The Hidden Staircase (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #2)
Teenage detective Nancy Drew uses her courage and powers of deduction to solve the mysterious happenings in an old stone mansion.
The Case of Nancy Drew: An Adult Reader's Thoughts on HIDDEN STAIRCASE
By Gary F. Taylor "GFT" - September 19, 2006
Written by Mildred Wirt Benson from an outline by Edward Stratemeyer, THE HIDDEN STAIRCASE was first published in 1930. It was the second book in the Nancy Drew series, and it and those that followed presented its heroine as a rich, headstrong, and distinctly reckless teenager who sometimes carried a pistol and who wasn't above breaking the law when it suited her purposes.
As the series progressed and other writers began to generate Nancy Drew novels, the character changed and Nancy was "toned down;" instead of flatly rich, she became reasonably affluent; recklessness was replaced by commonsense caution; and while she might be willing to bend the law a bit she would never knowingly break it. In the 1950s and 1960s the earlier novels were re-written to reflect this change in character. THE HIDDEN STAIRCASE was significantly rewritten in 1959.
In this particular story, Nancy is asked to investigate a supposed haunting at Twin Elms, a colonal mansion occupied by... read more
Read this book today!!!!
By A Kid's Review - February 15, 2005
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase is by Carolyn Keene. This book is a wonderful fiction book. It has not won any awards. Every once in a while it will have a few pictures. Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase is the second book in its series. The Nancy Drew collections are great for all ages, whether your nine or ninety-nine!
This fun filled book is about a young daring detective named Nancy Drew. Nancy has just gotten a phone call from her best friend Helen Corning. Helen tells Nancy that her great aunt and great grandmother have been living together at Twin Elms. Helen tells Nancy that her great aunt and great grandmother have just gotten a big spook. Helen says they were robbed, heard thumps in the night, and have heard strange music when no one has turned on the radio Helen begs Nancy to come to Twin Elms and try to solve the mystery. Nancy is unsure if she should go and try to solve the mystery at Twin Elms because a person named Nathan Gomber told Nancy that her... read more
My Favorite Nancy Drew
By Julie Hyzy - April 7, 2000
When I was nine, I picked up my mother's copy of "The Hidden Staircase" (1930's edition, blue, with yellowed pages that cracked if you bent them), and finished the book in one day. My fervent wish, as I neared the book's conclusion, was that there would be other books with this character still in existence. You can't imagine my joy when I discovered those beautiful yellow spines at my neighborhood E.J. Korvette. (They were $1.19 at Korvette's - $1.50 everywhere else.) I have every hardcover Nancy Drew - and now my two oldest daughters have had a chance to experience her as well. There is much to be learned in all the books. Because of Nancy I knew the chemical symbol for gold, where Macchu Picchu was located, and a slew of other things well before we learned them at school. Love the books...and love this one the most.
When Nancy Drew, together with her two close friends, arrive for the Emerson University June Week celebration and learn there has been a mix-up in their motel reservations, the confusion leads to a ...