The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene

The Secret of the Old Clock

Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #1

Carolyn Keene with Russell H. Tandy, Sara Paretsky (Contributor)

210 pages first pub 1930 (editions)

fiction childrens classics mystery lighthearted mysterious fast-paced

Description

Nancy, unaided, seeks to find a missing will. To the surprise of many, the Topham family will inherit wealthy Josiah Crowley's fortune, instead of deserving relatives and friends who were promised inheritances. Nancy determines that a clue to a se...

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Moods

mysterious 86%
adventurous 80%
lighthearted 58%
hopeful 14%
relaxing 9%
tense 9%
funny 8%
inspiring 5%
challenging 2%
reflective 2%

Pace

fast 67%
medium 28%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 77% | A mix: 18% | Character: 3%

Strong character development?

No: 80% | Yes: 10% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 85% | Yes: 6% | N/A: 4% | It's complicated: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 93% | N/A: 3% | Yes: 2% | It's complicated: 1%

Average rating

3.75

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