Saturday, October 5

Book Review: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth

Title: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth

Author: Jane O'Connor, Illustrated by Robin Priess Glasser

Pages: EBook 50

Summary: Nancy and her best friend, Bree, have everything they need to solve a mystery, from their totally professional trench coats to their top-secret code.

But when crime strikes in their classroom, will these super sleuths be able to crack the case? Find out in the glamorous start to an all-new chapter book series featuring everyone’s favorite fancy girl.

My Rating: 8/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: This was a very enjoyable, quick read. Definitely not a book for my age range, but my library had a promotional event going on for the Ebook version of it, so I gave it a try, and I did find I enjoyed the book.

Nancy was a fun character to read about, a good sleuth in training, and the author does a great job at capturing her voice. I think a lot of young readers would be able to relate to Nancy, or at least enjoy reading about the "adventure" she goes on.

I did find it to be predictable, but I think those who are n the age range the book is meant for, would love following all of the clues, and mystery solving process. I also think it might be a good book for a more reluctant reader, as it is on that moves fairly fast, and is one that is slightly more interactive for the reader, especially in the end, with Nancy and Bree's secret code (yeah, I stopped and solved it.)

Overall, it was a fun read. I think it's would be a great choice for the young readers - and those who likely have read about Nancy's earlier adventures.

Would I recommend it to read: I would. This is a perfect book for a young reader. I'd say the 8 - 10 range, but I think there would be a lot of young readers who would love the character and story.

What to read next: More Nancy Clancy. There are two more chapter books and then the picture books.

Challenges: 100 Books Challenge, 2013 Category Challenge, EBook Challenge


  1. I'm going to have to look for this for my daughter. She loved Fancy Nancy when she was younger, and is now big on mysteries like Nancy Drew. This would be perfect!

    1. I hope you'll be able to find it, it was a fun read. Oddly enough, the character in the book also enjoys Nancy book - perfect fit for your daughter I think :)

  2. I keep trying to get my daughter to read this. Though in typical fashion she promptly rejects anything I suggest. But I'm going to sneak it into her bag when we go on vacation.

    1. Oh, I hear you on that. At a certain age, they decide that any suggestion from an adult, must mean that it's, bad, not cool, etc. I hope she enjoys the book, and you find a good way to sneak it to her.