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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's evil twin runs amok (as if one of them wasn't bad enough!) as our young sleuth descends into paranoia, convinced that anyone caught knowing obscure facts about lilacs must be plotting her demise.

'John, do you know what 'blue pipes' are?' )
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Nancy ruthlessly stalks this book's Character in Need, a poor, defensless orphan, and Evil Road Signs are always hindering our characters by warning them of Impending Doom. This makes Nancy PMS a lot. 

'When we heard it was a black foreign car, we were suspicious immediately.' )
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In which Nancy's father is kidnapped and MIA for half the book, yet our brave heroine somehow finds the time to go merrily gallivanting about  the countryside, ghosthunting. 

'There are times when I'd like to thrash the man till he begged for mercy!' )



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