The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew, Book 1)

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Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.435317
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.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published on May 1, 1930 by Grosset & Dunlap
ISBN-10: 0448095017
ISBN-13: 9780448095011
38 Book Reviews
  • onceaponaend
    onceaponaend6 months55 stars
    I've got to say, i have had this series on my bookshelf for a long time now, so one night i got super bored and read it. And I LOVED it! It has action suspense and fun! To start of the first chapter, Nancy saves a girl and brings her to her family, whom are very poor, who wish to give their child an education but can't afford it.The family tells Nancy about being in a will but when it was time to read the will, they weren't included in it, and several other people. To get the rest of the information , you have to read the rest of the book at your local library. But all in all, this is a amazing book and you should read it! I would recommend it to 9 + for age because of some places where the chapters take place. I would also recommend it to kids who love mysteries,like me! Bye!
    • goodbookgirl
      goodbookgirl11 months
      I ❤️ Nancy Drew
      • onceaponaend
        onceaponaendabout 1 year55 starsFeatured
        I've got to say, i have had this series on my bookshelf for a long time now, so one night i got super bored and read it. And I LOVED it It has action suspense and fun! To start of the first chapter, Nancy saves a girl and brings her to her family, whom are very pore, who wish to give their child an education but can't afford it.The family tells Nancy about being in a will but when it was time to read the will, they weren't included in it, and several other people. To get the rest of the information , you have to read the rest of the book at your local library. But all in all, this is a amazing book and you should read it! I would recommend it to 9 + for age because of some places where the chapters take place. I would also recommend it to kids who love mysteries,like me!
        • hermionereader
          hermionereaderabout 1 year55 stars
          This was an AMAZING book! It was so exciting and I actually looked forward to reading it in my free time! It's a mystery book, which I find are sometimes hard to understand, but Carolyn Keene actually did a great job making this book simple to understand and gripping all throughout. Also, the story wasn't too predictable, which made it extra exciting to read. Five stars- You need to read it!
          • pitbull2
            pitbull2over 1 year
            I read this book because my grandmother used to read it when she was a kid so I thout it would be fun reading a book from when nobody had Ipones, computers, and ect.
            • Qabeeralmost 2 years
              It is an amazing story ❤️ first Nancy tries to find a will but she couldn't find it
              • mstockwell
                mstockwellover 2 years33 stars
                I read this because my cousin liked it when she read it and I thought I would like it. It's a very good book, I reccomend
                • nac
                  nacalmost 3 years55 stars
                  In this first novel by Carolyn Keene Nancy Drew makes her debut in trying to find a missing will. But if she doesn't succeed, all hope is lost for some newly made friends. An amazing book, full of action and adventure.
                  • sgoiscool
                    sgoiscoolalmost 3 years55 stars
                    Nancy Drew book 1 is awesome as book 2 is. I love how the old lady can't remember where the old man hide the well.
                    • Anishaalmost 3 years
                      It was too amazing............ .......I love it