- Also check our best rated Children’s Book reviews
The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew Mysteries) Hardcover – 1 May 1930
|New from||Used from|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
About the Author
Carolyn Keene is a pen name used by a variety of authors for the classic Nancy Drew Mystery series. The first author to use the pseudonym was Mildred Wirt Benson, who wrote 23 of the original 30 books. Other writers who have adapted the "Carolyn Keene" moniker include Leslie McFarlane, James Duncan Lawrence, Walter Karig, and Nancy Axelrod.
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I read many of Nancy's mysteries while growing up, but I realized I'd never read this one before. The story seemed a little more straight forward then I remember others being, but it might just be me. Still, Nancy tackles the case with her usual enthusiasm. I was most surprised to discover the Bess and George weren't present for this first adventure. Frankly, I missed them.
I simply must share the line that drew lots of laughs from me. A villain is confronting Nancy and says, "This will be the last time you'll ever stick your nose in business that doesn't concern you!" If you only knew, fella....
Nancy may not represent the best literature available, but she's fun escapism that everyone needs. Over 70 years old, she's proved her staying power. This is the perfect series to make life long mystery lovers out of kids. Sure worked for me.
Now I am certain that there is definitely no henchwoman and the villain, Nathan Gomber, is not Jewish.
So please do not let that stop you reading this book. It is the second Nancy Drew, and already she is a very capable detective. She offers to help her friend Helen's relatives at Twin Elms, an old Colonial mansion. There seems to be a ghost, frightening Aunt Rosemary and Miss Flora. Nancy suspects that it may have something to do with the case her father, a lawyer, is working on.
There are many times when you yourself feel scared (even if Nancy isn't!). I especially remember the laugh - which helped Nancy deduct more but would have frightened me out of my wits!
Anyone who loves a good mystery, and Nancy Drew fans looking for another instalment- I would definitely recommend The Hidden Staircase, despite the fact that the title gives half the mystery away!
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Most recent customer reviews