1. In Nancy Drew: The Message in a Haunted Mansion (the book), Rose and Louis find love--I mean, a fancy chandelier! The same page that we see the chandelier, it crashes to the ground. I love the reactions of everyone present. Bess freezes in fear, so Nancy is forced to tackle her and save her life. And George? She double-checks to make sure the accident didn't mess up her jogging plans. Typical Bess and George.
2. Also, Charlie is an old man in the book. The game combines him with Tim, the homeless boy living in the mansion. I guess young men are more popular with Nancy Drew readers.
3. In one of my reviews, I made a snide remark about Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall. Someone asked me to clarify. I like the game; it's amazing. The only parts I don't like are Colton (sorry, buddy, you're the least interesting character of the bunch) and the ending explanation. Not to give any spoilers, but they use a variation of the "it was all a dream" ending. It felt a little like a cop-out ending, as I was expecting a more thorough explanation of the hauntings, along the lines of the explanations given in Message in a Haunted Mansion and Shadow at the Water's Edge. It doesn't ruin the game, by any means, but I wasn't happy with it.