Over the weekend I impersonated a spy….or someone…stole a sapphire and bugged a pigeon. As in fed the pigeon a tracking device. If you guessed correctly, you’d know I’ve been playing The Phantom of Venice.
The game, as well as some projects I’ve been working along with some snooping through art files here in the office led me to ponder Nancy’s wardrobe. At times we see her clothes in an old suitcase, or hear what she’s wearing (like her flouncy dress in Secret of the Old Clock) and a few times we also get to dress her up, like in VEN.
Here’s my question for you: what sort of outfit do you imagine Nancy wearing regularly? Does it vary from game to game (or book to book)? Do you prefer she wear a 1940s dress or a plaid skirt or khaki pants with a lovely blouse? Is she a sneakers kind of girl, or does she wear ballet flats? I’d love to hear your comments!
Ah yes, the weekend puzzle… From the looks of it, many of you were able to figure out this drop-quote puzzle that can be found in The Captive Curse or Alibi in Ashes. But it appears that the second part of the puzzle (the numbers below) may have stumped a few of you. Here’s the solution: [It’s an Ottendorf, or better known, a book cipher]. Here’s the jist of it all: figure out by process of elimination what letters above are to be dropped down into the empty spaces to create full sentences. The cipher below works like this: [count the line, then the word, then the letter in that word]. Once you complete your deciphering, the end answer should be [Look above door]. A reference to something specific in Ghost of Thornton Hall.