Archive for April, 2010

The Haunted Bridge – 63

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

The Haunted Bridge – By Carolyn Keene – This book has Nancy helping her father on a case. Nancy is at a golf resort with her father. She is playing golf and discovers a bridge that appears to be haunted. The caddy tells her that there is a ghost over on the other side of the bridge. Nancy later goes in investigate the ghost and finds that it is a scarecrow. Nancy falls in when the bridge collapses and finds a treasure chest of jewelry. Nancy ends up helping an engaged couple get back together, winning the golf championship, and capturing some jewel thieves.

The Whispering Statue – 62

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

The Whispering Statue – By Carolyn Keene – This book was about Nancy was out to visit a harbor city that has a missing statue. Nancy quickly makes acquaintance with the local book shop owner/statue seller. He hires her to work as a sales woman in his shop not knowing who she really is. Nancy accidentally finds the missing statue, but there is something wrong with it now. It doesn’t whisper anymore. She believes the statue is not he original, but that it is a fake. Nancy has to sort through several people who are involved in the mystery.

The Mystery of the Ivory Charm – 61

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

The Mystery of the Ivory Charm – By Carolyn Keene – This book starts with Nancy at a carnival watching the elephant act. Nancy gets involved with an abused Indian boy who has run away from the elephant trainer, Rai. He comes to live with Nancy for a while. Then a strange woman comes to see Mr. Drew. Mrs. Allison is trying to sell her house with a weird house. Nancy, Bess, George, and Rishi find the care taker Mr. Batt unconscious. All these people are tied together, but they don’t know it. Nancy puts all the pieces together and finds that Rishi is actually a royal prince.

The Clue of the Broken Locket – 60

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

The Clue of the Broken Locket – By Carolyn Keene – This mystery starts with Nancy going out to open up a summer cottage for someone to spend the fall in. Cecily is there to try and find her families missing treasure. Nancy along with Bess and George find that they are in for more trouble than they wanted. The Driscoll brothers are also at a stone house on the cliff trying to find the treasure. There is a “twin” of Cecily’s running around. The other red head turns out to be Susan Wayne who is Cecliy’s cousin. Susan was there is search of her kidnapped children. The Driscoll’s had kidnapped them and were holding them for ransom. Also Cecily’s finance is involved because the Driscoll brothers are also making pirate copies of his last hit single. Of course Nancy saves the day and all is made right.

Double Identity – 59

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Double Identity – By Margaret Peterson Haddix – This book begins with a twelve year old girl being driven across country by her parents. Her father leaves her at her Aunt Myrlie’s for a few days. The weird thing is everyone starts calling her Elizabeth instead of Bethany. Bethany learns from her cousin Joss that Elizabeth was her sister. She died in a car accident with her uncle. Bethany is more confused when she recieves a package from her dad with $10,000 and four birth certificates all with the same birthday. Bethany learns that her father used to be a doctor that worked with Dalton Van Dyne that wanted to clone people. Bethany begins to think she is a colon of Elizabeth, and that her parents wanted another Elizabeth not her. All the people met at a fall festival and everything comes out in the open. Bethany gets to have her thirteenth birthday and try to return to a normal life.

We the Children – 58

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School: We the Children – By Andrew Clements – This was a great book. Benjamin goes to school at a harbor side school. The school was build by Captain Oakes. The old janitor has a conversation in the hall with Benjamin and gives him a coin with writing on it. Then the janitor dies. Benjamin tells his friend Jill about the coin, and they start trying to figure out what it is talking about. Jill and Benjamin discover a compass on the floor outside the girls’ restroom which leads them to find a movable floorboard. Behind the floorboard they find a key and a note about saving the school. Benjamin also races sail boats, and he has a big race coming up on Saturday. He winds up saving another sailor’s life. Then the book leaves you hanging. I can’t wait until the next one comes out. It seems to be the start of a great series.

The Bombay Boomerang – 57

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

The Bombay Boomerang – By Franklin W. Dixon – This book starts with Joe calling the wrong phone number. Joe and Frank are helping their father on a case and come up with some strange information. Joe and Frank are taken to the Pentagon to talk things over with Admiral Rodgers. Frank and Joe then travel to Baltimore to find their father. They discover a connection with the Bayport’s local radio DJ. All three Hardy’s have a hand in solving the case this time.

The Sign of the Twisted Candles – 56

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

The Sign of the Twisted Candles – By Carolyn Keene – This is a great little book. Nancy is invited by her friends Bess and George to go visit their uncle Asa Sidney. The man is being kept in the tower of his inn by the two people that are running the inn, the Jemitt’s. The old man dies soon after his 100th birthday. Many family members of Mr. Sidney show up expecting a part of his estate. They are all amazed that the Jemitt’s foster daughter Carol had been left the large majority of the estate. The Jemitt’s try to force Carol into signing over her rights to the estate, but Nancy foils their plan. Nancy has made another life long friend.

Tennyson – 55

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Tennyson – By Lesley M.M. Blume – I read this book because a student recommended it to me. Husband and wife, Emery and Sadie, have two girls, Tennyson and Hattie. One day Sadie disappears. Emery takes Tennyson and Hattie to his sister Aunt Henrietta as Aigredoux. Emery is looking for his wife while his girls live with their aunt. Emery’s family has “old southern money”. They lost their money when the Civil war was beginning. Tennyson is struggling to believe her mother is coming back. She has strange dreams that are actually historical events that happened at the house. Tennyson sends the dreams in as a story to a magazine to help find her mother. The magazine prints Tennyson’s story which allows Sadie to write a fan letter to her daughter. Sadie tells Tennyson she is not coming home because she is a failure as a parent, wife and author.

Natural Enemies – 54

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Natural Enemies – By Carolyn Keene – This was a great Nancy Drew Mystery. Nancy is going with her boyfriend Ned to work as a volunteer at a marine research center. The center is located up north on the water. Nancy and her friends are volunteering to clean up the walking paths. As soon as they get there bad things start to happen. Someone is pushed off a ledge, an albino dolphin has been taken. Let it up to Nancy to discover who stole the dolphin and help catch the bad guys.