The Clue of the Dancing Puppet ( Nancy Drew (Hardcover) #039 )
Carolyn Keene is a pen name used by a variety of authors for the classic Nancy Drew Mystery series. The first author to use the pseudonym was Mildred Wirt Benson, who wrote 23 of the original 30 books. Other writers who have adapted the "Carolyn Keene" moniker include Leslie McFarlane, James Duncan Lawrence, Walter Karig, and Nancy Axelrod.
When the eerie performances of a life-size puppet begin to haunt the old Van Pelt estate, where and amateur acting group-The Footlighters-have their theater, Nancy Drew is called upon to unravel the mystery.