From back cover: NANCY DREW is in New York to join THE HARDY BOYS on an important case. They're conducting an intense manhunt for a pair of big-time cat burglars. And they're sure the daring criminal duo will try to scoop up a special prize -- the spectacular crown jewels of Sarconne, which are on display at a museum.
MEANWHILE... Nancy's best friend Bess is enjoying the holiday season with a dream date -- a handsome and mysterious guy called John. To impress Bess, John takes the gang on a torrid tour of Manhattan's fabulous nightlife. Their fling includes everything from horse-drawn carriages in Central Park to drawn guns at the Park Avenue Hotel.
But with political forces set to blow apart a gala U.N. dinner, Nancy, Frank, and Joe are suddenly trapped between hot rocks and a royal disaster.
Businesses and organizations
- United Nations (U.N.)
- Christmas (day)
- The U.N. Gala Dinner to mark the entrance of Sarconne into the United Nations occurs on December 21. 
- ↑ A Crime For Christmas page 176