Sunday, April 6, 2014
Nancy Drew #152 Satin Pocket, #153 Whispers in the Fog, and #154 Emerald Lady
Nancy learns that the original owner of the jacket once owned the estate which is now occupied by Haddon Hall, a private school. The private school has been burglarized recently, and soon, Nancy realizes that the culprit knows she has the key.
On page 37, Nancy hides in a laundry bin full of clean laundry that is delivered to the school. She does this as a means to smuggle herself inside the grounds. Once the bin is delivered, Nancy has to stay in the bin for four hours until everyone goes to bed. It's a bit of a stretch for Nancy to assume that she would be able to stay in the bin for hours undisturbed. What if an employee had decided to put the clean laundry away?
The Key in the Satin Pocket is a very engaging, very interesting story. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
In Nancy Drew #153, Whispers in the Fog, Nancy, Bess, George, and Ned vacation in California at the invitation of Katie Firestone, who owns a whale-watching boat and is a champion kayaker. Someone is trying to sabotage Katie's whale-watching business, so Nancy investigates.
The Nancy Drew game, Danger on Deception Island, is based on this book. I didn't note the page number, but at one point, the word "deception" is used in this book, and I am sure that was the genesis for the title of the game.
Whispers in the Fog is an excellent book.
I found it annoying that the Isaacs continually call Nancy, Bes, and Ned "kids." It's quite natural that people who are middle-aged would call teenagers kids, but Nancy and her friends are not typically referred to in that fashion in the Nancy Drew series, so it bothered me.
The Legend of the Emerald Lady is an excellent story.