Nancy Drew 06: The Secret of Red Gate Farm

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Penguin, Sep 1, 1931 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
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Nancy and her friends, Bess and George, meet Joanne Byrd on a train ride home. Joanne lives at Red Gate Farm with her grandmother, but if they do not raise enough money to pay the mortgage, they will soon lose the farm! Nancy, Bess, and George decide to stay at Red Gate for a week as paying customers. Soon, they learn about the strange group of people who rent a cave on the property. They describe themselves as a nature cult called the Black Snake Colony. Nancy investigates their group and helps to uncover a ring of counterfeiters in town!

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a thrilling mystery

User Review  - bellalovesedward - Borders

in this book in the Nancy Drew series, Nancy tries despertly to unearth the secret as to why stange lights are in the nearby forest and the scaming busness of conterfits. Read full review

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The story is really descriptive about the Setting. Miss Keene has writen 58 Nancy Drew books.In the story Nancy gets a new Friend named Joanna. She lives on Red Gate Farm. Joanna lives with her Grandmother. Joanna’s Grandmother will lose the farm if Joanna doesn’t get a job. They need the money to keep the farm. So Joanna was walking on the street to find a job and Nancy was in a car on the road. Nancy saw Joanna and gave her a ride in the car. Nancy asked if she wanted to come to her house for a snack she said yes.Nancy said if she could get her a hotel for her and said yes to that too.Read more to find out what happened to Nancy Drew and how the Mystery was solved. Read more to find out about her friend Joanna.I would not choose this book for 3rd grade and less.
I rate this book 5 stars.

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A Strange Fragrance
Mysterious Numbers
Work on a Code
A Switch in Jobs
Money Money
A Worrisome Journey
Nature Cult
Hillside Ghosts
Secret Service Agents
A Hesitant Hitchhiker
Disturbing Gossip
Startling Commands
Tense Moments
Destroyed Evidence

Black Snake Colony Member
Plan of Attack
A Midnight Message
A Final Hunch

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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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