Nancy Drew 27: the Secret of the Wooden Lady

by Carolyn Keene

Hardcover, 1950



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Fic Kee



Grosset & Dunlap (1950), Edition: Revised, 176 pages


Adventure abounds on the Bonny Scot in Boston Harbor as Nancy Drew helps Captain Easterly uncover the mystery of his ghostly visitors. From the moment the clever young detective and her friends, Bess and George, take up residence on the old clipper ship they are confronted with fire, theft, and other dangerous situations. Nancy faces an additional challenge: to find a clue to the clipper's missing figurehead. If she is successful, it will help her lawyer father to trace the history of the Bonny Scot and establish a clear title to the ship for Captain Easterly. But strangely there are no records of the Bonny Scot's past. Why? And why has the prime suspect in the recent robbery at Bess Marvin's home followed the three girls to Boston?


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176 p.; 5 inches


0448095270 / 9780448095271



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LibraryThing member Heather19
A pretty good Nancy Drew stories, one of the originals, so it's very true-to-character and written sort of old-style... I really like the older Nancy Drew books, they seem to stick more the how she is supposed to be.
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 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!… (more)

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