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The Triple Hoax (Nancy Drew #57)

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  1,913 Ratings  ·  19 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 ...more
ebook, 192 pages
Published April 21st 2005 by Grosset & Dunlap (first published 1979)
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Feb 18, 2017 Ami rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was very intriguing. Nancy is nearly killed three times. It makes your heart jump every time. This book is a thriller. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes action and mystery.
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
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.
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  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 03, 2016 Adrienn Vincze rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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...
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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!
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.
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 21, 2016 Taylor rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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In the Triple Hoax, Nancy, Bess and George go to New York and end up meeting some magicians and finally solving another case
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.
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