Nancy Drew Update


To save time and posts, here’s another update on a handful of Nancy Drew books I’ve read over the past month.

Title: The Ghost of Blackwood Hall (#25)
Author: Carolyn Keene
Finished: April 9, 2011
Pages: 178
Published: 1948
Format: Hardback

From Wikipedia: When Mrs. Putney seeks Nancy Drew’s help in recovering her stolen jewellery, the search for the thieves takes the teenage detective and her friends Bess and George to the colorful French quarter in New Orleans. But the quest is hampered by the strange behavior of Mrs. Putney and two young women who are being victimized by so-called spirits. How cam Nancy fight these unseen perpetrators of a cruel hoax? And how can she help the gullible victims when the spirits warn them not to have anything to do with Nancy? The young sleuth’s investigations lead her to a deserted old mansion called Blackwood Hall, haunted by a phantom organist. How Nancy uses her own ghost like tactics to outwit the ghost of Blackwood Hall and aids the police in capturing agroup of sinister racketeers will keep the reader tense of suspense.

It’s been long enough since I read this one that I don’t remember much but I still enjoy the Nancy Drew stories. This was no exception.

*challenges: 100+ reading challenge, support local library challenge, nancy drew challenge, 11 in 11 reading challenge, spring reading challenge

Title: The Clue of the Leaning Chimney (#26)
Author: Carolyn Keene
Finished: April 9, 2011
Pages: 176
Published: 1949
Format: Hardback

When a series of pottery is stolen, leading Nancy and her friends on a search for the painter and the criminals, everything is as they least expect. A piece of property leads them right into the hands and more mystery of the very people they have been searching for. Unsure of how to proceed, Nancy once again puts herself into danger to save multiple lives and retrieve the stolen goods.

*challenges: off the shelf challenge, 100+ reading challenge, nancy drew challenge, 11 in 11 reading challenge, spring reading thing

Title: The Secret of the Wooden Lady (#27)
Author: Carolyn Keene
Finished: April 24, 2011
Pages: 176
Published: 1950
Format: Hardback

Nancy is hired by a ship captain to find out the mysteries surrounding a strange visitor on his boat, as well as to find the history and help him succeed in buying the boat through legal channels. Just when Nancy thinks she may have reached the conclusion and solved the mystery of the boat and the Wooden Lady, more confusion enters the mystery and she pulls in all her friends to help.

*challenges: 100+ reading challenge, support your local library challenge, nancy drew challenge, 11 in 11 reading challenge, spring reading thing

Title: The Mystery at the Ski Jump (#29)
Author: Carolyn Keene
Finished: April 26, 2011
Pages: 6
Published: 1952
Format: Hardback

When Nancy’s family is directly affected by a jewelry scam, Nancy makes it her personal goal to find out the truth behind the old lady who is stealing money for people in River Heights. Nancy and her friends follow the clues to a ski resort where Nancy befriends a young man, causing Ned to become a little jealous and her friends to become worried about their relationship and Nancy’s safety. This was a very interesting and fun mystery to read, another favorite so far.

*challenges: 100+ reading challenge, support your local library challenge, nancy drew, 11 in 11 reading challenge, monthly mix up mania, spring reading thing

Title: The Clue of the Velvet Mask (#30)
Author: Carolyn Keene
Finished: April 26, 2011
Pages: 177
Published: 1953
Format: Hardback

At a masked party, Nancy stumbles upon a new mystery when objects suddenly begin disappearing in households holding parties. When a mask is left behind, Nancy takes on the strange persona of the criminal to try and track down who is behind all the mystery. But little does she know, that the mask holds more clues than she could imagine. Another great mystery, full of fun and adventure and all her friends.

*challenges: 100+ reading challenge, support local library challenge, nancy drew challenge, 11 in 11 reading challenge, spring reading thing

Title: The Scarlet Slipper Mystery (#32)
Author: Carolyn Keene
Finished: May 16, 2011
Pages: 179
Published: 1954
Format: Hardback

My most recent Nancy Drew mystery read, finds Nancy and her friends coming to the rescue of a couple locals who begin to fear for their safety when a threatening letter is left on their door.  Suddenly it becomes more a mystery as to who they can trust than how to solve the case. Mystery upon mystery follows her every step and it’s only moments before she finds herself worried for her own life in order to save everyone else.

*challenges: 100+ reading challenge, support local library challenge, nancy drew challenge, 11 in 11 reading challenge, spring reading thing
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