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Title: The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene
Notable: Book #1 in the Nancy Drew mystery series
Nancy Drew, a young lady who lives with her lawyer father, has a penchant for sleuthing. When an old man dies and leaves his entire estate to a family he disliked, Nancy wants to investigate whether or not a later will was written.
Nancy Drew mysteries are what you would call old-fashioned and quaint. I can just picture Nancy zipping around in her little convertible in her just-so prim dresses. I’m not one for a lot of prim and proper damsel kind of garbage, but Nancy has enough spunk and daring that I’m willing to overlook her prissiness.
The mystery itself isn’t mind blowing or terribly complex, but it’s a fun story for a younger person who enjoys the genre. If you want your kids to get started on a mystery series that isn’t morally objectionable in any way, you’ll want to check out this series. Or maybe you read Nancy Drew as a kid and just want to revisit the books for nostalgia’s sake. Whatever floats your boat, man.
I recommend The Secret of the Old Clock to those who enjoy tame mysteries featuring a teen/young adult protagonist.
Rating: 3 1/2 Stars
Until next time…