The best Ebook The Secret of Shadow Ranch published Nancy drew arrives in Phoenix Arizona eagerly looking forward to a fun filled vacation at Shadow Ranch but abruptly finds herself involved i
The best Ebook The Secret of Shadow Ranch published 2020 Nancy drew arrives in Phoenix, Arizona, eagerly looking forward to a fun filled vacation at Shadow Ranch, but abruptly finds herself involved in a baffling mystery The ranch is being haunted by a phantom horse and maliciously damaged by an unknown enemy Local people believe that the ghostly animal is carrying out the curse of Dirk Valentine, the romantic outlaw who was kNancy drew arrives in Phoenix, Arizona, eagerly looking forward to a fun filled vacation at Shadow Ranch, but abruptly finds herself involved in a baffling mystery The ranch is being haunted by a phantom horse and maliciously damaged by an unknown enemy Local people believe that the ghostly animal is carrying out the curse of Dirk Valentine, the romantic outlaw who was killed many years ago at Shadow Ranch, where he had gone to fulfill a promise to his sweetheart.Suspecting that a treasure hidden by Valentine may be at the root of the Shadow Ranch mystery, Nancy undertakes a challenging search, aided by her friends Bess Marvin and George Fayne The first vital clue is found in an antique watch and sparks a series of clever deductions and dangerous developments While seeking further clues, the girls investigation in a ghost town ends in a near disaster when Nancy is trapped inside a building that is toppled by a rockslide a rockslide which is deliberately caused But the pretty titian haired detective remains undaunted in her determination to solve the mystery.. Good Kindle The Secret of Shadow Ranch This continues my series of comparative reviews of the 1930s and 1950s editions of the Nancy Drew books.Shadow Ranch was the mystery with the biggest divergence of story so far. I've been trying to read them more or less in parallel, but that was pretty much impossible here - they're basically two distinct stories with different plots entirely.In the 1930s version, there are two main mysteries - what happened to Alice's father, and what's the deal with the little blonde girl who lives with the mysterious old women in the mountain shack. The majority of the book takes place on horseback in the mountains, where the girls have various adventures and Nancy shoots a lynx and a rattlesnake, leads them across raging floodwaters, and finds them shelter when they're lost overnight. Her clever deduction and a telegram back to her father for research solves one mystery, and the other gets wrapped up almost coincidentally.In the 1950s version, a phantom horse is frightening the inhabitants of the ranch and Nancy learns about the legend of an outlaw's treasure hidden somewhere on the property. Alice's father is still missing, but it's on a much shorter timeframe (months instead of years) and a much less subtle solution. Nearly all of the sleuthing takes place in the farmhouse, with hidden clues and trapdoors and all, or in town. There are a couple of wilderness excursions, but not nearly as many, nor does Nancy do anything particularly butch - even the flood rescue is credited entirely to her "water horse." Obligatory shopping and cooking scenes are inserted, and much is made of the girls' clothes and hair at every occasion.These are basically not the same book at all, despite the title in common, and the 1930s version is by far the more interesting one.