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The Message in the Haunted Mansion (Nancy Drew #122)

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Nancy Finds Mischief, Mystery, and Danger -- All Under One Roof!
Nancy, Bess, and George have joined the Drews' housekeeper, Hannah Gruen, on a trip to San Francisco. They have come at the invitation of Hannah's friend Rose Green, who has asked their help in renovating a charming old Victorian mansion. But there may be other, uninvited guests as well: visitors from the pa
ebook, 160 pages
Published August 30th 2001 by Aladdin (first published 1994)
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Nancy Drew was part of my childhood, yet I had never read this one. I had played the Her Interactive game of it though, and I got curious to see how it differed from the original storyline. As usual, there are several characters that are removed from the plot line while other characters become much different from their book descriptions. In this case, they were justified changes to fit the tone of the first person game.
The book still contains that sweet innocence Nancy Drew always meant to me, a
Sarah Crawford
Apr 01, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nancy, her friends and Hannah take a trip to San Francisco to help a friend of Hannah's fix up an old mansion. It's an old Victorian-style place that needs a fair amount of work. Things would go much better, though, if accidents weren't happening frequently, including glass falling, a chandelier falling and a fire.

Then there's a mysterious young boy, missing food, and the legend of a woman who ran away with a bandit. Related to that is the legend of hidden gold. A lot of it.

There's also a neat s
May 04, 2014 Miri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nancy, Bess, George and Hannah are visiting a friend of Hannah's, Rose, who along with her niece Abby are renovating an old Victorian Mansion, to turn it into a bed and breakfast, but their plans are continually delayed by accidents. Falling windows, broken Chandeliers, fires, floods, disaster after disaster seems to be plaguing their every move. Is this the work of an unhappy spirit, or is there a flesh and blood culprit with a hidden motive to stop the mansion from becoming an inn? It's up to ...more
Aug 12, 2012 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This later Nancy Drew book was actually quite good and was an enjoyable quick read. It was reminiscent of the old Nancy Drew mysteries. Nancy and her friends accompany housekeeper Hannah to San Francisco where a friend of Hannah's is renovating an old Victorian mansion into a bed and breakfast. Someone doesn't want them there and someone wants the project to fail. Accidents keep occurring and they get more and more dangerous. There's a lot of San Francisco atmosphere in this book and the mystery ...more
Dec 24, 2012 LuAnn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reread this after completing the computer game of the same name. Book translated well to the game. Another solid later Nancy Drew Mystery with a fun San Francisco Victorian house setting and some history thrown in.
Read to compare it to the Her Interactive game. I assume they combined Tim and Charlie--resulting in a young Charlie. Someone knows their demographic...
Sarra Martin
I used to have the computer game for this (not sure if I still do) and I never knew this had a book! Is it worth reading?
Catherine Woodman
Jul 29, 2011 Catherine Woodman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read every single one of these growing up--I thought she was the bees knees
Aug 15, 2009 Manal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this was susch an amazing book
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