The Bungalow Mystery

The Bungalow Mystery While trying to help a friend out of a difficulty Nancy has a perilous experience in and around a deserted bungalow from which only her bravery and quick thinking save her

  • Title: The Bungalow Mystery
  • Author: Carolyn Keene
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 366
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • While trying to help a friend out of a difficulty, Nancy has a perilous experience in and around a deserted bungalow, from which only her bravery and quick thinking save her.

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    1. Carolyn Keene is a writer pen name that was used by many different people both men and women over the years The company that was the creator of the Nancy Drew series, the Stratemeyer Syndicate, hired a variety of writers For Nancy Drew, the writers used the pseudonym Carolyn Keene to assure anonymity of the creator.Edna and Harriet Stratemeyer inherited the company from their father Edward Stratemeyer Edna contributed 10 plot outlines before passing the reins to her sister Harriet It was Mildred Benson aka Mildred A Wirt , who breathed such a feisty spirit into Nancy s character Mildred wrote 23 of the original 30 Nancy Drew Mystery Stories , including the first three It was her characterization that helped make Nancy an instant hit The Stratemeyer Syndicate s devotion to the series over the years under the reins of Harriet Stratemeyer Adams helped to keep the series alive and on store shelves for each succeeding generation of girls and boys In 1959, Harriet, along with several writers, began a 25 year project to revise the earlier Carolyn Keene novels The Nancy Drew books were condensed, racial stereotypes were removed, and the language was updated In a few cases, outdated plots were completely rewritten.Other writers of Nancy Drew volumes include Harriet herself, she wrote most of the series after Mildred quit writing for the Syndicate and in 1959 began a revision of the first 34 texts The role of the writer of Carolyn Keene passed temporarily to Walter Karig who wrote three novels during the Great Depression Also contributing to Nancy Drew s prolific existence were Leslie McFarlane, James Duncan Lawrence, Nancy Axelrod, Priscilla Doll, Charles Strong, Alma Sasse, Wilhelmina Rankin, George Waller Jr and Margaret Scherf.

    2. The book starts off with heart pounding action, as Nancy and her friend Helen are caught out on the lake in a thunderstorm. Will they reach the shore through the blowing winds and treacherous waves? Luckily, a young gal, Laura, hears Nancy's cries for help and rescues the two. After introductions are made, Laura rather cryptically responds that she may need Nancy's help some day soon. What mystery will find Nancy tracking down clues? Another sound mystery in the series. Love how each chapter end [...]

    3. I will probably never get over my girl-crush on Nancy Drew, and this book just confirms that fact. Which is not to say that the series is flawless and beyond criticism - kinda the opposite, really. One thing I've learned from re-reading some of these books as an adult is that whenever you start one, you have basically a fifty-fifty chance of ending up with 190 pages of dated, stupid crap. But this time, I was lucky. This book rocked. That being said, it doesn't escape from the flaws that personi [...]

    4. I used to love Nancy Drew books as a kid, but I think I preferred the "newer" stories. This one wasn't quite as interesting or as exciting I hoped it would be. Still, it was fun to read as an adult to my daughter, who enjoyed the climax of the story.

    5. While out of town, Nancy meets Laura, a recent orphan who is about to meet her new guardians. However, when Nancy meets them, she thinks that something is off about these adults. Meanwhile, Mr. Drew asks Nancy to help him figure out how bearer bonds have disappeared from a bank in town. Can Nancy juggle these two cases? Or is there a connection?I can’t remember if I read this one as a kid or not, but I quickly got caught up in the fun as an adult. There is plenty of action. Some of the twists [...]

    6. This is a comparative review of the 1930s and 1950s editions of this book - if you get a chance to read them side-by-side, I very strongly recommend it.Of the three books I've read comparatively, this one diverges the furthest. Points of difference include:- In the 50s edition, the guardian is accompanied by his wife - which makes the whole thing much less sinister. They also don't behave nearly as villainously.- The 50s version introduces an entire subplot where Nancy is helping with a bank fra [...]

    7. It's so hard to rate these books. It's all about context. But which context? I read them as a young reader, age eight or so, in the early 1980s. They were written in the 1930s, rewritten in the 1960s to contemporize them, and in some cases, rewritten again. Oh, and then there were the ones contemporary to my era in the first place, though I don't remember those well. Carolyn Keene was never a real personif I researched the context of author, how much more would I understand these books?Part of w [...]

    8. Great book. I loved this series as a child. I'm re-reading them now as a stress-reducer. Looking at it from an adult's perspective, I can now appreciate the positive lessons Keene was presenting to girls reading these books. They were written in the 1930s, so it's especially impressive how independent and capable Nancy is. Great vocabulary-building words too. And the illustrations are a delight.

    9. A great Nancy Drew mystery! I devoured it in one evening. The plot twists had perfect timing. I love that Nancy solves her own mysteries while assisting her father with his predicaments. An enjoyable read!

    10. I highly recommend the 1930 edition. Nancy and young Laura take turns rescuing each other. And then Nancy rescues herself. And, wow, Mr. Carson Drew shows up to rescue everybody! As a prosecution attorney, or whatever he is, he sure knows his way around a car chase.He advises Laura: "Get in the roadster with Nancy. If it comes to a battle, you girls can drop back and be out of range of the bullets." Sir, yes, sir!This version also features a cunning and ruthless criminal named "Stumpy." Strikes [...]

    11. 95th book read in 2017.Number 149 out of 659 on my all time book list.Best in the series so far. Real villains and extra characters. Nancy can't do it alone!

    12. Definitely not the best Nancy Drew book ever written.The writing in this one is sort of stale, and has the feel of having been written over, or revised, or perhaps was written by committee. If that's not the case, it's certainly how it seems.Nancy sets out to help a girl who's suddenly orphaned, and is preparing to live with two new guardians. How does Nancy meet said girl? With Helen, another friend, Nancy is out on a boat on a lake and they caught in a storm and nearly drown. Of course they do [...]

    13. In my quest to read (re-read) all of the Nancy Drew mysteries this year, I have just completed The Bungalow Mystery. I remember reading this one when I was a kid. Once again, it boggles my mind how dependent I've become on my cell phone. Every time Nancy goes off to investigate or sleuth as she calls it, I keep thinking - use your cell phone. Her car breaks down, today she'd be whipping out the cell phone and calling Triple A or using her GPS. Because Nancy doesn't have these modern day devices, [...]

    14. Read in tandum the original and revised editions:OriginalPublished 193025 chapters / 204 pagesPlot synopsis: Nancy sets out to help a young orphan whose legal guardian is not all he appears.RevisedRevised 196020 chapters / 180 pagesPlot synopsis: Nancy sets out to help a young orphan whose legal guardians (a married couple) are not all they appear. An intersecting side plot involves a bank securities embezzlement case that Nancy is assisting her father with.***2012 personal reading challenge for [...]

    15. I loved The Bungalow Mystery! This was one of the first ND books I read. It's really memorable. The characters were great, it was a nice mystery. I think this is one of the best Nancy Drew mysteries. Content: G - No inappropriate content

    16. This series is always a favorite of mine. It's fun to watch the four 1940s films with Bonita Granville, but she doesn't match with my thoughts of how Nancy Drew, Carson Drew, Hannah Gruen, et al found themselves within my imagination. Nonetheless, these books are just the ticket for both the young reader and old, too.

    17. Action! Adventure! Suspense! And is that a hint or romance, Nancy? Who is this Don fellow, and wil we be seeing more of him? Or should I ask if YOU will be seeing more of him?Ah, I do still love Nancy Drew. Some things I think are impossible to outgrow. Is the writing fabulous? Not by a longshot, but it gets the job done, giving you a tale that is interesting and full of twists and turns. Of course the two cases introduced at the beginning of the book have to be connected, some things you just s [...]

    18. While these Nancy Drew stories are not necessarily realistic, they are amusing and enjoyable, and I enjoy reading them to my daughter and she loves hearing them. These original stories all take place in the age before cell phones and computers so Nancy seems to be in great danger many times, though thankfully the bad guys in these stories we have read so far never go past tying people up and disabling cars. No rape, murder, or serious violence. Maybe the Bad Guys all had more of a conscience in [...]

    19. Super teen sleuth Nancy Drew is is caught up in one of her most exciting mysteries! Making new friends, intrigue, embezzlement, dangerous criminals and kidnapping. There are plenty of twists and turns that will keep the reader in suspense until the final pages. Just love these golden and glamorous stories that were certainly childhood favorites. They never lose their appeal to the the young at heart!

    20. This book was amazing! It was the first Nancy Drew book that I ever read and it makes me want to read more of them. I love clothes, and the author of this book takes time to describe everything Nancy is wearing. Helping a friend and solving a mystery at the same time is a great story and it's just what I like. This was a great introduction to the series!

    21. What a delight! This is the first Nancy Drew book I've read and although some of the language is somewhat outdated and old fashion I couldn't put it down!!! Suspense and action packed from the first page! Why didn't I start reading these earlier? It was grand!

    22. Why have I waited so long to read Nancy Drew? I love mysteries, vintage books and classics! This story was so fun, quick and easy to read but the writer has an interesting way of adding in simple details that I liked. I will continue reading these mysteries!

    23. I love how the dad’s case tied into Nancy’s case! I wasn’t expecting that until the last few pages. I loved the beginning as well. Carolyn Keene has written a good one!

    24. Okay so I'm still working through reading this series since I think I just skipped around as a kid and haven't actually read all of them. And I'm apparently not doing a great job since I'm only on number three. But here we are.So let me preface this by saying that I know I'm reading books meant for children as an adult and these are also originally written in the 50s and so things are different now and themes are no longer original because they've been used over and over in mainstream media. I g [...]

    25. I feel like the first dozen or so are the best, for some reason. Maybe once CK actually stopped writing them? I'm going to guess she switched to a ghost writer at some point.

    26. I love this book the best i think out of all the Nancy drew books i have read so far because it had a lot of tension and it really built up towards the middle of the book. I feel like this book had a lot more dialogue then some of the other Nancy drew, but i feel like that makes a little more sense because the characters are always thinking and no matter what they always say what they think about whatever case that they have, and sometimes there is conflict between the victim and they always cat [...]

    27. Although I'm now a senior, I still enjoy Nancy Drew for a relaxing, quick read. Read them all when young.

    28. Depuis mon plus jeune âge, j’ai toujours été une très grande fan d’Alice, au point d’accumuler les différents tomes dans la maison de mes parents. J’ai profité d’avoir récupéré quelques cartons en ce début d’année pour me replonger dans les aventures de cette jeune fille qui n’a pas froid aux yeux.Au programme, Alice passe des vacances en compagnie d’une amie à elle, Hélène. J’avais complètement oublié que Bess et Marion n’étaient pas présentes au cours des [...]

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