September Girls - Bennett Madison

Consider the amateur sleuth Nancy Drew.  Could her dead mother be the one behind the many mysterious happenings--the missing jewels and kidnapped heiresses, the inexplicable lights flickering on the cliffside?  Could Nancy's mother be the one pulling all those criminal strings, safe in the remove of her own shadowy elsewhere?  And could that elsewhere be just around the corner, under a manhole, or behind the Employees Only door in a smoky, disreputable bar in a bad part of town?