Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sleuthing Sundays - Nancy Drew 33, 34

The Witch Tree Symbol (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #33)
Her eyes were glowing.  She was never happier than when working on a mystery.  p.12
Nancy has another culture to trivialize!  This time it's the Amish.  Nancy and her friends travel to Amish country  to solve a mystery involving some stolen furniture and a mysterious hex symbol that follows the girl detective around.  In the meantime, they get involved in a family affair involving a runaway girl whose parents want her back.  If you think the two mysteries don't intersect than you've obviously never read a Nancy Drew before.

As Nancy Drew mysteries go, this one was fairly generic.  The ending felt very rushed and a little unresolved even for a Nancy Drew and that was odd.  I can't attest to the accuracy of the Amish portrayal but if it's anything like the Native American, or Indian portrayal than it is probably extremely stereotypical.

The Hidden Window Mystery (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #34)
"Well, George, we'll have to rescue ourselves.  Let's start." p.105
Nancy's postman is accused of stealing money and that somehow leads into the main mystery of this book in which Nancy decides to find an old stain-glass window in Charolettesville, Virginia.  So off Bess, George and Nancy go to the South.  There they encounter a few more mysteries for Nancy to solve.  Never fear though as the girl detective is more than up to the task!

Another generic mystery.  Though we get to meet Nancy's married cousin and that is almost interesting.  And a brief visit from Ned after which Nancy is flirted with by a handsome stranger at a party.  She is shameless.  I feel so bad for Ned.  Never really going to get that girl, is he?


  1. @Juju - Thanks! It seemed very halloween-y.

  2. I absolutely loved the Nancy Drew series growing up. Your post makes me want to go back and re-read them!

    Congratulations - you have been given The Versatile Blogger award!

  3. I grew up with Nancy Drew and Trixie Beldon. Both great kid sleuths. I'd love to go back and re-read them all.

    Great idea for a special sleuthing day on your blog!

  4. @Tara - Thanks for the award!

    @peachy - Thanks. I love Nancy Drew.


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