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The Crooked Banister (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, No. 48) Hardcover – January 1, 1971


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 14 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 9
  • Lexile Measure: 700L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap; Later Printing edition (January 1, 1971)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0448095483
  • ISBN-13: 978-0448095486
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Carolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon are the pseudonyms under which many ghostwriters penned the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series, respectively. Both series were created by Edward Stratemeyer, founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate book packaging firm, in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

Stratemeyer's daughter, Harriet, and syndicate writer Mildred Wirt Benson were the two people primarily responsible for bringing the iconic character of Nancy Drew to life in the minds and hearts of millions of readers around the world.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on October 6, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book is by Carolyn Keen. It's titled The Crooked Banister. A wonderful mystery waiting to be explored .This book is about a zigzag house and its mysterious features. It will have weird thing happening and sad things appear. Many people try to solve a mystery and get in to HOT water! The main character Rawley lives in this extraordinary house, and he leaves clues to help others figure his house out. Some swindlers during the story try to cheat people out of their money, in frightful ways. Check out this wonderful mystery of suprises!

I think this book is very exciting, especially when the moat catches on fire. Also when Nancy finds thousands of dollars hidden in a secret place inside a wall! If you like adventurous and mystery stories I think you should read this book. My opinion of the best part is when, George and Burt slide down the banister. Into a wall where they find a secret passage way where they find some really weird suprises!

Some parts of the story are hilarious, especially when the robot comes into action! By doing a little Karate, you know HI-Yah! If you are into funny stories that just take a few days to read, get this book right off the shelf.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Hannah on December 14, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I have no clue why but this book so has to be my favorite Nancy Drew. It really leads up to an unsuspecting ending which so keeps you in suspense for like the whole book. I totally reccommend it to anyone looking for a good book.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on September 5, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Nancy really has to have a gallon of ideas to solve this mystery. I think that the house is very neat, but very crazy. I never knew what was going to happen. This should be one of the top ten Nancy Drew books.
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Nancy Drew comes face-to-face with a menacing robot! No, it's not science fiction--but this is an unsual entry in the mystery series. All the old friends appear, solving the mystery of an eerily constructed house and its more mysterious, vanishing owner. The twists and turns are both physical and mental, challenging anyone who enters the ominous house and all the puzzles it has--and is.
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By Carol I. Bowery on October 4, 2013
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What a kick - came in time and in great condition. Our book club revisited our youth and each of us read a different Nancy Drew - was a fun read - glad the updated and Nancy now has a computer, etc. so this generation can relate.
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By Anonymous on April 8, 2013
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Always so funny and although not well written, always entertaining. Not the best nancy drew book but perfectly good. C
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