The Clue of the Silken Ladder

Mildred A. Wirt BENSON (1905 - 2002)

In THE CLUE OF THE SILKEN LADDER, Penny investigates multiple mysteries. What is the purpose of the singular silken ladder made by the secretive and somewhat sinister old Japanese curio shop owner? How can the "Riverview Star" obtain evidence that a popular troup of spiritualists really are heartless con artists? Last, who is perpetrating the gravity-defying burglaries that have rocked the town ? Meanwhile, the Parker housekeeper, Mrs. Weems, has come into an inheritance and plans to leave Riverview, much to the Parkers' dismay. Can Penny change her mind? PENNY PARKER is a teen-aged sleuth and amateur reporter with an uncanny knack for uncovering and solving unusual, sometimes bizarre mysteries. The only daughter of widower Anthony Parker, publisher of the "Riverview Star," Penny has been raised to be self-sufficient, outspoken, innovative, and extraordinarily tenacious. Her cheerful, chatty manner belies a shrewd and keenly observant mind. Penny was the creation of Mildred A. Wirt, who was also the author of the original Nancy Drew series (under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene). Wirt became frustrated when she was pushed to "tone down" Nancy Drew and make her less independent and daring. With Penny Parker, Wirt had a freer hand and received full credit. Wirt once said, " 'I always thought Penny Parker was a better Nancy Drew than Nancy is." - Summary by Cheryl Adam

Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Action & Adventure Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Double Trouble Cheryl Adam
00:13:39
Play 02 A Rope of Silk Cheryl Adam
00:14:13
Play 03 Society Routine Cheryl Adam
00:10:22
Play 04 A Turn of Fortune Cheryl Adam
00:12:51
Play 05 The Man in Gray Cheryl Adam
00:08:58
Play 06 An Apartment Burglary Cheryl Adam
00:11:23
Play 07 Mark of the Iron Hook Cheryl Adam
00:10:39
Play 08 Psychic Signs Cheryl Adam
00:10:05
Play 09 Mrs. Weems' Inheritance Cheryl Adam
00:12:38
Play 10 Ouija Board Wisdom Cheryl Adam
00:12:01
Play 11 The Celestial Temple Cheryl Adam
00:09:51
Play 12 A Message for Mrs. Weems Cheryl Adam
00:12:39
Play 13 Wet Paint Cheryl Adam
00:08:37
Play 14 Cousin David's Ghost Cheryl Adam
00:10:10
Play 15 Hidden Money Cheryl Adam
00:12:19
Play 16 Over the Window Ledge Cheryl Adam
00:08:16
Play 17 Kano's Curio Shop Cheryl Adam
00:11:21
Play 18 The Bell Tower Cheryl Adam
00:07:16
Play 19 Penny Investigates Cheryl Adam
00:06:49
Play 20 Inside the Cabinet Cheryl Adam
00:06:39
Play 21 Startling Information Cheryl Adam
00:08:28
Play 22 Scaling the Wall Cheryl Adam
00:08:32
Play 23 A Prisoner in the Belfry Cheryl Adam
00:09:19
Play 24 The Wooden Box Cheryl Adam
00:15:00
Play 25 Extra! Cheryl Adam
00:09:28