Keene, C. (1963). The Moonstone Castle Mystery. Grosset & Dunlap Publishers: New York.
Annotation: This historical mystery novel has young eighteen-year-old Nancy Drew detective and her cousins Bess and George try to uncover and solve the mysterious disappearance of a young girl.
Book Talk: Nancy Drew receives a mysterious package from an unknown person with the address cut and pasted from a newspaper and inside is a valuable moonstone with a note:
“THIS IS FOR GOOD LUCK FROM A WELL-WISHER. YOU WILL NEED IT WITHIN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.”
She also has a meeting with the Bowens, a missionary couple, who have just returned the United States and are unable to find their missing seventeen-year-old granddaughter. Nancy and her friends travel to Deep River Valley and discover mysterious activities are going on at Moonstone Castle. Can Nancy unravel this complex mystery and find the Bowens missing granddaughter?
Cheyenne, age 15: What do you like about Mystery Novels? They always have a great a ending!