Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Secret of the Old Clock

The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew, #1) The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
What I liked: A fun start on a trip down memory lane. The Nancy Drew series promises to be quick reads without a dull moment.

What I didn't like: Some of the transitional writing between scenes was a little rough.

Final thoughts: Keeping in mind that these books were written in the 1930's, it was entertaining to read the conversational bits and the lack of technology. It was also nice to read a book that was simply "good".

Pub. Date: May 1930

Series: Nancy Drew Book 1

Synopsis: Nancy Drew, a teenage amateur sleuth, and her lawyer father take on the case of missing will. As Nancy befriends Josiah Crowley's friends and family, she learns of his strange behavior and promises to leave them money. In his last will and testament, however, he leaves his vast estate and fortune to the Tophams, a snooty family only concerned with their social standing in the community. Nancy follows a hunch that Josiah wrote another will before he died that divided his estate among those he promised.

Recommended Reading:
The Hidden Staircase (Nancy Drew Book 2) by Carolyn Keene
The Bungalow Mystery (Nancy Drew Book 3) by Carolyn Keene
The Mystery at Lilac Inn (Nancy Drew Book 4) by Carolyn Keene
The Secret of Shadow Ranch (Nancy Drew Book 5) by Carolyn Keene
The Tower Treasure (Hardy Boys Book 1) by Franklin Dixon

1 comment:

Diane said...

One of my hopes is to someday read at least the first 10 Nancy Drews once again. They are the reason I am a reader :)