Hey, it’s Rey! So, per my Hawaii post suggestion, Linda took it one step further: the three of us had to feature our favorite Hawaiian author or Hawaiian-themed story. I’m not a reader, but given The Boss’ love of Nancy Drew, I grabbed The Secret of the Golden Pavilion (I do so like an “easy” read).
This is the 36th book in the series, penned by Carolyne Keene (the pseudonym of many authors) back in 1959. The mystery finds Nancy and her housekeeper, Hannah, and her pals, George and Bess (and beaus Ned, Dave, and Burt) on our beautiful Islands, formerly known as The Sandwich Islands, by the way (I do pick up facts now and then, he-he).
The case involves an old golden pavilion—no surprise there, he-he. Someone has been hacking the floor. Maybe in search of something? Mr. Sakamaki, Carson Drew’s client, provides the pretty sleuth with two mysterious symbols, possible clues to solving his mystery . . . one of two, actually. Two claimants, a brother and sister, have suddenly appeared in connection with settling Mr. Sakamaki’s estate, known as Kaluakua, which he inherited from his granddad. Hmmm. Are they the real deal?
In addition to learning about the history of the Islands and indulging in a luau and visiting cultural locations/places. There’s never a dull moment, either . . .
Nancy turned on the television set and tuned it to the proper channel. The telecast had barely started when the announcer electrified the Drews with a news bulletin which he said had just been received by the station.
“Word has come,” he began, “of a plane in trouble over the Pacific. It is one which was chartered by a group of students from Emerson College.”
“Oh, Dad!” Nancy cried out fearfully. “That’s the plane that Ned and Dave and Burt are on!”
Ooooh, will they crash? You’ll just have to read the book to find out, won’t you?
Aloha everyone! And Happy Holidays!