Nancy and her friend, Helen Corning, are on vacation at a resort, and when they take a boat out on the water, a storm capsizes their boat. Nancy and Helen’s calls for help, bring a sixteen-year-old girl, Laura Pen, to their rescue. Helen and Nancy are concerned for Laura, who has lost her mother and is planning to meet up with her new guardians.
When Nancy is called home, to care for her housekeeper, Hannah, who has a broken leg, she makes a mental note to check on Laura. Laura finds out that her guardians are trying to steal her mother’s jewels. She runs away, to River Heights, where Nancy lives. Nancy Drew sets out alone to investigate Laura’s guardians.
Probably one of my favorite Nancy Drew mysteries because of the fast paced action and solid sleuthing. The mystery is pretty interesting, although I solved it by the first 100 pages. Still, it kept me entertained for the whole novel.
- Keene, Carolyn. The Bungalow Mystery (Nancy Drew #3). 180 pgs. New York, NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1995. Originally published 1930. Print. 180 pgs. ISBN: 9780448095035. Source: Gift.