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Nancy Drew 30: The Clue of the Velvet Mask [Kindle Edition]

Carolyn Keene
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A masquerade party at the Hendricks’ mansion quickly turns into a mystery when Nancy and her favorite date, Ned Nickerson, spy a stranger about to climb the rose trellis to the second story. Who is this enigmatic man in the black cloak and the exotic woman in the Javanese costume? Are they members of a gang of wily thieves who sneak into partied given by wealthy people and steal jewels and art treasures? And why is the owner of the black velvet hooded mask that Ned finds in the Hendricks’ garden so desperate to get it back? To find the answers Nancy and her friend George devise a daring plan. The two girls switch identities! George soon discovers that while it is exciting to play amateur detective it can be dangerous to masquerade as Nancy Drew.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1328 KB
  • Print Length: 200 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0448095300
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap; Revised edition (January 1, 1953)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002CIY8N8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,856 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One Of The Last Of The Good Nancy Drews July 26, 2003
Format:Hardcover
This review concerns the original 1953 edition and the revised 1969 edition. Nancy goes on the trail of the ruthless Velvet Gang, bold criminals that steal valuable jewels and art from the homes of wealthy people while the owners are throwing parties. The gang members use velvet masks to conceal their identities. This was a very good book that kept me interested from begining to end. The book is well-written (the original, at least) and is loaded with action. George is kidnapped, as are Nancy and Bess and Nancy is constantly coming face-to-face with the gang. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and I highly recommend it to all fans of Nancy Drew.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The amazing review of The Clue of the Velvet Mask October 24, 2001
A Kid's Review
Format:Hardcover
I enjoyed this book. I have always liked Nancy Drew books because they are easy to understand. While you are reading this book you can expect Nancy to solve the crime. You can also expect her to get in some sort of trouble. I conclude that if you are a Nancy Drew fan, you will like this particular book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Winning Nancy Drew Book May 19, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
As always, Carolyn Keene comes through with another winning Nancy Drew book! The pages will fly as you race to the thrilling conclusion!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ms. Benson Goes Out With A Bang! May 7, 2010
Format:Hardcover
I've read #s 1-30 of the original Nancy Drews (before they were revised-- and poorly so--in the '60s.) This last one by Mildred Wirt Benson is by far her best. The plot is well crafted, unlike some of her previous titles that rely on coincidental meetings to carry the action along.

Nancy is a thoroughly modern dectective. She methodically investigates, searches for clues, tracks down their origins, consults with the police department and interviews suspects and witnesses. At one point I was reminded of the tv series, CSI, when she has a chemical analysis made of the ink writing on the lining of a hooded velvet mask. How modern is that? Another clue is a metal charge plate Nancy goes back to find along the train tracks. Just enough of it that hasn't been smashed by the train identifies its issuer as Taylor's Department Store. Wow! You could charge goods way back in 1953? Who knew?

The characters are more three-dimensional. George, in particular has more to say than her usual, "Hypers!" She shows great courage and then weakness after a harrowing encounter with the vicious Velvet Gang, as a modern girl would. Members of the gang are also a little more rounded out than Benson's typical bad guys. Besides the usual knock-em-out bang to the head, these thugs also rely on ether to render victims unconscious. And at least one of the gang is a reluctant evil doer. All in all, this Nancy Drew may be Benson's last, but it's obvious that she saved the best for last. If you haven't read Mask yet, be sure to pick up the earlier, unrevised edition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of The Classic Nancy Drews November 13, 2009
By Nat
Format:Kindle Edition
Crooks rifle jewelry from those hosting River Heights' finest social events, and even inviting Nancy doesn't stop the thievery. Departs from the usual Drew formula by Nancy being right at the scene of the crime and still unable to stop the caper. Exciting plot twist at climax--has Nancy finally met her match? A page-turner even adults can appreciate.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for 12 year old granddaughter June 10, 2011
By Ace
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Bought for 12 year old granddaughter - she enjoys any "Nancy Drew" books she can get her hands on. This was slightly used but in great condition and great price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's graaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat February 21, 2014
By Lorne
Format:Kindle Edition
I've read all the Nancy drews but this one stands out it's the best one ever get it for sure
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nancy drew January 18, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
It was very interesting I have to write twelve more words so I am writing something random my name is Jasmine hi dad I wrote this review
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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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