Nancy Drew #153 Whispers in the Fog – My Review

Whispers in the Fog by Carolyn KeeneNancy Drew #153 Whispers in the Fog has thrilling adventure, intriguing mystery, and great Nancy Drew book characters to qualify as one of my top favorite ND books of all time! 😀 It’s fast-paced while giving enough time to details and plenty of action. And a cool title! 😎

There are essential elements for a great mystery in the book – cool places to investigate such as lighthouses and sea-caves, complete with eerie noises and plenty of danger! 😎  Picturing the beautiful scenery’s very enjoyable, too. 🙂 Interestingly, it takes place during this month. 🙂

Nancy, Ned, George, and Bess are in Seabreak, California, visiting a friend of George’s, Katie Firestone. Katie and George had both been in a world sea kayaking competition together. Along with getting in some training and practicing, disturbing problems need to be taken care of that are threatening Katie’s boat and income. Someone seems to want Katie’s whale-watching tourist business to sink via threats and sabotage. Katie’s guests from River Heights decide to help her keep that from happening. 😎 

There are a number of suspects to investigate. And the sleuthing’s done very well – big clues as well as harder-to-find clues aren’t overlooked. Nancy’s a detective and although, of course, she can make mistakes, this book doesn’t have unrealistic and uncharacteristic poor detecting like in some other books. I’m really glad about that because it makes the book so much more enjoyable, because Nancy’s not going to miss clues a person not even looking for them would find. So definitely good, well-trained, intelligent sleuthing in this mystery. 😎

Anyone who has played HeR Interactive’s awesome Nancy Drew PC/Mac game, Danger on Deception Island, and also read the excellent Nancy Drew Mystery, Whispers in the Fog, can see the similarities between the two. But they aren’t identical so neither mystery would be blown no matter which one you play/read first. When I received the game as a birthday gift, I didn’t have the book yet (and didn’t know about the similar details.) So I played the game first, then a little later read the book and love both. 🙂 It’s great that HeR Interactive made such a cool game based on elements from Whispers in the Fog. Dangerous situations in both make them exciting to read and to play. 🙂

I love that Ned’s in the book, always great to see him. 🙂 Great description of him, too – tall, clean-cut good looks, athletic. And cousins, George and Bess, are also very important to the story and I’m happy they’re in the mystery, too. 🙂 All three have adventures and it’s good Nancy can count on them. 🙂

I really enjoyed the sea kayaking, biking, exploring and investigating the sea caves, lighthouse, and other places in both the book and the game.:)

My friend Callie’s eloquent words explains it so well – getting across the excitement and mystery waiting for every reader in the Nancy Drew Mystery Whispers in the Fog. 🙂 She posted her extremely cool review when we were talking on another blog entry, Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Available As eBooks or Will Be and with her permission, I’m re-posting it on this one. 🙂

Whispers in the Fog (book 153) is one of the best Nancy Drew mysteries! 😀 It is a well-thought-out and well-written story with intriguing circumstances, fascinating discoveries, and thrilling action! 😎 This book contains more than one mystery and Nancy solves them all in her tried and true detecting style. 😎 Her Ned, as well as her friends Bess and George, add to the exciting mystery-solving with additional bravery, know-how, and solid detecting skills, too. 😎 The setting is along the northern coastline of California. 😎 The action includes:

A treacherous driver determined to run Nancy off of the steep-cliffed coastal road.

An unknown enemy chasing the detective through a dangerous and dark grove of twisted trees.

A desperate search for a woman swept away by a potentially deadly “sneaker wave”.

And an adrenaline-filled, high-speed race to stop a murder that is about to take place before Nancy’s very eyes!

This book also has intriguing discoveries and fascinating sleuthing spots like:

An old, abandoned lighthouse!

A sea cave with multiple rooms – and perhaps an additional entrance!

A huge ocean freighter – whose owner decides to get Nancy, Ned, and Bess out of the way by depositing them in some foreign land to fend for themselves in an enemy state!

There is so much more I could say about how great, thrilling, and satisfying this mystery story is, but I will leave the rest – and the details thereof – for each of you who have yet to read this exciting Nancy Drew Mystery Story entitled, Whispers in the Fog! 😎 😀 Callie

Excellently said, Callie! 😎 🙂 😎 Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂 I love multiple mysteries, too, and agree whole-heartedly with what you said!  😎

Anyone who would like to read Whispers in the Fog can buy the eBook from booksellers or check it out of the library in paperback or in digital edition if yours has those available. Plus there are used paperbacks available online or in used bookstores. 🙂 


More Nancy Drew eBooks!

Whispers in the Fog by Carolyn Keene

Exciting upcoming Nancy Drew eBooks! 😎 Just like there are great Hardy Boys mysteries available digitally with more on the way, that’s also true for Nancy Drew mysteries! 😀 Whatever device you have, whether you read on a Kindle, tablet, phone, or any other ereader or your computer/laptop, there are great mysteries to solve and places to travel to with Nancy, Ned, George, and Bess! 😀 Along with the Nancy Drew mysteries already available as eBooks, the titles listed below will be released this summer and fall! 😎 

~Here are upcoming titles and dates~

Jun. 2013 ~
#171 Intrigue at the Grand Opera
#172 The Riding Club Crime

Jul. 2013 ~
#80 The Case of the Disappearing Diamond

#78 The Phantom of Venice
#174 A Taste of Danger
#175 Werewolf in a Winter Wonderland

#81 The Mardi Gras Mystery
#82 The Clue in the Camera
#84 The Joker’s Revenge

Aug. 2013 ~
#86 The Mystery of Misty Canyon
#87 The Case of the Rising Stars
#88 The Search for Cindy Austin

#89 The Case of the Disappearing Deejay
#90 The Puzzle at Pineview School
#91 The Girl Who Couldn’t Remember

#92 The Ghost of Craven Cove
#93 The Case of the Safecracker’s Secret
#94 The Picture-Perfect Mystery

#95 The Silent Suspect
#96 The Case of the Photo Finish
#97 Mystery at Magnolia Mansion

Sept. 2013 ~
#98 The Haunting of Horse Island
#99 The Secret at Seven Rocks
#100 A Secret in Time

#101 The Mystery of the Missing Millionairess
#102 The Secret in the Dark
#103 Stranger in the Shadows

#104 The Mystery of the Jade Tiger
#106 The Case of the Artful Crime
#107 The Legend of Miner’s Creek

Oct. 2013 ~
#108 The Secret of the Tibetan Treasure
#109 The Mystery of the Masked Rider
#110 The Nutcracker Ballet Mystery
#111 The Secret at Solaire
#113 The Secret Lost at Sea

#114 The Search for the Silver Persian
#115 The Suspect in the Smoke
#116 The Case of the Twin Teddy Bears
#117 Mystery on the Menu

#118 Trouble at Lake Tahoe
#119 The Mystery of the Missing Mascot

Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Available as eBooks or will be:

The Mystery at Lilac Inn

All of the hardback Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, #1-#64, are available as eBooks, along with The Nancy Drew Sleuth Book (Amazon Kindle, iBooks, Barnes and Noble Nook, Kobo, etc.). 🙂

Aug. Update: Nancy Drew #57-#62 (and Hardy Boys #59-#66) aren’t still listed on the Penguin/Grosset & Dunlap site and the eBooks are also currently unavailable from online booksellers. 😥 I’m looking into it. 😕 My theory is that the previously mentioned titles will be available sometime from Simon and Schuster, who owns the rights to them, instead of Penguin Publishing as they had been.They’ve been releasing many titles in the Nancy Drew Mystery series (and the Hardy Boys Mystery series) and likely want to have #57-175 available from them. 🙂 Don’t forget, you can get those eight Nancy Drew hardcover books (and eight Hardy Boys books) from bookstores or online booksellers while they have them. And after that, there’s always used copies to buy. 🙂 Plus, checking them out of libraries. 🙂 Now back to the show ~

A number of the paperbacks are currently available in digital form with more to be released in the future. 😎 So I’ve gathered the info like I did for the Hardy Boys Mystery Stories and here are the Nancy Drew ones coming up:

#143 Mystery on Maui
#144 The E-Mail Mystery
#146 The Ghost of the Lantern Lady

February 2013
#147 The Case of the Captured Queen
#148 On the Trail of Trouble
#149 The Clue of the Gold Doubloons

#150 Mystery at Moorsea Manor
#151 The Chocolate-Covered Contest (Have to comment – what a delicious-sounding contest! :P)
#152 The Key in the Satin Pocket

May 2013 ~
#153 Whispers in the Fog
#155 The Mystery in Tornado Alley
#156 The Secret in the Stars

#157 The Music Festival Mystery

#158 The Curse of the Black Cat
#164 The Mystery of the Mother Wolf
#165 The Crime Lab Case

Jun. 2013
#166 The Case of the Creative Crime
#167 Mystery by Moonlight

#168 The Bike Tour Mystery
#170 No Strings Attached

And these paperback Nancy Drew Mystery Stories are some of the titles already available in eBook:

#105 The Clue in the Antique Trunk
#112 Crime in the Queen’s Court
and #127 through #141

I’ve read quite a few of the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories but not all and I’m looking forward to reading more! 🙂