The Mystery at Lilac Inn (Nancy Drew #4)
approx. 3 hours
Nancy finds herself in danger when she tries to solve the mystery of the old inn, believed to be jinxed.
About the Author: Carolyn Keene is the pen name for Edward L. Stratemeyer who originally began the series. It is not proven, but said, that his daughters updated and continued the series after their father's death in 1930.
There is just too much going on here. I needed a stack of cue cards with character names, what they did, how old they are, what color hair they have, all the important stuff.
Here's the problem. TOO MUCH is happening ALL AT ONCE! (I hate using caps, btw.) This is a breathless read for sure. Nancy has to deal with - almost being run off the road, having a bomb go off in a cabin she's staying in, being shot at by a spear-gun while skin-diving, having a ...more
The introduction is in some ways the best part of this book; Benson notes that the first three books sold well, but when original publisher Edward Stratemeyer died, his inexperienced daughters took over: ...more
Returning to her as an adult, I'm delighted to find Nancy Drew as awesome as I remember her. The writing is quaint, but strong enough to stand the test of time. This particular volume was chock-full of Nancy-in-peril scenes, but also pretty convoluted in the plot department and some bits of the conclusion ...more
I "read every single one" as a girl, many years ago and am enjoying a wonderful time with them again.
Put "Nancy Drew" in Wikipedia and see for yourself -
-the section of her bio "character" says it all - she is a supergirl, master of a dizzying list of skills and talents and never seems to nee ...more
On to the next!
Anyway...YIKES. WHAT EVEN. This book is so bizarre. I actually remembered this book because I re-read it about a year ago, so I knew the plot and everything better then the other books I have re-read from this series. I still forgot quite a bit of it, however, so I still didn't know what was going t ...more
There were some specific things I noticed about this book. The language is full and complex -- Nancy looks at the "luminous" dial of her watch. The crimes were serious -- ...more
Anyway, this is the last of my mother's old Nancy Drew books that we found wasting away in one of my parents' storage buildings some years ago and Mom said I could keep. Actually, this is the second time I've read this one, but since I've been reading all the others lately, thought it would be a nice revisit.
And it was! What I love about Nancy Drew is that i ...more
Edna and Harriet Stratemeyer inherited the company from their father Edward Str ...more