Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sleuthing Sundays - Nancy Drew 45, 46, 47

The Spider Sapphire Mystery (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #45)
     The two police officers looked at her admiringly.  "You know, Miss Drew," said Riggi, "you ought to be a secret agent."
     "I'd love that," Nancy said quickly.
     "But we wouldn't," Bess spoke up.  "You get into enough trouble just being a girl detective."  p.38
Nancy goes on safari in Africa and finds herself immersed in several mysteries.  Yes, even in Africa the girl detective can make plenty of friends and even more enemies!

Before Nancy and her gang set off on their safari, she becomes intrigued by a synthetic sapphire made in River Heights.  When she learns that the real spider sapphire located in Africa, consequently in a town she is going to go to, has been stolen, the young detective decides to solve the mystery.  She is also asked to solve the mystery of the missing brother of a famous singer from Africa.

The Invisible Intruder (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #46)
     Bab sighed.  "As long as we debunk the ghost business, do we have to capture the villains?"
    George answered.  "We usually do.  Nancy never leaves a case unfinished."  p.50
This was an unusual mystery in that it deviated from the standard Nancy solves a mystery that leads to the solution of her dad's case.  In this book Nancy goes with a group of ghost-hunters to solve some mysteries.  The group includes the missing Helen Corning Archer who we haven't seen in a long time!  It was nice to see her around, helping a bit with Nancy's case.  There were 5 mysteries with one solution, of course and Nancy plows right along solving them.

The Mysterious Mannequin (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #47)
George looked at Bess and said, "You know perfectly well Nancy wouldn't give up the case.  She's not a scaredy-cat."  p.69
After Caron Drew is sent a mysterious Turkish rug with a hidden message inside, Nancy takes up the case.  It leads to a dangerous case and a trip to Turkey as she tries to find a missing shop owner and the mannequin he left behind which may contain a treasure!

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