, and no one seems to know why. Her mother is convinced something is terribly wrong and wants me to find out what. So, here I am, about to be dropped off at a huge, centuries old mansion in the middle of a dark foggy moor. I can't tell weather the butterflies in my stomach are because I'm excited or just a tad creeped out. Talk to you soon (I hope)!

Nancy

Closing Edit

Dear Ned,

Well, there is a Beast of Blackmoor - Jane. She made poor Linda think she was turning into a monster by putting her uncle's hair restorer in Linda's moisturizer. She also dipped Mrs. Drake's allergy pills into Linda's food so she'd feel woozy all the time, an EXTREMELY dangerous thing to do. Needles to say, Jane's father was very upset, especially when he found out Jane had done it because she still wants him and her real mother to get back together. After Jane apologized to Linda, and Hugh apologized to the both of them, they all resolved to do whatever it takes to become a real family.

As for Blackmoor Manor, ever since I told him about all the passageways and gadgetry I'd discovered, Hugh has become fascinated with his family history, and has asked - no ordered - Ethel to teach him what she's taught Jane. And, while he doesn't believe for a second that the meteorite in that old alchemy lab has magical powers, he has encouraged Jane to come up with a puzzle to help ensure its safe-keeping, just as initiatives have been doing for centuries. Which reminds me. The Penvellyns swore me to secrecy when it comes to all their traditions, so don't tell anybody any of this, okay?

Nigel suspected something was up when he came to get his laptop and has been hounding me ever since. This is just the kind of stuff he'd love to include in that unauthorized tell-all he's trying to write. If he calls me one more time, I'm telling on him. To Mrs. Drake. That'll teach him.

Ever yours, Nancy

Secret of the Old Clock Edit

Opening Edit

The Year? 1930. The place? The road to Titusville, where we find Nancy Drew behind the wheel of her blue roadster, pondering this question: why did Emily Crandall - a girl whom Nancy only knows through their mutual friend Helen Corning - ask Nancy to drive all the way out to the Lilac Inn to see her? Does it have something to do with the fact that Emily's mother died barely a month earlier, leaving Emily to run the restaurant with only her guardian to help her? And more important, why, when she called, did Emily sound so desperate? The spunky teenager turns off the main road, blissfully unaware that Emily isn't all that awaits her at the end of the driveway. No, Nancy Drew is about to get her first taste of the mystery, intrigue, and adventure that are to become her destiny.

Closing Edit

Dear Ned,

I know you'll be home from school in a couple of days, but I couldn't wait to tell you - I just solved a mystery! I figured out that Emily Crandall's guardian was really an imposter named Marion who intercepted the letter Emily wrote to Jane Willoughby after her mom died. She pretended to be Jane not only so she could steal Emily's valuables, but so she could convince Emily that she was incapable of running Lilac Inn, and that she should sell it and split the money with her.

On top of all that, I found Josiah Crowley's real will! In it, he left Emily so much money that she'll be able to hire all the people she needs to keep the Inn going. He left Jim Archer a ton of money, too, which means he won't have to close his bank, and from now on he'll be able to buy his wife a new dress any time she wants. As for Richard Topham, Josiah left him nothing. Although Topham still refuses to admit that he forged the first will, and insists that he's going to contest the will I found, Dad says it's highly doubtful he'll succeed, and that he'd be better off sticking to spoon tricks.

Anyway, when you get home I'll give you all the details over a nice big piece of slightly damaged cherry pie. Wait'll you hear that part of the story!

As always, Nancy

Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon Edit

Opening Edit

Dear Hannah,

Here I am at the railroad station with a handful of other detectives, about to board a train bound for who knows where! The only person who knows where we're going is Lori Girard - that's the young woman who invited everyone. Actually, she didn't really invite me - she invited Frank and Joe Hardy, and they invited me. And I've always wanted to join forces with the Hardy Boys. I just hope this isn't another one of Lori's silly attempts to grab publicity. Some people can be a little too rich and a little too famous for their own good. Wish me luck!

Love, Nancy

Closing Edit

Dear Hannah,

Some hostess Lori Girard turned out to be! When her father heard that she'd tried to seal me up in that mine, he cancelled all her credit cards and said that from now on Lori'll have to support herself. She has yet to stop crying.

Tino Balducci told reporters he knew what Lori was up to all along and said he let Frank, Joe, and me solve the case so we 'amateurs' could enjoy 'his' limelight. Joe was just about to belt him when a big argument broke out between John Grey and Charleena over whether John had really recorded Camille's ghost. She started calling him a crackpot then he started calling her a hack, then - well, let's just say that soon the press was no longer interested in what Tino had to say anymore.

As for Jake Hurley, it turns out that his letter from Abe Lincoln is worth a small fortune. Pretty ironic, huh. Jake spent his whole life searching for gold when all along he possessed something far more valuable - his uncanny knack for making friends.

Love, Nancy

Danger By Design Edit

Closing Edit

Resolution:

And there it was. the real reason why Minette wore a mask. A tattoo which, she later admitted, she had gotten on the spur of the moment and which she instantly regretted, calling it the stupidest thing she'd ever done in her life. She also admitted that the reason she had fallen so far behind schedule was because Ernst and Gunther Schmeck, former members of the East German secret police, were paying her a small fortune to create a dress for the First Lady out of fabric they supplied. This fabric was infused with microscopic circuitry that would allow them to eavesdrop on the World Summit. All three have been arrested, which means Minette will probably be designing her next collection from a jail cell. And she doesn't care for stripes.

As for the beautiful pieces of stained glass that Noisette Tornade hid away years ago, they have been returned to the churches they came from, and Noisette is finally getting the respect and gratitude she was denied after the war. Not that she was perfect. But it seems to me her biggest fault wasn't doing too little for her beloved city of Paris, but trying to do too much.

If Nancy does not get Heather fired: And as if busting a pair of spies and recovering lost treasure weren't enough, Heather took over Minette's Spring Show and had me -- ME -- be one of the models. Believe it or not, I managed to make it all the way down the runway and back without falling flat on my face. Of course, I still have no idea what I was wearing, but I can tell you one thing -- It was rude. Very rude.

If Nancy gets Heather fired: As for Heather, after Minette was arrested Amy Grunhild asked her to try to salvage the spring show. So she finished Minette's designs, came up with a few of her own, got everything made, lined up the models, and put on a show that Jean Michel is still raving about. Unfortunately, I wasn't invited.

The White Wolf of Icicle Creek Edit

A letter for this game was included in one of the Her Interactive newsletters as a tribute to the letters in the previous games.

Opening Edit

My dear friend,

Well, here I am on a plane (a very small plane!) bound for Canada -- specifically, for Icicle Creek Lodge, a guest lodge deep in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta.

I'm going to try to figure out why so many accidents have been happening there. The woman who runs the Lodge called me out of the blue, saying that Bet and Ed Rawley from Shadow Ranch (Aunt Bet and Uncle Ed to you!) had recommended me. She sounded so desperate that I couldn't refuse.

She said they've been having a really cold, snowy winter up there and that I should pack accordingly, and then she said something about a wolf. The connection was getting really bad, and I could barely hear her, but I'm pretty sure she used the word "prowling" (or was it "howling"?) along with "dangerous" and "be careful". Accidents are one thing, but wild animals? Yikes. I hope I know what I'm getting into. Uh-oh. Gotta put this away because we're about to land. I'll let you know what happens when (and if!) I get back.

Yours drewly,

Nancy

Legend of the Crystal Skull Edit

A letter for this game was included in one of the Her Interactive newsletters.

Opening Edit

Dear Hannah,

You're not the only one going on vacation around here! My dad and Bess' dad used some of their air travel miles and bought us round-trip tickets to New Orleans! Bess and I (George has got a soccer tournament) get to spend four wonderful days seeing the sights, listening to music and eating fabulous food!

Well, first I have to visit this guy Ned knows from school, Henry Bolet. Apparently Henry's uncle just died and he had to go down to New Orleans for a couple of weeks. Ned says Henry's a nice guy but kind of a loner who might appreciate a little company. He said he'd call Henry and tell him I was coming.

So, here's the plan: When we land, Bess is going to head to our hotel in the French Quarter with our luggage while I take a cab out to the mansion (!) where Henry is staying. Bess'll get us settled in, I'll talk to Henry, and then - Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

One small possible hitch -- the weather forecast for southern Louisiana this weekend is rain, rain and more rain. But hey, what's a little stormy weather when you're in the heart of the Big Easy, right?

See you soon!

Love, Nancy

(P.S. I cleaned my room before I left -- one less thing for you to do when you get back!)

Trail of the Twister Edit

Closing Edit

Dear Ned,

Once the theater was successfully evacuated, Debbie and Chase were able to follow the GPS tracking signal to the spring house, where Scott and I had safely weathered the storm. Although he was pretty seriously shaken up in the crash, Scott came to in time to see Frosty arrive with the police. He received community service for destruction of public property and interfering with public safety records. He didn't fare so well with the college - they fired him "quicker than lightnin' hittin' a bee-stung greyhound" as they say around here. So it looks like he'll actually be serving the community now, instead of just pretending to. Even if it's just by picking up garbage at the side of the road.

Word spread quickly about Scott's misdeeds, and soon, Brooke Tavanah, the rival chase team leader, found herself out of a job as well. With the storm season almost over, it looked like both teams were out of the competition. Debbie, always the organizer, decided to combine the remaining members on both teams for the remainder of the season. Without Scott's ever present storm cloud over the team, and his constant sabotaging, the team really began to hit its stride with Debbie in charge.

Two days after I had told Krolmeister I had found the source of the sabotage, and the change in team leaders, Debbie's chaser team was greeted by a surprise delivery - the next generation of Krolmeister's storm tracking and detection equipment. With Scott out of the picture, Frosty renegotiated his contract. Now that he's able to pursue his own projects on the side, he's just about doubled his output. He's launched his own business, and when he's not getting pelted by softball-sized hail, you'll find him in his studio. Chase has given up on his dreams of finding oil. Even if he hadn't, he wouldn't have the time to look - Debbie's keeping him too busy. Free from having to spend his days fixing Scott's mistakes, Chase has finally had the opportunity to show off his keen sense for weather. Now that Debbie has accepted Scott's position as head of the storm team, he's become her right hand man. Last I heard he was going to assist Debbie in her classes in the fall.

And when I got home, I found a surprise delivery myself as well - the first shipment of my lifetime supply of Koko Kringle bars. Krolmeister also sent me a note telling me to "keep my bags packed". He has a special surprise trip planned for me as a way to say thanks. As long as it's some place where the clouds stay in the sky where they belong, I'll be happy to go.

While the winners of the Green Skies event won't be determined until fall, things are looking pretty good for Debbie's team. With the new equipment, they've logged the most storm data, and although Debbie won't be showing anyone until she's 100% sure, the team may have made a verified touch down prediction. Yesterday a postcard from Pa arrived. After the town repaired the storm damage to the Grange, they restaged the town play. They even added a new part about the storm, including a scene where a certain someone unlocks the storm shelter. As long as it wasn't played by Pa in a wig, I'm happy. Pa says that he remembered most of his lines this time, at least the important ones. As for me, well, I've had just about enough stormy weather for one season.

Love, Nancy

Secrets Can Kill Remastered Edit

Opening Edit

Dear Dad,

Who would have dreamed taking a vacation to visit Aunt Eloise in Florida would result in another case. Seems a student named Jake Rogers was murdered at the high school last week and an undercover police detective wants me to pose as a student to search for any leads at the school. So it's undercover I go! I'm calling this case "Secrets Can Kill."

Love, Nancy

Closing Edit

Dear Dad,

Case closed! Mitch Dillon and his boss formerly known as "Detective" Beech are on their way to prison. The police still don't know his real identity, but his trade in top secret information has been stopped thanks to Aunt Eloise's burglar proof safe! Daryl has confessed to selling information about his father's military projects. Despite the damage this has caused Gray Enterprises, Daryl's father has forgiven him.

Connie returned her trophy, but the Judo Club refused to take it and is opening their competitions to women next year. Hulk has agreed to pay for the damages to the pharmacy and Hal has gotten his scholarships. And I'm headed to the beach where the only cover I'm going to go under is a beach blanket. See you soon!

Nancy

Shadow at the Water's Edge Edit

Closing Edit

Dear Hannah,

If Nancy lets Rentaro tell the truth: Rentaro confessed to Miwako and Takae. It was not a pretty sight. After many months of apologizing and begging, Miwako allowed Rentaro to undo some of the damage he'd done to the ryokan's reputation. Instead of scaring away guests, Rentaro was using his skills to modernize the ryokan...in small, Takae-approved ways. Miwako broke up with Rentaro after he confessed. He's hopeful that one day she'll change her mind...I wouldn't hold my breath if I were him.

If Nancy plays the recording for Miwako: Rentaro left, and never returned to the ryokan. To this day, no one knows where he went. When I told Miwako and Takae what he'd been up to, they were furious - and relieved. After living in the shadow of Rentaro's hauntings for so long, they were finally able to feel at home again in the ryokan.

Once the girls found out Kasumi's true wishes, everyone agreed that the ryokan should be passed on to Miwako. Miwako accepted the position. As the official owner, she's started to really enjoy her work, and it shows. Now that there's no pressure to take over the family business, Yumi's been spending more time at the inn. She's even agreed to expand her business to catering to the ryokan. Thanks to Yumi's incessant pushing, Miwako finally agreed to spend a little time in the city. From the looks of it she had a great time. No longer worried about losing the ryokan, Takae is finding herself busier than ever. Her classes in traditional arts are booked for months in advance. She said she'd always fit me in for a calligraphy lesson, even if it may be a bit of a lost cause.

From what I hear, the ryokan's no longer the creepy place I remember. Customers are returning with a vengeance. Guess that means it'll be harder for me to get reservations next time I visit. As for me, I finally got to spend some time on the town with Bess and George, and it was worth the wait! From the boutiques, to the traditional cultural exhibits throughout the city, I don't think we've ever had so much fun on a trip. See you soon!

Love, Nancy

The Captive Curse Edit

Closing Edit

Dear Hannah,

The police soon arrived, and Anja traded one cell for another. She swore her revenge, which may be something I need to keep an eye out for - in twenty to thirty years. Markus was shocked by Anja's lingering anger. Despite her past, he really felt that he could trust her. Now that the castle's dark history has gotten a little too personal, he's decided to put the castle up for sale. He thanked me for my help, and promised me a special surprise in the future.

When Karl discovered that Castle Finster's monster was at long last a hoax, he decided maybe he wasn't really cursed after all. Having his board game approved seemed to reinforce that idea, and he decided to use earnings from selling his game to leave his job at the castle. I have a feeling he may be planning a trip to Canada to meet a certain special someone. Renate went off on her travels the very next day. She seems to have no intention of ever returning to Castle Finster - and I think she's happy about that. She thanked me for all the snacks, and told me to always keep an eye out for her on the road. I hope to meet her again, and maybe I'll even hear the story of our time together in Castle Finster.

Lukas and his family moved away from the castle. At first he seemed sad to leave the castle behind, but after the package I just got, it looks like he's already back to his old self. He promises he won't be dressing up as a monster any time soon. Knowing Lukas, that probably means he's got something better planned. We'll just have to wait and see.

Now that almost everyone has moved on, the castle is no longer the nightmarish place it once was. The new owners don't focus on the deadly myths, but instead embrace the entirety of the castle's rich history - the bad and the good. Although Castle Finster has seen its share of tragedy, it has also enjoyed many years of peace and happiness. Now the castle's residents no longer hide behind locked doors in fear of a mythical monster. From what I hear Der Ungeheuerlichkeit Nacht Festival has been cancelled and replaced with the Finster Festival, a celebration of all the wonderful and unique things that have happened within the walls of the castle. That sounds like more fun, and it's easier to say.

Last I heard, my luggage was in Moldova. Hopefully it will find its way back to River Heights before too long. As for me, I'm finally coming home. I can't wait to get back!

Love, Nancy

Alibi in Ashes Edit

Closing Edit

Dear Hannah,

Brenda was right about one thing. Her broadcast did make it all the way to the national news - just not exactly the way she had intended. Not the type to let a little thing like a prison sentence get in the way of her ambition, she's already started working the weather news desk at Heights Correctional Center. I'm sure she'll work her way to the lead anchor desk during the next ten to twenty years.

While Toni had nothing to do with the fire, she did show her true colors. As the details of the case emerged, public support for Toni fell to an all time low. Toni quietly removed her name from the ballot, but remains behind the counter at Scoop. It'll be a while before any of us go out for ice cream again.

To everyone's surprise, the time capsule survived the fire, and sure enough, when it was opened, J. P. Bennington's so called "stolen property" was recovered. After decades, Alexei was finally vindicated. Dad is working on formally pardoning Alexei of all wrongdoing. For once, Alexei seems pretty happy. When I asked him if he's interested in being a detective again, he said "Never again". But he did say he would be happy to help any time. Deirdre is...still Deirdre. She's throwing a post Clues Challenge party this weekend. Not surprisingly, Ned's been invited. And not surprisingly, Bess, George, and I have not. Not that we'd go anyway.

The Town Hall is set to be demolished soon, and replaced with a new museum celebrating the history of River Heights. Word is that Alexei may be asked to be head curator. Now that I've been publicly exonerated, the town has really started to show its support again. My neighbors have gotten together to repair our window, and my house is overflowing with notes of support and baked treats. For me it's just nice to no longer be public enemy number one.

As the winners of the Clues Challenge, I got to choose what to place in the time capsule. I'm pretty happy with what I chose to put in there. If you think about it, you'll be able to figure out what it is. Or you could always wait fifty years until it's opened. Finally, I couldn't have gotten through everything without the best friends a girl could have, and of course your wonderful gift basket. Can't wait to see you.

Love, Nancy

Tomb of the Lost Queen Edit

Closing Edit

Dear Hannah,

The police eventually arrived and arrested Abdullah. Jon suspects when his case goes to trial we'll be learning a lot more about Abdullah's crimes against archaeology. If you ask me, ancient and modern Egypt will be much better without him.

Lily was rescued from the tomb unharmed. She was initially taken into custody, but was released once Abdullah claimed full responsibility for everything that went wrong at the dig. I guess he really did believe she deserved a second chance. From what I hear, Lily is currently studying paleontology. I imagine she'll happier in a career that doesn't involve daily contact with mummies. Dylan has nearly recovered and will soon be resuming his tours of ancient Egypt. Hopefully he's had enough of the black market. Maybe I'll check in on one of his tours to see how he's doing.

Jamila was wary when Jon returned to the site, but the two of them soon hit it off. Jon has promised to have Nefertari returned to her rightful place beside Ramses II, and Jamila has been brought on to assist with the entire process. Jamila dropped her alien act and soon proved herself to be a skilled Egyptologist. I wouldn't be surprised if she and Jon end up working together for some time to come.

Professor Hotchkiss has decided to revise her book to include our discover of Nefertari's true tomb. I'm looking forward to reading it - just as much as I'm looking forward to her taking me off speed dial! As for me, I'm happy to have had an adventure, and delighted to be heading home. There's nothing like the end of a mystery, when all the pieces fit together and everything is...and I just remembered I forgot to let the cobra go. Well, I'd better go take care of that. Guess I'll be heading home a little later than anticipated. Here's hoping that releasing an angry cobra isn't as much of a bad idea as it sounds.

Love, Nancy

The Deadly Device Edit

Closing Edit

Dear Hannah,

Victor was rushed to the hospital and then to a courthouse, where he was charged with the murder of Niko Jovic. Due to his attempts to subvert justice, he's been denied bail until his trial. Word is he's willing to strike a plea deal for leniency, but I doubt there will be much to be found.

The potential buyers Victor had been courting came forward immediately. It was quickly proven they had no idea about Victor's involvement in Niko's death. Regardless, they decided to cut funding for the lab immediately. I can hardly blame them.

Mason snuck back into the lab the night after Victor's arrest and made off with a drive containing years of his and Niko's research. Gray spent weeks trying to track him down until he finally caught him trying to make a sale at the Technology of Tomorrow conference. After a heated public argument that sent the Technology of Tomorrow bloggers into a frenzy, the two reached an agreement. Gray promised all due credit would remain with Mason and Ellie, provided they assist him in finishing Niko's work. A video of the argument titled "Epic Dork Fight" was posted online and went viral almost immediately. Within two hours Gray was fielding calls from philanthropic buyers wishing to fund their new endeavor. Mason, on the other hand, was fielding date requests from viewers who clearly have a profound affinity for the lost art of arguing.

Ellie was surprised at first to hear that Mason wanted her to assist with finishing up Niko's work. She agreed to stay on until the first publication is completed. After that, she plans on doing whatever it takes to get back home. She's not sure what her next endeavor will be, but she's excited to make that decision alongside her family.

Finding out what had happened to his best friend changed Gray almost immediately. For the first time since his breakdown, he decided to fully reenter the world of science. He took the lead on finishing Niko's work, and opening up the majority of the research to the public. Some of the work he plans to destroy, as he promised.

Although she had been exonerated, it wasn't until Ryan knew exactly what happened to Niko that she could begin to move on from what happened that night. She's decided to stay with the team during the next research phase, on the condition that she can personally address all safety issues before each experiment. More than anything, Niko wanted his work to make the world a better place. I'd like to think he'd be very proud to see the team working hard to prepare his work for public release.

The fact that Niko Jovic's name will be known the world over, while Victor's won't, again proves what I've always believed. The world fondly remembers those who always give, and soon forgets those who only take. Can't wait to see you!

Love, Nancy

Ghost of Thornton Hall Edit

Closing (in which Nancy rescues Jessalyn, Harper and Clara) Edit

Dear Ned,

I was able to pull Clara out of the fire just in time. We rushed out the front door before the stairs collapsed. Imagine my relief when I saw that Jessalyn and Harper had made it out safely as well.

Clara finally told Jessalyn the truth, and about how sure she was that she'd be pushed out of the family entirely when she discovered that Charlotte had changed her will, how jealous and powerless she felt the night she lit the match, and how badly she wanted to scare Charlotte, how quickly the fire got out of control, and how heartbroken she was at Charlotte's death. She would have given anything to take that night back. Jessalyn later said that was the first time she saw the real Clara, who wasn't a cold-blooded killer, just a woman so dedicated to hiding from her past she lost herself.

The fire department traced the source of the blaze back to the faulty furnace in the basement, and insisted we all visit the hospital for exposure to toxic fumes. The doctor I saw explained that carbon monoxide from Harper's furnace may be the cause of some of the unexplained things I saw around the house. Apparently many of the ghosts in Victorian-era fiction may have been inspired by the effects of exposure to carbon monoxide from faulty heaters.

In the weeks that passed, Jessalyn began to take control of the family company. She's offered Wade a position on the board, and tasked him with keeping an eye on the day to day operations of the company's labor force. I imagine he'll take her up on the offer once he's back from a trip to visit a certain former ghost hunter. Savannah called to tell me she's invited Wade to come out for a visit. I was a bit annoyed when I found out what Savannah hadn't told me about this case, but I have to admit I'm really hoping things work out for those two.

Colton and Jessalyn seem like they're on the road to patching up their friendship. They both seemed mutually relieved to dissolve the engagement. Colton has a lot to iron out with his parents and his relationship with Lexie, but he seems determined to do things on his own terms.

Harper disappeared shortly after the fire. After an exhaustive search, Wade and Jessalyn tracked Harper down, and convinced her to rejoin the family. Years of Clara's manipulation left her a bit suspicious of the offer at first, but she finally agreed provided she could completely raze Thornton Hall and in its place build a public park dedicated to the memory of the lives lost on Blackrock Island. Jessalyn loved the idea, and considered it the first meaningful step towards building a company and a family that would have made Charlotte proud. If you ever find yourself visiting Blackrock Island, the creepiest thing you're likely to encounter is Harper enjoying a good book next to the tombstone that bears her name - and maybe those trees. But it's not their fault they look like that.

As for me, I'm looking forward to good old non-haunted River Heights. Can't wait to see you!

Love, Nancy

Closing (in which Nancy rescues Jessalyn and Harper) Edit

Dear Ned,

The fire was completely out of control, but I was able to fight my way out of the house. Jessalyn and Harper made it out right behind me. Clara still hasn't been found.

The fire department traced the source of the fire back to the faulty furnace in the basement, and insisted we all visit the hospital for exposure to toxic fumes, which explains some of the things I saw around the house. Nice to know I wasn't going crazy. Apparently many of the ghosts in Victorian-era fiction may have been inspired by the effects of exposure to carbon monoxide from faulty heaters. I assumed the explanation would be reassuring, but in light of everything that's happened I can't say it is.

Jessalyn's gone missing again, this time less dramatically. She told Colton that she needed space from the family. Maybe permanently. She hasn't returned my calls. I guess I can't blame her. Wade's dropped out of contact as well. Savannah wrote to say that she'd decided to try to reach him, but her letters were returned unopened.

I've met many so-called spirits in my cases, each one a bigger hoax than the last. But the day after the fire, a girl in town told me she swore she saw the figures of two women floating in the smoke above Blackrock Island. I have to admit that hearing that made me shiver a bit. I know, not like me at all. Jessalyn is safe, but I can't help but feel like I've missed something. I wish I could go back and do things differently. I guess I'll be coming home.

Love, Nancy

Closing (in which Nancy rescues no one) Edit

Dear Ned,

The fire was completely out of control, but I was able to fight my way out of the house. Jessalyn and Harper have been hospitalized, but Colton and Wade aren't returning my calls. I hope they're okay. Clara still hasn't been found.

I don't know what else to say this time. I wish I could go back and do things differently. I guess I'll be coming home.

Love, Nancy

The Silent Spy Edit

Closing Edit

Dear Mom,

My trip to Scotland was eventful, to say the least. I'm not entirely sure I should have come, but in some ways things worked out better than expected. The Colony Operation has been stopped again. Zoe told me that all information relating to the Colony formula has been destroyed for good.

Ewan is gone. He was taken into custody, and I can honestly say I have no more information. It seems like he was just a guy who felt small, who was tricked into doing the bidding of strangers who made him feel important. He never had the tools he needed. That's why he had to lure me in. I'll give him this, he knew how to get my attention.

Revenant is still out there, but for now they're on the run. I don't think that's my fight, anyway. At least not for a while. I think Zoe will be able to manage without me. Speaking of, last I heard Zoe was working with Alec to track down his sister. With those two working together it's only a matter of time before she's brought home safely. It seems that's just the next step in Zoe's mission to expose and bring down Revenant. She has a huge task in front of her, but from what I've seen of Zoe's work, Revenant's got plenty to worry about. Alec's brush with Revenant has pushed him to set aside his work as a skiptracer. In the course of tracking down his sister, he made some connections with Cathedral, and not surprisingly, the rest of that is classified.

Moira seemed happy to see me, and to her credit, I really believe she wants to make up for her betrayal of your trust. It's strange. I expected to be angry with Moira, but I'm not. I know her motivations were good, even though her actions weren't. And I see how much she misses you. I think I should keep in touch with her. I think that's what you would do.

And I guess the last part of the trip is you. I found the letter you wrote all those years ago. I don't know what else to say. I think I was so desperate to solve the mystery of your accident that I forgot I already knew what mattered. I knew who you were. I've known that my whole life. I see you when I look in the mirror, and at Dad, and at everything you loved. And I hear your song, whenever the world is quiet enough.

I'm headed home to see Dad and everyone else. I'll write you again. And I will find the rest of those letters, even if it takes a lifetime!

Love, Nancy

The Shattered Medallion Edit

Closing Edit

Dear Ned,

I'm not allowed to tell you what happened at Pacific Run until the episode airs. So bye. Love, Nancy.

Okay, just kidding. You are now dating a reality show winner! Go Team Tui! After George was injured, Bess stepped up and did her best to help us take home the trophy. Once the real production crew arrived, Bess, George and I worked with the show's editor, and finally found the evidence of who cut the rope bridge. After a quick call to her agent, Kiri confessed. Sadly it won't be the last we hear from her. Her newest show, Detained Diva: The Kiri Redemption is set to air this fall.

After putting his superior sinking skills to work, Patrick has decided to conquer his greatest fear. I hope for Leena's sake he doesn't get caught up in a rip current. He might just kick back and see where it takes him. Sonny sent Leena a few of Jin's books as a thank you for her help. For her, an unsolvable code might just be the greatest gift there is.

Jamila is coordinating with museums in New Zealand to study the artifact we found. Sonny, I think, is more interested in following where it leads. I don't know if Sonny believes everything S.P.I.E.D. teaches, but after his time in New Zealand, I do know he believes in Jin. He was searching for a reason to follow Jin's lead. I'm guessing he found it since his parting advice to me was "I'm running away now. Please don't tell anyone which way I went."

Winning the contest was just what Bess needed. She's back to being the Bess we all know, and making friends right and left. George was soon well enough to move around a bit, and got to join us on an exciting tour of New Zealand, although she had a tough time keeping her eyes open. Guess how many counting sheep jokes Bess made? I don't actually know. I fell asleep trying to keep track.

That's my story of being on reality TV. After talking to some former contestants, I guess our experience was pretty much exactly how it goes every time. Can't wait to see you!

Love, Nancy

Labyrinth of Lies Edit

Closing Edit

Dear Ned,

The world premiere of Persephone in Winter was surprisingly well-received. Although, now that most of the cast is in custody, I doubt there will be an encore performance any time soon.

After initial investigation, authorities now believe Xenia began selling stolen art in college. You could say she was something of a prodigy, I guess. Through connections she made selling stolen art, she was eventually introduced to Kronos, and by extension, Thanos. From there, the heist took shape. Xenia orchestrated the operations, and Thanos scared off anyone and everyone who would get in the way. When Melina couldn't be chased away, she was sent on a wild goose chase to track down jewelry that had never gone missing in the first place. The only hitch in their production, was, well, me. The outcome of Xenia's trial is still unknown, but I have a strong hunch we're going to be in for a very long winter.

Thanos was taken into custody along with the rest of the cast, but it appears he did actually have some friends in the local police force. He's on the Network's radar, and they hope to bring him to justice soon.

Grigor is currently serving time for his part in the attempted heist. With Thanos on the loose, jail may be the safest place for Grigor to be. He wrote me to say he's spending his time setting aside the many characters he's played, and for once, focusing on the man he'd like to become once he's released. If the rumors I heard about his plea deal are to be believed, I'd say he's off to a wonderful start.

Niobe admitted to her part in the heist and was sentenced to probation and work release. Although she won't admit it, Niobe firmly believes Grigor's plea deal led to her light sentence. She may have lost her place in the art world, but it seems she's finding her place in the real world.

For Melina, it turns out that a foiled art heist is the best possible way to advertise a new exhibit. When the crowds came, Melina was ready, and Life in Ancient Greece was a resounding hit. Attendance levels are at an all-time high, and Melina couldn't be happier.

After leaving Greece, I met up with Frank and Joe, and we concocted a heist of our own. I can't share all of the details, but it involves smuggling out one of Emerson's priceless Nickersons during semester break. I could tell you more, but I'd hate to ruin the surprise.

Love, Nancy

P.S. - I'm serious. Pack a bag, unlock your windows, and burn this letter immediately.

Sea of Darkness Edit

Closing Edit

Dear Hannah,

The secret of Skipbrot's famous treasure is finally put to rest, and the case is closed.

If Nancy tells the authorities to go easy on Soren: Soren confessed to his crimes as soon as Magnus and I caught up with him. As it turns out, he was the one following Magnus all along - looking for the chance to take the treasure for himself. Soren was ordered to complete a thousand hours of community service in leu of jail time, and he took the sentence very seriously. He's been incredibly active around town ever since.

If Nancy lets Soren be arrested: Soren was arrested the minute Magnus and I left the ice caves. As it turns out, he was the one following Magnus all along, looking for his chance to take the treasure for himself. He followed Magnus onto the ship just before it sailed into harbor, knocked him unconscious, and took him into the ice caves using his dinghy. When he realized Magnus didn't know the final location, he came after me. Luckily, I beat him to the finish line!

The treasure is in good hands with Elisabet; her family legacy has finally come full circle. Magnus apologized to Elisabet for having been so distant leading up to the festival. The two of them are doing well, and Magnus finally got that ship he's always dreamed of.

Elisabet left the Missti Skip pub in Gunnar's hands while she's gone. Gunnar seems to be happier than ever. He's back on his feet, and he even took me out on a fishing trip! He's still pretty cranky when it comes to tourists, but I think he'll get the hang of things.

If Nancy tells the authorities to go easy on Soren: Soren's helping Gunnar out with the pub as part of his community service arrangement, and he seems to be settling in. People are still wary of Soren, but they're starting to warm up to him in a way they haven't before. The attitude around town is definitely changing.

Dagny and Magnus donated their exploration rights to the Heerlijkheid back to Skipbrot. The ship is now fully public property and is open to tourists at all times of the year. Dagny stayed in Skipbrot for a little while, but she split soon after she got her share of the treasure. At first she seemed content to stay, but...after a couple of days with no action, it seemed like she was itching to get out on the road. She didn't say much about where she was going, but I later found a note in my room at the pub: "Catch ya later, friend."

If Nancy doesn't get Ned a present: I really dropped the ball on my anniversary present with Ned this year. As an apology, I've planned a make-up trip to the River Heights Zoo - his favorite city spot. I'm hoping next year will be better. Time heals all wounds, as they say.

If Nancy gets Ned something from the gift shop besides the sword: I gave Ned the anniversary gift I got him from the Skipbrot gift shop. He seemed to like it, but as far as apology gifts go, I could have done better. Either way, both of us made a deal: next anniversary, we celebrate in person. Together.

If Nancy gets Ned the sword: Ned was thrilled to get his "Original Replica" Viking Sword, and he's been taking it with him everywhere - to parties, to football practice, even to shower. I think he likes it. We made a pact, too: next anniversary, we celebrate together -- in person.

As for me, I think my time in the "Land of Fire and Ice" is coming to a close. I'll miss the sky full of stars, but I've been in darkness a long time now. I can't wait to see the sun again.

Love, Nancy

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