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Eloise Drew invites her niece and the cousins to a cabin near Cooperstown, New York to solve the mystery of a woman who glides across the water. Upon arriving, Nancy becomes involved in a vacation hoax when she is mistaken for a woman in on the fraud. On the wooded mountain near the cabin, a weird luminescent green sorcerer appears, threatening to cast an evil spell on thoEloise Drew invites her niece and the cousins to a cabin near Cooperstown, New York to solve the mystery of a woman who glides across the water. Upon arriving, Nancy becomes involved in a vacation hoax when she is mistaken for a woman in on the fraud. On the wooded mountain near the cabin, a weird luminescent green sorcerer appears, threatening to cast an evil spell on those investigating his strange activities. A lost treasure involving the gliding woman leads Nancy uncover a cleverly concealed criminal operation in the woods. This book is the original text. A revised text does not exist....

Title : The Secret of Mirror Bay
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ISBN : 9780448095493
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 178 Pages
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The Secret of Mirror Bay Reviews

  • John Yelverton
    2019-03-01 10:12

    Yet another excellent addition to the Nancy Drew mystery book series.

  • Tabi34
    2019-02-24 07:06

    I've slowed my quest of reading all of the original Nancy Drew books to a crawl. While these were probably exciting to pre-teens in the '60s and '70s, they're quite predictable to this jaded cynical adult. I do get really excited when there is some romantic progression. In this book Aunt Eloise is introduced to Matt. Burt's uncle and a professor at Emerson University. They seem to hit it off quite well, but beyond overhearing Matt asking Eloise for a date later, that's the extent of it. I wonder if he'll pop up again. This one had some danger, but Nancy always manages to survive relatively unscathed. There is a local character who loves folk legends about ghosts and there are a couple of old tales in the book. It is interesting hearing about the possible scientific discoveries - in this one Matt discusses how scientists are working on discovering how the chemicals in lightening bugs could be used to make cold light. Oh, and quite out of character, Dave puts his arm around George as they stroll off. There is very little physical contact in these books. Things were sure different in the early 60s. The location of River Heights has moved back to the East Coast. Probably located someplace near NYC. It's interesting how it moves from Ohio (Emerson College is located on the Ohio River in one book)to Chicago, to the mid-west and New York. For what it is, it's a good book

  • Kate
    2019-03-04 07:59

    “The Secret of Mirror Bay” is number forty-nine in the Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene. I grew up reading Nancy Drew books and still find them a quick but thoroughly enjoyable read. A pattern I have noticed in these stories is that every chapter ends with a cliff hanger. I remember as a child, I would read the ends of each chapter when deciding which book to buy, and then choose the one that had the most exciting endings. This structure keeps the pages turning and I usually always finish a Nancy Drew book in one sitting, because there aren’t any good stopping points. For instance, Chapter seven ends with "Bess had just began to feel secure against danger when suddenly she grabbed Nancy's arm in a gesture of fright" (Keene 61). Every chapter leaves the reader hanging. I used to read the books during dinner time, (God bless my parents for supporting my love for literature) and many of my Nancy Drew books have food stains. Each chapter also provides Nancy and the reader with one or more clues, so the mystery is slowly pieced together as the story progresses. “The Secret of Mirror Bay” was always one of my favorites; the plot is exciting and the reader is never given any more or any less information than Nancy. As the reader, I felt like I was able to solve the mystery with her, as opposed to just waiting for her to solve it. Another pattern of the Nancy Drew books is the characteristics of their protagonist. Nancy Drew is always portrayed as an intelligent, brave, independent, and kind hearted heroine. But she isn’t superwoman. There are times when Nancy has to rely on her friends for help and there are even times when Nancy admits to making a mistake, or misinterpreting a clue. But her heart is always in the right place and she never gives up. Along with being a fun, educational, and suspenseful read, “The Secret of Mirror Bay” boasts a protagonist who is a great role model for women young and old.

  • Melanie
    2019-02-21 12:02

    Travelogue voyage to Cooperstown, NY (home of James Fenimore Cooper and the Baseball hall of fame). George is bitchier and butchier than ever. Dave (Bess's boyfriend) gets knocked unconscious by an unknown assailant. This is a double mystery; a "lost textile process" (developing "cold light" from firefly hormones) and searching for some junk that someone threw in the lake centuries earlier. Also a con artist who looks like Nancy is independently wreaking havoc around the town and getting Nancy arrested several times.

  • Aarathi Burki
    2019-02-24 12:04

    Having read so many Nancy drew books this one came as a huge disappointment as there was hardly any mystery and the story was too hard to believe. For starters the story line looked very poor though they tried to combine multiple mysteries they failed to grab attention. Nancy and her friends unearth lot of treasures from the lake so easily that it was hard to believe that they were hidden within the lake all these years without anyone else finding or searching for them and the place Cooperstown seemed to have all possible museums in the vicinity which was again hard to believe All in all a sheer waste of time and money buying and reading this book and would not recommend this book

  • Vanessa Alvarez
    2019-03-12 14:06

    This book is very thrilling and suspenceful. It has a mystery that the main characters try to figure out, it confuses you to think you know the answer to the mystery but then has a surprising end to it.This book does have seem to continue to add more details than needed. It has some pointless adventures that don't help to solve the mystery its self. I would recommend this book to those who liked the other Nancy Drew books, they don't need to be read in order but they all seem to have a mystery. I would also recommend this book to those who like mystery books.

  • Gillie
    2019-03-04 08:03

    Very good,but when you have read as many of her books as I have, you have a tiny feeling that you just might know what this book will be about.

  • IrishFan
    2019-03-09 11:53

    This one I did remember reading once I began to read it. It was a good one.

  • Annika Sy
    2019-03-24 08:21

    Nancy, Bess and George have just arrived in mirror bay. They have just got down the bus to find an unwelcoming surprise. Nancy might be in a lot of trouble. She is faced in a a big dilemma. May she go to jail??? well you have to find out. Along her adventure she meets new friends that help her solve different mysteries. But will she succeed in figuring the mysteries out???. The book nancy drew and the secret of mirror bay is a nice book. I really was hooked to it at some parts (especially the action parts). I thought the plot was a bit expected though. I already knew what was going to happen. To improve it a bit, Maybe they could've added some twists in the end. But overall i enjoyed the story and theme because it really reminds me of my cousins and I helping each other out. I think this book is great for sixth graders. Because it of the theme. The theme is about friendship, Family, and never giving up on your dreams. This is a very important message and is perfect for our age, because in sixth grade you wil always have some rough times. So you have friends and family to support you. And never giving up and just working harder will help you a lot. I rate this book out of ten a 7.5. I chose this score because I already knew what was going to happen, but it was very engaging and it was very interesting.

  • Phe
    2019-03-23 08:02

    The Secret of Mirror Bay is a children's story by Carolyn Keene (pseudonym) and the 49th book in the Nancy Drew series.Nancy Drew and her friends go to visit her Aunt Eloise on Mirror Bay—a lake in New York—to investigate reports of a woman gliding over water, and they discover a treasure underwater.I’ve always been a voracious reader. So, as a child, one of my favorite things about summer was the frequent trips to our local library, which was less than a mile from our house. Like most young girls of a certain age (ahem), my love for mysteries started with Nancy Drew—there simply was no mystery too baffling that she couldn’t solve. And as I would read her most current adventure, I would imagine myself following in her footsteps … taking charge and plunging ahead, getting into mischief, chasing down culprits and solving the mystery. Even though I haven’t re-read any of these books since I was a child, I still think that Nancy is a great character—her courage, confidence and fierce independence, makes her an iconic source of inspiration for young girls everywhere. A must-read children's book, The Secret of Mirror Bay is another wonderful Nancy Drew mystery.

  • Greta
    2019-03-11 08:15

    One of my favorites from childhood... book has a frustrating schism between two storylines: neither storyline(particularily the coach) gets the attention it deserves. Book would have been much better as two books. Still, I do recommend as I found imagery interesting.Unfortunatey, Bess bashing about her weight gets uglier than usual. Book misses some of dark exciting adventure of original author's writing.... as dark elements are repeatedly and intrusively explained logically by Ned. Though this does happen in earlier books, it is particularily annoying in this. It like the author throws out this interesting dark material, is afraid of it, and then denies it repeatedly. To me its the mysterious woodland activities that catapault this from a mediocre to worth while.

  • Jessi
    2019-03-21 13:03

    Nancy is off to Mirror Bay at a Bide-a-Wee cabin in New York. Aunt Eloise has invited her niece as well as Bess and George but the trip is off to a rough start when some passengers getting off a bus from New York accuse Nancy of setting up a real estate scheme. It turns out that there is a girl who looks very like Nancy (but harder) who is doing some really suspicious things all around town.Of course, a Nancy Drew book isn't a real mystery without a few other happenings, such as a woman looking for sunken treasure and a mysterious glowing green man. It would have been a three star rating except that it was so much better than the last couple in this series, I was just relieved.

  • ♆ BookAddict✒ La Crimson Femme
    2019-02-25 09:55

    I remember the first time I read Nancy Drew. It blew my mind that there were girls presented with a brain. Most of the stuff I'd read up to that time, was that girls were sugar and spice - fluffy. No brains. To also learn about George who is a tomboy was a nice validation. Carolyn Keene wrote just for me! That is how I felt. When I did more research, I was shocked to find out, Ms. Keene was actually a man ... writing under Frank Dixon. I also loved the Hardy Boys. No wonder I loved these series.

  • LuAnn
    2019-02-26 09:17

    This Nancy Drew Mystery Story and the one before it (The Crooked Banister), are two of the best later books in the original series. I don't always know why I like some better than others, but this one has a well-defined, interesting location (Cooperstown, NY), solid sleuthing, all the chums and special friends together at a lakeside cabin, mysterious people in the woods, a suspect who looks like Nancy, an old family mystery. And for a change, two mysteries that weren't somehow connected!

  • Hubert Su9
    2019-03-15 13:10

    Nancy Drew's Aunt ,Aunt Eloise invited Nancy to New York to go to her house when Aunt Eloise was scared out of her with of the women that glides over water ,Will Nancy be able to solve this intruding mystery? (i fell asleep when reading this book because i was sleepy not because the book was boring!!

  • Judy
    2019-03-19 13:21

    Apparently the publisher either didn't bother editing this book, or the editor had no knowledge of basic grade-school science. If you don't want to confuse readers who know anything about bats, darkness, or scuba diving, skip this one. A writer who doesn't at least fact check doesn't deserve an audience.

  • Stacey
    2019-02-25 07:53

    The wrap up to the coach mystery was really short. After all the times these kids have been seriously hit on the head how are they not brain damaged? Didn't really know who was the culprit and what they were up to until the end.

  • Jean Hall
    2019-03-06 09:17

    I always liked this series when I was growing up and found this book at library book sale so decided to buy it. I still like Nancy Drew! I kept trying to guess who the villains were throughout the book.

  • Natalie Nichols
    2019-03-06 11:19

    I really liked this book. It had a couple mysteries linked to eachother. It got intense on some parts which I like about books. Sometimes at the end of a chapter I'd realize that I had been holding my breath!

  • Laura
    2019-02-24 12:11

    I didn't love the writing in this Nancy Drew installment, but I thought the mystery was great. A lot of things weren't too difficult to figure out, but that storyline was fun and I liked the Russian connection.

  • Cassie
    2019-03-21 06:17

    Nancy Drew is one of my favorite series. It has so much mystery and you never know what's going to happen next. When you start the book, you can never put it down. I wish I could tell you more, but I read it a long time ago. Plus, I never give out spoilers in my reviews!

  • Melanie
    2019-03-16 07:04

    Je crois que ce sont des livres comme "Alice", "les 6 compagnons" ou encore les "aventures de Fantomette", qui m'ont donné ce gout pour la lecture, et en particulier celle de roman à suspense et/ou thrillers/policiers.

  • Ashleigh Lopes
    2019-03-20 06:02

    This one reminds me of the earlier books. There is danger, but Nancy and friends escape unscathed and the mystery is suddenly solved in seconds (or pages). But it is better than some just prior to it.

  • Jennifer Prince
    2019-03-07 12:10

    It was a fun adventure.

  • Kim
    2019-03-16 09:14

    book 49

  • Felicia
    2019-03-09 13:22

    "That guy's a fiend!" Ned cried out.

  • Julie_ian_curtis
    2019-03-03 14:06

    This is actually decent

  • Mskychick
    2019-03-10 06:16

    Placeholder for reread of Ilona Andrews' Magic Stars

  • Seema ♥Nerdgirl♥
    2019-03-03 11:59

    Wow! Loved. It! One of the best ND I've ever read. I couldn't put it down!

  • Sydney
    2019-03-10 08:16

    this was a really good book. really mysterious and it's sort of like a treasure hunt.