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The Secret of the Golden Pavilion (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, No. 36) (original 1959; edition 1959)

by Carolyn Keene (Author)

Series: Nancy Drew (36)

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One of Mr. Drew's new clients, Mr. Sakamaki, requests Nancy's help solving a mystery. Mr. Sakamaki recently inherited his grandfather's estate in Hawaii, but two strangers arrive, claiming to also be the grandchildren of his deceased grandfather. Can Nancy uncover the truth?
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Title:The Secret of the Golden Pavilion (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, No. 36)
Authors:Carolyn Keene (Author)
Info:Grosset & Dunlap (1959), Edition: Revised ed., 192 pages
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The Secret of the Golden Pavilion (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, No. 36) by Carolyn Keene (1959)

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  MaryRachelSmith | Dec 4, 2021 |
An decent ND story. Really focused on the locale in this one -- Hawaii, the fiftieth and newest state. ( )
  JohnnyRue | Apr 15, 2021 |
Nancy is on the case, once again! Her father’s client, Mr.Sakamaki needs help. His deceased grandfather’s estate, Kaluakua has a mystery nobody knows. Its Golden Pavilion may be haunted, and two middle-aged suspects claim to be the grand children of Grandfather Sakamaki and are going to run and take over the estate. Nancy must prove them wrong and stop a terrible gang called the Double Scorps who are trying to steal the secret kings cape in the Golden Pavilion. Are the posing grandchildren part of the Double Scorps and are going to inherit the estate for all of the Double Scorps? What does a sacred king’s cape have to do with the Secret of the Golden Pavilion? And who is that ghost that dances by the Pavilion every night? Nancy is going to find out everything, from the Double Scorps, to perhaps two Grandfather Sakamaki. ( )
  LynneQuan | Sep 15, 2017 |
I am a huge fan of Nancy Drew books! This one is a great chapter book for more advanced readers; the mystery keeps the reader engaged, while the familiar plot and characters make the reader feel comfortable.

CONT. REAL. FIC. : All of the events in the book are completely plausible, but the characters are made-up.
  cmcmahon14 | Feb 28, 2016 |
*spoilers!*

I'm not really sure what to say about this book. The mystery was okay as far as ND books go, but the writing.... I don't know. It surprised me, because I usually really like the older ND books, I love the differences in writing style and society influence (the way they talk and act, etc).

..... But this time there was something lacking in the writing, and the only thing I can really pinpoint about why I didn't like it so much is lack of believability. And I'm not saying that other ND books are totally completely realistic, with a teenage female amature detective you have to give a little... But the jumps that Nancy made in this book were just too far-fetched. It felt like the author was rushing through the hows and whys in order to push the story along.

For instance, after Nancy and Ned find the symbol in the Pavilion's roof, and find out that it means "king", Nancy immediately knows that a treasure of an ancient Hawaiian king is buried there. Despite there never being talk of a treasure or a king before this. There are a lot of jumps like that in this book. Add to that the fact that Nancy trusts so many strangers so easily, telling so many people about her work and suspicions when she barely knows them (which she would never do in later books), and I think this book was a disappointment. ( )
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Nancy Drew, her lovely blue eyes sparkling with excitement, stared in fascination from the cabin of a private helicopter.
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ISBN 0448095017 is for The Secret of the Old Clock Mystery.
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One of Mr. Drew's new clients, Mr. Sakamaki, requests Nancy's help solving a mystery. Mr. Sakamaki recently inherited his grandfather's estate in Hawaii, but two strangers arrive, claiming to also be the grandchildren of his deceased grandfather. Can Nancy uncover the truth?

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In honor of the newest addition to the United States of America at the time the story was written, Nancy's adventure takes her and her closest friends to Honolulu, Hawai'i.
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