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The Red Slippers: 02/27/19
The Red Slippers by Carolyn Keene is the eleventh in the Nancy Drew Diaries series. Nancy and her friends are meeting up with an old friend, Maggie, who is in town for a ballet recital. When she's suddenly late for her first rehearsal and the reason is clearly sabotage, Nancy knows there's a mystery to solve.
Nancy et al end up going undercover to protect Maggie and make sure the show goes on. In the process of investigating things escalate and Nancy is injured.
Volume 11 is good at building tension, first through the high stress environment of the performance. Later the tension is expanded through the maliciousness and anger behind the sabotage.
That said, I had the person pegged early on. That comes from reading so many mysteries and watching so many police procedurals. Even with knowing who was behind the sabotage, I still enjoyed this fast paced book.