The Secret of the Old Clock is the first volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series written under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene.
Sixteen-year-old Nancy Drew wishes to help the Turners, who are struggling relatives of the recently deceased Josiah Crowley. Aided along the way by Helen Corning, she becomes interested in the case because she dislikes his snobbish "nouveau-riche" social-climbing heirs presumptive, the Tophams. Interviewing various Crowley relatives and friends, Nancy learns from an injured old lady that Crowley hinted that the clue to his will would be found in the family clock.
The meeting was 19th of April, Tuesday, during break time. The book club formed by seven students and two teachers discussed about this book. All of us agreed that the book was very easy to read, in fact, in USA the book is written for kids ages 8 to 12. However, because of that the book becomes a little predictable, even the end of it. The book was rewritten in 1959 and due to this you will find nothing about cell phones or computers, so different to the present moment of the students that they didn't feel identified with Nancy, the main character. Anyway, if you love mysteries, then surely, you will enjoy this book.