kindle ↠ The Secret at Shadow Ranch Û 175 pages

ePub The Secret at Shadow Ranch

kindle ↠ The Secret at Shadow Ranch Û 175 pages í Nancy drew arrives in Phoenix Arizona eagerly looking forward to a fun filled vacation at Shadow Ranch but abruptly finds herself involved in a baffling mystery The ranch is being haunted by a phantom horse and maliciously damaged by an unknown enemy Local people believeNancy drew arrives in Phoenix Arizona eagerly looking forward to a fun filled vacation at Shadow Ranch but abruptly finds herself involved in a baffling mystery The ranch is being haunted by a phantom horse and maliciously damaged by an unknown enemy Local people believe that the ghostly animal is carrying out the curse of Dirk Valentine the romantic o As I began to read I sensed something different in this fifth volume in the Nancy Drew mysteries In fact there are several differences First the book starts with Nancy in Phoenix In the previous books Nancy is at home in River Heights or at least not too far away and the mystery comes to her She is sought out for her sleuthing skills and to solve the mystery In The Secret of Shadow Ranch she goes to Arizona to meet up with friends and discovers the mystery at hand That brings us to the introduction of her two best friends George and Bess This is the first book in the series where they are mentioned and become supporting characters I must also note the brief mention of Ned Nickerson who in later books is Nancy's boyfriend Also Nancy is much of an independent detective in this volume Her father Carson Drew and her housekeeper Hannah Gruen are not there to offer guidance and support Sure she has her friends close at hand but there is a feeling of independence and tightened focus on Nancy's sleuthing abilities I found this complex mystery to be slightly sinister than the previous ones Nancy has solved but perhaps that is due to the nature of the ranch scene and the rugged characters Young readers will learn new vocabulary relating to cowboys and rodeos Overall a solid mystery with several elements for the young reader to puzzle out

Carolyn Keene Í The Secret at Shadow Ranch mobi

Utlaw who was killed many years ago at Shadow Ranch where he had gone to fulfill a promise to his sweetheartSuspecting that a treasure hidden by Valentine may be at the root of the Shadow Ranch mystery Nancy undertakes a challenging search aided by her friends Bess Marvin and George Fayne The first vital clue is found in an antiue watch and sparks a se In this 5th adventure of brilliant girl detective Nancy Drew there are phantom horses cute cowboys rockslides and apple pies all you'd expect from a good Nancy adventure My daughter might already be outgrowing these stories her rapidly maturing 8 year old mind is already deep into Harry Potter but I still loved reading this little classic to her with wild horse rides suare dancing is that even still a thing and hijinks galore

book ñ The Secret at Shadow Ranch Í Carolyn Keene

The Secret at Shadow RanchRies of clever deductions and dangerous developments While seeking further clues the girls' investigation in a ghost town ends in a near disaster when Nancy is trapped inside a building that is toppled by a rockslide a rockslide which is deliberately caused But the pretty titian haired detective remains undaunted in her determination to solve the myste I would love to see another edition of this book In the order of the series this is number five but Ned Nickerson Nancy's longtime and long suffering boyfriend gets several mentions Too bad he doesn't make his first appearance until book seven I have the purple editions the double editions that were published two books to each volume as a collectible set The books have over the years gone through a lot of edits to update them I'd love to know if this uirk is particular to a certain edition ie the editors knew Ned was Nancy's boyfriend so they inserted mentions of him when chronologically they hadn't met