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The Sign in the Smoke: 03/20/19

The Sign in the Smoke

The Sign in the Smoke by Carolyn Keene is the twelfth of the Nancy Drew Diaries. Nancy has been roped into being a summer camp counselor by her friends. They're working at the recently reopened and renamed camp.

Nancy is hoping to have some time off from sleuthing. But there's no escape, especially when the camp appears to be haunted by a girl who supposedly drowned at the previous camp.

This Nancy Drew series has so far avoided ghosts. The set up, beyond the paranormal angle, was similar to Secret at Mystic Lake, book six in this very series. What's different here is that there are clearly multiple people and multiple motives all feeding into the overall "haunting."

My main complaint with this book is that it's too similar too soon to previous books in the series. There are times that this mystery feels like a collage of previous books.

The thirteenth book is The Ghost in the Grey Fox Inn (2017). I am currently reading it.

Four stars

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