HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Penny Nichols and the Black Imp by Joan…
Loading...

Penny Nichols and the Black Imp

by Joan Clark

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
152647,891 (4)None

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 2 of 2
Penny Nichols and her friend Susan Altman attend a art show where the winning artist will receive a money prize. The majority of attendees feel the Black Imp piece is a sure winner, but are shocked when another piece is awarded the prize.

Later, Penny finds out that an original Rembrandt piece was stolen from the gallery on the same day as the show. Are the two incidents connected? Is there a connection to the the art critic Hanley Cron, who judged the art show and later accused the Black Imp's artist of being the thief of the missing painting? And what about Mrs. Dillon's missing pearls?

Being the daughter of a well known private eye and having solved a few cases on her own, Penny can't resist sleuthing to solve the mystery of the Black Imp and possible connections of the other mysteries.
( )
  ChazziFrazz | Jun 23, 2016 |
Let's face it -- Penny Nichols is pretty much Nancy Drew. With her roadster, her dead mother, her motherly housekeeper, and her supportive lawyer (I mean, detective) father, you could be forgiven for thinking this is really Nancy in the witness protection program. Not surprising, given that Joan Clark is really Mildred Wirt Benson, main author of the early Drew stories. As a Nancy Drew story, however, it's not bad.

Penny and her "plump" friend Susan attend an award ceremony at an art gallery, where they make the acquaintance of a young artist whose black imp sculpture is the popular favorite. When the award goes to someone else, she slips out early, before the discovery that a Rembrandt painting has been stolen from the gallery. Naturally she's the top suspect, and Penny works hard to keep the police from tracking her down (though they don't seem to think it's a problem to go shopping...)

Before the story is done, we encounter a copy of the black imp and a copy of the Rembrandt painting, every character we meet is implicated in the crime somehow, and Penny is tied up in a closet in a burning building. It's the classic Mildred Wirt Benson formula, and you get everything you expect.
  loomishouse | May 30, 2010 |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
2 free

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5
4 2
4.5
5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 119,438,943 books! | Top bar: Always visible