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Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. Blue and white scenes of Nancy's adventures on endpapers. Exlibrary marks include labels, stamps. Otherwise remarkably clean and tight. Pepper's Old Books Published: Always but with confidence. Gravedigger scene inside cover. The Yard Sale Published: HB, textured pictorial boards, t. Grosset and Dunlap, Blue cloth boards with dark blue silhouette; white endpapers have silhouette in black. Spine darkened and a little frayed. Books Music Videos 4 U Published: Bound in matte flat finish illustrated boards with yellow spine, cameo endpapers. Owner's name and address neatly ink-stamped on title page.
Blue "digger" end papers, top edge black. Textblock is very clean and tight. Covers lightly edge rubbed. Dust jacket, in mylar, very edge and corner worn with many small tears and chips. Always Superior Books Published: Sampson Low, Scarce edition. Slight fading to spine, unmarked internally. Pictorial red boards with black lettering to spine. Firm binding to tanned pages with bright copy throughout. Yellowed tape stains to fep. Infrequent cracked hinges exposing binding.
Minor foxing to endpapers and page edges. Infrequent light finger marks and small stains to page edges. Moderate rub wear and markings to slightly bowed boards with tanning to spine and board edges. Possible gnawing to rear, top edge exposing board. Light rub wear to edges and bumped corners. Minor tears to spine ends. The World of Rare Books Published: Name of the previous owner appears on the front inside end paper.
The spine is worn and there is slight water damage.
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Very Good- with no dust jacket; Edgewear. Pen marks on front cover. Frontis has been colored in. First page has upper corner torn. Spine weak and cracked. The Clue in the Old Album No. Previous owner's markings on title page only.. No Edition Or Printing Stated. Hardcover with blue tweed boards. The endpapers show Nancy and three of her friends in profile. A little wear to the ends of the spine and tips of the boards. Owner's name in pencil on the front endpaper. Books in Bulgaria Published: A very good plus blue tweed hardcover.
Previous owner's ownership sticker on ffep.. Nerman's Books and Collectibles Published: New York, New York, U. A near fine hardcover picture cover. A bit of spine lean. Pages clean and bright. A good to very good yellow spine picture cover hardcover. Blue multi pic end papers.
Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Back cover lists to The Mysterious Mannequin. Wear to the edges cover and spine. Ink markings on the title page. Nancy Drew Mystery Stories No.
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Previous owner's name upper edge of half-title page, else fine hardcover. Brit Books Ltd Condition: The Joy of Books uk Published: Aug 01, Condition: Front endpapers corner-clipped binding flaw. Cover has very minor edge wear. Novel Ideas Books Published: A Nancy Drew Mystery, No At a doll collector's request for help, a young sleuth searches for an old album, a lost doll, and a missing gypsy violinist.
Part of the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories book Last title listed on back cover is The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes. No publication date stated. Russell Books Ltd Published: Russell Books Ltd Condition: Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Nancy witnesses a purse snatching and chases the thief. She rescues the purse, but not its contents.
The owner, a doll collector, asks Nancy to do some detecting. The woman provides a mysterious note: This book is the revised text. Hardcover , Revised text , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Clue in the Old Album , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about The Clue in the Old Album. Lists with This Book. May 08, Phyllis rated it it was ok Shelves: This book is really weird and all over the place! There are bogus fake gypsies living among the real gypsies.
There is a poisoned doll shaped like a witch that almost gets Miss Nancy killed for real.
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And there is a creepy life sized portrait doll of a lady in a wedding dress made from a mysterious substance that is warm to the touch like actual human flesh. There's a rampaging pickpocket, too, but that seems pretty mundane compared to gypsy world domination conspiracies with life size portrait bridal dolls made of mystical heat radiating organic materials. Some Nancy Drew novels are seat of the pants riveting and some are so intensely bizarre you just feel emotionally exhausted when you finish them. Guess which kind this is? This review is for the edition. The condensed revision may very well be less bananas.
View all 3 comments. Jul 31, John Yelverton rated it it was amazing. Nancy must locate missing items stolen by a "purse thief". A great read for fans of classic mystery stories. Mar 21, Bev rated it liked it Shelves: Growing up, I was a big Nancy Drew fan.
My mom got me hooked when she gave me her volume set from the s. From that moment on I devoured the mysteries starring the girl detective like they were going out of style--every birthday and Christmas saw at least one Nancy Drew title on my list. I've been reluctant to reread any of these beloved mysteries for fear that they wouldn't hold up so well now that I'm a grown up. But--I signed up for the Birth Year Challenge Honors Edition and needed books from my mom's birth year , so I decided to see which Nancy Drew book came out in that year and give it a reread.
I thought it appropriate to read at least one Nancy book in honor of mom--since that's really how this love affair with books started--and, so, this is my first candle on Mom's Birth Year Challenge cake. The Clue in the Old Album--in which Nancy goes to a violin concert, observes a man steal an older woman's purse, runs after him, recovers the purse but not its contents , and winds up on a hunt for a lost doll and a young girl's missing father who happens to be a gypsy.
Just your typical small-town girl's life.
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But absolutely fun and exciting for young girls As I've said previously here on My Reader's Block, I've seen critiques of the Nancy Drew stories--all about how it wasn't healthy to entice girls with a heroine who seemed to have all the money in the world and a dad who let her do anything. You know, those things never occurred to me. For me, that blue roadster represented adventure. Anything might happen when you set out on an ordinary day in your blue roadster. And, for Nancy, anything did. This particular story was never one of my favorite, favorites.
I'm not sure what I rated it then, but I suspect it would be the three stars that I'm assigning it now. Decent mystery, good adventure. A nice trip down memory lane. Please request permission before reposting any portion. After chasing down a pickpocket and returning it to her owner, and elderly woman why are Nancy's clients always elderly? It turns out that not only was the woman's purse stolen but also a valuable doll in her doll collection. The twist is that it is believed to be taken by gypsies. After reading this story I've come to the conclusion the Nancy was that generation's Bella Swan.
First, they are both from a single parent household,with the father being the pr After chasing down a pickpocket and returning it to her owner, and elderly woman why are Nancy's clients always elderly? First, they are both from a single parent household,with the father being the primary parent. They are very trendy in their dress, Nancy in her smart dress suits and Bella in whatever fashionable outfit Alice puts on her.
Ned Nickerson and Edward Cullen are both super cute and willing to jump out on a limb for their girl. Who wouldn't want Ned Nickerson by your side? Especially as a lifeguard. Lastly, Nancy and Bella always find a way to get into trouble and mystery. In Nancy's latest adventure she was kidnapped by the gypsies and on the verge of being taken away from River Heights for good. Bella on the other hand ran to the vampires, falling into their trap and almost taking her life.
Putting aside these few similarities, I still prefer good old Nancy Drew. Oct 21, babyhippoface rated it it was ok Shelves: Okay, Nancy is really dated in this one. Lots and lots of gypsies.
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Are they all terrible people? But they're gypsies, with their strange gypsy music and strange gypsy ways! Without much "gypsy knowledge " to go on, this one was a little too wacky for me. Crazy Nancy, always tromping off with George the tall. Jul 05, Mary Lou Hoffman rated it it was amazing.
When I was about 10 or 11, my mother signed me up for a book of the month club. Every month, they were both read in a week and I was asking when the next book would be there! I thank my mother for recognizing and encouraging my love of reading. Apr 24, Jeannette rated it liked it Shelves: I was only allowed two Nancy Drews at a time when we visited the library. As a kid, I would run to my room, leap onto my bed, and devour the first one as quickly as possible.
My brother didn't tell me till we were grownups that he used to read them after I finished them. He liked them, too! Jul 10, Brenda rated it it was amazing Shelves: I came across this book while getting rid of books to donate. I had written inside that it was my first Nancy Drew book so I thought why not read it again. Rating a five because along with the story I have such fond memories of never been able to get enough of these books. Amateur sleuth Nancy Drew's latest mystery involves gypsies and dolls. I read the version. I think I loved reading this one solely because it was ridiculous.
I mean, it has poisonous dolls and gypsies - what more can you ask for? Aug 17, Katie rated it it was amazing. Definitely one of the best. Sep 25, Brianna rated it really liked it. Pretty good and intruging. I once had someone tell me that they hated nostalgia. I agree and disagree with this point. But I do still feel comforted by these simple stories, an I once had someone tell me that they hated nostalgia.
The smell of the pages, the feel of the small hardback book, and the predictable mystery with the indomitable Nancy and her usual cast of characters. There is definitely something to be gained from nostalgia. In reading these again, I remember who I was when I read them, and who I wanted to be as a grown up. Just from reading a couple hundred pages of dated, juvenile words. And nostalgia aside, re-reading things from the past I think can help ground you.
The Clue in the Old Album is, as the youth would say, giving me all the feels. I remember reading it over and over again. There are gypsies, and old dolls, sail boat races, and star-crossed lovers. A 9 year-old girls gold mine. I definitely recoiled a bit reading that part, but these are the ones I grew up with, and I will keep reading them. Jun 19, Queen rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have read a few modern childhood Nancy Drew books with my sons as they grew up.
I also played the CD game on the computer, learning about the history of Carousels or Hawaiian mythology, getting killed, calling on help from friends, getting stuck and giving up , and solving intricate puzzles.
The Clue in the Old Album by Carolyn Keene
The original classic book was exactly like the character's adventures in the computer game. There's a distinct pleasure in a scripted style or formulaic plot, like cooking a familiar recipe. This book was I have read a few modern childhood Nancy Drew books with my sons as they grew up. This book was copyrighted in and the author describes people as "gay," aka happy, several times, reflecting the Leave it to Beaver era.
Nancy's adventure had spurts of dramatic tension, lucky hints from people who wanted to help, dangerous risks, and inductive reasoning that I didn't piece together in advance. I especially like this case because it involves the elusive, often stereotyped Gypsy culture and an appreciation for the fine arts, particularly dancing and the violin.
I had forgotten how high class Nancy's background was--part of a yacht club, using her father's name for privileges with the police, driving a convertible, etc. Bess, George, the maid, and her boyfriend Ned are as reliable as the Scooby Doo gang. Most of all, underlying the plot is a redemptive family reunion. Sep 09, Lauren rated it it was ok.
Nancy Drew 24: the Clue in the Old Album
I was pretty unimpressed with this book-it was all over the place, and the mystery was simultaneously weak and confusing-and bigoted, which I believe was mostly a sign of the times. There was a lot unexplained, nonsensical and without cause. The follow-through simply wasn't there.
I'm not expecting a masterpiece, but this book needed for more than the standard 20 chapters and pages to bring this one home-even then, I don't think this would have been an interesting read.