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CHALLENGING questions confront Nancy Drew when she attempts to solve the mystery of the strange tapping sounds in the house of a retired actress. Who is the tapper? How does he gain access to Miss Carter's house, despite securely locked doors and windows? Why do the tapping sounds come in Morse code? Is there a sinister motive behind the prowler's actions? While trying to CHALLENGING questions confront Nancy Drew when she attempts to solve the mystery of the strange tapping sounds in the house of a retired actress. Who is the tapper? How does he gain access to Miss Carter's house, despite securely locked doors and windows? Why do the tapping sounds come in Morse code? Is there a sinister motive behind the prowler's actions? While trying to learn the answers to these and other puzzling questions, Nancy finds her investigations complicated by the dishonest administrator of a will and by a thief who steals the actress's prize Persian cats. How Nancy communicates with the ghostlike intruder by tap dancing in code, how she outwits three criminals wanted by the police, and how she brings happiness to Miss Carter in a romantic reunion with the actress's former leading man will thrill the lively young detective's host of fans.


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CHALLENGING questions confront Nancy Drew when she attempts to solve the mystery of the strange tapping sounds in the house of a retired actress. Who is the tapper? How does he gain access to Miss Carter's house, despite securely locked doors and windows? Why do the tapping sounds come in Morse code? Is there a sinister motive behind the prowler's actions? While trying to CHALLENGING questions confront Nancy Drew when she attempts to solve the mystery of the strange tapping sounds in the house of a retired actress. Who is the tapper? How does he gain access to Miss Carter's house, despite securely locked doors and windows? Why do the tapping sounds come in Morse code? Is there a sinister motive behind the prowler's actions? While trying to learn the answers to these and other puzzling questions, Nancy finds her investigations complicated by the dishonest administrator of a will and by a thief who steals the actress's prize Persian cats. How Nancy communicates with the ghostlike intruder by tap dancing in code, how she outwits three criminals wanted by the police, and how she brings happiness to Miss Carter in a romantic reunion with the actress's former leading man will thrill the lively young detective's host of fans.

30 review for The Clue of the Tapping Heels

  1. 5 out of 5

    Whitney

    A whole bunch of cat breeding. Once again, Nancy is perfect at whatever activity she chooses. This time it's tap dancing. Also Morse code. These books have strange combinations of plot elements! Honestly, Nancy's assignment is to assist a woman whose job/hobby is breeding and housing Persian cats. And some thieves get it into their heads that it'll be a really lucrative scheme to steal these cats and sell them on the black market. Nancy Drew books always feature really stupid villains. Also, at the A whole bunch of cat breeding. Once again, Nancy is perfect at whatever activity she chooses. This time it's tap dancing. Also Morse code. These books have strange combinations of plot elements! Honestly, Nancy's assignment is to assist a woman whose job/hobby is breeding and housing Persian cats. And some thieves get it into their heads that it'll be a really lucrative scheme to steal these cats and sell them on the black market. Nancy Drew books always feature really stupid villains. Also, at the end, Nancy pretty much ruins a tap dancing recital by doing an endless solo of Morse code to a man in the audience.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sheila

    Another typical format Nancy Drew mystery, this one involving a lot of Persian cats, the usual Nancy Drew drama, people trying to kill Nancy by locking her in a room on fire, knocking heavy stage scenery over on her, etc. How is this girl still alive?!?

  3. 5 out of 5

    Shannon Lee

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Thank you Nancy Drew, for being so patently offensive and utterly random. What a fantastic blast from the past. A few of the highlights: Nancy Drew teaches herself to tap dance Morse Code. What better way to spend a Wednesday afternoon? It's so much easier to "shuffle ball change" than to tell a friend, "I love monkeys." Nancy Drew and her friends find an injured Persian kitten on the side of the road. Nancy and pals take the kitten home, where they treat its broken leg without the help of a lice Thank you Nancy Drew, for being so patently offensive and utterly random. What a fantastic blast from the past. A few of the highlights: Nancy Drew teaches herself to tap dance Morse Code. What better way to spend a Wednesday afternoon? It's so much easier to "shuffle ball change" than to tell a friend, "I love monkeys." Nancy Drew and her friends find an injured Persian kitten on the side of the road. Nancy and pals take the kitten home, where they treat its broken leg without the help of a licensed veterinarian. There's nothing one can't do with a little Elmer's glue and glitter. Nancy goes on a boat trip with her college boyfriend Ned. The boat sinks in a dramatic Titanic-style fashion. Nancy saves the lives of countless individuals, because she is an unlicensed veterinarian and a skillful doctor. Nancy and Ned discover some letters have been stolen from her father's desk, stowed in his tool box, and then stolen again. By a black man. Nancy says a number of racist things. And, scene. Nancy is drugged at the Temple of the Stars, after paying $3 for some terrible soup, and kidnapped by a man who is pretending to be Egyptian, but whom she believes to be ::gasp:: black. Nancy and her friends travel to New York City, where she ruins a young actress's life by causing her to be cut off financially. Nancy then spends an enjoyable afternoon at the Met. Nancy is kidnapped, yet again. Nancy assists an elderly cat lady by discovering that the strange tapping in her house is actually a mentally handicapped child living in the old woman's basement, surviving on cat food. Nancy arranges for him to have a magical and very expensive operation which cures his disabilities and restores him to full mental capacity. The secrets of this operation must have been lost over the years. Five stars for absurdity and hilarity. One star for being a terrible piece of literature. But I have to give it to you Nance: for all your racist, unlicensed, and thoughtless antics, you were nothing short of entertaining.

  4. 5 out of 5

    John Yelverton

    Honestly, one of the weaker Nancy Drew stories that I have read, but they are all so good, even the bad one's are great. Honestly, one of the weaker Nancy Drew stories that I have read, but they are all so good, even the bad one's are great.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Amy Holland

    “What!” Mr. Skank cried out. Yes, there is a character named Mr. Skank. 🤣 I almost died laughing.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Debalina

    The setting up of the 'mystery' was better than the usual, and was engaging. However the drama fussed out quite easily, as usual, without meeting its potential. But it is technically children's, and overgrown children's (like me), literature. Added to nostalgia, it is forgivable I guess. Happy reading! ☕🍪 The setting up of the 'mystery' was better than the usual, and was engaging. However the drama fussed out quite easily, as usual, without meeting its potential. But it is technically children's, and overgrown children's (like me), literature. Added to nostalgia, it is forgivable I guess. Happy reading! ☕🍪

  7. 4 out of 5

    Abby

    Review to come

  8. 4 out of 5

    Moonkiszt

    This is the first Nancy Drew where the writing by committee REALLY shows up for me by reading the books in order, and not within the same "era" version. There were cats, a cat lady (who lived poor but was really quite wealthy), tapping dancing where code was expressed - morse code - performances thereof, a kidnapped kid, an egocentric budding actress who later repents, a long lost lover, and bad guys - and that's where it stuck in my craw. (yea. I have a craw.) Halfway through this one the narrato This is the first Nancy Drew where the writing by committee REALLY shows up for me by reading the books in order, and not within the same "era" version. There were cats, a cat lady (who lived poor but was really quite wealthy), tapping dancing where code was expressed - morse code - performances thereof, a kidnapped kid, an egocentric budding actress who later repents, a long lost lover, and bad guys - and that's where it stuck in my craw. (yea. I have a craw.) Halfway through this one the narrator switches from being third-person subjective - confined to Nancy or occasionally her very close mates to third person omniscient - and we are getting the whole insight of the villains! It was weird. Also, the writing felt like a masculine perspective, cars, sports, the inner working of machinery, revenge. . . . But most distasteful to me were the racist labels and stereotypes that popped up in this one (and continues in the next. . .). 2 stars. Least favorite Nancy so far.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Katja

    5 stars & 5/10 hearts. This was rather an unusual mystery, in my opinion! Especially the vilain was unorthodox, and I enjoyed that. The plot wasn’t your usual Nancy Drew either. There was a kiss/hug mentioned & some handholding but it was very clean and quite baffling and intriguing!!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Oh, sweet Jesus, buckle in. Nancy gets kidnapped TWICE in this one. Important plot anvil: Nancy is learning to tap (her feet/heels) in Morse code, and then she teaches that to Bess and George, which honestly isn't a bad idea. Anyway, outside Berryville the girls find a lost, wounded kitten and return it to its owner, an honest to God CRAZY CAT LADY who has like 25 of the damn things, and her neighbors are ready to burn the house down. Crazy Cat Lady is named Ms. Carter, and she used to be an actr Oh, sweet Jesus, buckle in. Nancy gets kidnapped TWICE in this one. Important plot anvil: Nancy is learning to tap (her feet/heels) in Morse code, and then she teaches that to Bess and George, which honestly isn't a bad idea. Anyway, outside Berryville the girls find a lost, wounded kitten and return it to its owner, an honest to God CRAZY CAT LADY who has like 25 of the damn things, and her neighbors are ready to burn the house down. Crazy Cat Lady is named Ms. Carter, and she used to be an actress. Now she spends all of her money helping other people and feeding cats. The Bunces accuse her of having done something to Gus/Gussie, their "ward," and it later turns out he's their son and they were pretending he was the heir to the Woonton fortune (yes it is a crazy scheme), but he can be made normal via a delicate expensive surgery (which he gets, because this is a Nancy Drew book, except he pretty much seems the same after, idk). Ned takes Nancy on a romantic dance-heavy riverboat cruise, which crashes, and Nancy saves the captain, who is a nice old man who lost his son... and the lost son is one of Ned's Emerson buddies! He's also a total nerd, but anyway, he and his dad are reunited, and hooray! Nancy and George, while trying to track down one of the villains, end up drugged and passing out in a fortune teller's place in River Heights, and the guy tries to ransom Nancy for $3,000 (this would be just over $50,000 in today's money). Carson says "Pshh, this guy's an amateur, he should have asked for more," and then GETS THAT OUT OF HIS CHECKING ACCOUNT. "My dad's well off," my ass, Carson is rolling in it. Anyway, the cops spotted something sketch and rescued the two girls, so Carson didn't lose the ransom money (he had a detective there to catch whoever picked it up anyway). The second time Nancy's kidnapped, she's in New York (she and the girls rode there on the FANCY NEW ELECTRIC TRAIN, GUYS) tracking villains and a dog alerts them to her presence and they kidnap her pretty damn easily, honestly. They smuggle her onto a boat headed for South America, but Bess and George are able to find her. We all need friends like Bess and George. So, by the end of it, Nancy has gotten Ms. Carter back together with her old beau Mr. St. Will (I totally thought that was a stage name) and found Gussie and reunited the captain with his son, and testified in spectacular fashion against the Bunces and the first kidnapper, and all is right with the world. Also, Ms. Carter promises Nancy a fluffy Persian kitten, which may or may not be Snowball (we shall see).

  11. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    I actually quite enjoyed this mystery. There were so many parts that had no answers which made it so enjoyable. By the end of the book, when we found out the answers, it was nice to find out the answers!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Evelyn

    I am absolutely ecstatic to say I've read another Nancy Drew book for a long time. The Clue of the Tapping Heels by Carolyn Keene is a great book to read for those looking for a plot twist mystery. This is a great book because it keeps you excited. It makes you get goosebumps and makes you bite your fingernails, teeth chattering, eager to see what happens next! When I read this book, I was satisfied with my book choice. Nancy Drew is an amzing series. Nancy Drew is the detective, she's always go I am absolutely ecstatic to say I've read another Nancy Drew book for a long time. The Clue of the Tapping Heels by Carolyn Keene is a great book to read for those looking for a plot twist mystery. This is a great book because it keeps you excited. It makes you get goosebumps and makes you bite your fingernails, teeth chattering, eager to see what happens next! When I read this book, I was satisfied with my book choice. Nancy Drew is an amzing series. Nancy Drew is the detective, she's always going out doing what she enjoys, and same goes here! I didn't want to close this book and put it away. It made me finish it in 4 days! It's amazing how this book makes you take use of your time in this phenomenal book series. Go Nancy Drew!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Susan needs more books, not really

    Meow, meow, meow. Cats, cats and more cats. Since I already have a house full of cats I really didn't care for this portion of the story. Who was stealing the Persian cats? Who cares? Let them clean the litter boxes. Next was the tap, tap, tapping in the house. Was it a raven? Nevermore! But either Nancy in her tap shoes, Nancy practicing Morse code or the forgetful burglar. Very strange. Finally, did you know that Carson Drew is a multi-talented dude? Not only is he a super cool lawyer with conne Meow, meow, meow. Cats, cats and more cats. Since I already have a house full of cats I really didn't care for this portion of the story. Who was stealing the Persian cats? Who cares? Let them clean the litter boxes. Next was the tap, tap, tapping in the house. Was it a raven? Nevermore! But either Nancy in her tap shoes, Nancy practicing Morse code or the forgetful burglar. Very strange. Finally, did you know that Carson Drew is a multi-talented dude? Not only is he a super cool lawyer with connections in states around the country, but he can also disarm a bomb!! I tell you, there is no lack of talent in that family! :) Still, I found the story pretty interesting (aside from the cats) and the mystery a good one.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Allison

    "'It sounds spooky,' said Bess, 'and I don't know a thing about taking care of Persian cats.'" "The taller of the two men looked at Nancy. 'Amateur detective, eh?' He scoffed. 'Well, if there's one thing in this world I have no use for it's an amateur detective.' Nancy was stung by the remark. Somehow she must prove to these men that she was not faking." "'It sounds spooky,' said Bess, 'and I don't know a thing about taking care of Persian cats.'" "The taller of the two men looked at Nancy. 'Amateur detective, eh?' He scoffed. 'Well, if there's one thing in this world I have no use for it's an amateur detective.' Nancy was stung by the remark. Somehow she must prove to these men that she was not faking."

  15. 5 out of 5

    Laura (Reading is a Doing Word)

    This was definitely one of the stranger mysteries Nancy solves. The plot was a bit all over the place. She's enlisted to help a friend of Hannah's who's looking after an old woman. There is a strange tapping noise in the house at night so Nancy undertakes to find out the cause. The old woman breeds perian cats which keep getting stolen, Nancy's rehearsing for a show in which she tap dances - there's lots of tapping in morse code! There are hidden rooms and passageways, mysterious tapping everywhe This was definitely one of the stranger mysteries Nancy solves. The plot was a bit all over the place. She's enlisted to help a friend of Hannah's who's looking after an old woman. There is a strange tapping noise in the house at night so Nancy undertakes to find out the cause. The old woman breeds perian cats which keep getting stolen, Nancy's rehearsing for a show in which she tap dances - there's lots of tapping in morse code! There are hidden rooms and passageways, mysterious tapping everywhere and general oddness! Not one my of favourites!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Mckenna

    This book slaps!! The plot is mostly coherent and the Ned content is absolutely stellar. Driving Nancy to rehearsals just to hang out with her and sit in the audience and watch her???? That’s the sweetest thing Ive ever heard I love these guys.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Emily V

    I loved book!! I think this was an amazing book packed with exciting adventure and danger. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves a great book!!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Kathyanngallagher

    These are fun stories to read. Even back in the 30's the term groovy was used. LOL! These are fun stories to read. Even back in the 30's the term groovy was used. LOL!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Josiah

    Really enjoyed this book. It was funny, and I loved how it says that Nancy enjoys going to church! I also thought it was really smart the the next mystery starts right after the end of this one. To be honest, I’m quite surprised to see that this book doesn’t have very good reviews?

  20. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    Pure joy in reading my Nancy Drew mysteries over again! Nancy brought me into the world of mysteries, which remains my favorite genre!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    #16 in the original Nancy Drew series.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all)

    Oh the memories. In the late 60s or early 70s, the local supermarket (you heard me!) in my Grandma's town was selling cheap hardback editions of this book series. My Grandma was not a pleasant person to visit (she didn't get along well with her own daughter, let alone us kids) so stopping for a couple of Nancy Drews on the way home was a good reward to ensure "proper" behaviour, which in Grandma's book meant leave the house and stay out for the duration of the visit, only returning to get in the Oh the memories. In the late 60s or early 70s, the local supermarket (you heard me!) in my Grandma's town was selling cheap hardback editions of this book series. My Grandma was not a pleasant person to visit (she didn't get along well with her own daughter, let alone us kids) so stopping for a couple of Nancy Drews on the way home was a good reward to ensure "proper" behaviour, which in Grandma's book meant leave the house and stay out for the duration of the visit, only returning to get in the car to go home with one Keebler cookie apiece. I remember breathlessly waiting for my older sister to read as far as this title, which I thought would be deliciously suspenseful and creepy. Well, it isn't suspenseful, but it is a bit creepy, though not in the suspenseful sense of the word. If it had been written today for YA, it would have been more like that weird seventies movie called Bad Ronald. The bad guy would be closer to a full-blown sociopath, and even in the 1969 version he considers that a wallet left with another person's belongings is "just waiting for me to steal it"! But have no fear--Nancy not only catches the baddy, but interrogates him and makes him see the error of his ways! The reader is left with the impression that he is ashamed of himself and will never do anything even marginally questionable again, in spite of spending years in an institution for "disturbed" young people. The adventure is well-larded with fire, bombs, repeated thefts, a death-defying climbing scene, and ghostly tapping sounds in the middle of the night. Aside from all that, Nancy's client is a backyard breeder of Persians who supposedly has prize-winning cats, and yet refers to a rescued Persian as "you poor tabby!", something a breeder would never do. Tabbies are a specific type of shorthaired cat, nothing to do with this long-haired breed. Since this was originally written in 1939, it's quite possible that the woman used the expression "poor pussy", which at the time had no sexual connotation. Why the editors didn't decide on "poor kitty" is anyone's guess. But then the only concession to current 1960s slang in the rewrite was the insertion of a couple of "cool"s and one single "groovy." At one point the bad guy says, "Girls aren't supposed to be so bright!" Well, buckaroo, you reckoned without Nancy Mary Sue! She has already added "intricate" tap dancing and Morse code to her repertoire of abilities. She treats handsome Carson Drew like her private secretary now--all she has to do is snap those pretty fingers and he jumps to do her bidding , such as spending hours and dollars making phone calls for her and then relaying the information. Hold on, isn't he a busy lawyer with a thriving practice that keeps his daughter in convertibles and roast lamb? Nancy even finds time to reunite a couple who had loved and lost. I continue to chortle at some of the weirder details of these stories, such as the director of the charity show being named Mr Skank! Ned and his football playing friends turn up to devour Nancy's client's food at one point and do little else. They're very much token window-dressing in this instalment, though the author manages to find space for a couple of fat-shaming remarks to poor old Bess. Considering that in those days the stick insect of today wasn't the norm, it's even more gratuitous.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Simone S.

    This book took forever!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was one of the WORST Nancy Drews I've read - this was clearly a 'stuffer book'. No offense to whoever wrote this (because I understand that Carolyn Keene is just a pen name, there have been about 5 Nancy Drew authors) but it needed work to make this more enjoyable. I try to defend Nancy Drew to my brother when he insists that her mysteries are more pathetic than Hardy Boys', but this time I admit - she can literally tap-dance, and for fun. Then she taps for This book took forever!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was one of the WORST Nancy Drews I've read - this was clearly a 'stuffer book'. No offense to whoever wrote this (because I understand that Carolyn Keene is just a pen name, there have been about 5 Nancy Drew authors) but it needed work to make this more enjoyable. I try to defend Nancy Drew to my brother when he insists that her mysteries are more pathetic than Hardy Boys', but this time I admit - she can literally tap-dance, and for fun. Then she taps for a tap-dancing troupe that she goes to on weekends to be the MAIN ACT not an extra or anything. Then her housekeeper's, friend's, boss literally was a dancer-girl/ actress back in her day, and now raises and sells Persian cats???? And naturally she finds the sliding panels (some day I'd like to read about a panel, that shuts up like a telescope, instead of sliding, sliding, sliding!) that no-one else found before, and the strange man living secretly in the attic with unique features, who turns out to just be misunderstood. And possibly mentally unstable..... And in the last chapter of the book, because Nancy needs to get tied up for Ned and her father to save her, two masked men literally pounce on her after everyone high-fives and goes home, ties her up and throws her down some stairs. Which also did not break her neck, or knock her out or anything. In a real thriller/mystery we would come back to find blood-splatters, and then open the door to find a blue-ish, cold, Nancy Drew lying stiff on the last few stairs from the bottom, with 2 extra joints in her neck. And then the rest of them would buck up, and find her killers (who would be held for something much more interesting than kidnapping, or turning off lights, or making annoying tapping noises, or stealing kittens...) and send them to prison after a grueling trial. And then we would go to her funeral, and swear to either to never solve another mystery, or to solve every one we could find, in her legacy. Now that's a mystery. Of course then there would only be one Nancy Drew book. Anyway this was upsetting, and I suggest you go ahead and skip this one, the only important detail was at the very end she tapped a message in Morse to her audience at her tap-dance show: **"If anyone has a mystery for please find me backstage and tell me, kk?!"**, to which an army man in the audience replied in Morse **"Kk, I have on about a BRASS BOUND CHEST (hint hint)"** Nancy: **"WOW! A BRASS BOUND CHEST!? How exciting! Kk meet me in the back!"** That was the only important thing, because it blended into the next book. Other than that: SAVE YOURSELVES!!!!!! Thanks for Reading! ~Simone

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    A fun trip back to my childhood Wow, was this a fun read! I own print versions of several old Nancy Drew mystery books from my childhood, and I'm so delighted to see them all available now as Kindle books. I'm not sure what prompted me to begin my trek down Memory Lane with this particular book, but it was an excellent place to begin re-reading all these beloved stories from my youth. I remember so fondly obsessively borrowing and reading Nancy Drew mystery stories from my elementary school libra A fun trip back to my childhood Wow, was this a fun read! I own print versions of several old Nancy Drew mystery books from my childhood, and I'm so delighted to see them all available now as Kindle books. I'm not sure what prompted me to begin my trek down Memory Lane with this particular book, but it was an excellent place to begin re-reading all these beloved stories from my youth. I remember so fondly obsessively borrowing and reading Nancy Drew mystery stories from my elementary school library. Now, at age 50, I'm having a blast re-reading them again as Kindle books. Although many things in life have changed over the four decades-plus since I first discovered these wonderful books, but one thing that has not changed in the least is how much fun, how truly entertaining, and how thoroughly enjoyable Nancy Drew mystery stories still are – even as an adult child beginning my second half-century of life. Even though quite a bit tamer than many mysteries, thrillers, suspense, and horror titles I read as an adult, these books still hold enough suspense, drama, interesting beloved characters, and twisting and turning plots to keep me interested from beginning to end. I'm amazed how much I do remember from my childhood reading of these wonderful books, as well as how much I didn't remember. What a joy to revisit this beloved chapter of days gone by. It's a joy to see how current these classics still remain, even today – so very appreciated. No wonder I gave this a five-star rating – I only wish it were possible to give it a whole lot more stars than just five… It certainly deserves it…

  25. 4 out of 5

    Olivia

    I decided to re-read the original text and rewritten version of this title. I recalled enjoying both but really only enjoyed the original this time around. The rewritten version just creeps me out, which it always did but this time it was a little too much for me. It was also quite boring. Nancy just hangs out around Miss Carters house not doing much with the only other location being the auditorium where she reherses for a play. In the original Nancy has a lot more adventure including a trip to N I decided to re-read the original text and rewritten version of this title. I recalled enjoying both but really only enjoyed the original this time around. The rewritten version just creeps me out, which it always did but this time it was a little too much for me. It was also quite boring. Nancy just hangs out around Miss Carters house not doing much with the only other location being the auditorium where she reherses for a play. In the original Nancy has a lot more adventure including a trip to New York where her and the girls stay with not Eloise Drew but Bess' aunt Helen. That was quite a nice change since I've recently read two books with aunt Eloise. Overall I'd give the original 4 stars and the rewrite a 2.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Melanie

    As an aside, Nancy stars in a play where she tap dances, and the asshole director is named Mr. Skank. HA! This book is pretty much a redo of #2 but with a more convoluted plot involving a stolen estate and the Persian cat trade. A bunch of guys are all targeting an old lady at once. At the tail end Nancy gets bound and gagged, then immediately found and rescued. No major characters lose consciousness but someone sets a bomb under Nancy's car and someone commits arson and sabotage at the play reh As an aside, Nancy stars in a play where she tap dances, and the asshole director is named Mr. Skank. HA! This book is pretty much a redo of #2 but with a more convoluted plot involving a stolen estate and the Persian cat trade. A bunch of guys are all targeting an old lady at once. At the tail end Nancy gets bound and gagged, then immediately found and rescued. No major characters lose consciousness but someone sets a bomb under Nancy's car and someone commits arson and sabotage at the play rehearsals.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Vintagebooklvr

    Superdad! Ace Lawyer, Fantastic Dad and bomb defuser?... Actually Nancy's dad doesn't show up that much in this story, but when he does he makes an impact or should I say makes sure there isn't an impact. I really don't think it is smart to encourage readers or anyone they know to attempt to defuse a bomb. But beside that it's a fun tale. Who doesn't like, secret rooms, mysterious noises and a mystery story. You get them here. Superdad! Ace Lawyer, Fantastic Dad and bomb defuser?... Actually Nancy's dad doesn't show up that much in this story, but when he does he makes an impact or should I say makes sure there isn't an impact. I really don't think it is smart to encourage readers or anyone they know to attempt to defuse a bomb. But beside that it's a fun tale. Who doesn't like, secret rooms, mysterious noises and a mystery story. You get them here.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    One of the darker Nancy Drews involving a juvenile delinquent with an abusive past of all things. The Persian cats are cute & I liked Nancy's Dance Theater debut. One of the darker Nancy Drews involving a juvenile delinquent with an abusive past of all things. The Persian cats are cute & I liked Nancy's Dance Theater debut.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Greta

    High marks for dark material and bizzareness. Plus we see Nancy dance!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Nevada Libert

    this is a great mystery book.

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