Monday, November 26, 2012

The Mystery at Lilac Inn

Finished The Mystery at Lilac Inn, the fourth original Nancy Drew Mystery, published in 1931 and reissued by Applewood Books. Once again, Mildred Wirt Benson wrote the book, under the pseudonym of Caroline Keene. Nancy goes to work to find her friend Emily's stolen inheritance of $40,000 worth of family jewels. While spying on the suspected thieves, she is captured, bound and gagged and left to die on a sinking yacht. While this part of the book is exciting, if a bit shocking, the rest was kind of ho-hum. Not nearly as gripping as The Bungalow Mystery. I do love the cover art for all of these though.

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