By Carolyn Keene
After discovering the murdered physique of 1 of her father's affiliates, Nancy Drew discovers that the fellow was once a ruthless blackmailer with many enemies, and she or he units out to discover the killer.
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He requested in a faint eu accessory. “A vehicle hearth is not any shaggy dog story. I had a Fiat once—” “I’m sure,” Nancy acknowledged, breaking in on his tale. “But thank you back. ” He appeared nearly disillusioned to be robbed of his likelihood to be a hero. because the prepare dinner lower back to the kitchen, David joined Nancy. “A shaggy dog story? ” he stated. “How are you aware? i believe we must always name a storage to return get your vehicle. ” “I doubt if that’s necessary,” Nancy spoke back. “Someone stressed this sort of so-called vehicle bombs to a friend’s automobile final yr. They’re lovely startling, yet they don’t do any genuine harm to a motor vehicle. “I should still cost simply the same,” she extra, going again to the auto and leaning in to drag the hood latch. “But I’m nearly optimistic that’s what it really is. ” while the hood popped open, the scent reminded Nancy of Fourth of July picnics minus the new canines and burgers. David pulled a small flashlight from his pocket. “There it is,” he acknowledged, aiming the sunshine at a blackened cardboard tube that dangled from the distributor. He leaned over and indifferent the skinny wires, then studied it. “I wager should you activate the ignition, the present units it off. adorable. ” “I’ll take that,” Nancy stated, achieving for the auto bomb. “It can be a clue. ” “Oh, sorry,” David stated. “I bought my fingerprints far and wide it. ” Nancy borrowed his mild and shone it round the engine compartment, then closed the hood. “It appears to be like okay,” she pronounced. David frowned. “I don’t just like the consider of this. it may well simply as simply were a true bomb. i'm wondering in case you should drop out of this research. ” “Sorry,” Nancy stated. “There’s no manner I’m going to permit myself to be scared off. an excessive amount of is at stake—such as my father’s popularity. ” David nodded as though he had anticipated her solution. “Would you love me to aim beginning the engine for you? ” he requested. “Thanks, yet I’ll do it,” Nancy spoke back. “I doubt if I’ll have to any extent further difficulty. ” “Okay, but when you don’t brain, I’ll keep on with you domestic. simply in case that gizmo triggered a few difficulties that don’t appear until eventually you’re in your approach. ” He waited whereas Nancy acquired the engine going and subsidized out of her parking position. Then he lower back to his personal motor vehicle and pulled in at the back of her. Nancy’s brain was once concentrated part on her using and part on what had simply occurred. the auto bomb used to be no longer a random prank, she used to be yes of that. It have been geared toward her, as a caution. yet via whom? Broughton’s killer used to be the most obvious candidate, yet how had he identified the place to discover her automobile? She didn’t imagine an individual have been following her, yet then, too, she needed to admit that she hadn’t been observing. Her center sank. She had instructed Bess that she was once on her technique to dinner and had named the Riverside eating place. What if Bess casually pointed out that truth to Kyle? He may have simply put in the prank bomb whereas Nancy and David have been having dinner. After achieving her road, she pulled into the driveway. in the back of her, David flippantly tapped his horn ahead of riding off. As she walked to the door, Nancy considered the night as a complete. aside from the instant while her vehicle appeared approximately to explode, she had completely loved her date with David.