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Nancy Drew: Secret of the Scarlet Hand

Nancy Drew: Secret of the Scarlet Hand

Developer(s) Her Interactive
Publisher(s) DreamCatcher
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s)
  • NA August 12, 2002
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single player

Secret of the Scarlet Hand is the 6th installment in the Nancy Drew point-and-click adventure game series by Her Interactive.[1][2][3][4] The game is available for play on Microsoft Windows platforms. It has an ESRB rating of E for moments of mild violence and peril. Players take on the first-person view of fictional amateur sleuth Nancy Drew and must solve the mystery through interrogation of suspects, solving puzzles, and discovering clues. There are two levels of gameplay, Junior and Senior detective modes, each offering a different difficulty level of puzzles and hints, however neither of these changes affect the actual plot of the game. The game is loosely based on a book of the same name The Secret of the Scarlet Hand (1995).[5][6]


  • Plot 1
  • Development 2
    • Characters 2.1
    • Cast 2.2
  • Critical reception 3
  • References 4


Nancy Drew lands an internship at the Beech Hill Museum in Washington D.C, which is devoted to Mayan culture and will soon be exhibiting a newly discovered monolith to the public. However, shortly before the exhibition opens, one of the museum's most treasured pieces is stolen from the museum, and the thief leaves behind a mysterious red handprint. Nancy must find the stolen jade carving of Pacal and save Beech Hill from financial ruin.



  • Nancy Drew - Nancy is an eighteen-year-old amateur detective from the fictional town of River Heights in the United States. She is the only playable character in the game, which means the player must solve the mystery from her perspective.
  • Joanna Riggs - Joanna is the curator of Beech Hill Museum. Her eagerness to obtain rare Mayan artifacts have gotten her into financial trouble with the Beech Hill Board of Directors before. She knows a few Latin phrases and is usually all business. She doesn't get along well with the Mexican Consulate due to artifacts that the museum has acquired under shady circumstances.
  • Henrik van der Hune - Henrik works at Beech Hill Museum. He was hired by Joanna from the Chaco Canyon Cultural Center, where he worked previously. An expert in glyph translations, Henrik works in the museum's lab studying priceless artifacts. Perhaps he learned something in his translations and then stole the Pacal stone to keep others from learning it secrets?
  • Taylor Sinclair - Taylor is an art dealer with an office in Washington, D.C. He believes something shady is going on at Beech Hill and fears for the future of the museum. He is also concerned about the robberies of Prudence Rutherford and a museum in New Mexico. Is he just pretending to be concerned in order to get off Nancy's suspect list?
  • Alejandro del Rio - Alejandro is an ambassador to the Mexican Consulate in Washington, D.C, and knows several languages, including Spanish, English, and Nahuatl. Alejandro passionately believes that all artifacts should be returned to the country they were found, especially when it comes to his home country, Mexico. He believes that Mexico has been 'robbed' of one of its greatest artifacts, the Pacal carving. Would he take extreme measures in order to repatriate artifacts to Mexico?


  • Nancy Drew -Lauren Brachrert
  • Joanna Riggs - Laurie Jerger
  • Taylor Sinclair - Jake Perrine
  • Henrik van der Hune - David S. Hogan
  • Alejandro del Rio - Gary Hoffman
  • Bess Marvin - Alisa Murray
  • George Fayne - Maureen Nelson
  • Frank Hardy - Joshua Silwa
  • Joe Hardy - Rob Jones
  • Franklin Rose / Silvio Jr. - Wayne Rawley
  • Gordon Bluefoot / Mack / Dr. Bob Bobson - Scott Plusquellec
  • Prudence Rutherford - Simone Choule
  • Henry Albert Daddle - Scott Carty
  • Sheila Schultz - Amy Broomhall [7]

Critical reception

John Moran of Lawrence Journal-World described the game, along with Nancy Drew: Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake as "well designed, engrossing and fun", adding "the animation is quite striking [and] facial expressions, facial gestures, even voices are lifelike".[8]


  1. ^ Linn, Allison (January 2, 2003). "GAMING'S GIRL POWER". Post Tribune (subscription required). Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Nancy Drew: Secret of the Scarlet Hand Review". Gamezebo. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Nancy Drew: Secret of the Scarlet Hand". Just Adventure. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Scarlet Hand". GameZone. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  5. ^ [2], Secret of the Scarlet Hand Teaser Trailer
  6. ^ "Nancy Drew Secret of the Scarlet Hand | Girl Games Online". 
  7. ^ "Nancy Drew Secret of the Scarlet Hand IMDb". 
  8. ^,189605
Preceded by
Nancy Drew: The Final Scene
Nancy Drew Computer Games Succeeded by
Nancy Drew: Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake
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