The Mystery at the Moss-Covered Mansion (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, No. 18)

by Carolyn Keene

Hardcover, 1941



Local notes

Fic Kee





Grosset & Dunlap (1941), Edition: Revised, 192 pages


Nancy Drew sets out to prove that her father's client was unjustly accused of trying to sabotage the United States space program.


Original language


Original publication date

1969 (revised)

Physical description

192 p.; 4.9 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member padame
A friend of Carson Drew’s has been arrested and charged with sending a truck loaded with explosive oranges into the Space Center complex at Cape Kennedy. Knowing that Mr. Billington could not possible be guilty of sabotage, Nancy and her father rush to defense of the accused man.
During the
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Drew’s investigation Nancy becomes suspicious of an old, spooky mansion. Behind a high, steel-mesh enclosure fierce African wild animals roam over the extensive grounds. Through a ruse the clever teen-age detective discovers the t something besides the training of wild animals is going on at the mysterious moss-covered mansion estate.
Many dangerous moments await Nancy before she proves Mr. Billington’s innocence and thwarts the plans of treacherous subversives bent on undermining the U.S. Space program
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LibraryThing member Heather19
This was one of my favorite Nancy Drew books, I remember the creepiness of the mansion and the wild animals and how determined Nancy was to get in there in spite of the creepiness.
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
An enjoyable adventure story connected to NASA and a spooky mansion. Plus, I've been to the Atlantic coast of Florida described in the book, and it is beautiful!

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