The Crooked Banister (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, No. 48)

by Carolyn Keene

Hardcover, 1971



Local notes

Fic Kee



Grosset & Dunlap (1971), Edition: Reprint, 192 pages


While helping the police find the owner of a mysterious house with a crooked staircase and an unpredictable robot, Nancy Drew, girl detective, also helps capture a swindler.


Original language


Physical description

192 p.; 5 inches


0448095483 / 9780448095486

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LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
Nancy Drew is on a case that involves a strange house, a few swindlers, and quite a few people that are irate about being swindled. In this strange house, Nancy faces a dangerous robot, a trap door, and poisons everywhere. Her sleuthing takes her away from the house to Arizona as well, where she investigates claims for land, and a Native American reservation. This mystery seems to be as crooked as the bannister, but Nancy has a few clues to help her out.… (more)
LibraryThing member Akanbane2
scary and suspending
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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