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Trail of Lies

(Nancy Drew Files #53)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  232 ratings  ·  10 reviews
When Carson Drew is invited by his friend, Henry Wilcox, to visit him in Alaska; Nancy and George are delighted to join him. But everything turns sour when Wilcox is accused of smuggling ivory and Nancy is asked to investigate. Henry's son Steve has a grudge against Nancy which she can't figure out and George has fallen for him. When George is kidnapped, Nancy has to work ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 21st 1993 by Simon Pulse (first published November 1st 1990)
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Jun 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, ya-kid
A quintessential Nancy Drew book. It was less overtly old fashioned and gender normative than I was expecting (which is not to say not at ALL, but definitely less than the older ones). And there were some Alaska inaccuracies (such as describing a house built in the Victorian Era and Denali towering over the Chugach Mountains), but there are some adult books that suffer from those types of inaccuracies or worse (cough Dave Eggers cough). Anyway, I enjoyed reading this and feeling like a kid again ...more
Jul 15, 2014 rated it liked it
I liked this one but looking back I can't really think of anything special about it. The Alaska setting is cool and so is the dog sledding. The culprit wasn't obvious, I don't think they were even listed as a suspect on the front page.
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Goody, winter AND Alaska AND dogsledding! Love it! George and Nancy head up to Alaska with Carson to investigate accusations that Carson's old school friend is being accused of ivory smuggling. George falls for his grumpy friend Steve- who also happens to be Nancys number one suspect! Dog Sledding! Mush mush!!!
Ashley Clark
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love all the Nancy Drew books
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another exciting volume in this series.
Jun 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Nancy hits the ice in the thrilling novel Trail of Lies. In this exciting adventure Nancy, George, and Carson (Nancy's father) travel to beautiful Alaska. While there Nancy meets her newest case, a smuggling! Nancy comes to realize not to judge people by their covers in more than one example.
Nancy has been given 3 suspects who could have all committed the crime. The first suspect is none other than Steve Wilcox. Steve is the son of Henry Wilcox, who owns the cargo shipping company, he also maybe
May 22, 2012 rated it it was ok
Let's be clear - so little research went into this book.
1. Iditarod and other major races will not allow a whip or anything like a whip to be carried. Beating the dogs will cause a musher to be withdrawn and suspended/banned.
2. Whiny handler. Search for mushing handler on the internet. The job is to feed and scoop after the dogs while the musher focuses on running the dogs. He repeatedly complains that the musher expects him to do his job.
Dec 06, 2013 rated it liked it
I liked Trail of Lies! It's really memorable. I liked how it had wolves and was set in a snowy setting. The characters were great, it was a nice mystery. I think this is one of the best Nancy Drew mysteries.

Content: PG - Mild violence near the end
not bad. yay for puppies. George is lurve with a douche.
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