The Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk (Nancy Drew Series #17)

The Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk (Nancy Drew Series #17)

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by Carolyn Keene
     
 

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From the moment Nancy Drew boards an ocean liner leaving for New York, she becomes involved in a new and dangerous mystery. A man on the pier gestures to someone on board in  sign language. BEWARE OF NANCY DREW AND NE, he signals. Who is NE? Can it be Nelda Detweiler, a young woman who shares a cabin with Nancy, Bess, and George?  Mystery and intrigue follow…  See more details below

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From the moment Nancy Drew boards an ocean liner leaving for New York, she becomes involved in a new and dangerous mystery. A man on the pier gestures to someone on board in  sign language. BEWARE OF NANCY DREW AND NE, he signals. Who is NE? Can it be Nelda Detweiler, a young woman who shares a cabin with Nancy, Bess, and George?  Mystery and intrigue follow the girls across the ocean; but with her usual ingenuity Nancy solves the mystery and defeats her enemies before the ship reaches New York.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101077184
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
02/01/1940
Series:
Nancy Drew Series , #17
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
170,311
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Carolyn Keene is the author of the ever-popular Nancy Drew (All New) Girl Detective and Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew series.

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4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE Nancy Drew book. Man oh man! This is definetly a book that I suggest you read! NOW!(:
Sarah Kuhn More than 1 year ago
Nancys best book!!!!!! loved it! i highly reccomend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lov it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nancy drew u always suprise me and this was like the best book ever!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Outstanding!! Although Nancy Drew and Nedla Detwheiler are complete and total strangers when they meet, soon their friendship becomes inseperable. Nelda is acused of stealing a dimond braclet, so nancy helps her try to find out who the real suspect is, while also trying to figure out who owns the mysterious bass-bround trunk identical to hers. The characters are so lively, I can imagine them standing right next to me. This book is so thrilling, you never know what will happen next! Very suspenseful!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can Nancy solve the 17th mystery? Find out in the book.
RavenReviewer More than 1 year ago
Another mystery finds Nancy, Bess and George when they embark on an ocean voyage on the Winschoten and a brass-bound trunk is delivered to their room. This might be an older writing style written for younger readers but it sure is an entertaining, fast read. The most remarkable characteristic of this plot-driven, action-packed mystery adventure is readers are on a need-to-now basis. If readers do not need to know something, it is not in the book. There are many characters but we are not told their eye color or whether the lips were full or not. We are told they are in a cabin on an ocean liner but not the color of the bedspread or any other superfluous details. There is hardly any introspection, reflection, or inner monologues on what characters are thinking and feeling. The simple, yet plausible and realistic story stands out, coming front and center. A character goes here, does this and then that. Nearly everything is shown, not told. I know it is a middle grade book written for a younger audience. Yet, this classic is a refreshing read, a great example of no-nonsense story-telling. The meticulous editing and seasoned mechanics shows. With awkward phrases like “the captain and we” handled so smoothly, the grammar here is pretty perfect. It does have a cheesy quality that comes with the era, naming items “clues” and phrases like doing “some more sleuthing”. Some interesting words choices show an older dialect (“finger language” versus “sign language”) and have obviously changed over the years, but not to an unrecognizable level. Every chapter ends with a cliffhanger. I could almost hear “duh duh dum” music. From reading comments from other readers, I can see that while I have read the updated, rewritten version of this story, that is a good thing. In the older version portrayed Nancy as a rich snob with an unhealthy interest in her clothes. In the version I read Nancy Drew was a strong female character ahead of her time, a role model for young girls. She shows readers that not every woman has to stay at home to cook and clean, but can be out working. Nancy also showed girls there is more out there in fiction to read than romance and gory violence. There are mysteries! I remember why this series drew me to books in the first place. I recommend this for readers of all ages. Of course, I would. Disclaimer: All books reviewed by me have been received via purchase, lending, or given to me by an author or publisher for the purposes of an honest review. No reviews are purchased. They are my own opinion. For more reviews such as this, please visit my site or Google "Raven Reviews".
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