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Nancy Drew 01: The Secret Of The Old Clock

byCarolyn Keene

Paper over Board | May 1, 1930

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Read the original Nancy Drew mystery!

The Secret of the Old Clock is the mystery that began it all for America's favorite teenaged slueth. The accidental rescue of a little girl who lives with her two great-aunts leads to an adventurous search for a missing will.
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 Axe...
Title:Nancy Drew 01: The Secret Of The Old ClockFormat:Paper over BoardDimensions:192 pages, 7.63 × 5 × 0.71 inPublished:May 1, 1930Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0448095017

ISBN - 13:9780448095011

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it As a kid I loved the Nancy Drew books. Even now as an adult it is a fun, quick read.
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Had to read this book for school and i loved it! Great book even when you are a bit older.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic A series of books that survives the test of time. An excellent part of every library.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome for young girls! Loved this series as a kid.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Forgotten Treasure Rediscovered I saw this at the local Indigo store a few weeks ago and remembered reading it as a child. I bought it for my daughter and now she's hooked. Already on book number five!!
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great story Great mystery, another solid Nancy Drew book
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still brings complete joy reading this classic Nancy was a fun character to read about as a exciting....Nancy Drew books made me an addict of reading at an early age.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Read At Any Age Thrilling as a young girl to share the adventures of Nancy and her chums, fun filled memories of youth as an adult.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Take the leap I read the series as a child and decided to share my love for Nancy with my four year old daughter as an introduction to chapter books. She was instantly hooked and we are now on book number 6 in less than two months.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Introducing Nancy Drew! 1b. THE SECRET OF THE OLD CLOCK (©1959) Version: This is the revised text. The plot of the original story (©1930) is similar with minor revisions. Rating: 4/5 Comments: This story is one of the first Nancy Drew novels I ever read; perhaps it was the second one? I met Nancy in the original text of “The Scarlet Slipper Mystery” (1954) and became an instant fan. In 1971, among my Christmas gifts, I received a trilogy of her first three mysteries in “Meet Nancy Drew …” This cherished tome was in print for a short time before being discontinued in favour of individual volumes of the three books. This story introduces readers to the thrilling world of Nancy Drew; it is an enjoyable tale, but I much prefer the stories in which Nancy is detecting with her loyal friends, Bess Marvin and George Fayne, sometimes with Ned Nickerson, and less frequently with Helen Corning (later Archer). I find the stories in which Nancy functions as a solo sleuth to be less enjoyable; she needs her "detective team!" Rumors circulating among the citizens of River Heights lead Nancy to believe that wealthy Josiah Crowley had made a second will to disinherit the snobbish Topham family in favour of more deserving relatives. Upon Mr. Crowley’s demise, this document did not come to light. Nancy determinedly investigates slim clues and leads in her quest to aid these impoverished relatives.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love these books read this one and I've now read about half the series at least found them good and can never figure out who done it till she reveals
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best I remember growing up with these. I read every single one that came out in the original series.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Great book to read over and over again.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stands the test of time fairly well. I probably would have rated this five stars had I read it as a child, but I read a Nancy Drew book for the first time at 27 and I just couldn't bring myself to say that it completely blew me away. I will continue to read through the series, though, and I do think it has stood the test of time fairly well.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Childhood! I've read practically all Nancy Drew novels, play the cd rom games, AND watch Nancy Drew and the Hardy boys series and the1995 tv not even in my twenties yet, and this is much older than I but I love mystery novels that give the detail, don't get me wrong I also love my Sherlock Holmes novels...but this will always be my favourite.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic! Such a fun classic! I had fun trying to piece the mystery together before Nancy did. It's just so sweet and wholesome. It makes you want to get up and go outside and have your own adventure.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sooo good Loved it. It might have been writtern for children but for me its right up there with agatha christie for a nice bit of mystery.
Date published: 2015-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read I love this book.
Date published: 2013-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Childhood favourite This book is the first Nancy Drew book that I have ever read. I remember my dad picked up a stack of them at a garage sale and one day when I was bored I found it and began to read it. I couldn't put it down until I was down. It's a great mystery and it really opened me up to the world of mystery novels. If you have the chance to read it I'd say go for it, and if you are debating whether or not to buy it, you definitely should. It is a fantastic read and there are so many books in this series about Nancy and her adventures with Bess and George that you'd be missing out if you didn't read any of them.
Date published: 2012-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from years ago I remember reading this book as a kid. I guess some things stand the test of time! I loved it then and my students enjoyed my read-aloud too!
Date published: 2008-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Book The Secret of the Old Clock was an excellent mystery book. Every single page of this book was very good. I suggest you read it when you can.
Date published: 2000-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best... This book is one of the best books I have ever read!!! The whole Nancy Drew series is a mystery itself how it could be so good!!! In this book Nancy is in search of a missing will. Read this book If you haven't yet!
Date published: 2000-02-19

From Our Editors

Young readers with an appetite for mystery will revel in this gripping story featuring teen super-sleuth Nancy Drew. Part of an exciting six-book series, The Secret of the Old Clock is a suspense-filled tale that has the popular detective's keen mind busy as she attempts to track down a missing will. If you're only just discovering Nancy Drew, then this series, which also includes The Mystery at Lilac Inn and The Hidden Staircase, is a perfect starter set.