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10 to Adult
Released May 2021

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Nancy Drew® Summer Bundle!

This summer themed bundle includes five mystery games for Windows PC: Alibi in Ashes, The Creature of Kapu Cave, The Secret of Shadow Ranch, Danger on Deception Island, and The Haunted Carousel. Digital strategy guides for each game are included as downloadable .PDF files. Learn more about each game below!


Nancy Drew®: Alibi in Ashes

Escape the Smoky Intrigue of a Hometown Inferno!

A local contest turns into an arson scene and now deceit smolders among the charred ruins of the River Heights Town Hall. Police have several suspects, but well-placed incriminating evidence and poisonous local gossip compelled authorities to make only one arrest: Nancy Drew. Can you, as the teenage detective and her closest friends, catch the real arsonist and extinguish the accusations among the embers?


Nancy Drew®: The Creature of Kapu Cave

Team up with the Hardy Boys® and Track an Ancient Legend Through Hawaii!

You, as Nancy Drew, go to Hawaii to serve as a research assistant to Dr. Quigley Kim. A devastating scourge is destroying the pineapple crop causing residents to whisper that a local research compound has awoken the legendary Kane ‘Okala. Upon arriving, Nancy discovers the camp ravaged and Dr. Kim missing. Coincidentally, the Hardy Boys are also on the Island to complete a top-secret mission, but it’s up to Nancy to uncover this intricate web of mysteries in Nancy Drew: The Creature of Kapu Cave!


Nancy Drew®: The Secret of Shadow Ranch

Take a Wild Ride into Terror and Trickery to Rein in a Ghostly Secret!

Ropin’, ridin’ and revenge. A ranch vacation takes a terrifying turn when a ghostly horse appears in this mystery game. Is it driven by the vengeful commands of its long-dead master, Dirk Valentine? Or is a living villain behind the ranch’s string of bad luck? It’s up to you, as Nancy Drew, to figure out who’s wearing the black hat before your investigation is ambushed in Nancy Drew: Secret of Shadow Ranch!


Nancy Drew®: Danger on Deception Island

Plunge into Danger to Bring a Mysterious Island’s Secrets to the Surface!

George’s friend, Katie Firestone, invites you, as Nancy Drew, to Deception Island for a whale-watching excursion, the sleuth arrives to find Katie’s tour boat heavily vandalized. A threatening note warns Katie to “stop meddling.” Apparently, Snake Horse Harbor is divided over an orphaned orca whale that recently appeared in the channel and has apparently decided to stay. What was a simple vandalism case begins to unfold into something more mysterious and sinister. Can Nancy find the culprit, or will she be too late to “Save the Whales?”


Nancy Drew®: The Haunted Carousel

Take a Spin with Danger to Unravel the Mystery of a Ghostly Merry-go-Round!

You, as Nancy Drew, are invited to the Jersey shore to investigate a series of mishaps at the Captain’s Cove Amusement Park. First, the lead horse was stolen from the carousel. Then the roller coaster suddenly lost power, resulting in a serious accident. Now the merry-go-round is mysteriously starting up in the middle of the night. Will you be able to unravel the mysterious happenings surrounding this beautiful antique carousel in Nancy Drew: The Haunted Carousel?

Free Strategy Guides with Bundle

You’ll get free strategy guide walkthroughs for each game with your purchase of the bundle from HeR Interactive.

Already own the games? You can purchase the Official Digital Strategy guides here!


Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch
“A wonderful mystery for the whole family! The best in children's games always tries to meld education with fun, and this game does that superbly, with a smooth integration of factoids about various things coupled with critical thinking activities and a fun adventure. Male or female, Nancy Drew fan or no, get this game!” ~PC GameZone

Nancy Drew: Alibi in Ashes
“It's an impressive milestone to reach, especially considering that the quality of games in the series has remained fairly consistent throughout. Alibi in Ashes shakes up the usual formula, not just by sending Nancy to a different location, but by actually placing her in jail for most of the game while her long-time friends - Bess, Ned, and George - do most of the sleuthing on her behalf.” - Gamezebo

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10 to Adult


Released May 2021

Operating System:

Windows® XP/Vista/7/8/10

Nancy Drew: Alibi in Ashes Windows Minimum System Requirements:

  • 1.5 GHz or greater Pentium 4 or equivalent class CPU
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 2 GB or more hard drive space
  • 64 MB DirectX 9.0 compatible video card
  • 16 bit DirectX compatible sound card
  • 4x DVD drive
  • Mouse and speakers

Nancy Drew: The Creature of Kapu Cave Windows Minimum System Requirements:

  • 1 GHz or greater Pentium or equivalent class CPU
  • 128 MB of RAM
  • 1 GB or more of hard drive space
  • 32 MB DirectX compatible video card
  • 16 bit DirectX compatible sound card
  • 24X CD-ROM drive, mouse, and speakers

Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch Windows Minimum System Requirements:

  • 400MHz Pentium
  • 64MB RAM
  • 300 MB hard drive space
  • 16-bit color graphics video card with at least 16MB of VRAM
  • 16-bit Windows-compatible stereo sound card
  • 12X CD ROM
  • Mouse and Speakers

Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island Windows Minimum System Requirements:

  • 200Mhz Pentium
  • 16MB RAM
  • 160 MB hard drive space
  • 16-bit color graphics video card
  • 16-bit Window-compatible stereo sound card
  • 8X CD ROM
  • Mouse and Speakers

Nancy Drew: The Haunted Carousel Windows Minimum System Requirements:

  • 200Mhz Pentium
  • 16MB RAM
  • 160 MB hard drive space
  • 16-bit color graphics video card
  • 16-bit Window-compatible stereo sound card
  • 8X CD ROM
  • Mouse and Speakers.


  • Challenging puzzles
  • Engaging story
  • Learn Maritime knowledge, entomology, forensics, stenography, and more!

Game Characteristics

  • Point & Click Gameplay
  • Mystery Adventure Genre
  • Interactive Storyline
  • Strong Female Protagonist
  • Rich and Intriguing Characters
  • Single Player Game
  • First Person POV
  • Subtle Hints System
  • Challenging Puzzles
  • Gorgeous Environments
  • Detective Investigation
  • Immersive Controls
  • Realistic Settings

Learn More About Each Game:

Nancy Drew: Alibi in Ashes

Nancy Drew: The Creature of Kapu Cave

Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch

Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island

Nancy Drew: The Haunted Carousel

Alibi in Ashes Characters

Brenda Carlton

Brenda Carlton considers herself an ace-crime reporter for the Heights Nine News Team. Her impulsive style tends to put sensationalism over accuracy, regardless of the cost to others. Could she have a deeper story hiding behind her microphone?

Brenda Carlton, crime reporter for the local news team

Deirdre Shannon

An old classmate of Nancy’s, Deirdre Shannon is a spoiled rich girl whose family is constantly being bested by the Drews, and the Clues Challenge is proving to be no different. Competitive, haughty and arrogant, she’s tired of placing second. How far will she go to top Nancy in this competition?

Deirdre Shannon, Nancy’s old classmate and potential nemesis

Alexei Markovic

Alexei Markovic is River Heights’ eccentric quasi-recluse who owns the antique shop. He used to be an amateur detective until a case went awry that ruined his reputation. With his knowledge of the town and its history, how far would Alexei go to try to clear his name?

Alexei Markovic, antique shop owner

Toni Scallari

Antonia Scallari stays busy as an elected official on the River Heights City Council, but keeps in touch with her voters by running the local ice cream parlor, Scoop. Toni holds great sway in the community, and appears to be approachable and pleasant. Is this practiced politician’s friendly façade covering up darker secrets?

Toni Scallari, elected official on the City Council

Ned Nickerson

Nancy’s longtime and loyal boyfriend, Ned arranged for the team to participate in the River Heights Clues Challenge. When Nancy is arrested, he is ready to help her clear her name in any way he can, even if it means using his charm and handsome features to learn more information and distract suspects.

Ned Nickerson, Nancy’s boyfriend

Bess Marvin

One of Nancy’s best friends, Bess is a sweet, positive, but sometimes high-strung girl who is worried about Nancy. She is willing to set aside her anxiety in order to help get Nancy out of jail and prove her innocence. Her skill in gossiping could lure the right information out of a suspect, so long as her brain doesn’t freeze from eating too much ice cream.

Bess Marvin, Nancy’s best friend

George Fayne

George, Nancy’s other best friend, tends to be more sensible and down to earth than her cousin, Bess. Though her less optimistic outlook can make conversing with suspects difficult, when given the opportunity, George knows just what questions to ask. Her energy and love for high tech gadgetry will come in handy to Nancy and the case.

George Fayne, Nancy’s other best friend

Chief McGinnis

Head of the River Heights Police Department, Chief McGinnis has had a long working relationship with Nancy and her amateur detective skills. The evidence does not look good, and there is pressure to act quickly, leaving him no choice but to arrest her for arson. Willing to give her the benefit of the doubt, the Chief turns a somewhat blind eye while letting her work on the case from inside the station.

Chief McGinnis, Head of the Police Department


The Creature of Kapu Cave Characters

Dr. Quigley Kim

An absent-minded bug scientist, Dr. Kim is working to gain fame and funding. Too bad all the money is going to Craven’s sophisticated facility instead. How far would she go to discover the latest breakthrough in entomology?

Dr. Quigley Kim, bug scientist

The Hardy Boys

Frank and Joe are in Hawaii to investigate the Mapu family for any hidden skeletons. With a lucrative endorsement contract on the line for Pua, the Hardy Boys only have a few spare moments to lend Nancy a hand. Ned might be a little jealous, but they’ve got a mystery of their own!

The Hardy Boys, trusty friends

Pua Mapu

She spends her days training to become a professional surfer and claims that she doesn’t have time for anything else. Secretive and talented, Pua also helps her dad, Big Island Mike, at the Immersion Excursion.

Pua Mapu, surfer

Big Island Mike Mapu

Mike Mapu runs the Immersion Excursion with the help of his daughter Pua, but it seems like the tourists just aren’t interested. He practically has to force tourists to catch fish, string necklaces, and go snorkeling. There may be something shady about the way he does business…

Mike Mapu, tourist shop owner

Malachi Craven

Known for his tantrums and running the Hilihili Research compound with an iron fist, this scientist has attracted the funds of many investors. Craven keeps his work highly secretive, so no one knows what’s happening in his lab. What is he working on that he wants to keep top-secret?

Malachi Craven, scientist

The Secret of Shadow Ranch Characters

Dave Gregory

Dave is the ranch foreman. Always polite, somewhat shy, Dave is a man of business and frustratingly few words. He is truly a “modern” cowboy, into sports, music, and the outdoors. He is not above trying to use his looks to charm his way out of awkward situations.

Dave Gregory, ranch foreman

Tex Britten

Tex is an old-fashioned cowpoke. His cynical attitude reflects the fact that he feels much more at home with horses and cattle than with humans. He’s a terrible conversationalist (his favorite word is “nope”), and he not-so-secretly enjoys putting Nancy in situations that he thinks she can’t handle.

Tex Britten, old-fashioned cowpoke

Shorty Thurmond

The ranch cook, Shorty, is more talkative than the other two ranch hands combined. He also loves to cook, and takes great pride in the food he serves. So criticizing his meals is a recipe for disaster.

Shorty Thurmond, the ranch cook

Mary Yazzi

This single woman is part Native American and runs a store on land that is adjacent to Shadow Ranch. Mary knows all about the history of the area and she is interested in purchasing the Ranch for herself. Is she trying to scare away the ranch owners so they’ll agree to sell it to her?

Mary Yazzi, woman interested in buying the ranch

Danger on Deception Island Characters

Andy Jason

A rival whale watching tour owner, Andy obviously would like to keep the orca near to bring more business. However, when Katie’s boat is damaged, it’s curious that he should be the only tour operator left in the area…

Andy Jason, rival whale watching tour owner

Holt Scotto

Holt is an influential veteran fisherman who would like nothing more than to get rid of the orca that is eating the fish in his waters and causing the fishing ships to detour around the harbor. Could he be the one sabotaging Snake Horse Harbor to intimidate the orca supporters?

Holt Scotto, veteran fisherman

Jenna Deblin

The owner of the local coffee shop, Jenna, is a very adamant conversationalist who believes the orca should be rejoined with its pod immediately and by any means possible. Does any means possible include damaging boats and leaving threats?

Jenna Deblin, local coffee shop owner

Katie Firestone

Katie is a marine biologist who owns a whale watching tour and is able to take scientists and tourists up close to the orca with her permit. Her studies theorize that the whale is sick, and she thinks it should go to the aquarium for further research. Did her unpopular opinions land her in hot water?

Katie Firestone, marine biologist

The Haunted Carousel Characters

Elliot Chen

Responsible for all of the visual art components at the park, Elliot is a bit of a procrastinator. His latest projects seem to be impacting the park, so maybe he created a little diversion so the park managers would fixate on the current crisis instead of his work ethics?

Elliot Chen, creates the visual art components of the park

Harlan Bishop

The newly hired security guard, Harlan, has done quite a bit of job hopping in the past. He’s eager to prove to his bosses that they should keep him permanently. Setting up a few ‘accidents’ and then solving the mystery would make him look like a hero…

Harlan Bishop, new park security guard

Ingrid Corey

Smart and beautiful Ingrid maintains all of the rides in the park, even the ones that have malfunctioned. She believes the park operators have disturbed a cursed spirit. Is this just a good excuse or does she have other motives for revenge?

Ingrid Corey, maintains all park rides

Joy Trent

Joy’s father used to own the park with Paula Santos, but Santos bought him out. She’s bitter that she’s just the bookkeeper of the park instead of its rightful owner. Could Joy have summoned spirits and caused accidents to help her claim her stake?

Joy Trent, park Bookkeeper

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