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A Model Crime

(Nancy Drew Files #51)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  449 ratings  ·  13 reviews

An ultrachic modeling contest draws Nancy into a beauty of a mystery
A major modeling agency, a designer clothes company, and a popular teen magazine promise to make one girl's dreams come true. All are sponsors of the Face of the Year contest -- and Bess is a finalist! With Nancy at her side, she's off to Chicago to seek the fame and fortune that awaits the winner.
But th
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Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 1st 1990 by Simon Pulse (first published January 1st 1990)
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Abeer Mashraqi
Jun 03, 2017 rated it liked it
The storyline was good. However, it was a bit difficult for me to keep track of characters. As usual, the suspense wasn't so exhilarating. The malefactor was hard to guess though.
Jerry
Sep 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Excitement, fun, mystery, and an inside look at the world of modeling.
K.L.
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have a thing about modelling competition etc (loved the Ford Inc books) this was pretty good - loved the fact that Bess of all people got selected (how bout that extra 5 pounds now George!!!)
Someone is sabotaging the girls of the competition and Nancy needs to figure out who it is!
Ambree
May 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a good book I loved the twists and turns it took. I definitely recommend it 100%
Molly
Feb 25, 2008 added it
Recommends it for: anyone who can read
This book is about Nancy's friend Bess who is chosen to be in The Face of The Year Contest. Nancy goes along with Bess just to be company and watch Bess in the contest, but as always, Nancy can never goes anywhere without having to solve a mystery.

There were seven girls in the contest. Something bad happened to almost everyone of them except for one, Heather. Everyone thought that she was always very suspicous. She would always make snotty remarks when something bad happened while everyone else
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annika
Dec 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
I love this mystery. It was cute, realistic, and I enjoyed reading it. I thought the characters were done well, but it wasn't very memorable. I can't remember the suspects names. :/ Good writing style though, and a great, developed setting!

Content: G - No inappropriate content. (Maybe a kiss? I forget.)
Valentina :)
Feb 24, 2011 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Readers who enjoy Nancy Drew, suspense and mystery.
Recommended to Valentina by: Mom and sister.
Good, interesting. Short and easy but exciting.
While Nancy accompanies Bess to a modeling competition, she realizes its being sabotaged by someone. There are severeal red herrings in which hair is burnt, gym is destroyed and designer dresses cut to shreds. Who is the culprit?
Julie_ian_curtis
Aug 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Finally got this! Bess is annoying whiny and cranky in this book she's so caught up in the modelling contest.
Nat
Dec 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Very enjoyable but also very silly. I think this is the first book where Nancy Drew actually felt forced into the story.
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I don't think I like the files as much as the others.
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LOve this book!!OMG!nancys all jealous......and soo cool!
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