The Bungalow Mystery (Nancy Drew Series #3)

The Bungalow Mystery (Nancy Drew Series #3)

by Carolyn Keene


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While driving a motorboat around the Twin Lakes, Nancy and her friend Helen get caught in a dangerous storm. Luckily, they are rescued by another teenage girl in a rowboat. They soon learn that their rescuer is Laura Pendleton, whose mother has recently having passed away. Laura has come to meet up with her new guardians, but something isn't quite right about them. Nancy investigates the situation, and soon she stumbles upon a shocking surprise in the cellar of a bungalow!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780448095035
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/28/1930
Series: Nancy Drew Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 28,137
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Carolyn Keene is a pen name used by a variety of authors for the classic Nancy Drew Mystery series. The first author to use the pseudonym was Mildred Wirt Benson, who wrote 23 of the original 30 books. Other writers who have adapted the "Carolyn Keene" moniker include Leslie McFarlane, James Duncan Lawrence, Walter Karig, and Nancy Axelrod.

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The Bungalow Mystery (Nancy Drew Series #3) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 107 reviews.
Clara Lynch More than 1 year ago
it is a book that you could read a million times and not get bored with it.
Laura Jelley More than 1 year ago
One of the best books ever!!!
Regina Harmon More than 1 year ago
i love her mysteries i even got y freind into reading it
Rachel Hellman More than 1 year ago
i am just starting the nancy drew books and so far this one is the best. the criminal is not who you think it is. this is a quick read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was an amazing book all the suspence was killing me. Nancy is funny and adventurous it really was an exciting book i finished the book in less then 3 or 2 days i just couldn't put it down! And in this one Nancy gets a boyfriend! So does Bess and George (george is Nancy's friend, Bess is George's cousin) I think this was the most exciting book of the sieries! It really got my attention i just couldn't put it down even my mom would say that! I can't wait till i'm older so my kids can read Nancy Drew books and Hardy Boy books and love them as much as i do!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was great! It had me guessing all the way through it. It was a thriller. I recomend this book very anyone who likes suspence.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was not as good as the Hidden Staircase but still it was full of mystery and suspense! You should read this book!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
its full of suspence and action read it today
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nancy Drew and the Bungalow Mystery Simon and Schuster Inc. Carolyn Keen 1930, 204 pp. $5.99 ISBN 1-55709-157-9 Nancy Drew and the Bungalow Mystery is a book you can't put down for a minute! By the second page Nancy Drew and her friend Helen Corning are out in a row boat during a storm. Nancy and Helen are forced out of their boat because it is sinking. Once Nancy thinks that Helen and she have no hope, help comes from Laura Pendleton. Laura's parents just died leaving her a huge fortune. Laura's new guardian is a mean man who steals Laura's fortune! Does Laura's guardian get away? Is this man Laura's real guardian or a fake? Is Laura stuck with this man the rest of her life, or does Nancy Drew solve the case? Well, that is for me to know and you to find out when you read this outstanding novel by Carolyn Keen. - A sixth grader
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book lead to questional mysteries and I didn't want to stop reading this book you should buy it!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book to read. I coudn't put it down. I just kept reading it. If I could I would give six stars. Great book every Nancy Drew fan must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nancy Drew is so awsome.She is better then the Boxcar Children.Nancy is sometimes in danger.Her books could be real life and sometimes it seems as though they really are.I would also recommend that you read the "Hardy Boys".These are a lot like Nancy Drew and are just as good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read the first 13 books in her serious and this is my favorite out of all of them. I LOVE the rich vocabulary. I would recomend this book for any ages! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love nancy drews!! This one is really good. What is this about the cherry clan land??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
.... i think kids from 8-14 will lov it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! The author is a bit exlaimation mark happy though and there are a few typos but other wise its amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was awesome!!!" I can wait 2 read another 1!!!:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Captivating and quaint.
megmcg624 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nancy Drew is drawn into yet another mystery, this time investigating the unsavory guardians of her wealthy orphan friend Laura.The Nancy Drew stories are certainly dated, but retain an almost anthropologically fascinating depiction of earlier times. Nancy is a satisfactorily feminist character; she takes the lead on investigations and eschews boyfriends. This particular mystery is fairly predictable, but satisfying. The biggest twist, perhaps, is how small a role the titular bungalow plays in the plot. Laura Linney provides an excellent read of the mystery, and this audiobook edition would be a good recommendation to middle school or upper elementary girls who like vintage mysteries.
TamiHindes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In my quest to read (re-read) all of the Nancy Drew mysteries this year, I have just completed The Bungalow Mystery. I remember reading this one when I was a kid. Once again, it boggles my mind how dependent I've become on my cell phone. Every time Nancy goes off to investigate or sleuth as she calls it, I keep thinking - use your cell phone. Her car breaks down, today she'd be whipping out the cell phone and calling Triple A or using her GPS. Because Nancy doesn't have these modern day devices, it heightens the suspense. I have to chuckle at the language. I teach college English and Communications and wonder if any of my students have ever used "bade" or sleuth for that matter. Considering these are young adult novels, the language is above what most kids read today. Once again "Carolyn Keene" uses a lot of description of food, clothes and is light on descriptions of other things. It is apparent that these books were meant to appeal to young ladies who were going to grow up to be housewives and cook beautiful meals for their husbands and they'd do it all in high heels shoes while wearing pearls. The story is good and keeps me reading. I won't go into detail about the story line; I'll just say that once again Nancy stumbles upon someone needing help and comes to the rescue. This is the second book where Nancy rescues an orphan.
Heather19 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
*spoiler warning!*Mixed feelings about this book. It was definitely a good read, but... It seemed like Nancy was very slow with the detective-ing. I realize this is the 3rd-ever ND book, and maybe that's why, the series was just starting out, she wasn't as experienced, etc.... But it got a little frustrating. Nancy was suspicious about Laura's new guardians from the beginning, but even when she found out that their phone was disconnected and they'd seemed to disappear, she doesn't really do much. I'm used to her spending all day hunting down clues by the time things get that suspicious!I guess I should've seen it coming, but I was actually fairly surprised at just how the bank embezzlement case was tied to the plot about Laura's mean guardians. It made sense when I read it, but I definitely hadn't realized it before. And learning about the *real* Jacob Aborn was a big twist! I really liked that. I loved the end of this book... In most ND books Nancy or the police eventually catch the criminal(s), but this time the criminals did themselves in by driving too recklessly during their escape!
WillowOne on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my GodDaughter at a flea market and decided to read it again for old time sake. I don't want to give the story away so, I won't write much in my review.Nancy is trying to solve the mystery of an embezzlement case with her Father, Carson Drew.
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I sometimes get sick of listening to Carolyn Keene go on and on about Nancy's upper-class details, endless socializing, and general excessive perfectness (is that a word?). It makes me want to watch the Nancy Drew movie, which I understand makes fun of all that. This time Nancy runs into one person and place after another to solve her again double mystery of who took the bank bonds and what's wrong with Laura (another new instant friend)'s new foster parents.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this Nancy Drew book! But such a long list of suspects which one is it? (I don't want to spoil it for you)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
:-) :) :(