PENNY NICHOLS AND THE MYSTERY OF THE LOST KEY is #2 in the Penny Nichols series of detective stories for girls.Penny's generosity and unbounded friendliness earn her an instant friend in Rosanna Winters, a young lady in need of advice. Rosanna has inherited the property of her late uncle, Jacob Winters, and must inspect the estate at her earliest convenience. Penny suspectPENNY NICHOLS AND THE MYSTERY OF THE LOST KEY is #2 in the Penny Nichols series of detective stories for girls.Penny's generosity and unbounded friendliness earn her an instant friend in Rosanna Winters, a young lady in need of advice. Rosanna has inherited the property of her late uncle, Jacob Winters, and must inspect the estate at her earliest convenience. Penny suspects that Rosanna may be the victim of a hoax, but agrees to accompany Rosanna to the Winters home. Upon arrival the girls discover two additional claimants to the estate, each with a letter from Mr. Winters' lawyer! Most troubling, Rosanna's letter has disappeared, leaving her no claim......
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penny nichols and the mystery of the lost key Reviews
I absolutely adore this series of books. Some of them seem to be categorized as 'children's books' but I can't imagine a modern child grasping the historic references. In this book they stop at a garage that was a converted blacksmith shop. These books were written in the mid 1930s and the main character is like a post school Nancy Drew. Her father is a widower detective and she goes about her imaginary city solving interesting mysteries.This is the original girl power, she doesn't have a boy friend and while her dad is around he is more of a sounding board than an ally.In this book she meets a young woman amid a jewelry robbery at Department store and ends up traveling to a home the girl is alleged to have inherited. There they meet others who claim to have also received a letter.Penny is smart, self assured and tidy. These are just darlingAbout the author A pseudonym used by Mildred Benson, aka Mildred A. Wirt.The stand-alone book Connie Carl at Rainbow Ranch and the Penny Nichols series was originally published from 1936 to 1939 by the Goldsmith Publishing Company. The series was written by Mildred Wirt Benson under the pseudonym of Joan Clark. The series consists of four titles: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
This is totally of a period - especially the interactions between characters and how they speak to one another. Penny Nichols, the focus of the series, is the daughter of a (widower) detective and also thinks like a detective. As the book opens, she witnesses a jewelry theft and while chasing the culprit, knocks into a girl on an escalator. Because the girl is slightly injured, Penny offers her a ride home and the rest of the book revolves around Penny and Rosanna's adventures as they investigate the strange letter she received concerning an inheritance. Much of the plot was predictable but it is all so innocent and cozy. Plus it was available for free for the Kindle, which is why I had it to begin with!Two things that made me smile:"If it hadn't been for that kid of yours, I'd have gotten away with it" the crook growled. <-- instantly made me think Scooby Doo!This line appears near the very end:"In the third volume of the Penny Nichols series, entitled "The Secret of the Black Imp", she encounters a mystery more baffling than any she had previously solved. and reminded me of MT Anderson Pals in Peril books, how they're always referring to the other books in the series. I knew Anderson was satirizing but didn't realize that kind of phrase really appeared in books of that bygone era. (Somewhere earlier it mentions her previous book in the series. Poor Rosanna, doesn't have a series of her own... :-)
This book was written in 1936, so the way the characters act and talk is very outdated. It is much like the Nancy Drew books. Penny, a girl who is either in high school or just graduated, is a wanna-be detective who considers herself much smarter than everyone else. In this book, her friend is sent a key to an unknown uncle's house and a letter which tells her that she has inherited a fortune. When they get to the house, two other people have also received the key and letter and claim the inheritance. There is a mysterious old man living next door and a resident ghost. But Penny is able to solve the mystery and save the day. It's a cute book although pretty unbelievable.
When Penny witnesses a robbery at a department store, she meets Rosanna and hears her story of a mysterious inheritance. Penny accompanies Rosanna to the house she is to inherit, only to find two other claimants. And Rosanna's letter and key have disappeared, so her claim is suspect. Mysterious music in the night disturbs their rest.
The second book in a series of four. Enjoyable read although the solution to the mystery was obvious early in the book.
Nice. Clean. Fun. And quick.