Nancy Drew #11 The Clue of the Broken Locket ~ My Review

Nancy Drew #11 The Clue of the Broken Locket by Carolyn Keene

This is one of my favorite Nancy Drew covers ever – it just looks so cool. As a mystery reader, you’re immediately curious of what’s going on and what’s up with that mysterious locket Nancy’s holding in her hand. You just know there’s an intriguing story connected to it – and you find out that includes treasure! Even more important than the treasure, it’s a clue to those who are in danger and need help. There is more than one mystery in this book, which I love for there to be several in one volume. 😎 Great sleuthing from Nancy and the others to gather clues to solve these mysteries. The investigating, especially at night, is super-fun. 😎

In The Clue of the Broken Locket you’ll find: mysterious settings, stay at a cool cabin, hear some rockin’ music, see a curious sight of an alleged “phantom ship”, investigate a one-of-a-kind lodge, travel to Baltimore, Maryland, come across a Civil War era mystery still needing to be solved, learn what the clue in the broken locket is all about, and discover cool hidden places. Plenty of things to enjoy!

There are definitely some edge-of-your-seat scenes – literally for me. 😛 I’m reading the book, just really into it and focused on it then my Mom, who’d been in another room, innocently comes to tell me something and I jump! 😀 I was there with Nancy investigating, so I was startled! Told you I get into the books! My Mom totally understood – with a smile. 🙂

Absolutely love Ned in this book. He does a great job investigating and is very proud of Nancy. He was sure that the police chief there at Misty Lake hadn’t found out as much as Nancy had – and Ned was absolutely right. 😎 My favorite part in the whole book is when Ned wants to go punch the jerks who are being mean to the little twins in the story. One of the biggest reasons that I like the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books is because they, and others, help people and rescue them from bad ones – and stop wrongdoing. That is a universal necessity.

There are a number of excellent internal illustrations. The first one is a great, and intense, action one with Nancy trying to avoid being captured by the bad ones, who’ve been chasing her. I love seeing the pictures in the books.

Great quote by Nancy, trying to reassure her worried friends and explain how she can’t quite avoid danger ~ “But I never know when I’m going to have to take chances!” she countered. Thanks for taking chances, Nancy. 🙂

The I-can’t-believe-they-did-that-because-they-just-wouldn’t-do-that award goes to the scene where Nancy and Cecily, whom they’re helping, rescue one person, but still have others to rescue and the bad ones are likely to show up anytime, yet stand there and talk for a long time! That is really not the time to catch up on the details of the mystery. That can all be recounted LATER when everyone’s safe!!!! 😮

Still, that aside, there’s so much great sleuthing by our friends, with a lot of heart, bravery, courage, and tenacity. Intriguing mysteries, romance, and more than one reunion! I recommend this one to every Nancy Drew, and Hardy Boys, fan. 🙂  

This mystery is available in hardcover and ebook at booksellers and libraries – check it out if you like good mysteries! 🙂

 

Also just posted, #5 in the Great Nancy Drew Cover Challenge @ The Hardy Boys Books and Nancy Drew books – check out the covers and take the poll if you want! 🙂

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18 thoughts on “Nancy Drew #11 The Clue of the Broken Locket ~ My Review

  1. This has got to be one of the best reviews I have ever read! 🙂 It’s honest, accurate, fun, entertaining and very well written. 🙂 You’re great at writing, Ann! 🙂 Thanks for the fun of reading together and the great review! 🙂

    This is one of my favorite books, so intriguing – before you even open the book! 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Mary! 🙂 Glad you like it! 🙂 Thanks! 🙂 I really enjoyed reading with you and another friend of mine also. 🙂

      Yep, like you said, intriguing right away from the cover. 😎

  2. Excellent review, Ann! 😀 😎 I enjoyed this book when I read it 🙂 – especially those nighttime investigations! 😀 😎

    Appreciating the good things,
    Lily

  3. I enjoyed reading your great review, Ann; it took me back through the book. 🙂 I read it several years ago in hardback. 🙂 I have it in eBook now as well. 🙂 I think it’s a good one. 🙂

    • I’m glad you enjoyed the review – thanks so much, Callie! 🙂 Nice – hardcover and eBook! 😎 Yep, it is! 🙂

      • Aw! 😦 I’ve never bought any ebooks from that site. How about Amazon Kindle? I know they have it on there. What kind of format are you looking for – epub or Kindle? What’s the device you would read it on? We’ve got to find you that book! 🙂 😎

    • Thank you, Seema! 🙂 That’s a really cool compliment, especially considering how much I know you already love the Hardys and Nancy! 🙂 😎

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