The Kachina Doll Mystery (Nancy Drew, #62)
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The Kachina Doll Mystery (Nancy Drew #62)

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When Nancy arrives at the McGuire's fitness ranch in Arizona, she discovers that the future of the ranch is being threatened by unexplained accidents. Teaming up with a ghost, Nancy begins her search for a precious collection of ancient Kachina dolls and hunts for her elusive adversary, who is determined to prevent the ranch from operating.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published April 21st 2005 by Grosset & Dunlap (first published 1981)
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I just found out that the Diana D. books I read in my early teens are actually Nancy Drew books. I read five of them and can basically remember almost nothing but I wanted to review this one because it was the scariest book I had read to the date.
I remember being up under my covers with a flash-light (yes, I did that) reading and trembling and wishing for it all to be over. This book actually scared me and for that, for that trill I'm thankful, it's always nice to read a book that gets to you. I...more
One day Nancy Drew receives a letter from a friend she hasn't heard from in a while. In the letter, her friend is asking if she'll come to Arizona and solve a mystery for her. Her friend wants to make a fitness ranch and with the fact there is a ghost haunting the place, she's not sure if anyone will want to come and stay. As always, Nancy is on the case.

The book was a little slow at times, but does get really good. I haven't read many Nancy Drew books, but I think Nancy is a great character. Sh...more
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Excellent book for girls heading to the American Southwest. Located in Arizona, it features a major plot line focused on Native American culture.
I think this might be a favorite, I could see it be a good addition to the Nancy Drew video games.
These were my favorite books when I was a kid. I have almost the entire set of yellow back books- I'm missing 4.

Anyway, I passed many happy hours reading and re-reading and re-re-reading these books. They were dated then, so I imagine they are way, way, dated now. I think they have updated versions, but, in any case these books have brought me many hours of joy.

I remember this one being one of my favorites. The cover-art is different than mine though.
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I just love the Nancy Drew series! I know that these seem young for me, but I love the quick read. I took this book camping and it was fun to be able to pick it up when I had a chance. Keene has a way of making sure you'll never figure out the mystery. I love that about her. I also love that there a little romance mixed in. Fun to read. You'll never guess how this one ends!
For whatever reason, I found Kachina dolls intriguing before I read this book. Maybe we were just back from a family vacation. I'm not sure, but the Kachina dolls are what made this Nancy Drew book work for me.
Jie Hao
I fell in love with the kachina after reading this book! I also love the stories of the Indians more than ever. It's amazing how Nancy chase after the spirit of the kachina.
Ria Ali
i was really diappointed with this book.
i mean, a ghost???
that too nancy beleives in it and the author lets it stay real!!!
i thought nancy drew was only fiction.
really good.... really interesting. i will read it again maybe
One of the more interesting Nancy Drew stories, in my opinion.
Love this one I became obsessed with Kachina dolls for weeks!
Very clearly remember this was the first I'd heard of kachina dolls.
Aug 06, 2008 Summer rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: 3rd-6th graders
This book has detail,mystery,adventure...and more!
Madison S.
Awesome! Great mysterious story behind the Kachina Doll!
Marts  (Thinker)
A mystery involving a collection of ancient Kachina dolls
Sahil (w7)
It was quite boring.
Sandra Hernandez
Best of the series so far
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Carolyn Keene is a writer pen name that was used by many different people- both men and women- over the years. The company that was the creator of the Nancy Drew series, the Stratemeyer Syndicate, hired a variety of writers. For Nancy Drew, the writers used the pseudonym Carolyn Keene to assure anonymity of the creator.

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