The area they are in has a reputation for smuggling operations. Nancy vows to help Laura Braden determine the truth about her father's fate, once and for all. Karl Braden did top secret work for a nearby naval base. If so, why does he keep trying to get Nancy to drop her investigation? The heroine was the wildly popular Nancy Drew, who continues to sell copies 70 years later. When Nancy's former teacher calls, her, Bess and George to stay with them, because her niece Laura has been seeing her deceased father, she wants Nancy to discover if her brother is really alive or put Laura's delusions to rest once and for all. Edna contributed 10 plot outlines before passing the reins to her sister Harriet. Many of the later Nancy Drew books were written by American author, Harriet S Adams 1894 - 1982 See picture.
The company that was the creator of the Nancy Drew series, the Stratemeyer Syndicate, hired a variety of writers. The action takes place in Maine. For Nancy Drew, the writers used the pseudonym Carolyn Keene to assure anonymity of the creator. Edna and Harriet Stratemeyer inherited the company from their father Edward Stratemeyer. A lot going on in this rather good novel. Laura is a girl about their age who is convinced that her father is alive even though he was alleged to have died when his boat exploded. From that point on, i just didn't care what was happening, and the mystery was turning into a totally dumb story, with a stupid solution too.
For Nancy Drew, the writers used the pseudonym Carolyn Keene to assure anonymity of the creator. Content is edited and updated from time to time. Well, the social attitudes are better than in 1930s Nancy Drews. The style reminded me of the Nancy Drew books of my and my late mother's girlhoods. I read this book as one of the theme books for a Nancy Drew conference I attended in Maine last week.
If Laura's father is alive, then why is he hiding from his family? Laura is a girl about their age who is convinced that her father is alive even though he was alleged to have died when his boat exploded. Nancy, George and Bess go to Maine to help out an elementary school teacher they had. . Should she be telling people that she's seen her father? I did not like this one at all! Nancy vows to help Laura Braden determine the truth about her father's fate, once a Nancy, Bess, and George have been invited by their former grade-school teacher June Braden to spend their vacation on the coast of Maine. The company that was the creator of the Nancy Drew series, the Stratemeyer Syndicate, hired a variety of writers.
Edna and Harriet Stratemeyer inherited the company from their father Edward Str Carolyn Keene is a writer pen name that was used by many different people- both men and women- over the years. I love how Nancy starts out on just a nice vacation, but of course with her no vacation is complete without a good mystery. Consequently, Benson has been credited as the author of most of the first Nancy Drew books, but Harriet Stratemeyer Adams wrote the later books and edited the ones written by Benson. It is the first Nancy Drew book I have read that isn't one of the original 56 books. What seemed like a daughter in denial of her father's death turned into such a huge mystery, it even involved the navy! The formula for this section of the series seems to be 3 or 4 suspects and Nancy doesn't figure out whodunit till the end.
I'm glad Nancy stuck with the case, even when she wasn't sure there was a case at all. Children's Book Nancy Drew Series 092 The Ghost of Craven Cove Order from Amazon About the Author s Carolyn Keene is not actually an author - the pen-name was used by the Stratemeyer syndicate to write the many Nancy Drew books. It was aka: , who breathed such a feisty spirit into Nancy's character. Also, I felt that Nancy should have investigated the cave where Laura's dead dad was seen, when she first arrived, because if she did, the mystery would be solved in the first four chapters! I was enjoying it for a couple chapters, then the story stared to drag, and i was soon losing interest in the mystery. Walters, right in thinking that Mr. So Nancy has to figure out why Laura seems to be sure she's seen her father, why someone seems to be out to kill them and whether or not smuggling or something much more serious is going on.
Miss Braden's brother, Karl, was recently lost at sea and is presumed dead, but his daughter swears she has seen him lurking in the caves of Craven Cove. Was Sam Beaumont, lobsterman, really as good a friend of Mr, Braden as claimed? Carolyn Keene was the pseudonym used by Mildred Wirt Benson when she wrote the popular Nancy Drew Mystery series. I enjoyed this mystery even though near the end when Nancy let things get away from her. The area they are in has a reputation for smuggling operations. Laura Braden's father was recently lost at sea, presumed dead.
The Stratemeyer Syndicate's devotion to the series over the years under the reins of Harriet Stratemeyer Adams helped to keep the series alive and on store shelves for each succeeding generation of girls and boys. If the book explains why Smuggler's Cove had its name changed to Craven Cove, I missed it. One secret I guessed early on and another escaped me. Note to potential readers: the cover does show a scene that actually happens in the book. It was her characterization that helped make Nancy an instant hit. I'm not going to rate this book because I'm a middle-aged woman, not a young girl. The Nancy Drew books were condensed, racial stereotypes were removed, and the language was updated.