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The Clue of the Velvet Mask (Nancy Drew #30) Hardcover – January 1, 1953
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Carolyn Keene is a pen name used by a variety of authors for the classic Nancy Drew Mystery series. The first author to use the pseudonym was Mildred Wirt Benson, who wrote 23 of the original 30 books. Other writers who have adapted the "Carolyn Keene" moniker include Leslie McFarlane, James Duncan Lawrence, Walter Karig, and Nancy Axelrod.
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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.
It all starts at a party that Nancy attends held by a wealthy couple, when halfway in everything goes black! When the lights turn back on it is discovered that priceless jewels and art has been stolen! On one of these events Nancy retrieves a velvet mask worn by one of the thieves, of course with the evidence and the mysterious markings on the mask (although little evidence to go on), Nancy sets out to solve the mystery and make sure the group behind it all ends up behind bars! All of the parties where the thieves hit have one thing in common, the company that hosts them. Nancy attends the companies parties in the hopes of finding any other valuable clues. I won't add too much else because i don't want to spoil it all, but i can say that on the way to locating the thieves Nancy comes across lots of adventure and mystery, certainly enough for her to handle!