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Sign of the Twisted Candles #9 (Nancy Drew) Hardcover – 1 Dec 1996


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  • Hardcover: 210 pages
  • Publisher: Applewood Books; Reprint edition (Dec 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557091633
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557091635
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 13.3 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,408,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 May 1997
Format: Hardcover
Nancy and her friends are cought in a storm, so they go to an inn that is up the block. There, they meet an old man who is turning 100. Nancy throws a little party for him and finds out that he has a mystery for her to solve! If you want to know what happens next, read the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 26 April 2012
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Nancy just goes for a simple visit to her two best friends' uncle, when she finds herself caught up in a mystery. It's an old man's 100th birthday at the inn and she and her friends throw a party for him. Little do they know that the man has a complete fortune hidden in his bedroom. I am a great fan of Nancy Drew and I think this is one of the best ones I have ever, ever READ!
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The authority on Nancy Drew in our house says that she liked the entire book except when one of the characters died. Lots of personal tension for Nancy and her friends in this book, too. Worth reading, if you like Nancy Drew.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Oct 1997
Format: Hardcover
When Nancy visits an Uncle of good friends George and Bess she gets involved with more than just that. Nancy's friendship is put on the line when with the help of her father she must uncover hidden secrets in an old mansion while protecting a young girl from harm. A great mystery with a surprising ending.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
One of the best books in the Nancy Drew series! 13 July 2001
By Dana H. Pasterjak - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is one of the finest in the Nancy Drew series. It is classic Nancy Drew. The Applewood facsimile books, "As you remember them!" are the only way to enjoy Nancy Drew in my opinion. I love the old fashioned clothing, sayings and settings much more than the yellow spine books of today that are so condensed they read all the same. The old style books are written with quality in mind and evoke a different period in our American history.
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
American Icon 30 July 2004
By Rivkah Maccaby - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Nancy Drew is like Betty Crocker or Paul Bunyon, a famous American who never really existed. But to girls who read these books, Nancy Drew is as real as a best friend.

I know many people complain that syndicated series like Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys and The Three Investigators are of little literary merit because they are ghost-written. This is not strictly true for Nancy Drew, but even so, I see no real reason to pronounce these books as inferior to single author, non-serial books.

Nancy Drew is leading its fourth generation of girls to reading, something that can't be said of all of the supposedly "better" books.

The Sign of the Twisted Candles is one of the best books in the series, and an early one; as such, it is a great introduction to Nancy Drew (you don't miss anything by not reading the books in order). It's compelling, and just chilling enough for a thrill, but not for a real scare. It's suitable for any girl who reads well enough to read "chapter" books, which can be girls as young as seven. Once a girl picks up the Nancy Drew habit, she is generally hooked for life. She'll read the books into her early teens, and may even occasionally turn back to favorite books as an adult.

The new Sign of the Twisted Candles is available, and the new book is very good, but if the girl for who it is bought keeps up with Nancy Drew, check the used book listings for an older version of the story. The early books were all updated in the sixties, so different versions exist. The 1930's & 40's 200+ page book were not only brought up to date with regard to inflation, cultural references and such, but were also reduced to 176 pages.

Don't let the girls you know miss out on Nancy Drew.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
the sign of the twisted candles 5 Mar 2006
By nancy drew - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
i really loved this book.there were some sad and exiting parts in this suspenceful book.nancy goes to the sign of the twisted candles inn where rumors are heard that asa sidney,bess's and george's relative is being held prisinor in his own mansion.this is true and when nancy meets carol wipple,who lives in the inn with her foster parents.thats when asa sidney seeks mr.drew to come to the inn to make a will for him.on the way out of the tower room nancy looks out the window to see frank jemmit,carols foster dad burring a chest.but nancy is sure she saw the chest the other day in asa sidneys tower room.is frank jemmit and emma jemmit being dishonest to carol and asa sidney?in mr.sidney's will he leaves alot to carol,but why??find out in this exiting mystery.oh and the most exiting part to me is the 19 chapter where nancy climbs up a ladder to the tower room to see if emma and frank are taking hiding in there.
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an older person's view 4 Nov 2009
By Barry L. Adams - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
First of all, I am an older person, a 64 year old happily married man. Whilst I have been aware of the Nancy Drew books all of my life I had never read any of them.

We purchased the 4 DVD set of the Nancy Drew movies that were made during 1938-1939 and absolutely fell in love with them. As a result my wife bought me the first 6 books in a set. These were the yellow cover books that had been revised from the originals.

Then I ran across the Applewood reprints of the original books. For someone my age it is my opinion that the Applewood books are more appropriate. The vocabulary and writing style of the late 1920's and 1930's was something with which I could identify.

Reading the stories was like talking with my parents and grandparents again - wonderful. For me it was a return to the age of innocence that was long lost: Innocence lost due to time and war.

The 'Sign of the Twisted Candles' is a great, fun tale full of twists and turns just as the book title suggests. I count it among my favorites, but then no matter which of the original Nancy Drew books I happen to read it too immediately becomes a favorite.

The story shows Nancy at her best when confronted with a deep mystery and neither she nor you could ever be dissappointed with this 'Twisted Tale". I highly recommend that you read it - and share the book with your Grandfather.

Any Nancy Drew fan will love this book and read it more than once.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Great! 31 Dec 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
In attempt to help a one hundred year old man, Nancy meets a girl being harmed by cruel guardians. While trying to solve the mystery of the Twisted Candles Inn, Nancy almost loses the friendship of her two closest "chums" - Bess and George. Nancy discovers that friendship is more important than a case or two; (of course she solves the mystery as well, after patching things up with her chums!) Read the book to see how Nancy saves the day once again. A great read for mystery fans, young or old.
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