The Haunted Showboat
Anyway, in this case, our young sleuth is summoned to travel to New Orleans to solve the mystery of why someone is sabotaging the rehab of an old storm damaged showboat. The story starts out like gangbusters with auto theft and c...more
"When Nancy, Bess and George travel to New Orleans, Louisiana to the Mardi Gras they are enveloped in a mystery involving a haunted showboat. Nancy unravels the mystery involving an impostor and a search for pirate's gold." [x]
- The bomb in Nancy's car is such a serious incident yet the girls seem to shake it off as nothing but an inconvenience.
- I'm surprised Mr. Drew would buy Nancy such a flashy car that's easy to spot. Being a detective you'd think a subtle car that blends in would be the sm ...more
Dances and moonlit sleuthings. Ned and his boys. All those fun ingredients add up to 184 pages of fast, fun reminders of how much I loved this series in my past - we never had $$ to spend on books and the library never had all the ones I hadn't yet read, so thi ...more
We do see Nancy, Bess, and George going to visit Bess's cousin who lives in Louisiana. The cousin had previously been sweet and nice, and engaged to a nice fellow. But suddenly the cousin has tossed aside the nice fellow, and now she has gotten herself entangled in another engagement with an outsider! And this fiance number two seems to have a phony accent!
A weird moment occurs when the brain ...more
Nancy and her chums travel by car to ...more
Nancy's car is stolen in the first chapter, and her father immediately buys a replacement which is sabotaged before she even leaves town. Then she nearly drives the seco ...more
From the beginning, the trip was riddled with problems. First, Nancy’s car is stolen. But it all works out when her dad buys her a new one. Then someone places a bomb in the new car and later damages the exterior when the bomb is disarmed. Once in New Orlean ...more
The language is a bit dated, ...more
Nancy Drew is an amateur detective who solves crimes with occasional help from her best friends, Bess and George and, her boyfriend Ned. She also has occasional help from her father Carson Drew who runs a private law practice. From finding stolen goods to missing persons and solving mysterious happenings, Nancy is a force of nature.
Until I discovered that Carolyn Keene is a pen name for a whole bunch of ghostwriters, I used t ...more
This was much more action-packed than usual, which made it a lot of fun to read. Uncle Rufus' "dialect" was uncomfortable to read, however, but I have to keep reminding myself that these were published such a long time ago in a different world.
I always laugh when the criminals immediately confess every ...more
32 years on, I have just started to read them all over again!
In fact I probably only ever read about 10-12 of the original ones, out of over 70 books, so am really looking forwards to reading some of the ones I never got around to reading.
Whilst I find them very predictable these days, I have to say I still really enjoy them. They are easy reading material, and you can eas ...more
It's good because it's consistently exciting and interesting. It's bad because it never seems to get to the point. The first five chapters involve Nancy's drive down to New Orleans. Then there are many chapters where Nancy attempts to investigate the haunted showboat only for people to stop her with 'let's go on a tour/shopping'. The last chapter has a hasty wrap up, as if the author sud ...more
I also was reading a 1957 edition of this book, which really didn't age well. I've read previously that Nancy Drew had to be revised for the times as new editions came out, and reading about the casual reference to "colored people," and "Negroes" was jarring and seriously detracted from any enjoyment to be ha ...more
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Edna and Harriet Stratemeyer inherited the company from their father Edward Str ...more