About the BookTold against the fascinating background of South America, this Nancy Drew mystery-adventure makes exciting reading. Lovely young Carla Ponte who lives in Peru invites Nancy and her friends Bess and George to visit her and solve her "monkey mystery", which might lead to a fabulous treasure. the clue is most of the crossword cipher is obliterated.
When a notorious gang headed by El Gato (The Cat) steals the priceless relic, Nancy's hopes of solving the mystery almost shattered. But the daring young detective's ability to think fast and act quickly results in the discovery of the plaque.
Nancy's determined efforts to decode the crossword cipher take her to the magnificent, awe-inspiring Incan ruins at Cuzco and Machu Picchu. Through clever deductions, perseverance, and dangerous adventures, Nancy and her friends help to capture a ring of vicious smugglers and go on to make an astounding archaeological discovery.
- Genre: Mystery
- Theme(s): Family, Children's
- Author: Carolyn Keene
- Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap
- ISBN: B000INTTYM
Hardcover Release North America Dec 31, 1969
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