The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene
Nancy, unaided, seeks to find a missing will. To the surprise of many, the Topham family will inherit wealthy Josiah Crowley’s fortune, instead of deserving relatives and friends who were promised inheritances. Nancy determines that a clue to a second will might be found in an old clock Mr. Crowley had owned and she seeks to find the timepiece. Her search not only tests her keen mind, but also leads her into a thrilling adventure.
Trigger & Content Warnings
- Home invasion
- Poverty & financial difficulties (theme)
*Context: Nancy walks in a crew burglarising an unvacated holiday house and they lock her in a wardrobe. Secondary characters struggle with financial concerns, including an elderly lady who cannot afford food or medical treatment.