The Sign of the Twisted Candles by Carolyn Keene

The Sign of the Twisted Candles

Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #9

Carolyn Keene

fiction childrens mystery adventurous fast-paced

192 pages | first published 1933

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Another exciting mystery begins for the young detective when her friends Bess and George ask her to investigate a rumor that their wealthy great-granduncle, Asa Sidney, is virtually a prisoner in his own mansion. But solving the mystery and befrie...
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mysterious 92%
adventurous 71%
lighthearted 28%
dark 7%
funny 7%


medium 42%
fast 42%
slow 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 72% | Character: 18% | A mix: 9%

Strong character development?

No: 81% | It's complicated: 9% | Yes: 9%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

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Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 81% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 9%

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