Mystery at Malachite Mansion

Carolyn Keene

Book - 2011

When Nancy and her friends help organize a star-studded fundraiser for Malachite Beach, they discover that the celebrities, as well as themselves, are the targets of deadly foul play.

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Series
Keene, Carolyn. Nancy Drew, girl detective ; #46.
Keene, Carolyn. Malibu mayhem trilogy ; bk. 2.
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Published
New York : Aladdin 2011.
Edition
1st Aladdin pbk. ed
Language
English
Physical Description
137 p. ; 20 cm
ISBN
9781442422971
9781448785858
1448785855
Main Author
Carolyn Keene (-)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 9 Up—Tessa's life takes an exciting turn when her family moves from suburban Virginia to Buenos Aires where her father is an American FBI employee affiliated with the embassy. Her new circle of friends includes a group of worldly teenagers with access to many features of an adult lifestyle. Among them is her fellow-artist and new boyfriend, Lucien, the son of a French diplomat. Then Tessa's father, who has recently returned from a two-year stint in Colombia, forbids her to see Lucien. Determined to maintain her relationship with the one person who makes her feel beautiful, talented, and needed, Tessa sneaks around. As her estrangement from her family grows, Lucien's alluring behavior is becoming suspect and at times dangerous. When Tessa learns the latest trigger for his manic outbursts, she has a breakdown of her own. The story reaches a frenzied climax in which Tessa attempts to save Lucien from himself only to learn that she may be lucky to save her own life. The characters' voices ring true and the plot moves along at an engaging pace. The subplots involving Tessa's family add to the portrayal of the protagonist's changing personality. Teen girls will recognize the urgency of first love and the ways in which it can take over one's life. This is a solid addition to the darker side of the chick-lit genre.—Lynn Rashid, Marriotts Ridge High School, Marriottsville, MD [Page 152]. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

When the polluted beach at their Malibu condo forces them to relocate to a holistic spa next door, Nancy Drew and her friends investigate the spa's motivational guru, whom they believe may be responsible for the local ocean garbage dumping. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When Nancy and her friends help organize a star-studded fundraiser for Malachite Beach, they discover that the celebrities, as well as themselves, are the targets of deadly foul play.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Nancy Drew and her friends aren't having the most restful Malibu vacation. After noticing pollution on the shores of their beautiful beachfront condo, they check into the shady "holistic spa" next door to investigate a motivational guru who could be tied to ocean garbage dumping! An environmental, ripped-from-the-headlines adventure, with some Kardashian sister look-alikes thrown in. Book two in the Malibu Mystery Trilogy.