The Clue in the Diary

The Clue in the Diary

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Penguin Putnam
Nancy and her friends, George and Bess, are returning from a country carnival when they witness the explosion and burning of a beautiful country mansion. Fearing its occupants may be trapped in the blazing building, they rush to the rescue - and unexpectedly fund themselves confronted with a mystery that seems to be insoluble. The first clue, an anonymous diary, includes not only indecipherable handwriting, but puzzling technical drawings and chemical formulas as well. Who dropped the diary near the burning house? Was it the gaunt stranger Nancy glimpsed running away from the flaming structure? What was he doing there? And does he know the whereabouts of Felix Raybolt, an unscrupulous dealer in patents, who has not been seen since his home burned? Or did Raybolt die in the fire? When evidence mounts against Joe Swenson, who was swindled by "Foxy Felix", our young detective makes the desperate effort to exonerate the inventor of the suspicion of arson because of his dear five-year-old daughter.

Baker & Taylor
Nancy witnesses the malicious burning of a stately home, and becomes convinced of the prime suspect's innocence

Publisher: New York : Grosset & Dunlap, [1962]
ISBN: 9780448095073
Branch Call Number: JUV FIC Keene, C 200.7 1962
Characteristics: 174 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.5 5.0 5604


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This book was fun to read and was well written. (Although i guessed correctly what had happened halfway through the book) Anyone looking for a good Nancy Drew Mystery should consider reading this!

Aug 01, 2016

It is in this book that Nancy Drew meets Ned Nickerson. It is quite a shock at the beginning, but all of the love jokes that occur during the book make up for the sudden shock at the beginning of the book.

Jul 15, 2012

this book was amazing I absolutely loved it and honey was so cute


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"I can't go on' the woman whispered weakly

Jul 23, 2015

"'I'm Ned Nickerson,' he declared... 'anything I can do?'"


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