The Sign of the Twisted Candles (Nancy Drew #9), 1933. Carolyn Keene. Illustrated by Russell Tandy. Grosset & Dunlap. First edition. Original dust jacket.
Nancy’s friends Bess and George visit The Sign of the Twisted Candles Inn and meet 100 year old Asa Sidney. The strange inn keepers seem to have some sort of hold over Asa and their foster daughter. When Asa dies, Nancy becomes embroiled in the middle of a family feud. In the end Nancy solves a baffling mystery involving the parentage of the inn keeper’s foster daughter and foils the inn keeper’s sinister plans.