When the eerie performances of a life-size puppet begin to haunt the old Van Pelt estate, where an amateur acting group – The Footlighters – have their theater, Nancy Drew is called upon to unravel the baffling mystery. From the moment the detective and her friends Bess and George arrive at the mansion, the dancing puppet puzzle is further complicated by Tammi Whitlock, the Footlighters’ temperamental leading lady, and Emmet Calhoun, a Shakespearean actor.
Nancy’s search of the mansion’s dark, musty attic for clues to the weird mystery starts a frightening chain reaction. A phone call from a stranger with a witchlike, cackling voice warns her to “Get out!” Next an encounter with two jewel theft suspects adds another perplexing angle to the puzzle. When Nancy finally sees the life-size puppet flitting across the moonlit lawn and chases it, she learns that someone with a sinister motive is determined to keep her form solving the case. Is it one of the Footlighters? Or is it an outsider?
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1 Of the greatest Nancy Drew's
This is one of the best! I've been reading them since age 7 when I was in 2nd grade I loved the notebooks and even if I'm 24 still LOVE them
Out of all Nancy drew books this one was absolutely great!! I wouldn't say it was one of the authors best books but this one really held the reader in suspense! I would recommend the ages for this book to be ages twelve through fourteen. But if you like a good mystery with real life dilemmas then immediately get this book asap!!!
I really enjoyed Reading this book! It was great and I have always loved to read Nancy drew. Definitely worth the buy. :D