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Eloise Drew invites her niece and the cousins to a cabin near Cooperstown, New York to solve the mystery of a woman who glides across the water. Upon arriving, Nancy becomes involved in a vacation hoax when she is mistaken for a woman in on the fraud. On the wooded mountain near the cabin, a weird luminescent green sorcerer appears, threatening to cast an evil spell on tho Eloise Drew invites her niece and the cousins to a cabin near Cooperstown, New York to solve the mystery of a woman who glides across the water. Upon arriving, Nancy becomes involved in a vacation hoax when she is mistaken for a woman in on the fraud. On the wooded mountain near the cabin, a weird luminescent green sorcerer appears, threatening to cast an evil spell on those investigating his strange activities. A lost treasure involving the gliding woman leads Nancy to uncover a cleverly concealed criminal operation in the woods. This book is the original text. A revised text does not exist.


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Eloise Drew invites her niece and the cousins to a cabin near Cooperstown, New York to solve the mystery of a woman who glides across the water. Upon arriving, Nancy becomes involved in a vacation hoax when she is mistaken for a woman in on the fraud. On the wooded mountain near the cabin, a weird luminescent green sorcerer appears, threatening to cast an evil spell on tho Eloise Drew invites her niece and the cousins to a cabin near Cooperstown, New York to solve the mystery of a woman who glides across the water. Upon arriving, Nancy becomes involved in a vacation hoax when she is mistaken for a woman in on the fraud. On the wooded mountain near the cabin, a weird luminescent green sorcerer appears, threatening to cast an evil spell on those investigating his strange activities. A lost treasure involving the gliding woman leads Nancy to uncover a cleverly concealed criminal operation in the woods. This book is the original text. A revised text does not exist.

30 review for The Secret of Mirror Bay

  1. 5 out of 5

    Olivia

    "Aunt Eloise Drew invites Nancy and her friends to Mirror Bay Bide-A-Wee cabin near Cooperstown, New York, for a visit and a chance to solve the mystery of the woman who glides across the water. Upon the arrival Nancy becomes mixed up in a vacation hoax because she resembles the young woman involved, and is nearly arrested for fraud. On the wooded mountain near the cabin further exciting events await Nancy and the other girls.There in the deep forest, a weird luminescent green sorcerer appears and "Aunt Eloise Drew invites Nancy and her friends to Mirror Bay Bide-A-Wee cabin near Cooperstown, New York, for a visit and a chance to solve the mystery of the woman who glides across the water. Upon the arrival Nancy becomes mixed up in a vacation hoax because she resembles the young woman involved, and is nearly arrested for fraud. On the wooded mountain near the cabin further exciting events await Nancy and the other girls.There in the deep forest, a weird luminescent green sorcerer appears and threatens to cast an evil spell on anyone investigating his strange activities. In a dangerous twist of circumstances Nancy finds that solving one mystery helps to solve another. What happens when the young detective and her friends uncover a cleverly concealed criminal operation makes thrilling reading." This is the last Nancy Drew book I'm reading for the first time. After this I will have read all 56 books of the original series! This is really big to me. When I was little I use to dream about having the whole series and having read them all. It took a long time to make it happen but I'll have finally done it and it just feels like I've accomplished something for my childhood self. Ok enough being sappy! The summary doesn't make this book sound very interesting. The two books before this one, Mysterious Mannequin and Crooked Bannister, are so totally weird (a living mannequin and an attack robot) that I am curious to see if this one is weird too. But the summary mentions a "luminescent green sorcerer" so I would stake my money on yes, this book gonna be weird as heck. - When Nancy tells Bess and George about the trip to Mirror Bay the girls ask when they are to leave to which Nancy says "tomorrow morning". Ain't that kinda short notice? - Of course Nancy is the one who happens to look just like a wanted crook. Its never George or Bess. - The conversations in this book are quite awkward. They're very straight to the point and remind me of the dialogue in the Nancy Drew games. - This book has a lot of words that seem out of place: instantaneous, infinitesimal, solicitousness. These words seem out of place in a children's book . Nancy Drew books are usually kept to a simpler language. - The scene where Nancy rescues a woman from drowning is much more intense than the average ND rescue. The woman begins to drown, ceases breathing, and Nancy has to perform CPR. - I found it annoying that the price that Nancy paid for the valentine wasn't listed, it just said she paid a lot plus $10 on top of that. - The mystery of the "sorcerer" seems strange. I guess the mystery that Nancy wants to solve is why the man is there and scaring people away. Nancy believes its because the mysterious Sam and Mike are concealing something farther in the woods but she doesn't really speculate or have a clue what it could be. She mentions that her criminal lookalike could be hiding there but doesn't really seem to eager to find out. Also none of them seem to take Bess' attempted kidnapping very serious. - After encountering the mysterious glowing monster in the woods the gang spreads out around it but when they close in on it, it vanishes before their eyes. Dave explains this by saying the "monster" was probably wearing a special suit which glowed on one side and was dark on the other and that while they were encircling them the "monster" had taken off the suit, reversed it, and ran away. Uhm...how could someone do all of that in plain site of 6 people who were circling them and have none of them notice? This book doesn't make any sense. - The cliffhangers in this book are either very tame or non existent. I wonder if they were thinking about doing away with them. - Ned decided to paint the rented sailboat which seems really inappropriate. You can read the rest of this review at VintageGirlsBooks.blogspot.com You can see all the illustrations from this book at www.pinterest.com/Nancydrewart

  2. 5 out of 5

    John Yelverton

    Yet another excellent addition to the Nancy Drew mystery book series.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Moonkiszt

    In Nancy's #49, her father's sister, Aunt Eloise Drew - a gorgeous older bachlorette invites ND and her friends to Mirror Bay Bide-A-Wee. . . .the name itself is worth writing a book for! It took me a while to realize that's Scots talk, and so explains the appearance of the Cardiff Giant, and the sightings of a ghostly Green Man. It all boils down to nefarious doings, criminals afoot, with a side plot that involves a true treasure buried at the bottom of Mirror Bay, and guess what???? Aunt Eloise In Nancy's #49, her father's sister, Aunt Eloise Drew - a gorgeous older bachlorette invites ND and her friends to Mirror Bay Bide-A-Wee. . . .the name itself is worth writing a book for! It took me a while to realize that's Scots talk, and so explains the appearance of the Cardiff Giant, and the sightings of a ghostly Green Man. It all boils down to nefarious doings, criminals afoot, with a side plot that involves a true treasure buried at the bottom of Mirror Bay, and guess what???? Aunt Eloise finds a man. . . .now if we can only get Mr. Drew married. As for Nancy, she's opting more and more for Ned as her only plus one and he's made it pretty clear who's on his list. Off to #50!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Katja Labonté

    5 stars & 5/10 hearts. This was a ghost story that wasn't a ghost story--which I found pretty cool! D, S, & M were very interesting villains. And Yo and Matt were splendid side characters--I hope Matt shows up again! The mystery was split, and I liked that. Also the part about George's arm was really cool. XD 5 stars & 5/10 hearts. This was a ghost story that wasn't a ghost story--which I found pretty cool! D, S, & M were very interesting villains. And Yo and Matt were splendid side characters--I hope Matt shows up again! The mystery was split, and I liked that. Also the part about George's arm was really cool. XD

  5. 4 out of 5

    Tabi34

    I've slowed my quest of reading all of the original Nancy Drew books to a crawl. While these were probably exciting to pre-teens in the '60s and '70s, they're quite predictable to this jaded cynical adult. I do get really excited when there is some romantic progression. In this book Aunt Eloise is introduced to Matt. Burt's uncle and a professor at Emerson University. They seem to hit it off quite well, but beyond overhearing Matt asking Eloise for a date later, that's the extent of it. I wonder I've slowed my quest of reading all of the original Nancy Drew books to a crawl. While these were probably exciting to pre-teens in the '60s and '70s, they're quite predictable to this jaded cynical adult. I do get really excited when there is some romantic progression. In this book Aunt Eloise is introduced to Matt. Burt's uncle and a professor at Emerson University. They seem to hit it off quite well, but beyond overhearing Matt asking Eloise for a date later, that's the extent of it. I wonder if he'll pop up again. This one had some danger, but Nancy always manages to survive relatively unscathed. There is a local character who loves folk legends about ghosts and there are a couple of old tales in the book. It is interesting hearing about the possible scientific discoveries - in this one Matt discusses how scientists are working on discovering how the chemicals in lightening bugs could be used to make cold light. Oh, and quite out of character, Dave puts his arm around George as they stroll off. There is very little physical contact in these books. Things were sure different in the early 60s. The location of River Heights has moved back to the East Coast. Probably located someplace near NYC. It's interesting how it moves from Ohio (Emerson College is located on the Ohio River in one book)to Chicago, to the mid-west and New York. For what it is, it's a good book

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Siddiqui

    My favourite book in the series.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kate ★

    The Nancy Drew series will always have a special place in my heart because it was started my love for mystery books, and fueled my love for reading. Honestly though, reading it now is whole different experience and sadly, it's not in a positive direction. As usual, Nancy and the gang have some couple of mysteries to solve, met danger along the way, but solves them unscathed. Why would the adults in her life allow her to do detective work even if it placed her in harm's way? She got her sidekicks, The Nancy Drew series will always have a special place in my heart because it was started my love for mystery books, and fueled my love for reading. Honestly though, reading it now is whole different experience and sadly, it's not in a positive direction. As usual, Nancy and the gang have some couple of mysteries to solve, met danger along the way, but solves them unscathed. Why would the adults in her life allow her to do detective work even if it placed her in harm's way? She got her sidekicks, but they never get as much recognition. I also noticed an error in the book, at the part when Bess stayed to help clean the boat, but she commented on something at this museum when she's not even supposed to be there. I might just steer clear of this series so it'll remain wonderful in my recollection as it was in my childhood.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Peyton Tracy

    Oh Nancy Drew, you’re a classic. I enjoy your computer games immensely but your mid-20th century self is frustratingly perfect. But this was a hilarious read for me because it takes place in the village of Cooperstown where I have spent the last four years and the fact you seemed to think you could get *scuba gear* on Main Street, happened to find underwater metal detectors in your vacation rental, and thought a non-museum professional had the authority to accept anything you dredged from the bo Oh Nancy Drew, you’re a classic. I enjoy your computer games immensely but your mid-20th century self is frustratingly perfect. But this was a hilarious read for me because it takes place in the village of Cooperstown where I have spent the last four years and the fact you seemed to think you could get *scuba gear* on Main Street, happened to find underwater metal detectors in your vacation rental, and thought a non-museum professional had the authority to accept anything you dredged from the bottom of the lake into the museums here made me laugh. Honestly, all good fun!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Liz

    I wanted to re-read this one because Nancy and friends travel to Mirror Bay, just outside of Cooperstown, New York. I was curious as to whether they would actually go to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and was pleasantly surprised when they did, and they actually discussed some of what they saw there. Having made the long trek to Cooperstown myself specifically for the HOF I would have been majorly disappointed if they had not visited it, being so close! One thing that bugs me on re-reading Nancy Dre I wanted to re-read this one because Nancy and friends travel to Mirror Bay, just outside of Cooperstown, New York. I was curious as to whether they would actually go to the Baseball Hall of Fame, and was pleasantly surprised when they did, and they actually discussed some of what they saw there. Having made the long trek to Cooperstown myself specifically for the HOF I would have been majorly disappointed if they had not visited it, being so close! One thing that bugs me on re-reading Nancy Drew is how mean George is with teasing Bess about her weight.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Laura Bang

    It’s pretty funny rereading these as an adult (except the parts where George is a jerk to Bess about her “weight”).

  11. 4 out of 5

    Stella Gatzke

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. First of all, the Grosset & Dunlap cover of this book has an amazing cover. And the mystery makes for a good light read. I felt fully immersed in the setting, a picturesque lakeside cabin, and I was always eager to see what would happen next. The primary mystery, a group of robbers hiding a secret in a nearby mountain lair, was fairly straightforward: it was still intriguing without being convoluted. The Nancy look-alike side plot added a good deal of tension, though it did get exhausting to see First of all, the Grosset & Dunlap cover of this book has an amazing cover. And the mystery makes for a good light read. I felt fully immersed in the setting, a picturesque lakeside cabin, and I was always eager to see what would happen next. The primary mystery, a group of robbers hiding a secret in a nearby mountain lair, was fairly straightforward: it was still intriguing without being convoluted. The Nancy look-alike side plot added a good deal of tension, though it did get exhausting to see Nancy accused of crime so often. The new characters had distinct personalities and all helped move the plot along clearly, but I did expect more of a supernatural bend with the woman gliding across the lake. Why was she a local legend (that some people there didn’t even believe) I’d there was such a mundane explanation? The biggest drawback for me in this one was the search for the child’s royal coach. The mystery of it was revealed so soon, and then it became a matter of waiting for Nancy and her friends to find it, which I never doubted they would.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Melanie

    Travelogue voyage to Cooperstown, NY (home of James Fenimore Cooper and the Baseball hall of fame). George is bitchier and butchier than ever. Dave (Bess's boyfriend) gets knocked unconscious by an unknown assailant. This is a double mystery; a "lost textile process" (developing "cold light" from firefly hormones) and searching for some junk that someone threw in the lake centuries earlier. Also a con artist who looks like Nancy is independently wreaking havoc around the town and getting Nancy a Travelogue voyage to Cooperstown, NY (home of James Fenimore Cooper and the Baseball hall of fame). George is bitchier and butchier than ever. Dave (Bess's boyfriend) gets knocked unconscious by an unknown assailant. This is a double mystery; a "lost textile process" (developing "cold light" from firefly hormones) and searching for some junk that someone threw in the lake centuries earlier. Also a con artist who looks like Nancy is independently wreaking havoc around the town and getting Nancy arrested several times.

  13. 4 out of 5

    LobsterQuadrille

    The Secret of Mirror Bay is a very standard, run-of-the-mill Nancy Drew mystery. It's neither bad nor great, just a light mystery suitable for rainy day reading. It's certainly not among the best or most creative of this series, but it is still worth a try for both kids and nostalgic Nancy Drew fans. The Secret of Mirror Bay is a very standard, run-of-the-mill Nancy Drew mystery. It's neither bad nor great, just a light mystery suitable for rainy day reading. It's certainly not among the best or most creative of this series, but it is still worth a try for both kids and nostalgic Nancy Drew fans.

  14. 5 out of 5

    ItsNeha

    Nancy’s aunt invites her and her friends on a vacation trip at a bayside cabin owned by her. The cabin is located across a bay in a small New York based town called Cooperstown. Apparently, this trip is not only limited to vacation fun, rather, it is also an invite to solve the mystery of a woman who is reported to be seen walking atop the bay’s waters during early misty mornings. This bay, named Bide-a-Wee, is known to possess utter beauty in the form of its mirror-like waters, further surrounde Nancy’s aunt invites her and her friends on a vacation trip at a bayside cabin owned by her. The cabin is located across a bay in a small New York based town called Cooperstown. Apparently, this trip is not only limited to vacation fun, rather, it is also an invite to solve the mystery of a woman who is reported to be seen walking atop the bay’s waters during early misty mornings. This bay, named Bide-a-Wee, is known to possess utter beauty in the form of its mirror-like waters, further surrounded by fine woody mountains and jungly green rainforests. So, along with her aunt and with two of her best friends – Bess and George, Nancy sets out on this adventurous exploration. And guess, what happens as they step into the town? Nancy is mistaken to be a criminal by town’s people and authorities! Apparently, a girl whose face resembles Nancy, causes the people in town to mistake her identity as a thief and a swindler. This girl, as revealed gradually, is not only responsible for a vacation hoax, but also for her involvement in other crimes such as burglary of a jewelry store. This mischievous girl, by the end, is caught by the police as well as her two partner buddies. As they confess, they had been scaring the people away from the forest by showing them hallucinations of a ghost-like creature glowing with flashy green light whose source seemed impossible to locate. Since Nancy didn’t believe in ghosts, therefore, she was able to trace their footsteps in the mud and reach the cave they had been using as their hidingplace. As always, later on in the plot, the three respective boyfriends of the detective crew also join them and alongside them, an elderly man named Matt, too. Uncle Matt is a science professor. By the end of their venturesome trip, Nancy doesn’t only discovers the secret of the woman walking on the bay’s waters, but also cracks the mystery of a giant fraudulent operation being carried out in a concealed underground chamber located in a secluded portion of the forest. As a bonus, she also digs out some treasured royal items from the bay’s depths including a box of ancient coins, pieces of a codeword letter and a long-lost royal child wagon carved in white and gold. But like always, this mystery too wasn’t any plain or simple to navigate. As her friends get smacked on head, get poisoned by the forest’s serpents & almost get kidnapped, Nancy too is caught adrift into panic when she finds herself trapped inside the underground cave along with her boyfriend Ned and Uncle Matt as they are scanning through the forested region in the dark of the night. Meanwhile, in the middle of the book’s plot, there are repetitive details of scuba-diving, boat-riding and swimming presented in a descriptive manner. These routinic scenes caused me to feel as if I am experiencing the refreshing waters of the mirror bay by myself. In addition, there is a chapter in a book that I really felt quite immersive to read. You’d come across it when you read the book. This chapter mentions a setting of the cabin’s porch. It’s the time of evening. Nancy, her friends, their respective boyfriends, Nancy’s aunt and uncle Matt – all of these people are sitting on or nearby this porch. And they’re witnessing a swarm of glowing fireflies in the forested region surrounding them. Therein, Uncle Matt explains from his scientific knowledge, the process of cold light generation in the fireflies. And I found this detailing really fascinating to read. As Bess cooks her expertly delicious desserts, salads & sandwiches, and as romance begins to bloom between Aunt Eloise & Uncle Matt, these people spend a cool evening watching the sunset and talking about fireflies. I really liked reading this particular setting from all of the scenes written in the book. Apart from this, there is a character in the book named Yo. Yo is an interesting character who doesn’t only know how to heal a serpent bite, but is also known for telling intriguing horror stories. I really liked these little horror tales inserted between the mystery and narrated through his peppy character. All in all, I immensely enjoyed delving into this book. In fact, upon having finished this book, I found myself feeling like I’ve just returned from this trip to the bayside cabin myself!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Suzie

    Aunt Eloise invites Nancy, Bess and George to a cabin near Cooperstown, New York. Mirror Bay Bide-a-Wee, holds a mystery. A woman has been spotted gliding across the water. Nancy is excited to uncover the truth behind the gliding woman. But as soon as she steps foot in Cooperstown, problems arise. A young woman who closely resembles Nancy, has been taking part in criminal activities. It is up to Nancy to stop the young woman and her gang of criminals.  Once Nancy figures out the mystery behind th Aunt Eloise invites Nancy, Bess and George to a cabin near Cooperstown, New York. Mirror Bay Bide-a-Wee, holds a mystery. A woman has been spotted gliding across the water. Nancy is excited to uncover the truth behind the gliding woman. But as soon as she steps foot in Cooperstown, problems arise. A young woman who closely resembles Nancy, has been taking part in criminal activities. It is up to Nancy to stop the young woman and her gang of criminals.  Once Nancy figures out the mystery behind the woman gliding over water, another one pops up. An old royal carriage is believed to be buried somewhere near the lake. Nancy is tasked with finding it. It’s a little weird how this baby carriage was preserved underwater for so long though. It is explained, but I still find it very suspicious. Idk, I’m not an expert on what technology was available at the time.   Anyway, Nancy Drew is nearly arrested. Again. It’s actually not the first time this happens to her haha. Whenever she has problems with the law, it’s due to someone else that resembles her. Like in this case, her look-alike is a thief but everyone thinks it’s Nancy. This hampers her sleuthing abilities a bit. She has to constantly keep defending herself to everyone.  The boys (Ned, Burt and Dave), are also invited by Aunt Eloise to spend time at the cabin. And Burt brings his uncle Matt! He’s going to be a Chemistry professor at Emerson College the following semester. Instantly sparks fly between him and Aunt Eloise! He makes her blush like a schoolgirl. And then when the mysteries are resolved and everyone is set to leave, Bess (the hopeless romantic) tells George and Nancy:  This morning I overheard Matt say to Aunt Eloise, ‘After you get back to the city I’ll be calling you for a date.’ ​ Okay, this book takes place near Cooperstown. So of course, the Baseball Hall of Fame is mentioned. And of course they visit! Nancy and friends are living my dream!  They paused at the showcase containing Babe Ruth’s uniform and Ned remarked, “I think he was the greatest of all time.” “Why?” Matt asked. “Because,” Ned replied, “he was equally good as a pitcher and a batter.” ​ As you can probably tell, I loved this book. The mysteries were pretty good. The new character introduction was a pleasant surprise. (I hope Matt pops up again)! I learned a little about lightning bugs, thanks to Matt. I got to visit Cooperstown with Nancy and her friends. Ah, I am a happy girl.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sahifa

    Finally!! A conceivable and plausible Nancy Drew Mystery.For once Nancy had neither taken any foolish expeditions nor took any stupid risks. The entire plot was very much believable with an uncomplicated and straightforward story. And ,that is the primary reason why I found pleasure reading it. some of the Nancy drew stories are so adventurous and complicated that they become illogical and unreasonable. I rated it average despite of enjoying it to the fullest because of its simplicity. Another impo Finally!! A conceivable and plausible Nancy Drew Mystery.For once Nancy had neither taken any foolish expeditions nor took any stupid risks. The entire plot was very much believable with an uncomplicated and straightforward story. And ,that is the primary reason why I found pleasure reading it. some of the Nancy drew stories are so adventurous and complicated that they become illogical and unreasonable. I rated it average despite of enjoying it to the fullest because of its simplicity. Another important point that I would like to highlight is that the entire Nancy drew series is great for the preadolescent crowd (this stands for all the Nancy drew books ) I strongly believe that a 8 years old kid would not only love these books but also devour them. Also the amount of general knowledge these books try to to impart is commendable. Therefore A must -read for all eight and above out there

  17. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    The outdated Medical care book! I’m not really going to hold that against it. The book was written nearly 50 years ago, and aside from the medical stuff, it’s a pretty good mystery. It's a nice setting with a lot of interesting, if not super relevant, trivia, like a trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame and some other museums. But the medical advice! Several times, characters are injured and given outdated first aid. Again, I know the book was written 50 years ago, but each and every time the charac The outdated Medical care book! I’m not really going to hold that against it. The book was written nearly 50 years ago, and aside from the medical stuff, it’s a pretty good mystery. It's a nice setting with a lot of interesting, if not super relevant, trivia, like a trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame and some other museums. But the medical advice! Several times, characters are injured and given outdated first aid. Again, I know the book was written 50 years ago, but each and every time the characters make an active decision not to call a doctor. I hope any children reading this book know that if they get bitten by a poisonous insect, they should go see a doctor and not try to cut open the wound with a sharp, unwashed rock.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Aarathi Burki

    Having read so many Nancy drew books this one came as a huge disappointment as there was hardly any mystery and the story was too hard to believe. For starters the story line looked very poor though they tried to combine multiple mysteries they failed to grab attention. Nancy and her friends unearth lot of treasures from the lake so easily that it was hard to believe that they were hidden within the lake all these years without anyone else finding or searching for them and the place Cooperstown Having read so many Nancy drew books this one came as a huge disappointment as there was hardly any mystery and the story was too hard to believe. For starters the story line looked very poor though they tried to combine multiple mysteries they failed to grab attention. Nancy and her friends unearth lot of treasures from the lake so easily that it was hard to believe that they were hidden within the lake all these years without anyone else finding or searching for them and the place Cooperstown seemed to have all possible museums in the vicinity which was again hard to believe All in all a sheer waste of time and money buying and reading this book and would not recommend this book

  19. 4 out of 5

    Vanessa Alvarez

    This book is very thrilling and suspenceful. It has a mystery that the main characters try to figure out, it confuses you to think you know the answer to the mystery but then has a surprising end to it. This book does have seem to continue to add more details than needed. It has some pointless adventures that don't help to solve the mystery its self. I would recommend this book to those who liked the other Nancy Drew books, they don't need to be read in order but they all seem to have a mystery. This book is very thrilling and suspenceful. It has a mystery that the main characters try to figure out, it confuses you to think you know the answer to the mystery but then has a surprising end to it. This book does have seem to continue to add more details than needed. It has some pointless adventures that don't help to solve the mystery its self. I would recommend this book to those who liked the other Nancy Drew books, they don't need to be read in order but they all seem to have a mystery. I would also recommend this book to those who like mystery books.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    I really enjoyed this mystery, though there were some tenuous connections between the story lines. I'm also done with George's snide comments about Bess's weight and eating habits. Though a sign of the times, George is merely a shrew with a sense of adventure. Otherwise, the adventure and mystery process were compelling, and I enjoyed the atmosphere as well. Fans of Miss Drew won't be disappointed! I really enjoyed this mystery, though there were some tenuous connections between the story lines. I'm also done with George's snide comments about Bess's weight and eating habits. Though a sign of the times, George is merely a shrew with a sense of adventure. Otherwise, the adventure and mystery process were compelling, and I enjoyed the atmosphere as well. Fans of Miss Drew won't be disappointed!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Erika

    5/5 stars. I've seen this book sitting on my bookshelf for many years, and I don't remember ever remember reading it. This was a super fun read, recommended to all Nancy Drew fans! Nancy Drew and crew (a.k.a. her friends George Fayne and Bess Marvin) are on vacation in Mirror Bay, staying at the Bide-A-Wee (meaning "stay a while") cabin. There are rumors of some strange activity happening in the Bay, where a ghostly woman is seen gliding across the water through the fog! Nancy and her pals invest 5/5 stars. I've seen this book sitting on my bookshelf for many years, and I don't remember ever remember reading it. This was a super fun read, recommended to all Nancy Drew fans! Nancy Drew and crew (a.k.a. her friends George Fayne and Bess Marvin) are on vacation in Mirror Bay, staying at the Bide-A-Wee (meaning "stay a while") cabin. There are rumors of some strange activity happening in the Bay, where a ghostly woman is seen gliding across the water through the fog! Nancy and her pals investigate, and also encounter a strange costumed "green wizard" man on top of a mountain. They also meet the ghost woman, who is actually a woman who cannot swim and is searching for hidden treasure belonging to her family in the Bay. With help from the Emerson boys, who pay the girls a visit and go sleuthing with them, the mystery becomes solved and everything turns out alright! I absolutely love how fearless Nancy is and how she is always willing to help others. She never gives up and is determined to make things right.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jasmine

    It was so much fun going back and reading a book that I read as a kid two decades ago. I loved Nancy Drew as a kid and read all of the old yellow hardbacks, you know the ones. Now, I'm enjoying them anew as an adult. Don't worry, Nancy, George, and Bess will save the day! It was so much fun going back and reading a book that I read as a kid two decades ago. I loved Nancy Drew as a kid and read all of the old yellow hardbacks, you know the ones. Now, I'm enjoying them anew as an adult. Don't worry, Nancy, George, and Bess will save the day!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    I really liked this one, but I was disappointed a little bit with the repetition of some of the story throughout the book. Also, I feel like part of the ending didn’t quite work. But other then that, it was another exciting adventure. It shows that I rated it 3 stars, but to me it’s more like 3.5.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Vintagebooklvr

    An enjoyable clean fun read with a dash of adventure and mystery. A typical Nancy Drew. It shows that there is a lot more to enjoy around Cooperstown than just the Baseball Hall of Fame. It was a bit unusual to have Nancy's aunt have a hint of romance but it was just the right amount without going overboard. It marks the book as a bit different than some. An enjoyable clean fun read with a dash of adventure and mystery. A typical Nancy Drew. It shows that there is a lot more to enjoy around Cooperstown than just the Baseball Hall of Fame. It was a bit unusual to have Nancy's aunt have a hint of romance but it was just the right amount without going overboard. It marks the book as a bit different than some.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Elena

    The Secret of Mirror Bay, by Carolyn Keene, is a book that could easily be enjoyed at any time of day! A great way to start my day, and end it! Today, it offered me a little bit of nostalgia, which I was clearly yearning for. Onwards, to the next one!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Martha Karen

    Why yes, I am reading my first Nancy Drew book as an adult. Generally enjoyable, but could have done without the 1970s era references to dieting/needing to diet/eating too much etc etc. Curious to read a modern Nancy Drew which undoubtedly does not do that.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Gillie

    Very good,but when you have read as many of her books as I have, you have a tiny feeling that you just might know what this book will be about.

  28. 4 out of 5

    IrishFan

    This one I did remember reading once I began to read it. It was a good one.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Aggie

    Found this among my old things and read it out of nostalgia. Nancy Drew is still great!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Violet

    I love a Nancy Drew mystery!! Started last weekend but didn’t get to finish until today.

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