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The Secret in the Old Attic (Nancy Drew, Book 21)

(Book #21 in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Series)

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Nancy Drew races against time to unravel the clues in a dead man’s letters. If she succeeds, Philip March and his little granddaughter can be saved from financial ruin. Following obscure clues, Nancy... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Nancy Drew solves a musical mystery!

A deceased composer's music has gone missing, and his elderly father, Mr. March, approaches America's favorite spunky girl detective, Nancy Drew for help. Mr. March really needs that money now to support his granddaughter, Susan. There's a lot of twists and turns to this story, but what really shines is Nancy. She's not only on the case, she will stop at nothing to help out people in need. I recommend The Secret in the Old Attic as one of the best of the Carolyn Keene novels.

A Wonderful Read

The book arrived quickly and in perfect condition. It was great to see such an old story so well preserved.

All-time favorite of the Nancy Drews

The Secret in the Old Attic is my hands-down favorite. Its subject matter, popular music, is close to my heart, in that I collect records, work for a record distributor, and am a musician myself, having played the clarinet in bands through public secondary school and college. Indeed, the missing music, composed by Philip March Jr. (aka Fipp), a casualty in WWII as Philip March Sr. had been a WWI vet, was the kind I most often played in college band. I could see the logical sequence, with Nancy and friends Bess and George finding various keepsakes, selling them to enable Grandfather March to pay bills, and Nancy's lending Mr. March and Susan her radio, on which she heard songs of Fipp's that had been burglarized by Riggin "Bushy" Trott and sold to textile executive Lawrence Dight's brother-in-law Ben Lally, who published the stolen songs first under the alias Ben Banks, then used a NEW alias-- Harry Hall. Hearing THAT enraged Mr. March, as the song that he heard was his deceased son's, NOT composed by any Harry Hall! It was interesting that Riggin Trott was the chemist who had stolen a synthetic silk-making process consisting of chemically treating spider thread, a WW II expedient, as was Nancy's train ride with Bess and George to distant town to question that crooked music publisher Milton Jenner (A-card limited her driving). The ending was delightful, with Riggin (Bushy) arrested, and the stolen music recovered (though the story did not explicitly mention that). At all events, Old Attic is my favorite. Like all the original Nancy Drews, this one represents an earlier era, when, for instance, there were no televisions, not even Muntz TV's!

This is an EXELLENT book. 10 stars!!!!!!!!!!

Nancy Drew books are very good. I have read a lot of them andthis is one of my favorites I've read it twice and I know I'll read itagain. My mom read these books as a child and now I'm reading them! This book will keep you wondering into the last pages. You must read this book!! It's a mind challenger and a thriller. There are times when you will feel baffled and times when you will feel scared. Nancy will stop at nothing to help a person in need, and in this case to find Phillip March's unpublished music which is hidden somewhere in his fathers home Pleasant Hedges. Nancy must find the music and stop the man who is stealing from getting any more. At the same time, figure out the intruder's secret means of getting in the mansion! I think this is one of the best books I've ever read. And I read A LOT!!!!!!!!

Creapy, Interesting and very adventerous.

I thought this book was totaly great. THis book really has a lot of edge to it. Iy will keep you hanging after EVERY chapter. THis book is about when Nancy goes to find music hidden in a old masion own by Mr. March (he's old). THis mansoin is really creapy. Mr. March needs this music to take care of his grand child. This book is one you will remember forever.
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