The Clue in the Crossword Cipher (Nancy Drew Series #44)

The Clue in the Crossword Cipher (Nancy Drew Series #44)

by Carolyn Keene

Hardcover(Revised ed.)

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Lovely young Carla Ponce, who lives in Peru, invites Nancy and her friends Bess and George to visit her and solve her “monkey mystery,” which promises to lead to a fabulous treasure. A clue is carved on an intriguing wooden plaque that is so old, most of the crossword cipher is obliterated. When a notorious gang headed by El Gato (the Cat) steals the priceless relic, Nancy’s hopes of solving the mystery are almost shattered. But the daring young detective’s ability to think fast and act quickly results in the recovery of the plaque.

Nancy’s determined efforts to decode the crossword decipher take her to the magnificent, awe-inspiring Incan ruins at Cuzco and Machu Pichu. Through clever deductions, perseverance, and dangerous adventures, Nancy and her friends help to capture a ring of vicious smugglers and go on to make an astounding archaeological discovery.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780448095448
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/28/1967
Series: Nancy Drew Series
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 161,043
Product dimensions: 4.94(w) x 7.56(h) x 0.71(d)
Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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.

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The Clue in the Crossword Cipher (Nancy Drew Series #44) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite Nancy Drew book because there¿s a little Spanish in it. I thought having a different language in the story was very interesting. None of the other Nancy Drew books I¿ve read have different languages. One of my favorite parts was when Harry Wallace pretended to be a policeman and tried to steal a special plaque. George, Nancy¿s best friend, ran after the man and flipped him over her back! George was strong because she knew judo. Harry was a part of the evil gang that¿s led by El Gato, the cat, trying to steal the special plaque that¿s been in Carla¿s family, Nancy¿s friend, for generations. If you like mysteries, you¿ll love this book. Carolyn Keene has written many other enjoyable Nancy Drew books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Upon meeting, a new girl named Carla Ponce, Nancy, Bess, and George accept her invitation and go with her to South America where they attempt to solve the 'monkey mystery' at which they suceed with great ability and difficulty.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would highly recommend this book for all Nancy Drew books lovers! It gives you an idea how some people conversed back then. I give it FIVE stars!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all nancy drew books. You should deffenetly get this one. I think its one of the best in the series! I recomended it to all my contacts
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Again, Nancy Drew is off on an adventure- this time all the way in South America. I'm not sure about a few of the facts about South America, but I got a kick out of Nancy D. being perfect as usual. I think that what makes these mysteries endure despite being a bit outdated, is that the mysteries are complicated enough that the answers aren't obvious. This makes things a little more interesting, and keeps the reader going. This mystery had a lot of little pieces that kept Nancy and her friends traveling all over Peru before the clues began to come together.
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