Without a Trace (Nancy Drew: Girl Detective, #1) by Carolyn KeeneHi, Im Nancy Drew, and Ive got a case to crack. Actually make that two cases. First a gorgeous Fabergé egg has been stolen. Who would have the heart to snatch such a precious family heirloom from someone new to town? Some housewarming that is!
And if this isnt enough to keep me busy, someones running through gardens and stomping on all the zucchinis. Needless to say, its a big mess -- in more ways than one. Especially for Mr. Safer, who is suspected of squishing the squash. Im pretty sure Mr. Safers innocent. But whos the real vegetable vandal?
NANCY DREW girl detective: Without a Trace
Without a Trace
Seventy-four years after solving her first mystery in The Secret of the Old Clock , super-sleuth Nancy Drew daughter of handsome, renowned attorney Carson Drew is still searching for clues with the help of her loyal chums: tomboy George, dimple-cheeked Bess and Nancy's oh-so-tolerant beau, Ned Nickerson who still stands politely on the sidelines. In this first book of the updated series, Nancy has squash and eggs on her mind. More specifically, she is trying to find out who vandalized Mr. Following a series of conspicuously dropped clues, readers will have little trouble uncovering the answer to the first riddle, but the egg mystery proves a bit harder to crack. Nancy suffers a nasty fall and is hospitalized for a concussion before she nabs the culprit. Modern inventions computers, Web sites and cell phones and fashions such as Bess's white capri pants now exist in Nancy's world; she drives a blue hybrid car rather than her blue Mustang convertible; and she has a nemesis, Deirdre Shannon, whose father is also a "very successful local attorney.
Nancy Drew: Girl Detective replaced the long-running Nancy Drew mysteries series, which began in This new series is written in first person narration, from Nancy's point of view, and features updated and overhauled versions of the main Nancy Drew characters. New secondary characters are introduced to populate River Heights and appear over multiple books, adding a framework to Nancy's world. Though this series has many improvements over the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories , the drastic change in the main characters' personalities was hard for many readers to accept. The series was negatively reviewed by many fans of the series, mainly over the change in Nancy's character. In , the series was changed into a trilogy format, which gained even more negative reviews than before.