The Password to Larkspur Lane (Nancy Drew, Book 10)

by Carolyn Keene

Hardcover, 1960



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Fic Kee





Grosset & Dunlap (1960), Edition: Revised ed., 192 pages


Juvenile Fiction. Mystery. HTML: Blue bells will be singing horses! This strange message, attached to the leg of a wounded homing pigeon, involves Nancy Drew in a dangerous mission. Somewhere an elderly woman is being held prisoner in a mansion. Nancy is determined to find and free Mrs Eldridge. While working on the case, the young detective's close friend, Helen Archer, begs her to solve a weird mystery. Helen's grandparents, the Cornings, are frightened by a sinister wheel of blue fire that appears after dark in the woods outside their home at lonely Sylvan Lake. When Nancy discovers the significance of the eerie signal, she also learns that her two mysteries are connected. How the clever young detective fathoms the meaning of the strange message, how she locates the stronghold of a ruthless ring of swindlers and how she rescues the gang's victims makes absorbing and exciting reading..… (more)


Original language


Original publication date

1966 (revised)

Physical description

180 p.; 4.94 inches

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LibraryThing member nliederbach
Nancy's father buys her a green and black roadster for her birthday...
LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
After winning an award for her larkspur (don't enter a contest against Nancy Drew- she always wins), Nancy ends up with a stray homing pigeon and a mysterious clue. As she is starting work on that mystery, she is asked to solve another mystery involving a strange light and a servant who suddenly
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isn't serving as he used to. Of course both these mysteries are connected, and Nancy uncovers a common group perpetuating both and holding old ladies hostage for money.
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LibraryThing member Thebookworms
this is a grate book to read I just love it it is one of meny grate Nancy Drew books. It was a fun book to read. and any girl would enjoy this book. This book is about a house man who acts different then before adom thorn brakes out of jail. enjoy the book
LibraryThing member justagirlwithabook
I absolutely loved Nancy Drew growing up. This was a series I latched on to for dear life and never let go. Anytime my mom and I would go to antique stores, we'd peruse the Nancy Drews and add them to the collection (oftentimes my mom had to make deals with me on how many I could buy). So, while I
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don't remember the exact details of each and every one, the entire series was amazing and really fed my love for reading (especially novels full of suspense and mystery). Thank you, Carolyn Keene, for giving us an intelligent female character to fall in love with in Nancy Drew!
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LibraryThing member DrFuriosa
A delightful and thrilling set of connected mysteries which Nancy must solve simultaneously to protect vulnerable elderly people. She also keeps her head in dangerous situations.
LibraryThing member BoundTogetherForGood
I really did not like this one. As an adult and parent, I strongly disagree with the choices the author had Nancy make in this story, and am dismayed that she wrote the character of Nancy's father to allow her to do those things. I know it is "just" fiction. I would have enjoyed it much better,
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though, if the author had written it so that Nancy's creative way of looking at things was the focus, without putting the character into some extremely dangerous scenarios.
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