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When Nancy learns the Drews’ housekeeper has been duped by an elegantly dressed woman into buying a stolen fur piece, the young detective starts a search for the clever swindler. To Nancy’s astonishment, she discovers the woman is using the name Nancy Drew! The dishonest acts of the impostor point the finger of suspicion at Nancy herself! Following the trail of the clever When Nancy learns the Drews’ housekeeper has been duped by an elegantly dressed woman into buying a stolen fur piece, the young detective starts a search for the clever swindler. To Nancy’s astonishment, she discovers the woman is using the name Nancy Drew! The dishonest acts of the impostor point the finger of suspicion at Nancy herself! Following the trail of the clever fur thieves and stock swindlers to New York and into Canada, Nancy is tireless in her quest for justice, determined to clear her good name! This book is the revised text. The plot of the original story (©1952) is similar with minor revisions.


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When Nancy learns the Drews’ housekeeper has been duped by an elegantly dressed woman into buying a stolen fur piece, the young detective starts a search for the clever swindler. To Nancy’s astonishment, she discovers the woman is using the name Nancy Drew! The dishonest acts of the impostor point the finger of suspicion at Nancy herself! Following the trail of the clever When Nancy learns the Drews’ housekeeper has been duped by an elegantly dressed woman into buying a stolen fur piece, the young detective starts a search for the clever swindler. To Nancy’s astonishment, she discovers the woman is using the name Nancy Drew! The dishonest acts of the impostor point the finger of suspicion at Nancy herself! Following the trail of the clever fur thieves and stock swindlers to New York and into Canada, Nancy is tireless in her quest for justice, determined to clear her good name! This book is the revised text. The plot of the original story (©1952) is similar with minor revisions.

30 review for Mystery at the Ski Jump

  1. 5 out of 5

    emma

    all of the nancy drew books kind of blend, which is both part of their appeal and the reason i'm only reviewing the ones i own. (and also the reason why i only own the ones i have vintage copies of that i stole from my grandma. but that's another story.) the main thing i remember about this one is how scary the hand on the cover of my edition is. seriously. look at it. eek. part of a series i'm doing in which i review books i read a long time ago and it's a pointless endeavor for all of us all of the nancy drew books kind of blend, which is both part of their appeal and the reason i'm only reviewing the ones i own. (and also the reason why i only own the ones i have vintage copies of that i stole from my grandma. but that's another story.) the main thing i remember about this one is how scary the hand on the cover of my edition is. seriously. look at it. eek. part of a series i'm doing in which i review books i read a long time ago and it's a pointless endeavor for all of us

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jessaka

    This was boring. I prefer it when Nancy drew is looking for ghost. I really don't care About looking for a fur thief. This was boring. I prefer it when Nancy drew is looking for ghost. I really don't care About looking for a fur thief.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Madeline

    Every girl needs to go through a Nancy Drew phase at least once. For me, that was when I was in 6th grade and read...I don't even know how many of these books. At least eight, I think. This one sticks out in my mind the most because over the course of her ski-related escapades, Nancy taught me something that I still consider really important: how to signal an SOS with a flashlight after you've managed to escape the abandoned cabin in the middle of the woods where The Bad Guys tied you up and lef Every girl needs to go through a Nancy Drew phase at least once. For me, that was when I was in 6th grade and read...I don't even know how many of these books. At least eight, I think. This one sticks out in my mind the most because over the course of her ski-related escapades, Nancy taught me something that I still consider really important: how to signal an SOS with a flashlight after you've managed to escape the abandoned cabin in the middle of the woods where The Bad Guys tied you up and left you for dead. The books are full of her doing awesome stuff like that, by the way. In one book, she gets tied up on an airplane and reaches back into her pocket for her lipstick, which she then uses to write a backwards SOS on the window of the plane (and then closes the blind so the people inside can't see it) In another one, she and her friend Bess get tied up (Nancy spends about 50% of her mystery-solving time getting tied up and stowed away somewhere) and left in a toy warehouse, so they use a scrap of metal to cut the ropes, and then find a chemistry set and use it to make fake smoke so the guys gaurding the door run into the warehouse and then Nancy and her friend get away. When you're twelve years old, that sounds pretty awesome.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    Love Nancy !! I reread one or two a year and I was gifted this one last week !!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Katja Labonté

    5 stars & 5/10 hearts. All right!! I really enjoyed this one! Chuck was really nice, and I liked seeing the whole gang together. Horn was a great addition, and I loved the skiing and winter stuff thrown in. Also, the whole thing with Nancy's identity was just interesting. And the climax, oh my! The whole plot was unexpected and pretty cool! 5 stars & 5/10 hearts. All right!! I really enjoyed this one! Chuck was really nice, and I liked seeing the whole gang together. Horn was a great addition, and I loved the skiing and winter stuff thrown in. Also, the whole thing with Nancy's identity was just interesting. And the climax, oh my! The whole plot was unexpected and pretty cool!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sheryl Tribble

    Tried to read a Nancy Drew book a few years back and it was all "you can't go home again," but when I was indexing them last week I noticed I had an original and a rewritten volume of The Mystery at the Ski Jump, and I thought it'd be fun to compare the two. I've done that with some Hardy Boys mysteries where the only connection between the original and the rewrite were a few names; the plot had been entirely changed. In this case, however, they were essentially the same; the rewrite was missing Tried to read a Nancy Drew book a few years back and it was all "you can't go home again," but when I was indexing them last week I noticed I had an original and a rewritten volume of The Mystery at the Ski Jump, and I thought it'd be fun to compare the two. I've done that with some Hardy Boys mysteries where the only connection between the original and the rewrite were a few names; the plot had been entirely changed. In this case, however, they were essentially the same; the rewrite was missing a bit of color and a few quips, and added another award (for skiing) to Nancy's insanely large collection. Both versions send her out on the ice for a partners skating competition that she aces, despite the fact that they invented the performance on the fly, without one rehearsal. *sigh* Although actually I got more irritated with Nancy's perfection as a kid than I do now (I always preferred Trixie Belden). One thing that interested me is that both versions introduce Bess with the line, "Bess loved sweets and worried little about her weight," and, although she's the one who cries over Nancy's survival once, I didn't notice that Bess was particularly hysterical. Most of the new volumes I got as a kid, Bess worried considerable about her weight, and fell apart right regular, which is one of the reasons I preferred the older ones I'd track down at my grandma's. I guess those changes went through in the early '70's. Also noticed that the original writer knew more about skiing than whoever did the rewrite; where the original has her pushing off with her poles, the rewritten version has Nancy leaning her poles against a tree and apparently leaving them there before skiing off to do a jump! But on the whole I enjoyed it -- and was irritated by it -- in pretty much the same ways I was as a kid. So I guess you can go home again, so long as you're in the right mood when you head in that direction!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Moonkiszt

    She's a skater AND a snow bunny? Who knew Nancy could step right in an ice skating contest and stay up with the professionals? Seriously. Our girl can do it all! #29 has involvement with Aunt Eloise in New York, and fur trappers in Vermont, and forays into Canada to solve the mysteries in her bucket in this book. She walks away with mink furs to have fashioned into a remembrance, and that 'ol Ned got himself a mounted deer's head for the fraternity hall. And she saved the day with all that was so She's a skater AND a snow bunny? Who knew Nancy could step right in an ice skating contest and stay up with the professionals? Seriously. Our girl can do it all! #29 has involvement with Aunt Eloise in New York, and fur trappers in Vermont, and forays into Canada to solve the mysteries in her bucket in this book. She walks away with mink furs to have fashioned into a remembrance, and that 'ol Ned got himself a mounted deer's head for the fraternity hall. And she saved the day with all that was sought found, and the bad guys and gals brought up to account for their crimes. 3 stars! Halfway through. . . .

  8. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    I saw the library added a ton of Nancy Drew e-books, and with the Winter Olympics happening, what better flashback to childhood than the Mystery of the Ski Jump? First of all, it wasn't about a ski jump at all. That was like two pages of the whole book. Second, it's so interesting to read a book like this written in the...past. I almost thought about classifying it as historical fiction! I would be so interested to talk to a current pre-teen reading these older versions of Nancy Drew. It probabl I saw the library added a ton of Nancy Drew e-books, and with the Winter Olympics happening, what better flashback to childhood than the Mystery of the Ski Jump? First of all, it wasn't about a ski jump at all. That was like two pages of the whole book. Second, it's so interesting to read a book like this written in the...past. I almost thought about classifying it as historical fiction! I would be so interested to talk to a current pre-teen reading these older versions of Nancy Drew. It probably wouldn't be easy to read quickly with the dated language. Third, Nancy is still annoying. She knows everything and can do everything. But she's also Just A Girl, so bad things have to happen to her. For instance, early in the book, Nancy reminisces about winning a random slalom ski race. But later on, she hangs out with a ski instructor and demurs that she's not that great at skiing, and she does end up falling on a mogul. In some other scenes, she does a waltz and then the next day, subs in to a skating competition somehow because she could do the waltz on skates (?!). But near the end--she gets overtaken by the baddies and is kidnapped and almost dies!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    Hypers, I'm definitely George. This started mostly as nostalgia-reading, but now I'm super interested in the Grosset & Dunlap edits and the feminist politics (and failures) of Nancy Drew. keywords: mink furs, stolen identity, Aunt Eloise, skiing, Canada, telegrams, near-death Nancy, Mizti Channing Hypers, I'm definitely George. This started mostly as nostalgia-reading, but now I'm super interested in the Grosset & Dunlap edits and the feminist politics (and failures) of Nancy Drew. keywords: mink furs, stolen identity, Aunt Eloise, skiing, Canada, telegrams, near-death Nancy, Mizti Channing

  10. 4 out of 5

    John Yelverton

    Unique Nancy Drew story, as Nancy chases after a thief and a con artist masquerading as Nancy Drew!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Dean Cummings

    In the opening pages of the story, we see Nancy walking home in the middle of a blinding blizzard. Then, without warning, a car loses control, swerving wildly on the icy road, them slams into the front porch of a house located near the road. It was a near miss for Nancy, but even so, her desire to come to the aid of the occupants of the crashed car overcome her shock at almost being struck herself. How could a person not love this heroine? Nancy approaches the car and soon encounters a woman aligh In the opening pages of the story, we see Nancy walking home in the middle of a blinding blizzard. Then, without warning, a car loses control, swerving wildly on the icy road, them slams into the front porch of a house located near the road. It was a near miss for Nancy, but even so, her desire to come to the aid of the occupants of the crashed car overcome her shock at almost being struck herself. How could a person not love this heroine? Nancy approaches the car and soon encounters a woman alighting under her own power. And even within the gusts of wind and snow, Nancy can see that she is stylishly dressed. Her name is Mrs. Channing, she informs Nancy in an imperious tone of voice. Nancy suggests that they seek shelter from the storm, and while they head toward the front door, Nancy suddenly remembers that she recognizes this woman as there has been a bit of a buzz about her all-around River Heights…she’s has been offering fine fur coats and stoles at greatly reduced prices. She has also been selling stock in a company named the Forest Fur Company. As both women reach the door, they are met by a woman who is rather friendly, especially considering the fact that her front porch is quite damaged by the car. The woman knows Nancy and greets her warmly, as she does Mrs. Channing. Once they enter the house, Nancy asks if she can use the telephone, and while she’s making the call, the owner of the house informs Mrs. Channing that Nancy is a private investigator, and her father, Carson Drew is a prominent lawyer in River Heights. For some reason this seemed to make the woman nervous, and when the woman who owns the house returned with the tea tray, Mrs. Channing had vanished. And after Nancy came back to the living room after her call, she was as surprised to learn of Mrs. Channing’s disappearance. Concerned that the woman recklessly walked out into the blizzard, they both look out the front door and notice that Mrs. Channing has managed to drive away in the damaged vehicle! Later, when Nancy returns home, she explains all the happenings to the Drew Family housekeeper, Hannah Gruen and much to Nancy’s surprise, Hannah tells her that she has made a fur purchase from Mrs. Channing, in addition to a $50 investment in Forest Fur. As Nancy listens, she is suspicious about the expensive furs being sold at such dramatically discounted prices, but she keeps her doubts to herself, deciding not to needlessly worry the older woman in the event that the sale was legitimate. But something is off, Nancy decides, and she’s prompted to action, partly by the fact that Hannah Gruen has invested her own funds in the scheme, and partly out of the curiosity that makes her a first-rate investigator. Her first thought is that the distribution of the fur clothing and the stock offering are sure signs that there must be a whole organization behind Mrs. Channing. In an effort to learn more about how many sales Mrs. Channing has made, she casually asks Hannah if she knows anyone else who were offered the discounted furs, to which the housekeeper mentions two other women that both she and Nancy know. And after speaking to these two women, Nancy learns that many of their own friends have also purchased furs and invested in the company. Mrs. Channing has covered a lot of ground in River Heights, Nancy learns. And that’s when the trouble really starts for Nancy, beginning with the strange disappearance of her driver’s license, and then to her being impersonated in the most unfavorable ways. I love the mysteries where Nancy faces many obstacles in her effort to solve the case, and in this particular story, her path to sleuthing success is fraught with one obstacle after another. I was looking forward to learning how she would work her way around the obstructions that her unseen foes were setting up to trip her up. How would she break through and find the key to what made this shadowy criminal organization tick? I was looking forward to a great Nancy Drew mystery story. And by the end, I was not disappointed. The pages of this book were filled with amazing moments, and among my favorites were: Nancy’s “cool aunt” Eloise helping her with her investigation, a pet mink escape that causes quite a ruckus in the Drew home, Nancy’s unexpected figure skating performance, and a gregarious and helpful trapper. Also, of note, Nancy seems to be willing to be a bit more playful and sillier in this story, the best moment came when she arrives home and sneaks up behind Hannah Gruen, then suddenly announces “I’m home!” which gives the housekeeper a bit of a start and a laugh all at the same time. A top shelf book, which is really saying something considering that this is a first-rate mystery series!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Whitney

    Oh boy oh boy oh boy. The ski jump mystery is fun! Not because anything with a ski jump is a big part of the plot, and not exactly because I LIKE the plot . . . It's about the shoplifting and blackmarket selling of mink pelts. I mean honestly, mink is not a desirable commodity anymore. Wearing animal fur as a luxury is an unethical practice. For survival in awful climates, sure, go for it, but with global warming going out of control, I can't imagine many places will require the wearing of fur f Oh boy oh boy oh boy. The ski jump mystery is fun! Not because anything with a ski jump is a big part of the plot, and not exactly because I LIKE the plot . . . It's about the shoplifting and blackmarket selling of mink pelts. I mean honestly, mink is not a desirable commodity anymore. Wearing animal fur as a luxury is an unethical practice. For survival in awful climates, sure, go for it, but with global warming going out of control, I can't imagine many places will require the wearing of fur for human survival. Ugh, humans, what's the deal with humans?! And furthermore, it was a bogus scheme for the crooks to not only target uninformed women who just wanted to show off a fur neckpiece or whatever, but the crooks ALSO coaxed these women into buying stock for the fake fur company! And it still is common practice these days for bogus companies to target women into investing and then leaving them in the lurch. I'm looking at you, McLeggings and SmellyScents! Ahem, but anyway, speaking of women, I love this book because I bought a used copy, and the previous owner really heightened my reading experience. When she was reading this book in 1952 or whenever it was, I assume that she was bored and fidgety and was more interested in "art" than in reading. She had a blue ballpoint pen handy, and yes, she did indeed use it! At least a dozen times, she practiced her signature in the margins. Hey, Alison, where are you now?? Next, Alison designed some wonderful drawings of the daring girl group! And finally, she attempted a full body drawing, but wasn't pleased with how it was going, so she crossed out the face, and helpfully labelled the thing: "Crappy George." Cheers, Alison! Thanks for enhancing my reading experience of this dated story!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Thomas Santomartino

    A better than average Nancy Drew, I enjoyed the novelty of it. I recommend it to Drew fans. The skiing sand winter sports made for a more exciting read. I can't help but wonder what they chopped out of the original printing when they revised the ND books in the 60s. I found out I had the original edition in my collection after If read the revised version digitally. There were 20+ pages removed and there was a different ending in the original. I don't know if it's common knowledge that the books A better than average Nancy Drew, I enjoyed the novelty of it. I recommend it to Drew fans. The skiing sand winter sports made for a more exciting read. I can't help but wonder what they chopped out of the original printing when they revised the ND books in the 60s. I found out I had the original edition in my collection after If read the revised version digitally. There were 20+ pages removed and there was a different ending in the original. I don't know if it's common knowledge that the books in the series was made more politically correct (to 1960s standards) and their length reduced from 200+ pages to 177 (I guess to make them more profitable). I wish there left them alone, in a book of this length 25 pages is a significant loss. How much more could it have first in the cheap pulp paper they were printed on to have kept the original length--in those days I'm guess less than 50¢.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Laura (Reading is a Doing Word)

    The title is slightly misleading as the main mystery centres around phony shares in a mink fur company. Nancy traces a woman and her henchmen to Canada on the trail of a stock swindle involving selling stolen mink fur. There's some skiing, some skating, a quick kidnap at the end and a side story of a recovered inheritance. Not one of the most coherent. The title is slightly misleading as the main mystery centres around phony shares in a mink fur company. Nancy traces a woman and her henchmen to Canada on the trail of a stock swindle involving selling stolen mink fur. There's some skiing, some skating, a quick kidnap at the end and a side story of a recovered inheritance. Not one of the most coherent.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    Another fun Nancy Drew read-Nancy always gets her man! This was a fun, easy mystery-exactly what I expect from this series. This is a great read for fans of Nancy Drew, or those who are looking to see what this series is all about-this is a solid example of this series!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Hannah Berg

    it’s been a few years, but this book is what I keep thinking about while face planting in snow. I’m already behind on my 2020 goodreads goal (partly because of said faceplanting) so I figured I would use this book to cheat. Nancy wouldn’t approve at all. Sorry, Nancy.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Rachel Piper

    The villains are people who sell fraudulent stock, making this not quite the most exciting Nancy Drew mystery.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Emilee (emileereadsbooks)

    If you want to join in a Nancy Drew Book-club, I run the #NancyDrewBookCrew over on my Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/emileereads...) where we are reading all the books in order. You can come participate in the discussion there! We are discussing the 1968 revised version. The discussion questions I wrote for this book and my answers to them: (view spoiler)[ 1. How did you feel about the book overall? I really liked this one! It falls in the middle range of the 29 books I have reread so far. It If you want to join in a Nancy Drew Book-club, I run the #NancyDrewBookCrew over on my Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/emileereads...) where we are reading all the books in order. You can come participate in the discussion there! We are discussing the 1968 revised version. The discussion questions I wrote for this book and my answers to them: (view spoiler)[ 1. How did you feel about the book overall? I really liked this one! It falls in the middle range of the 29 books I have reread so far. It didn't blow me away, but I was entertained and thought the story was plausible. 2. This is the first book to have a "winter" setting. Do you think that added to the plot? I like that it increased the tension, especially when Nancy was tied up and trapped. 3. How do you feel about the stolen identity plot? I think this was an interesting twist (although people have posed as Nancy before) 4. Although this book is about skiing in part, I don't find the title fitting. What would you retitle this one? Mystery of the Mink Stocks. 5. How many eyerolls would you give this book? 0.5! 0.5 because Nancy was weirdly lacking in confidence at times it seemed just to give deference to a man. (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)]

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sahifa

    So this was another from the Nancy Drew mystery series. I was thoroughly bored and craved for some light reading. This book came as a saviour. This was possibly a re-read for me because I remember reading this as a child, however the plot was completely forgotten. So coming to the review , this book is undoubtedly written very nicely and was really an enjoyable read. There was not much of a mystery but lots of events happening and lots of sleuthing. The good part was that it didnt had any fancy s So this was another from the Nancy Drew mystery series. I was thoroughly bored and craved for some light reading. This book came as a saviour. This was possibly a re-read for me because I remember reading this as a child, however the plot was completely forgotten. So coming to the review , this book is undoubtedly written very nicely and was really an enjoyable read. There was not much of a mystery but lots of events happening and lots of sleuthing. The good part was that it didnt had any fancy stunts or unbelievable detection unlike many other later titles. I really enjoy these simplistic plots of nancy drew rather than supernatural ones or overtly technical ones. So overall a thumbsup for me.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    The usual Nancy Drew plot lines. The ending on this one was not very interesting. The cultural slant was disturbing as the story involved mink farms and trapping.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Olivia

    I would say out of all the Nancy Drew books this one is the most outdated. The mystery revolves around a large amount of women in River Heights and surrounding areas buying stolen fur coats and stock in a fake fur company. When Nancy travels to the Adirondack Mountains (northern New York) she visits a mink farm and doesnt find anything wrong about the animals being raised and killed for their fur. Nancy also almost puts her hand into a steel claw trap, something which has been banned for quite som I would say out of all the Nancy Drew books this one is the most outdated. The mystery revolves around a large amount of women in River Heights and surrounding areas buying stolen fur coats and stock in a fake fur company. When Nancy travels to the Adirondack Mountains (northern New York) she visits a mink farm and doesnt find anything wrong about the animals being raised and killed for their fur. Nancy also almost puts her hand into a steel claw trap, something which has been banned for quite some time. As Nancy is supossed to have the strongest moral compass in the world (girl wont even pass the speed limit while chasing a crook) its very strange to see her okay with the fur industry. And yes, i know this book was originally written in 1952 when wearing fur was not as scandals but it was rewritten in 1968, several years after the anti-fur movement had gained traction. The first half of this book is quite good and entertaining but it goes downhill after Nancy returns from Canada. Her trip to Canada and the Adirondacks are too similliar to be two different trips and her return to River Heights feels unnecessary.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Melanie

    The captcha on this book is full of weird errors, more than most of the other books. And Nancy is a decent ice skater but not really impressive on skis, even though she won a novice slaloming competition a year before the book takes place. A phony stock scheme, like book 23 and 25. If you read these sequentially, the tropes recycle way too quick. Also Nancy's identity is stolen like in book 4. And of course, she's kidnapped and bound and gagged again when the people she's with turn their backs fo The captcha on this book is full of weird errors, more than most of the other books. And Nancy is a decent ice skater but not really impressive on skis, even though she won a novice slaloming competition a year before the book takes place. A phony stock scheme, like book 23 and 25. If you read these sequentially, the tropes recycle way too quick. Also Nancy's identity is stolen like in book 4. And of course, she's kidnapped and bound and gagged again when the people she's with turn their backs for two minutes. She gets stunned falling on a ski slope but it's not clear if she actually loses consciousness, and she lapses into hypothermic semi-consciousness near the end.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Myrtle

    Between 3 and 2 stars. Nancy Drew is so overrated. The first Nancy Drew I read was the one about Mardi Gras. I only read it for school and it gave me nightmares for days. It was absolutely terrifying. Then I read this one. Since it was written a long time ago it was very confusedly written and I gave up on having to go back and reread multiple sentences so I just continued and got so confused. I had absolutely no idea what was happening and and it was not a fun experience. Also, it wasn't that m Between 3 and 2 stars. Nancy Drew is so overrated. The first Nancy Drew I read was the one about Mardi Gras. I only read it for school and it gave me nightmares for days. It was absolutely terrifying. Then I read this one. Since it was written a long time ago it was very confusedly written and I gave up on having to go back and reread multiple sentences so I just continued and got so confused. I had absolutely no idea what was happening and and it was not a fun experience. Also, it wasn't that much of a mystery. We knew who the bad guys were from the start. There was a little bit of mystery but not much. Mostly suspense and action

  24. 5 out of 5

    Liz

    I read this for some research and like most Nancy Drew books, I liked it. Written in 1952 (and I did have the 1952 edition), I found it interesting that this had to do with minks and furs. I grew up seeing those little animals biting each other draped around women's necks with their fake beady eyes. While selling fur in the fifties and sixties was accepted as normal, I wonder how today's generation accepts this? I read this for some research and like most Nancy Drew books, I liked it. Written in 1952 (and I did have the 1952 edition), I found it interesting that this had to do with minks and furs. I grew up seeing those little animals biting each other draped around women's necks with their fake beady eyes. While selling fur in the fifties and sixties was accepted as normal, I wonder how today's generation accepts this?

  25. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    I just love Nancy's world, where the good guys all look honest, the bad guys have beady-eyes and pencil-thin mustaches, criminals put their return addresses on their mailings, and yet it still takes an 18-year-old amateur detective to round up a theft ring. Gotta love it! I just love Nancy's world, where the good guys all look honest, the bad guys have beady-eyes and pencil-thin mustaches, criminals put their return addresses on their mailings, and yet it still takes an 18-year-old amateur detective to round up a theft ring. Gotta love it!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Joy Gerbode

    Typical Nancy Drew ... solving the mystery, getting into trouble.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Darinda

    A con artist is using the name Nancy Drew. Nancy must solve this mystery to clear her own name. A fun and entertaining story.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Suzie

    Nancy becomes suspicious when she encounters Mrs. Channing, a woman claiming to be part of a fur company. The woman’s brusque attitude appalls her. When Nancy finds out that Mrs. Channing has been selling fake stock to numerous people in River Heights, including Hannah Gruen (Nancy’s beloved housekeeper), she sets out to capture the woman and her gang of thieves.  Nancy travels around quite a bit in this mystery. She and her father have a trip planned for Montreal. It eventually gets pushed back Nancy becomes suspicious when she encounters Mrs. Channing, a woman claiming to be part of a fur company. The woman’s brusque attitude appalls her. When Nancy finds out that Mrs. Channing has been selling fake stock to numerous people in River Heights, including Hannah Gruen (Nancy’s beloved housekeeper), she sets out to capture the woman and her gang of thieves.  Nancy travels around quite a bit in this mystery. She and her father have a trip planned for Montreal. It eventually gets pushed back a bit, as Nancy works her case. But when her father needs her help, she quickly joins him in Canada. The case also initially takes her to New York. Where she uncovers another facet of the mystery with her Aunt Eloise. I like all the traveling. It’s always interesting to see how Nancy adapts to a new place and hunts for clues.  The Rescue Ned comes to Nancy’s aid and I am totally okay with it. No, really. I will never roll my eyes at him saving Nancy’s life again! Nancy is kidnapped with Ned nearby. Her legs and hands are bound, and she’s abandoned in an isolated cabin in the snowy woods late at night. Ned has been searching for her for over an hour. Bess, George, Burt and Dave help Ned look for Nancy and encourage him to stay behind while they look for her. Of course he says no and sets out once again to search. When she is finally found, Nancy is freezing cold and falling asleep. The cabin door is padlocked shut so Burt and Dave break a window. Ned is the first one through. See, this is the kind of save I like! He didn’t just appear out of nowhere and conveniently rescue her. He worried, he searched, he and his friends find her and rescue her.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Sapna

    This is a really cool Nancy Drew story where the sleuth Nancy Drew tries to catch a Gang of stock cheats and mink coat thieves. I started reading it when the lights went out last weekend as there was nothing else to do and so I have completed Book 2 of my Goodreads Pledge! Basically, Nancy's housekeeper Hannah Gruen bought some shares from a lady Mrs Channing who seems to have conned many unsuspecting people into buying stolen mink coats and then selling them fake stock share certificates. Initi This is a really cool Nancy Drew story where the sleuth Nancy Drew tries to catch a Gang of stock cheats and mink coat thieves. I started reading it when the lights went out last weekend as there was nothing else to do and so I have completed Book 2 of my Goodreads Pledge! Basically, Nancy's housekeeper Hannah Gruen bought some shares from a lady Mrs Channing who seems to have conned many unsuspecting people into buying stolen mink coats and then selling them fake stock share certificates. Initially Nancy meets the thief Mrs Channing when she creates a car accident and ruins Mrs Martin's porch. The fake company's name is Forest Fur Company at Dunstan Lake. Later, they steal Nancy's ID proof and wander around doing identity theft. Nancy tracks the Channings and their Gang to Montreal, Canada and meets a good new friend called Chuck Wilson who her Dad Lawyer Mr Drew is helping. Later, Nancy and her friends go on a holiday to the Adirondacks where her Aunt Eloise has a cabin and they meet Chuck there again. Chuck meets his long-lost friend John Horn via Nancy Drew and her friends and this helps him get his father's inheritance for him from an unscrupulous uncle. Mr Drew, Nancy's father, was handling this case. The climax of the mystery is solved and our Heroine Nancy Drew is put at great personal risk. Later, they nab the Baddies (Mr and Mrs Channing and Dunstan Lake - who is a person, not a place) and Nancy is gifted a mink stole and a diamond pin and her friends Ned, Burt and Dave were gifted a deer head for Ned's Fraternity House at Emerson College!!! Nice book, I give it *****.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Matthew

    The Mystery at the Ski Jump is the 29th installment in the Nancy Drew Mystery series. This one was first published in 1952. The issue with the Nancy Drew novels is that it can be a mystery as to which edition you're getting. In 1959 the series when through a complete rehaul. The novels before that date were either shortened, rewritten, or changed completely. So there are two (maybe more) versions of this title. The one I found in a second-hand bookshop is the original hardcover edition with a du The Mystery at the Ski Jump is the 29th installment in the Nancy Drew Mystery series. This one was first published in 1952. The issue with the Nancy Drew novels is that it can be a mystery as to which edition you're getting. In 1959 the series when through a complete rehaul. The novels before that date were either shortened, rewritten, or changed completely. So there are two (maybe more) versions of this title. The one I found in a second-hand bookshop is the original hardcover edition with a dust jacket that has the 25 chapters (whereas some newer editions only have 20), but unlike other stories, this one keeps most of the original story intact. Nancy Drew stumbles upon a mink fur company racket where a gang is selling mink stoles and coats to women and then selling them fake stocks. This mystery takes Nancy to New York City where she visits her aunt, Eloise, to Montreal where she meets a handsome ski instructor, then to the ski slopes in the Adirondacks. There are many familiar faces in this book that appear in others. Ned Nickerson, Bess, and George, Helen Gruen, the whole slew of familiars. And all set among the backdrop of wintertime, skiing, ice skating, and bobsledding. Yes, the Nancy Drew Mysteries have a formula to them, but they are light and fun, and fast-paced. Just the kind of story I enjoy. It's a good formula and is no surprise why this series has outlasted so many others. 92 years old and still going strong is nothing to sneeze at. The Mystery at the Ski Jump, by Carolyn Keene, 1952. (Try getting the original 25 chapters 1952 version if you can.) My rating - 4/5

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