According to Wikipedia, Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device is based on In and Out of Love, from the Nancy Drew on Campus series. That series is more or less a college-based soap opera.
You can read the first chapter of the book here. Nancy gets a new roommate, who becomes the romantic interest of her ex-boyfriend. Bess tries out for a play and butts heads with the darling of the drama department.
HOW does this have ANYTHING to do with The Deadly Device, again? I mean, don't get me wrong, Nancy's soap opera drama sounds awesome. But it has nothing to do with the game?