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Famous Mistakes: 05/20/22

Famous Mistakes

Famous Mistakes by Carolyn Keene is the seventeenth book in the Nancy Drew Diaries. Ned has started a podcast, NedTalks. He wants to interview comedian Brady Owens who will be performing in the new arts center. Unfortunately he's being dogged by bad publicity after a heckling response that went too far.

When Nancy and Ned go to Brady's room they find it trashed and his joke book completely destroyed. Nancy decides to help solve the mystery of who trashed the room so that the show can go on.

Meanwhile there are protests being led by a local art historian and college professor. This part of the book addresses head on the consequences of a celebrity targeting a person, even if it's done in the heat of the moment. It includes dialog of the finding the balance between protective speech vs. targeted harassment.

Now since I read a lot of mysteries and since I've been rewatching Leverage and watching Leverage: Redemption, I could see the larger game being played. The protests around Brady Owen are a distraction. For what, though, is the big mystery.

The next book is A Nancy Drew Christmas (2018)

Five stars

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