The Clue of the Broken Locket (Nancy Drew, Book 11)

by Carolyn Keene

Hardcover, 1943

Status

Available

Local notes

Fic Kee

Barcode

2659

Genres

Publication

Grosset & Dunlap (1943), Edition: New edition, 192 pages

Description

Juvenile Fiction. Juvenile Literature. Mystery. Suspense. When Nancy Drew and her friends arrive at Misty Lake, they meet pretty, red-haired Cecily Curtis, who seeks Nancy�??s help in solving two mysteries. One concerns Cecily�??s fiancé, Niko Van Dyke, a popular singer who believes that his record company is cheating him of royalty payments. The other invovles a family treasure hidden before the start of the Civil War; Cecily�??s only clue is half of a gold locket. Nancy�??s investigations lead her to Pudding Stone Lodge, where the sinister Driscoll family lives. Strange coincidences give Nancy plenty of opportunity to test her sleuthing skills. Braving a series of dangerous situations and discouraging developments, the alert young detective perseveres in her attempts to solve both mysteries and reveal the astounding secrets of Puddin… (more)

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

1934
1965 (revised)

Physical description

192 p.; 5.06 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member padame
Nancy Drew and her fiends are plunged into a network of strange events when they visit Misty Lake. The very night they arrive, they meet pretty, red-haired, Cecily Curtis, who seeks Nancy’s help in solving two mysteries: one concerning Cecily’s fiancé, Niko Van Dyke, a popular singer who
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believes that his record company is cheating him of royalty payments” the other, involving a family treasure hidden before the start of the Civil War---Cecily’s only clue being half of a gold locket. Nancy’s investigation leads her to Pudding Stone Lodge, where the sinister Driscoll family lives. Elusive humming noises, a flashing light in the attic of the lodge, the periodic apparition of an excursion launch which had sunk in Misty Lake years ago, and the fleeting appearances of a frightened girl who strongly resembles Cecily gives Nancy plenty of opportunities to test her sleuthing skills
Braving a series of dangerous situations and discouraging developments, the alert young detective perseveres in her attempts to solve other mysteries and reveal the astounding secrets of Pudding Stone Lodge.
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LibraryThing member monkeyfamily
Nancy and her friends have to solve a mystery of a missing locket
LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
Nancy goes to do a job for her father, comes across a mystery person, and finds that she's involved in the job. The mysteries get compounded with long lost relations, stolen children, family fortunes, a ghostly steamboat, and stolen recordings. Naturally these things all fit together easily and
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Nancy manages to figure out how AND not fall off a roof.
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LibraryThing member sassafras
For nostalgic reasons I went back to read a Nancy Drew book. When I was a kid, I read a lot of Nancy Drew. I was prepared, when picking up a copy today, that my adult self wouldn't find it as good as my kid self did and that that memory of my childhood would be changed. I was pleasantly surprised,
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however, to discover that Nancy has staying power. She drew me in and kept me reading, trying to figure out the mystery. Sure there were a lot of convenient coincidences and the bad guys are relatively tame, but it was exciting and fun. So here's to Nancy and all those girls out there who grew up reading her. You, go girls!
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LibraryThing member katieloucks
loved this series when I was younger
LibraryThing member littlerob
This title was drastically changed in the revisions. The original story is about an adoption and is notorious because of the politically incorrect references. I own both versions and appreciate both because they help to show how things changed over time...hopefully for the better. To erase the
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racial slurs is good but we must also remember to do better in the future or we have forgotten the lesson we were to learn.
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LibraryThing member DrFuriosa
A thrilling mystery with a lot of bumped heads and threats issued. I'm always interested when a doppelganger turns out to be better than secret twins, and this plot is more complex than most involving look-alikes.

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Lexile

740L

Pages

192

Rating

½ (234 ratings; 3.7)
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