Friday, March 8, 2019



**Warner Bros. provided me with a swag pack to facilitate this post. The opinions I share are my own.**

I was a huge fan of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew mystery novels as a kid. Between fourth and eighth grade I read all of the books featuring the adventures of these teen detectives. So the new Nancy Drew movie that is arriving at movie theaters across the country on March 15, 2019 from Warner Bros., Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production and Red 56 peeked my interest.

NANCY DREW AND THE HIDDEN STAIRCASE is based upon the second book in the classic series of mysteries investigated by this witty high school aged detective. The story was originally published in 1930 and this new movie provides a modern take on it. It is nice to see these stories that I grew up reading being adapted for a new generation to enjoy. Hopefully this movie will encourage kids to pick up some of the original books to read.


The movie starts off with Carson Drew deciding to leave Chicago behind after the death of his wife and make a fresh start with his daughter 16-year-old daughter Nancy in the community of River Heights. Nancy befriends a classmate named Flora and agrees to help this new friend solve ghostly activity at her home, the Twin Elms mansion. Can Nancy help explain the creaking footsteps, exploding lightbulbs and the ominous creature? Is it the handiwork of high-school bully Derek Barnes? Or is it possible that the ghost of original owner Malcolm Colfax is back for revenge? Recruiting her best friends George and Bess, along with local “mean girl” Helen, Nancy Drew is on the case!

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase stars:

Sophia Lillis (IT and “Sharp Objects”) as Nancy Drew 
Sam Trammell (“True Blood” and “This is Us”) as Carson Drew (Nancy’s father) 
Linda Lavin (“The Good Wife” and Alice) as Flora 
Andrea Anders (“Joey” and “Better Off Ted”) as Hannah (Nancy’s Aunt) 
Laura Slade Wiggins (“Shameless”) as Helen
 Zoe Renee (“The Quad”) as George 
Mackenzie Graham (The Purge) as Bess 

NANCY DREW AND THE HIDDEN STAIRCASE is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) for peril, suggestive sexual content, thematic elements, and language.


Have some fun with these two online Nancy Drew games. In ESCAPE ROOM to escape, you must solve riddles and find items to uncover the three numbers needed to open to door. Use your mouse to click + drag puzzle pieces to unlock clips from the film in the MYSTERY MATCH Video Puzzle.



We have a NANCY DREW AND THE HIDDEN STAIRCASE swag pack to giveaway! Must be a United States resident over 18 years old to participate. Complete the rafflecopter entries below before 11:59 pm ET on March 24, 2019 for a chance to win.

Swag Pack includes:
 - Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase - film t-shirt
- Nancy Drew Escape Room Sticker Sheet (4"x6")
 - Nancy Drew - Earbuds & pouch

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  1. The hand clue!


  2. I don;t have a favorite book. I have not read them. sorry.


  3. My favorite clue was the book - books - especially Nancy Drew books - are my thing :)

  4. My favorite Nancy Drew book is really The Hidden Staircase (also The Secret in the Old Attic) - spooky, hidden passageways and ghosts haunting - the perfect mystery!

  5. My favorite clue in the Nancy Drew online Escape Room game was the creepy hand clue at the end. Fun game!

  6. My favorite Nancy Drew book was The Mystery of the 99 Steps. I bought an old copy from a library book sale when I was a kid and I loved that book! I wish I still had it~good memories!

  7. My favorite was the clue for the mirror.

  8. Nancy Drew: The Clue of the Broken Locket

  9. The Hidden Staircase was my favorite Nancy Drew Book.

  10. My favorite is when the bookcase opens.

  11. I like the mirror clue in the escape game.

  12. The Secret of the Old Clock is my favorite book.