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

by Carolyn Keene

Hardcover, 1943



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Fic Kee



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


Nancy's sympathy for a pair of adopted twin babies leads her into a surprising mystery.


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192 p.; 5.06 inches


0448095114 / 9780448095110



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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 Nancy manages to figure out how AND not fall off a roof.… (more)
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 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 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, 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!… (more)
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.
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 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.… (more)

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