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The Triple Hoax (Nancy Drew #57)

3.86  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,794 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Aunt Eloise invites Nancy, Bess, and George to New York to help a friend who has been swindled out of a sizable sum of money. There, the girls see a performance of a magicians' group who stun their audiences with clever sleight-of-hand tricks. Because the magicians temporarily remove people's wallets and handbags, Nancy feels the actors aren't above suspicion. Her hunch is
Paperback, 184 pages
Published October 1st 1979 by Wanderer Books (first published 1979)
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Joy Gerbode
Although written by the same author, there is a completely different voice in this book than what I've come to expect. Of course, this book was written much later than the majority of the series, and I was delighted to pick up this and a few others of the last of the hardback original series. Almost have them all, and will enjoy reading them once. Not sure I'll want to keep these latest ones, though. Mystery is not as well developed, conversations seem stilted, and the whole book just felt "off" ...more
Wow. Some Nancy Drew mysteries carry through to present day just fine. This one... did not.
Nancy is called into the mystery when a friend of her aunt's is defrauded of some money. This fraud is connected to a group of magicians who call themselves the hoaxsters. Just couldn't handle the story. Nancy was being a ninny.
Jan 05, 2008 Jonathan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I consider this to be the first real chapter book I ever read, and it jump started my journey into reading with a passion. I owe a lot to it!
Jan 01, 2015 Amanda rated it really liked it
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May 13, 2014 Christine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first Nancy Drew book I ever laid eyes on (at 8 years old). I became a fan for life and solidly read Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys until I was 13. This was one of my most cherished books.
Feb 22, 2015 Sydney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this one is probalt the best nancy drew book i've read. she goes to threee states to trackdown the theif she always has a clever way of finding the theif
Jul 24, 2016 Tay rated it liked it
Solid meh book, but it's getting off my shelf so that's worth something. Not my favorite Nancy Drew book I've read by any stretch of the imagination.
Jul 13, 2013 Allison rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Why in the world are these books so popular?? I like a good mystery and I don't dislike books written for a much younger audience, but this book was just bad. It was poorly written and it was rambly and it was not believable. Maybe someone younger could appreciate it? Except, I keep thinking about what CS Lewis said "no book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally - and often far more - worth reading at the age of 50 and beyond." So, this book should be skipped by all.
Nov 06, 2015 Krishnakumar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is really good and thrilling
Adrienn Vincze
Elég gyenge történet, minden nevetségesen jól alakul benne, sokszor a fordulatok a legkevésbé sem életszerűek, az események nem elég kidolgozottak, kicsit olyan érzésem volt olvasás közben, mintha kicsit össze lenne csapva... szerintem ha gyerekként olvasom el, még akkor se tetszett volna...
John Yelverton
Dec 31, 2012 John Yelverton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For some reason, it was not as good as the other Nancy Drew books that I have read, but in the same breath, it was like running into an old friend that you haven't seen for a long time.
Sep 17, 2008 Alex rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is such a good book because Nacy Drew has this Mystery that she has to solve and it is like this little girl is kidnapped and she has to find her!
Marts  (Thinker)
In the Triple Hoax, Nancy, Bess and George go to New York and end up meeting some magicians and finally solving another case
Sandra Hernandez
i loved the extra pictures they added..u can see the change from when simon and schulster took over..but still a great book.
Gabrielle Link
Dec 21, 2013 Gabrielle Link rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This a really good book, can't wait for more!
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Oct 02, 2007 Partridge Public added it  ·  review of another edition
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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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