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

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From the Back Cover

Nancy and her friends Bess and George spend an exciting week exploring a mysterious zigzag house with its fantastically crooked staircase, its bizarre serpent picture, and an unpredictable robot that nearly causes the young detective to lose her life. But despite the threat of danger from the robot, Nancy is determined to solve the mystery of the weird house and to locate the missing owner, who is wanted by the police.

About the Author

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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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 700L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap; Reprint edition (January 1, 1971)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0448095483
  • ISBN-13: 978-0448095486
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #318,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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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Format: Hardcover
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 A Customer on March 31, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I read this book many years ago, but it still remains one of my favorite mystery books of all time. The story is well told and Nancy as clever as ever. A must read for all young sleuths.
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By A Customer on June 28, 2010
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This is a great book with a saddening ending. It will fill you with quirky and cooky suprises. This is a must-have book
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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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