Saturday, May 10, 2014
Nancy Drew Girl Detective #8 Scarlet Macaw, #9 Secret of the Spa, and #10 Uncivil Acts
This book feels more like a Girl Detective book. Mr. Safer is mentioned. Nancy's forgetfulness is back. She makes mistakes, dressing in a shirt that is turned inside-out and backwards. At the same time, the storyline is like a typical Nancy Drew Digest book.
I really enjoyed this one.
All Girl Detective books from 2005 have some type of reference to Nancy Drew's history or to Nancy Drew's 75 anniversary. In this book, George's grandmother turns 75.
Almost the entire story occurs during a single visit to the spa. During that single visit, the entire mystery unfolds and is resolved. This is kind of neat.
This is a very good book, and I probably enjoyed it the most of the Girl Detective books that I have read so far.
As plans continue for the reenactment, accidents happen, indicating that someone is sabotaging the event. The mishaps grow more and more dangerous, and Nancy must find the culprit before it is too late.
This book gives a nod to Nancy Drew's 75th anniversary by mentioning the 75th anniversary of the historical society on page 7.
A better title for this book would have been The Battle of River Heights. Everyone is on edge, and Nancy has a fight with one of her friends to due her deciding to side with the Confederacy.
I greatly enjoyed this book.