RanchAuthor: Carolyn Keene
Ghost writer: Mildred
Nancy Drew: loves to solve mysteries,
close to her dad
Bess: Nancy’s best friend, loves matchmaking
George: Also Nancy’s best friend, tomboy
Alice: Bess and George’s cousin, very caring
Shorty: Cowboy at the ranch, responsible for
weird happenings at the ranch
Shadow Ranch: A horse ranch in the mountains
A meadowmeadow near the ranch: Shorty and his
gang have a cabin in the meadow
Time: Modern day
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Nancy, Bess, George, and Alice go to Shadow
Ranch for a vacation, but they end up trying
to solve a mystery instead of relaxing!
Strange things are happening at the ranch, like
wind mills being knocked over in the middle of
the night and lights randomly coming on.
Nancy figures out that Shorty, a cowboy at the
ranch, is behind the strange happenings and tries
to catch him and his gang.
Nancy and her friends are captured by Shorty’s
Read the book to find out how it ends .
Nancy is trying to stop the strange and
spooky things from happening at the ranch.
Shorty is making more strange things
happen at the ranch to run the owners off so
he can take control of the ranch.