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Hardcover The Secret of the Old Clock/The Hidden Staircase Book

ISBN: 044809570X

ISBN13: 9780448095707

The Secret of the Old Clock/The Hidden Staircase

(Book #1 in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Series)

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Condition: Very Good

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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... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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12 ratings


Listed as 1930s version... not what I received. Beware.

NOT THE BOOK I ORDERED. I've bought 4 now, all saying 1930 editions. Then they ship you the 1959 edi

NOT THE BOOK I ORDERED. I've bought 4 now, all saying 1930 editions. Then they ship you the 1959 edited version. FALSE ADVERTISING.

Old edition. Misrepresented.

I purchased for the NEW edition. Super disappointed this vendor misrepresents their products. What a joke. The books smells and is dated 1959. Such a bummer.

Did not receive the 1930's version

I ordered this book solely to receive the 1930s version. The cover and description both said that is what it would be. Disappointed.

Should have read more reviews!

I ordered this because the edition details states "May 1930" but the copy I received is actually from the 1980s!

Was a bait and switch sale

I ordered a 1930's copy and received a 1950's copy with a goodwill sticker on it. Absolutely not what I ordered. Very unhappy with this purchase.

peas porrige hot

I really enjoy reading it kept me on the edge of my seat

The Secret Of The Old Clock

This book is great! It is about Nancy Drew and how she has to find a will that a man named Josiah Crowley may have made. But Ada and Isabel, the people who would get the will if no one found a later one,are no help! They hope there isnt a later will. Ada and Isabel are rich, and the people the later will is going to go to are poor. Nancy Drew has to find out the mystery. She has to find a blue notebook which tells of where the will is! Josiah Crowley is a very smart man and has great hiding places! The time is running out! The will is going to go to the mean twin sisters who dont even need it, Ada and Isabel! If you read this great story, you will find out if she finds it!!

one of the best books ever!

the first time i read this book, i couldn't put it down. it was so interesting. now i have the book and have read it a couple times now. i'm trying to collect the nancy drew hardbacks, and so far, i have #'s 1-15. but out of all the nancy drews that i've read, i think this one was one of the best. it's about nancy trying to find a missing will in a clock that will help nancy's friends receive money. there's so many suspenseful occurences in the book, and this is one of the best parts about it. if you love mysteries and nancy drew, then surely, you'll love this book.....also, if you're trying to collect the nancy drew hardbacks, then you should probably start out with this one, the very first one in the whole series. hope you like the book!

A mystery book for all ages

The Nancy Drew books are exciting, funny, and suspensful. You will never get board in mysterys like these. Nancy Drew is a hard-working slueth who solved her first big mystery. Later on she solves many more. She lives her dad and Hannah Gruen the housekeeper. Hannah has been like a mother to Nancy ever since her mom died when she was three. Her freinds {Bess Marvin and George Fayne} also help Nancy solve the mystery.

Nancy Drew books are the best!

... I am 10 years old and started reading Nancy Drew booksabout 7 months ago.Now I am very familiar with the charactors,andreally love reading the books. Every time I start a Nancy Drew book, I know that I'm about to get involved in an exiting,adventurous mystery with Nancy Drew and all her friends. Once I pick up a Nancy Drew book, I get so involved that I don't want to put it down.So for, I've really enjoyed all of the Nancy Drew books that I have read.

Nancy must find a will to help a small family of 3.

This is a wurth while reading book. The gripping misleads pull you to the shocking solution of where the will was hidden. This shocking and great book will pull you in. You will be happy and sad when you finish this gripping wonderful book.

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