The Hidden Staircase (Nancy Drew #2)
In seeking to solve the mysterious happenings in an old stone mansion, Nancy uses her courage and powers of deduction and tackles a situation that would have appalled a far older person.
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Guess who goes on a date this time around??! *Hush Hush*
Nancy's father goes missing. Helen's great grandmother Miss Flora's Twin Elms home is haunted, a mystery which Nancy decides to investigate upon her close friend Helen's insistence.
What would Nancy Drew do? Go after her father or help her friend? Imagine Nancy's surprise when Nathan Gomber, the very man who threatened Nancy's lawyer father, turns up at Twin Elms to coerce Miss Flora into selling him her much vaunted colonial ...more
Is it a wise decision to re-visit a series that you adored as a child as an adult????? They say you can never truly go back….but maybe you can a little?????? A short while ago my lovely Goodreads friend Adita read and reviewed the first book in the Nancy Drew series; you can read that wonderful review here. This review brought back the most wonderful memories for me and so I decided to partake in a little nostalgia and join Adita in her Nanc ...more
Nancy Drew could probably bake a beautiful pie, crochet an afghan, tutor French, write a column on comportment and change her little blue convertible's oil all in the same afternoon.
I hate her perfectness, but I love her courageousness and cleverness.
This was my first Nancy Drew, I just didn't grow up reading her as many do. I chose this book for my mystery square because it had elements that fit the theme of the Halloween book bingo - a haunted mansion and a thieving ghost.
It was cute and quick...more
Generalno mogu da preporucim knjige al ja ih necu citati dalje.
But anyhow, I owned and read about 20 ND books and this was the first, and to me, the best. I le ...more
I originally put this book on here a few years ago to represent my love for Nancy Drew, since this one was my favorite.
Upon my "re-read", I found this to still be a fun story. These are definitely dated books, but they're timeless in my opinion.
Nancy can really be annoying sometimes, though. Is there anything she's not perfect at?
I clearly have to give this 5 stars due to my love of this book as a kid.
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Now remember, girls in the 1950's were a LOT less sophisticated than now. I loved this book. To me then, it was a riveting mystery--except for the fact that I thought Nancy was way too independent. (My parents would NEVER let me do that!)
Anyway this book led me into a world of Nancy adventure to beg and borrow for more. At that time the libraries rarely carrie ...more
The writing I found to be pretty elementary, but that's to be expected in a children's series so I overlooked it. Since it has been a long time since I've read Nancy Drew, I was a little disappointed that Ned and Bes ...more
Nancy Drew is probably one of literature's best characters, and most well known. This second volume in the Nancy Drew series greatly expresses that through N ...more
The Bad: While there weren't any serious issues, this book wasn't outstanding, which is why I'm only giving it four stars.
• Sex: None. 5/5
• Nudity: None. 5/5
It took me a couple of hours to read this book , Well really I read the book last night and didn't finish until 3 am. I'm going to admit, I really enjoyed this story.The book really held my attention . The Hidden Staircase had tons of suspense and some small like horror for me with the glowing eyes chapter . I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Nancy Drew , The hidden staircase will hold your attention and really have chills go ...more
The father is kidnapped, Nancy believes he is probably being held prisoner somewhere, drugged, etc., yet she just continues to go nonchalantly along trying to solve the mystery of the ghost in her friend's mansion, with her father just being a sideline thought. Really??? If someone has been kidnapped and missing for many days, THAT should be your TOTAL focus! Hello! But she is having too much fun driving a ...more
I guess I don't have as much love for Nancy Drew now as I did when I was a child. Nancy's lawyer father is kidnapped over some boring legal issue surrounding a railroad deal. I hate to say that I turned my ears off when they were talki ...more
I do have to commend Nancy as a role model due to her bravery (even if it is often of the "fools rush in" variety). More importantly, I'd like to thank the book for convincing me to use the term "sleuthing" in daily speech and also for letting me know I should beware of people with shifty eyes (does anyone other than a silent fi ...more
Starts out with Nancy helping her dad Carson with railroad business. He has to find a man that signed off on the original railroad property. He has to leave town to do that as he can't locate the man locally.
She gets a visit from the owners of the mansion and it's twin house asking her to help them solve the mystery of the ghost in their house. Strange things have been happening and they want to know what to do about them. This book takes many ...more
Edna and Harriet Stratemeyer inherited the company from their father Edward Str ...more