Monday, July 7, 2014
Nancy Drew Girl Detective #30-32: The Perfect Mystery Trilogy
The Perfect Mystery Trilogy consists of the following books.
#30 Pageant Perfect Crime
#31 Perfect Cover
#32 The Perfect Escape
On page 66, Nancy drives an SUV. Up to this point in the series, Nancy has driven a hybrid car. She drives a car in later books, so this is a continuity problem.
In #31 Perfect Cover, Nancy continues her involvement in the Pretty Face Beauty Pageant. I cannot get into specifics, since I would spoil the ending of the previous book. The plot becomes a bit convoluted by this point with many twists and turns since the beginning of the trilogy. I was confused several times. At the end of this book, we learn the identity of the culprit. The book ends with a cliffhanger.
Nancy spends most all of #32 The Perfect Escape trying to escape from the culprit. This is another one of those books where the title tells the entire plot. Nancy runs and runs and keeps getting caught by the culprit, then has to escape and run some more. Finally it all works out.
Veronica Mars fans will appreciate that she is mentioned on page 31.
While I enjoyed the trilogy, the plot was confusing and convoluted. The entire third book was not that necessary. It was just a way to lengthen the story arc to three titles.
While I overall enjoyed this trilogy, I wouldn't care to read it again.