Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Nancy Drew Girl Detective #27 Intruder, #28 Mardi Gras Masquerade, and #29 Stolen Bones
This book is very much like the older Nancy Drew books with Nancy investigating what could be a haunted house. On page 38, she receives a warning phone call, just like in the old stories. The girls explore a secret passage.
This is a very good book in the spirit of the older Nancy Drew books. I just wish that the book had a better title. I found better titles within the passages of the book. From page 27, I found "The Ghost of Cardinal Corners." From page 140, I found "The Riddle of the Broken Teapots." Aside from the title, this book is great.
Soon after the party begins, mysterious events occur. George is thrilled, because she brought her camera and hopes to get a picture of a ghost. Deirdre Shannon is obnoxious as ever, and shortly into the party, a borrowed tiara is stolen from Deirdre. Nancy races to find the culprit before the party guests leave.
Most of this book takes place in one evening at a party in an old mansion. I really like the setup. It felt kind of like I was in a Nancy Drew game, exploring an old mansion. The mansion even has a solarium!
This book is outstanding.
I wondered about the dig's water source partway through the story. The volunteers go to their vehicles to get water from jugs. They use that water to drink and to bathe. Did they really bring enough to last for days? I suppose they must have, but I'm a bit skeptical.
This book is also outstanding.
I find it interesting how wonderful these three books are, because they are the last three books before a permanent format change to the series. From #30 on, the series is set up in a series of trilogies. The cover art also changes, and not necessarily for the better.