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The Secret of the Old Clock

by Carolyn Keene

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Series: Nancy Drew (1)

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Nancy Drew's keen mind is tested when she searches for a missing will.
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The journey into the mysteries of Nancy Drew begins with The Secret of the Old Clock. What a joy to read about stylish Nancy Drew and her wardrobe of matching clothes. And this eighteen year old has a dark blue convertible at her disposable. Nancy interviews and aids so many people in this story who have been swindled out of a hefty inheritance. Of course, the amounts mentioned in the book seem paltry compared to modern amounts, but the people involved gladly accept their inheritance. Nancy encounters a few detours in her investigation, but helps the police locate furniture thieves. The vivid description of the characters completes a poignant story. ( )
  delphimo | Apr 3, 2022 |
3.5
Nancy Drew, the girl always viewed as a role model. One of the first who comes to mind when you think of detectives, definitely one of the first when you think about female detectives.
The title ruins the book for me though, a good title is either meant to be subtle, it's not misleading, it literally gives you the answer to the mystery.
Why not: The Secret of the Missing Will?
Nancy is viewed as a role model for girls and I see why she is a very kind and intelligent heroine.
However at times, she was just too perfect, she also didn't face really difficult challenges.
The mystery was a pretty solid one though.
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  crazynerd | Mar 30, 2022 |
I love this introduction into the world of Nancy Drew, I have a feeling I'll be reading a lot of this sleuth's adventures in the coming weeks 😊 ( )
  Victinerary | Mar 23, 2022 |
I love Nancy Drew and believe she holds an important place in American culture and literature. However many of her individual stories are a bit ridiculous. In this first book Nancys luck seems to be either amazing or horrible with no in between. ( )
  mutantpudding | Dec 26, 2021 |
So *very* dated, and so very class and propriety aware. Nevertheless, a decent read, and I've high respect for the boundaries it broke. ( )
  wetdryvac | Mar 2, 2021 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Carolyn Keeneprimary authorall editionscalculated
Benson, Mildred Wirtsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Paretsky, SaraIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tandy, Russell H.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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[1930 edition] "It would be a shame if all that money went to the Tophams!"
[1959 edition] Nancy Drew, an attractive girl of eighteen, was driving home along a country road in her new, dark-blue convertible.
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ISBN 044809570X is for The Hidden Staircase.
ISBN 0448416735 is for the Nancy Drew Starter Set, books 1-6.
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Nancy Drew searches for an old mantel clock hoping that it contains clues to find a missing will.
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