I read this book for my Literature & Media for Children class. I am using it for the Treasure Hunt (something made of metal, something you’d wear), Eclectic Reader Challenge (action adventure), Women Challenge, Bookworm Bitches 2013 A-Z Title Challenge, Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge, 52 Books in 52 Weeks, and Literary Friday.
It was impossible to find a summary of the book online! The ones I found were of the original book which is nothing like the one I read, as it was rewritten in the 1960s.
My review for my class: I was drawn to this book as I am researching the Stratemeyer Syndicate (producers of the Nancy Drew series) for my group project. I also loved Nancy Drew books as a kid and wanted to re-read one. I enjoyed the book and thought it was well-written as far as how the mystery unfolded. It was suspenseful and not too predictable. However, the language was a bit old-fashioned and parts of the plot/characters seemed outdated. Also I didn’t like how the character Bess was described as “inclined to be overweight” and then in may scenes is either talking about eating, eating, or cooking. It was kind of offensive.