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In the second part of this book, Nancy uncovers a commie conspiracy to jeopardize America's space program! Every foreign person she's met over the course of the story is secretly involved, of course.

The boys were intrigued by the unusual trees on the garden, particularly the sausage tree. )
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I'm not going to claim that my updates should be coming more quickly soon, because saying that apparently jinxes things. Woe.

'Next to football, dancing is my favorite pastime.' )
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Because in the old version, we actually find out where Togo comes from, instead of having him show up to be fondled and then disappear without a trace.

'I should have thought he would have preferred to disown his daughter.' )
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I still have no idea what the point of this one was. There were too many unrelated little mysteries and random bad guys and boring cat shows for it to really hold my interest. Plus, Gus Woonton didn't turn out to be as deliciously crazy as I had been hoping. What a let-down.

Anyone entering by this means would be surprised with a hard football tackle. Secretly Ned hoped he would have the chance. )
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This book... I'm not really sure what this book is about, to be honest. It involves a random cat thief, antagonistic neighbors who May or May Not Be Hiding Something, and a mentally unbalanced criminal who breaks into houses for the sole purpose of sending Morse Code messages to the inhabitants. Oh, and a cat show that serves no real purpose to the plot.
It also has the distinction of having one of the worst covers in ND history. Seriously, go Google it. It's hideous.

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Our intrepid detective works to take down an international jewel thief and uncover the mystery behind a haunted bridge (one possible explanation: teenagers getting it on), all while single-handedly (literally) winning a golf tournament against world-renowned players.
BONUS: Bess and George give Nancy a very thorough backrub after she sprains her hand. We are apparently supposed to accept this as a logical plotpoint, and not the obvious excuse for foreplay that it totally is.

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Nancy takes a case for which she (for some reason) needs a fake name- and she comes *this close* to choosing Carrie Fisher. Do you have any idea how many Star Wars jokes she just dodged? I'm not sure whether that's a good thing or a bad thing. 

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Nancy semi-kidnaps a poor little circus boy from his crazy foster father, who thinks that being from India exempts him from having to follow American law. BONUS: to trick a suspect into admitting their nefarious deeds, Nancy reveals that she has her own special psychic abilities- the power to look into the past.

'Hello!' he said shyly. 'Rishi not speak English much.' ) 
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Nancy joins Ned's cousin at an archaelogical dig, where she spends most of the time chopping down old, hollow oak trees in search of treasure markers buried beneath the bark. Oh, and she encounters a homicidal goat, too. You know you want to read this book.

'Aren't you the girl I saw hacking at a tree near the dig site?' )
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The original, unrevised version from the 30s- in which we learn that Bess is short for Elizabeth, and that George is, in fact, George's real name. 
Also, I would like to apologize for my excessive use of the word 'stalk' in this entry. It all seemed necessary at the time.

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A sickly, elderly individual is being held prisoner in their own home by conniving ne'er-do-wells. Sound familiar? Maybe Edward Stratmeyer accidentally handed his ghostwriters the same outline two times in a row. (Watch for shades of Lilac Inn, too- they're in there if you know where to look.)

'You are more important to me than all the mysterious old ladies in the world!' )
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Nancy, Bess, and George find an extremely depressing hundred-year-old guy (really!) to stalk, and go treasure-hunting for. But then Bess and George get all caught up in a family feud, and start doing things like brushing Nancy off (*gasp!*) and disobeying her orders (*horror!*). Carson Drew also is under the impression that being someone's attorney gives him the right to completely take over the lives of everyone his client lives with. I love how screwy the law is in these books. 

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Nancy enslaves neighborhood children to help her rescue a poor, defenseless mailman from certain financial harm.
Bonus: Nancy needs to make a dress. Hannah helps her make the dress, mainly by taking her measurements over and over again. Then Nancy rips the dress. Then Hannah helps her mend the dress... with Nancy inside it. Awkward, suggestive scenes run rampant throughout this little subplot.

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Nancy and Co. admire a beautiful mansion- five seconds later, it blows up. Bess seriously needs to learn how to control her heat vision. Also, Ned Nickerson- Nancy Drew's very own stalker extraordinaire- joins in on the fun. 



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