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eBook Secrets Can Kill (Nancy Drew Files) ePub

by carolyn keene

  • ISBN: 0006929664
  • Category: Mysteries and Detectives
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: carolyn keene
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Archway Paperback (1986)
  • Pages: 160
  • ePub book: 1215 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1972 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 630

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Synopsis: Nancy poses as a student and goes undercover to investigate a series of thefts at Bedford High

Synopsis: Nancy poses as a student and goes undercover to investigate a series of thefts at Bedford High. Surprisingly though I played the video game before I read the book.

Secrets Can Kill is the first book in The Nancy Drew Files series. It was first published in August 1986 by Archway Paperbacks, an imprint of Simon and Schuster. In this volume, Nancy goes undercover at a high school to find a thief, only for it to turn into murder. The book was also made into the first Nancy Drew video game by Her Interactive in 1998. In 2010, the game was remastered in honor of Nancy Drew's 80th anniversary.

The Nancy Drew Files are an "update" of Carolyn Keene's famous girl-detective, shifted from the 1950s into the 1980s and . In "Secrets Can Kill", Nancy finds herself caught up in what she thinks will be a fairly easy mystery

The Nancy Drew Files are an "update" of Carolyn Keene's famous girl-detective, shifted from the 1950s into the 1980s and given more modern settings (including a high school, the music industry, a magazine company and so on). Sadly, much is lost in the translation - Nancy is more interested in her clothes and hairstyles this time around, and doesn't really feel like Nancy anymore. In "Secrets Can Kill", Nancy finds herself caught up in what she thinks will be a fairly easy mystery.

Players took on the first-person view of fictional amateur sleuth Nancy Drew and solved the mystery through interrogation of suspects, solving puzzles, and discovering clues

HANDS ON HER hips, Nancy Drew stood in the middle of her bedroom and .

HANDS ON HER hips, Nancy Drew stood in the middle of her bedroom and surveyed the situation. New clothes lay everywhere-strewn across the bed, draped over the backs of chairs, and spilling out of shopping bags. Lockers broken into, a few files and some video equipment missing, stuff like that. At eighteen, Nancy Drew already had a reputation in her home town of River Heights as one of the brightest, hottest young detectives around. And she’d earned every bit of that reputation the hard way-by tracking down clues and solving mysteries that ranged from arson to kidnapping.

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Secrets can Kill" by Carolyn Keene was a great mystery. Carolyn Keene was the pseudonym that Mildred Wirt Benson and Walter Karig used to write Nancy Drew books. In the beginning, the mystery was pretty small, just a couple of lockers broken into and missing a couple of files from the school office Читать весь отзыв. The idea of Nancy Drew came from Edward Stratemeyer in 1929. He also had other series, that included the Hardy Boys, but he died in 1930 before the Nancy Drew series became famous.

Nancy Drew You Rule! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 15 years ago. I loved this book!Nancy is leavin her responsibilities and headin back to high school!

Nancy poses as a student and goes undercover to investigate a series of thefts at Bedford High. Nancy Drew You Rule! Published by Thriftbooks. I loved this book!Nancy is leavin her responsibilities and headin back to high school!

Nancy poses as a student and goes undercover to investigate a series of thefts at Bedford High.

Comments

Anarawield Anarawield
I remember reading this series back in the nineties when I took some of the books out of the library as a teenager. Case #24 I actually, literally remember reading, because I enjoyed the premise of Ned finally asking Nancy to marry him (even if she did say no!). But I don't remember any of the other Nancy Drew Files that I know I must have read back then. I do recall reading quite a few of the original Nancy Drew mystery stories--starting way back in kindergarten!--and so many of those titles remain with me. So I suppose you could say the original Nancy Drew stories are timeless. At least, the revamped ones from the fifties are timeless; only recently did I learn that they were rewritten from the original stories printed in the thirties...

Well, recently I've jumped into Nancy Drew nostalgia, and in another review here at Amazon, I outlined the journey that has led me to read some of the Nancy Drew Files again. As an adult, I recognize that I'm not entertaining great literature with these stories, but considering the two I've read this past month, I know that they haven't been a great waste of time, either. This afternoon I finished "Secrets Can Kill", the first installment in the "new" Nancy Drew series that was introduced in the mid-1980s. Gone is Nancy's familiar blue convertible (she has a red Mustang in this book), and her history with Ned Nickerson is reinvented (I didn't like that), but her old 'chums' Bess and George are still in the picture (yet not their poor, longtime beaus, Burt and Dave!), and Nancy is of course still living in River Heights. She is touted as a 'detective' in this series and not the 'amateur sleuth' she was in the original stories. Funny thing, I don't believe this book ever gave her an age, although she originally was sixteen in the books written in the thirties, and eighteen in the revamped versions of those same books that were published in the fifties. She very easily could have been twenty or older in this book.

Nancy Drew, in what I have read of the original books from the thirties, was a sharp and observant teenage girl with a steel trap of a mind. In the fifties versions of the books, these attributes are still present although not quite as apparent. In the Nancy Drew Files, Nancy strikes me honestly as being rather 'normal'. I mean, she's smart, yes, she's still affluent and she still has the same lawyer father (and loyal housekeeper), but her astute character and pointed intelligence are really almost lost on the reader. At least, they were on me. In "Secrets Can Kill", Nancy Drew is hired to go undercover at an elite high school to investigate some vandalism, but suddenly the case becomes heavier than she expected it to become when one of her main suspects is murdered. Silly things that she did which I don't believe the "original Nancy" would do include blabbing about her case in relatively public situations to friends Bess and George; taking delight in petty revenge paid to irritating female characters who get in her way; and falling for a good-looking seventeen-year-old high school 'contact'. The Nancy I remember reading as a child/teenager in the original stories would NEVER let her guard down so easily, nor would she compromise her relationship with Ned!! It was so out-of-character, and made me respect her less. She thoughtlessly traded in her morals--and, I might add, her brain--for a couple of quick make-out sessions. It was like her hormones were driving her motivation throughout the first half of the story! (And yet you can guess what the target audience of this series must have been for this first volume to have taken place in a high school, so I suppose I can't be too shocked/disappointed.) Still, if this comparison is permitted, Nancy Drew in "Secrets Can Kill" struck me less as an astute and capable 'Emma Peel' type of young woman and more as a Barbie Doll packaged with a pair of glasses. You know she's supposed to be smart, and things always work out for her in the end, but somehow you don't quite believe everything you're expected to in the meanwhile, the details don't really add up.

I wouldn't consider this appropriate material for the "ages 11 and up" crowd (if I had an eleven-year-old daughter I don't think Nancy in this story would be all that great of a role model for her), and would recommend the original Nancy Drew mysteries instead. That being said, for ME I found "Secrets Can Kill" fun and inconsequential escapism, and while the ending was predictable, the last page also sets the reader up nicely for whatever adventure will greet Nancy and her friends in Case #2. (Hopefully Nancy will treat Ned a little better in that story!) It's not a bad start to a series, but it will invariably pale in comparison to the classics that came before it. So if it wasn't a "Nancy Drew" book I'd push up the rating; as it is, I'll give this installment three stars.
Moogugore Moogugore
Nancy Drew would never have the attitudes and words of this more modern Nancy. It was all I could do to finish the book.
crazy mashine crazy mashine
Thank you was as described.. Would buy from again!
Arcanefire Arcanefire
I grew up with Nancy drew so it was like l was with old friends again.
Globus Globus
I apologize for the first review that was left that stated "not happy" or something like that. That was my 9 year old daughter leaving that while I was at work. She was just being impatient. Anyways, this is the REAL review. I am very happy with this book order. The book was in excellant shape. Fast shipping. Very pleased with the whole experience. Thank-you
Hirah Hirah
I loved it
It was great
I'm a little disappointed with the ending
But other than that great
I give it a four
Faugami Faugami
The Nancy Drew Files are an "update" of Carolyn Keene's famous girl-detective, shifted from the 1950s into the 1980s and given more modern settings (including a high school, the music industry, a magazine company and so on). Sadly, much is lost in the translation - Nancy is more interested in her clothes and hairstyles this time around, and doesn't really *feel* like Nancy anymore. If it wasn't for the fact that she's called Nancy, and the description of her includes her trademark red-blonde hair (which oddly enough, isn't depicted on any of the cover art I've seen) this protagonist really could be anyone.

Likewise, the original series are timeless, whereas these already feels dated, what with several descriptions of 80s fashion and style. However, something can be said for the characterization of Bess, George and Ned, who are not simply "sidekicks" anymore, but often have their own storylines - furthermore, their relationships with Nancy are no longer static (they can have squabbles with our heroine, and often Ned finds himself sick of coming in second to Nancy's cases). Also introduced in this series is the re-occurring character of Brenda Carlton, a catty journalist who acts as a foil to Nancy's intelligence by meddling in her cases. She's a typical stereotype of a rich daddy's little girl, and therefore doesn't add much to any story she appears in, save to make things more difficult for Nancy.

As basic mystery stories go, this is a pleasantly diverting series that can be read in one sitting - though naturally they don't even come close to comparing with the original series (the endings are almost always action-sequences in which Nancy's life is endangered). The mysteries here are feather-light, and can probably be solved by the reader before even Nancy herself.

In "Secrets Can Kill", Nancy finds herself caught up in what she thinks will be a fairly easy mystery. Commissioned by the headmaster of Bedford High to investigate a series of minor thefts, Nancy poses as a high school student in order to mingle among the students. Things get interesting when she is sent an anonymous tape in the mail with footage of her in the shopping mall, and when she is introduced to her contact at the school: the handsome Daryl Grey who takes an instant liking to Nancy.

The case seems simple enough - until her main suspect turns up dead at the bottom of a staircase, evidence of blackmail emerges and another videotape is found that incriminates a range of school students. When the threat escalates to the level of national security, Nancy needs to call in nothing less than the government itself to help her resolve the danger. As the opening to a new series, this is a rather weak first installment, though I must admit I've enjoyed later books in the series.
Secrets can kill is an action filled book that takes place in a high school full of rumors, lies, and funeral services. Everyone is hiding something, but someone wants Nancy off the case. This high action adventure will have you at the edge of your seat. Any one will enjoy this high pact action adventure mystery.