Nancy Drew Diaries #14 Riverboat Roulette ~ My Review

The fourteenth volume of the Nancy Drew Diaries, Riverboat Roulette, is a cool, fun mystery! 😀 Nancy, George, Bess, and Bess’s mom get to ride on a riverboat plus help an animal rescue charity at the same time – and solve a mystery during the trip! Riverboats look really cool and would be a great place to sleuth around and solve a mystery! With cool cover art and setting, this book had the potential to be an entertaining mystery and it didn’t fail to live up to that. 😎

This book has such a pretty and cool cover – it’s one of my fave of the Nancy Drew Diaries. 🙂


There were suspects to investigate, clues to find, possible motives to consider, and the time limit of finding the culprit(s) and money before they docked added to the excitement. I loved the exploring and the sleuthing around the riverboat – totally wouldn’t have minded more! 😎

Not a fan of gambling, since much heartache can come from that when people are addicted to it, so I would have preferred just prize money and sponsering as is done in a race for charity rather than actual betting. I was taught when I was little to think of the effect you have in your actions. Other than that, it is a very enjoyable book. 🙂

The scene with Nancy’s escapade on the riverboat when she was trying to get to the other side of it is well-written pulse-pounding real! Precarious predicament and definitely dangerous! Intense! Whew! That was great! 😎 I wanted to re-read it right then, yet I also wanted to keep reading to see what happened next. Such dilemmas – but that means the book is good, so I love those kind of dilemmas! 😀

Not only did the river flow along well, so did the book. 😎

My ND/HB book reading sib and I both think this would make a great game! The intriguing riverboat, the fun sleuthing for the clues to find the guilty party (or parties), the time limit to solve the mystery, and the lights along the shore would all be really cool! 🙂 You can definitely see what a cool game that would be by reading the book and envisioning that in your head. 😎

I wish Ned had gotten to be there – I did miss him. Happy for the good mentions of him, though. 🙂

I always love solving the mysteries along with the detectives of the book I’m reading. This was written well so that you felt like you were there, searching for clues while trying not to focus on how much time until they docked, but keeping that in mind. It’s an enjoyable ride on a riverboat with Nancy, George, Bess and her mom and an entertaining mystery. 😎

Nancy Drew Diaries #14, Riverboat Roulette, is available in paperback, hardcover, and ebook at many bookstores and libraries. There are more Hardy Boys Adventures that I like than Nancy Drew Diaries. That said, this is one that gets a definite recommend from me! It’s a good, real Nancy Drew mystery. 😎 Looks nice on my bookshelf, too! 🙂

 

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Nancy Drew Diaries #13 The Ghost of Grey Fox Inn ~ My Review

Nancy Drew Diaries 13 The Ghost of Grey Fox InnNancy Drew Diaries #13 The Ghost of Grey Fox Inn by Carolyn Keene synopsis ~ Nancy and George come along with Bess to her cousin, Charlotte’s, wedding, in sunny South Carolina. Charlotte’s groom, Parker is from there while Charlotte and her family’s from Connecticut. The wedding party and guests are all staying at a cool, historic, beautiful inn. Since Parker is from a local, wealthy family, and is a famous news personality, the wedding draws much interest throughout South Carolina and on the internet. Acts of sabotage create growing concern as the wedding approaches, but things get even worse when 6 figure heirloom wedding rings are stolen. Nancy, George, and Bess need to solve this mystery fast and restore the wedding rings to the rightful owners! 😎 The element of having a short amount of time to get this done is great. 😎

I love the cover! After seeing the intriguing, mysterious cover – especially the beautiful bookshelves, paneling, Nancy’s pretty clothes, and the designs – and the synopsis being so good, I’ve been looking forward to reading this when it was first announced. It starts great with Nancy and Bess being written right and George is most of the time. She would be amused by talk of ghosts and looking for excitement, but she wouldn’t actually be expecting there to be real ghosts. Only fake ones – she too smart and logical to believe otherwise. It was a lot of fun being along for the ride as they traveled to Grey Fox Inn in Charleston, South Carolina. There’s humor, great descriptions of the inn and the start of an intriguing mystery all in the first chapter.

My HB/ND reading sibling enjoyed this one, also. 😎 It was fun. 😀

I really loved the sleuthing around and exploring the inn – personally I would love more of that. 😀 The beautiful decor, the cool grand staircase (love that kind of thing!), the rooms, are all described well and easy to picture from the writing. Perfect for detecting, exploring, looking around, searching for clues – fun! 😀 The hall is lined with bookshelves just like the cover! 😎 I love that! 😀

The bride and groom, Charlotte and Parker, are both nice, likable characters that were an important part of making the book so good. I’m not giving anything away – you definitely want to read and see what happens! 🙂 😎

I like the way the mystery flowed and the development of it. No boring or slow parts. There were some really cool, dangerous, exciting scenes – essential to a mystery!!!!!!!!!!!! 😎

Nancy, George, and Bess would immediately look for hidden entrances to the room. I would have liked for Ned to be there, but the mentions about him were cool and how much Nancy loves him. 😎 Ned’s a favorite character. 😀

The Ghost of Grey Fox Inn would make a great ND game! 😎 I can easily picture it as a full-length game with awesome graphics and the mini-games and the sleuthing would be great! 😎 The characters are all distinctive and developed. The mystery has a number of suspects to investigate and actually several stories interwoven throughout with what happens. Questions are answered at the conclusion of those mysteries. 😎 I really like how things turned out and worked out with the multiple developments and stories. 😎

I’ve never been to Charleston, South Carolina, and I enjoyed going there with my sib (who was reading also), Nancy, George, and Bess. I know it’s beautiful there and I could easily picture it all. 😎 I like that it was mentioned they did have some time to look around Charleston even with being busy with the mystery and wedding. 😎

This book has mystery, friends, exploring a gorgeous inn, warm/hot weather (well, it is cold here and it sounds awesome!), fun humor, sleuthing, beautiful romance, and even a great, poignant example of forgiveness. I’d sensed/hoped that this would be my favorite of the Nancy Drew Diaries so far – and it is, without a doubt. Plus, it looks great on my bookshelf! 😎

 

 

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Nancy Drew Diaries Volume 15

Want the info on the 15th book in the Nancy Drew Diaries, The Professor and the Puzzle? Click or tap on the link for the details about it on my other HB/ND blog, The Hardy Boys Books and Nancy Drew Books! 🙂

 

 

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Covers and Details #14 Hardy Boys Adventures and Nancy Drew Diaries plus Clue Books

You can check out the recently released cover art, synopsis and more for the Hardy Boys Adventures #14 Attack of the Bayport Beast, Nancy Drew Diaries #14 Riverboat Roulette, Hardy Boys Clue Book #5 Scavenger Hunt Heist, Nancy Drew Clue Book #7 Candy Kingdom Chaos @ The Hardy Boys Books and Nancy Drew Books! 😀 😎 🙂 Let me know what you guys think! 🙂 Tap/click on the links from the titles or on the covers to go to the individual posts to see the cover art larger and discover the clues you want to know! 🙂 😎

 

Hardy Boys Adventures #14 Attack of the Bayport Beast

Nancy Drew Diaries 14 Riverboat Roulette

HB Clue Book Scavenger Hunt HeistNancy Drew Clue Book 7 Candy Kingdom Chaos

 

 

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