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Penny Nichols and the Mystery of the Lost Key (Penny Nichols #2)

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PENNY NICHOLS AND THE MYSTERY OF THE LOST KEY is #2 in the Penny Nichols series of detective stories for girls.

Penny's generosity and unbounded friendliness earn her an instant friend in Rosanna Winters, a young lady in need of advice. Rosanna has inherited the property of her late uncle, Jacob Winters, and must inspect the estate at her earliest convenience. Penny suspect
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Kindle Edition, 124 pages
Published March 30th 2011 (first published 1936)
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Leslie
Mar 11, 2016 Leslie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Older Nancy Drew fans
Shelves: mystery, fun, historic
I absolutely adore this series of books. Some of them seem to be categorized as 'children's books' but I can't imagine a modern child grasping the historic references. In this book they stop at a garage that was a converted blacksmith shop.

These books were written in the mid 1930s and the main character is like a post school Nancy Drew. Her father is a widower detective and she goes about her imaginary city solving interesting mysteries.

This is the original girl power, she doesn't have a boy fr
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Tricia
Sep 29, 2012 Tricia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, ebook, on-kindle
This is totally of a period - especially the interactions between characters and how they speak to one another. Penny Nichols, the focus of the series, is the daughter of a (widower) detective and also thinks like a detective. As the book opens, she witnesses a jewelry theft and while chasing the culprit, knocks into a girl on an escalator. Because the girl is slightly injured, Penny offers her a ride home and the rest of the book revolves around Penny and Rosanna's adventures as they ...more
Susan
Jul 16, 2014 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
This book was written in 1936, so the way the characters act and talk is very outdated. It is much like the Nancy Drew books. Penny, a girl who is either in high school or just graduated, is a wanna-be detective who considers herself much smarter than everyone else. In this book, her friend is sent a key to an unknown uncle's house and a letter which tells her that she has inherited a fortune. When they get to the house, two other people have also received the key and letter and claim the ...more
Jane Irish Nelson
When Penny witnesses a robbery at a department store, she meets Rosanna and hears her story of a mysterious inheritance. Penny accompanies Rosanna to the house she is to inherit, only to find two other claimants. And Rosanna's letter and key have disappeared, so her claim is suspect. Mysterious music in the night disturbs their rest.
Leslie Ferrari
The second book in a series of four. Enjoyable read although the solution to the mystery was obvious early in the book.
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Shelves: mystery
Nice. Clean. Fun. And quick.
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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.

A pseudonym used by Mildred Benson, aka Mildred A. Wirt.

The stand-alone book Connie Carl at Rainbow Ranch and the Penny Nichols series was originally published from 1936 to 1939 by the Goldsmith Publishing Company. The series was written by Mildred Wirt Benson under the pseudonym of Joan Clark. The series consi
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