The Clue of the Broken Locket

The Clue of the Broken Locket

Book - 1965
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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 Pudding Stone Lodge.
Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap [1965]
ISBN: 9780448095110
0448095114
Branch Call Number: J Mystery
Characteristics: 178 p. illus. 20 cm

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Nov 05, 2017

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SusanJ_124
Apr 22, 2019

Typical Nancy Drew book, but a little better than the last few that I read.

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readingfairy
Nov 06, 2017

Very good

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SimrDhaliwal
Nov 05, 2017

The Nancy Drew Series are amazing! If you ever need a mystery book to snuggle up with on a cold day, go find a Nancy Drew Mystery Series book. There are many different series of Nancy Drew, some with a lower reading level and others with a higher level. Perfect for all the girls in the family!

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mjathols
Apr 02, 2017

Another day, another mystery. Nancy's father doesn't have time to deal with another of his client's issues, so of course he sends his teen-age daughter out in the woods to take care of things.

"It's super dangerous, so take a couple of your friends with you -- you know to increase the carnage if things go bad," he says between the lines. "And also feel free to invite the boyfriends along later. They are sexless cardboard cutouts, so you'll be fine."

Maybe it was in a bad mood when I read this, but this particular tome seems a tad out of date -- perhaps even for the times in which it was written.

Although it follows the basic Nancy Drew formula: Do something dangerous because your father has too many cases (it's awesome that he trusts her, don't get me wrong -- but he already had a wife die and every book he just shoves a pipe in my mouth and sends his daughter off to war any chance he gets); Nancy invites her friends "The bold one" and the "chubby one" (yes, even in progressive female-led books we're making fun of the overweight character); Nancy bites off more than she can chew (or rather there's NEVER just one mystery, there's usually 3 or 4 ALL RELATED TO THE SAME ANTAGONISTS!); as an aside -- but not usually to help to any great degree (which is usually my favorite part of the book), the boyfriends are called (usually for some kind of sock hop), and not one of them tries to make a move on the girls (?)..."Well get our own cabin, and see you in the morning!" --apparently sex wasn't invented until the 70's; the cops of course don't believe her at first, so Nancy and her friends get in trouble; Nancy finds a hidden alcove so that she can overhear the bad guys [probably due to time constraints -- because the plot ran long] talking about how and why they did the bad thing they did; and then the mystery is solved and Nancy's already musing about her next adventure (usually along with a little advertisement for the next book.)

Neat. Tidy. Telling instead of showing. Unrealistic communication. Although charming, and I'll still read the next one of these because I love them.

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orange_dog_3105
Apr 03, 2017

When Nancy Drew is asked to watch a cabin that is supposed to be 'haunted' with the ghost of a old launch that went down with many people on it a long while ago she uncovers two other mysteries, one including pirated records and the other two twins, a double, some unsavory characters, and a family fortune. This is a thrilling mystery one of the originals by Carolyn Keene.

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GwenOfNVDPL
Mar 17, 2015

A young girl asks Nancy Drew's help on uncovering two mysteries: one about a hidden family fortune, and the other about a false record company who seems to be cheating Cecily's husband-to-be, Niko, and who are also holding Cecily's cousin prisoner.

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readingfairy
Nov 04, 2017

Back at the cottage, the girl were delighted to find that bottled gas had been delivered.
"Oh boy, hot water!" Bess exclaimed. "Me for a relaxing bath."
"Not now," George said. "Sleuthing comes first."
(From page 48.)

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orange_dog_3105
Apr 03, 2017

"This is all because of that iron bird!"

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