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Nancy Drew Mysteries
[est. 1930]

official color portrait of Nancy Drew           short history

The Stratemeyer Syndicate

Nancy Drew non-fiction

Nancy Drew mystery books

movies, stageplays, other media

works about Nancy Drew
& other young sleuths

links

"Those men are not going to stand for Nancy Drew poking her little nose into their affairs."
— Carson Drew

          short history
          t e x t
          h e r e

          The Nancy Drew Mysteries series was begun in 1930,
written under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene by a series of writers-for-hire
Nancy Drew Mysteries [64 titles 1930-2006]
Nancy Drew Files [124 titles 1986-97]
Nancy Drew Notebooks [69 titles 1994-2005]
1993 Nancy Drew Conference at UIowa
listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' 8/2014

Girl Sleuth Nancy Drew  
"Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew & The Women
Who Created Her" [2005]
by Melanie Rehak

Harvest Books 8x5¼ pb [9/2005] for $11.20
Harcourt 9x6 hardcover [9/2005] for $18.25

pseudonym Carolyn Keene entry at Wikipedia
Nancy Drew entry at Wikipedia

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's Kid Sleuths Page
BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's The Hardy Boys Mystery Series Page


The Stratemeyer Syndicate  [est. 1899]
Among the childrens' book series produced by Stratemeyer were the Bobbsey Twins, Bomba the Jungle Boy,
Nancy Drew, Ruth Fielding, The Happy Hollisters, Hardy Boys, Honey Bunch, Motor Boys, Moving Picture Boys
& Moving Picture Girls, Outdoor Girls, Rover Boys, and the Tom Swift, Tom Swift Jr. & Tom Swift III series.

Stratemeyer Syndicate entry at Wikipedia
Edward Stratemeyer [1862-1930] entry at Wikipedia

Edward Stratemeyer & the Stratemeyer Syndicate book by Deidre Johnson  
"Edward Stratemeyer and The Stratemeyer Syndicate" [1993]
by Deidre Johnson

Twayne Publrs 8½x5½ hardcover [8/93] out of print/used
Secret of The Stratemeyer Syndicate Fiction Factory book by Carol Billman  "The Secret of The Stratemeyer Syndicate: Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, and The Million Dollar Fiction Factory" [1986]
by Carol Billman

Ungar Publng Co. hardcover [8/86] out of print/used
The House on the Point Tribute to Franklin W. Dixon book by Benjamin Hoff  "The House On The Point: A Tribute To Franklin W. Dixon and The Hardy Boys" [2002] by Benjamin Hoff
St. Martin's Minotaur 8½x5¾ pb [10/2002] out of print/used
Minotaur Books 9¾x4¾ hardcover [10/2002] out of print/used
Edward Stratemeyer YA biography by Brenda Lange  "Edward Stratemeyer: Creator of The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew" [2004] by Brenda Lange, Foreword by Kyle Zimmer
Chelsea House Publns 9½x6½ hardcover [1/2004] for $28.44
Secret of The Hardy Boys & The Stratemeyer Syndicate book by Marilyn S. Greenwald  "The Secret of The Hardy Boys: Leslie McFarlane & The Stratemeyer Syndicate" [2004]
by Marilyn S. Greenwald

Ohio Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [7/2004] for $26.36


Nancy Drew Non-Fiction Books

Nancy Drew Cookbook by Carolyn Keene  "The Nancy Drew Cookbook: Clues To Good Cooking"
[ages 9-12; 2005] by Carolyn Keene

Grosset & Dunlap 9¼x8 spiral-bound [10/2005] for $10.39
Lost Files of Nancy Drew book by Carolyn Keene  "The Lost Files of Nancy Drew" [ages 9-12; 2007]
by Carolyn Keene

Grosset & Dunlap 11¼ x9¼ hardcover [5/2007] for $13.59
Nancy Drew Sleuth Book by Carolyn Keene  "The Nancy Drew Sleuth Book: Clues To Good Sleuthing"
[ages 9-12; 2007] by Carolyn Keene

Grosset & Dunlap 8¼x5¾ hardcover [5/2007] for $7.99


The  Nancy  Drew  Mysteries  Book  Series
written under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene by a series of writers-for-hire

browse Nancy Drew series books at Amazon

Kindle Edition Nancy Drew series books at Amazon

Nancy Drew Mysteries  [64 titles 1930-2006]
listing of Nancy Drew Mystery Stories books at Wikipedia

Nancy Drew Starter Set book set by Carolyn Keene  "Nancy Drew Starter Set" Book Set [YA 2009] by Carolyn Keene
Grosset & Dunlap 7¾x5¼ hardcover box set [9/2009] out of print/used
Packaged together in a collectible box set: #1 "The Secret of The Old Clock"; #2 "The Hidden Staircase"; #3 "The Bungalow Mystery"; #4 "The Mystery At Lilac Inn"; #5 "The Secret of Shadow Ranch"; and #6 "The Secret of Red Gate Farm"
75th Anniversary Gift Set [2005]
Applewood Books 9½x7¾ hardcover set [8/2005] orig price $47.25 / out of print/used
same books #1-6 as above, in larger hardcover format
Nancy Drew Complete Series Set, Books 1-64  
Nancy Drew Complete Series Set, Books 1-64
orig Amazon Exclusive list price was $446.99 which is $6.98 per book
Grosset & Dunlap hardcover 1968 editions [11/2006] out of print/new-used
Grosset & Dunlap 9x6½ hardcover set [2007] out of print/new-used
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"The Secret of The Old Clock" [#1 1930]
"The Hidden Staircase" [#2 1930]
"The Bungalow Mystery" [#3 1930]
"The Mystery At Lilac Inn" [#4 1930]
"The Secret of Shadow Ranch" [#5 1931]
"The Secret of Red Gate Farm" [#6 1931]
"The Clue In The Diary" [#7 1932]
"Nancy's Mysterious Letter" [#8 1932]
"The Sign of The Twisted Candles" [#9 1933]
"The Password To Larkspur Lane" [#10 1933]

"The Clue of The Broken Locket" [#11 1934]
"The Message In The Hollow Oak" [#12 1935]
"The Mystery of The Ivory Charm" [#13 1936]
"The Whispering Statue" [#14 1937]
"The Haunted Bridge" [#15 1937]
"The Clue of The Tapping Heels" [#16 1939]
"The Mystery of The Brass-Bound Trunk" [#17 1940]
"The Mystery At The Moss-Covered Mansion" [#18 1941]
"The Quest of The Missing Map" [#19 1942]
"The Clue In The Jewel Box" [#20 1943]

"The Secret In The Old Attic" [#21 1944]
"The Clue In The Crumbling Wall" [#22 1945]
"The Mystery of The Tolling Bell" [#23 1946]
"The Clue In The Old Album" [#24 1947]
"The Ghost of Blackwood Hall" [#25 1948]
"The Clue of The Leaning Chimney" [#26 1949]
"The Secret of The Wooden Lady" [#27 1950]
"The Clue of The Black Keys" [#28 1951]
"The Mystery At The Ski Jump" [#29 1952]
"The Clue of The Velvet Mask" [#30 1953]

Nancy Drew & The Ringmaster's Secret mystery novel by Carolyn Keene  "Nancy Drew: The Ringmaster's Secret" [#31 = 1953, rev 1974] by Carolyn Keene
Nancy is learning horseback riding stunts, so Aunt Eloise sends her a second-hand bracelet with five horse charms, with a sixth missing. The Sims Circus, where Nancy's instructor used to work, arrives in town, and when Nancy visits the circus, the clown tells her that the aerialist Lolita has the sixth charm.
Kindle Edition from Penguin Publng [1954 edition] for $6.99
Armada Books mass pb [7/81] out of print/used
Grosset & Dunlap pb [1974] out of print/used
Grosset & Dunlap 7¾x5 hardcover [1954] for $7.19
book entry at Wikipedia

#32: The Scarlet Slipper Mystery
#33: The Witch Tree Symbol
#34: The Hidden Window Mystery
#35: The Haunted Showboat
#36: The Secret of The Golden Pavilion
#37: The Clue In The Old Stagecoach
#38: The Mystery of The Fire Dragon
#39: The Clue of The Dancing Puppet
#40: The Moonstone Castle Mystery

#41: The Clue of The Whistling Bagpipes
#42: The Phantom of Pine Hill
#43: The Mystery of The 99 Steps
#44: The Clue In The Crossword Cipher
#45: The Spider Sapphire Mystery
#46: The Invisible Intruder
#47: The Mysterious Mannequin
#48: The Crooked Banister
#49: The Secret of Mirror Bay
#50: The Double Jinx Mystery

#51: Mystery of The Glowing Eye
#52: The Secret of The Forgotten City
#53: The Sky Phantom
#54: The Strange Message In The Parchment
#55: Mystery of Crocodile Island
#56: The Thirteenth Pearl
#57: The Triple Hoax
#58: The Flying Saucer Mystery
#59: The Secret In The Old Lace
#60: The Greek Symbol Mystery

#61: The Swami's Ring
#62: The Kachina Doll Mystery
#63: The Twin Dilemma
#64: Captive Witness

#66 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_Against_Time_(Nancy_Drew) <


Nancy  Drew  Files  [124 titles 1986-97]
listing of Nancy Drew Files books at Wikipedia

"Secrets Can Kill" [NDF#1 June 1986]
"Deadly Intent" [NDF#2 1986]
"Murder On Ice" [NDF#3 Sept 1986)
"Smile and Say Murder" [NDF#4 1986]
"Hit and Run Holiday" [NDF#5 1986]
"White Water Terror" [NDF#6 1986]

Nancy Drew Nutcracker Ballet Mystery novel by Carolyn Keene  "Nancy Drew: The Nutcracker Ballet Mystery" [#110 = 12/1992]
Recent local dance school graduate Shana Edwards is a hit in New York, and is returning to River Heights to star in "The Nutcracker"; but somebody doesn't want that to happen, and rehearsals are hampered by escalating crimes of theft and sabotage and even arson. So Nancy Drew investigates . . .
Kindle Edition from Aladdin/Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [10/2013] for $5.99
Aladdin 7½x5 pb [12/1992] out of print/used
Aladdin 7½x5 pb [12/1992] out of print/used


Nancy Drew Notebooks  [69 titles 1994-2005]
listing of Nancy Drew Notebooks books at Wikipedia

"The Slumber Party Secret" [NDN#1 1994]
"The Lost Locket" [NDN#2 ]
"The Secret Santa" [NDN#3 ]
"Bad Day For Ballet" [NDN#4 ]
"The Soccer Shoe Clue" [NDN#5 ]
"The Ice Cream Scoop" [NDN#6 ]
"Trouble At Camp Treehouse" [NDN#7 ]
"The Best Detective" [NDN#8 ]
"The Thanksgiving Surprise" [NDN#9 ]
"Not Nice On Ice" [NDN#10 ]


Nancy  Drew  Graphic  Novels  [21 titles 2005-2010]
Published by Papercutz, written by Stefan Petrucha, drawn by Sho Murase

"The Demon of River Heights" [#1 10/2005]
"Writ In Stone" [#2 ]
"The Haunted Dollhouse" [#3 ]
"The Girl Who Wasn't There" [#4 ]
"The Fake Heir" [#5 ]
"Mr. Cheeters Is Missing" [#6 ]
"The Charmed Bracelet" [#7 ]
"Global Warning" [#8 ]
"Ghost In The Machinery" [#9 ]
"The Disoriented Express" [#10 ]
"Monkey-Wrench Blues" [#11 ]
"Dress Reversal" [#12 ]
"Doggone Town" [#13 ]
"Sleight of Dan" [#14 ]
"Tiger Counter" [#15 ]
"What Goes Up ..." [#16 2/2009]
"Night of The Living Chatchke" [#17 4/2009]
"City Under The Basement" [#18 7/2009]
"Cliff Hanger" [#19 11/2009]
"High School Musical Mystery" [#20 6/2010]
"High School Musical Mystery II: The Lost Verse" [#21 8/2010]

Nancy Drew Graphic Novels box sets by Stefan Petrucha & Sho Murase  Nancy Drew Graphic Novels Box Sets [2006-2010]
Volumes 1-4: Papercutz 7½x5x1½ pb box set [9/2006] 4 books for $21.56
Volumes 5-8: Papercutz 7½x5x1½ pb box set [9/2007] 4 books for $22.76
Volumes 9-12: Papercutz 7½x5x1½ pb box set [9/2008] 4 books for $21.86
Volumes 13-16: Papercutz 7½x5x1½ pb box set [9/2009] 4 books for $19.77
Volumes 17-21: Papercutz 7½x5x1¾ pb box set [9/2010] 5 books for $26.39


Nancy  Drew,  Girl  Detective  [47 titles since 2004]
Something of a departure in several ways: The narrative is first person, the settings
and characters are modernized, and latter stories run thru three books.

browse Nancy Drew, Girl Detective books at Amazon
listing of Nancy Drew, Girl Detective books at Wikipedia

The Perfect Mystery Trilogy: Nancy uncovers a secret behind a cosmetics line.
"Pageant Perfect Crime" [#30 June 2008]
"Perfect Cover" [#31 July 2008]
"The Perfect Escape[#32 Oct 2008]

Identity Mystery Trilogy: Nancy goes online to find some cyber bullies.
"Secret Identity" [#33 Dec 2008]
"Identity Theft" [#34 Feb 2009]
"Identity Revealed" [#35 April 2009] /B001NLL1XK/

The Model Mystery Trilogy: Nancy must find the source of sabotage at the wedding of a reality TV star.
"Model Crime" [#36 June 2009] /1416978402/
"Model Menace" [#37 (Aug 2009] /1416978437/
"Model Suspect" [#38 Oct 2009]


Movies & Television,  Stageplays,  Other  Media
search all Nancy Drew videos & DVDs at Amazon
'Nancy Drew' character search at Internet Movie Database
search 'Nancy Drew' movies & video games on IMDb

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Nancy Drew Movie Mystery Collection DVD box set  "The Original Nancy Drew Movie Mystery Collection" DVD box set [2007]
Produced by Warner Bros.; directed by William Clemens; starring Bonita Granville, Frankie Thomas & John Litel; DVD set includes "Nancy Drew, Detective" [Nov 1938]; "Nancy Drew, Reporter" [Feb 1939]; "Nancy Drew, Trouble Shooter" [June 1939]; and "Nancy Drew and The Hidden Staircase" [Sept 1939]
Warner Home Video b&w DVD set [6/2007] 2 disks for $19.99
print ad for "Nancy Drew, Detective" 1938 movie  "Nancy Drew, Detective" [Warner Bros. Nov 1938]
Based on 1933 novel "The Password To Larkspur Lane"; a wealthy former student at Nancy's school agrees to donate money for a new swimming pool, over the objections of her lawyer; when the woman disappears, Nancy and Ted suspect foul play and try to find her. Directed by William Clemens; starring Bonita Granville, Frankie Thomas, John Litel,James Stephenson, Frank Orth & Helena Phillips Evans; available on DVD only as part of box set above
full credits at IMDb
Nancy Drew, Reporter 1939 movie  "Nancy Drew ... Reporter" [Warner Bros. Feb 1939]
As part of a contest at the local newspaper, Nancy intercepts a real assignment and covers a coroner's inquest; she believes the woman accused of the poison murder is innocent, and when Nancy and Ted seek out the truth, they discover the identity of the real murderer ... Directed by William Clemens; starring Bonita Granville, Frankie Thomas, John Litel & Betty Amann
Alpha Video b&w DVD [10/2002] for $7.98
Bridgestone Multimedia Group b&w VHS [2/2002] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
half-sheet poster for "Nancy Drew, Trouble Shooter" 1939 movie  
"Nancy Drew, Trouble Shooter" [Warner Bros. June 1939]

'Uncle Matt', a friend of Nancy's father, is arrested for murder; but since no body has been found, Carter Drew gets the man released on habeas corpus; and then Nancy finds the body – buried on Uncle Matt's property ... Directed by William Clemens; starring Bonita Granville, Frankie Thomas, John Litel, Aldrich Bowker, Charlotte Wynters, Renie Riano, Roger Imhof & Willie Best; available on DVD only as part of box set above
full credits at IMDb
amateur photo of framed poster for "Nancy Drew & The Hidden Staircase" 1939 movie  "Nancy Drew and The Hidden Staircase" [Warner Bros. Sept 1939]
Based on the 1930 novel; two elderly sisters living in an old mansion are driven out by the death of their chauffeur, mysterious thefts, and what may be a ghost; Nancy & Ted investigate.
Directed by William Clemens; starring Bonita Granville, Frankie Thomas, John Litel, Frank Orth, Renie Riano, Vera Lewis, Louise Carter & William Gould; available on DVD only as part of box set above
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"The Hardy Boys - Nancy Drew Mystery Hour" TV series
[Universal/ABC-TV Jan 1977 - Jan 1979]
Hardy Boys - Nancy Drew Mysteries on DVD  46 one-hour episodes; most weeks alternated between a Hardy Boys episode and a Nancy Drew episode, but several were 'crossovers' including the three main characters working together. Nancy Drew actress changed at end of second season, dropped for third season. Starring Shaun Cassidy {as Joe Hardy}, Parker Stevenson {as Frank Hardy}, Pamela Sue Martin {as Nancy Drew in 21 episodes}, Janet Julian {as Nancy Drew in last 4 episodes}, Ed Gilbert, William Schallert, Lisa Eilbacher, George O'Hanlon Jr., Jean Rasey, Jack Kelly & Susan Buckner
Season 1 {14 episodes}: Universal Studios color DVD set [3/2005] 2 disks for $21.98
Season 2 {22 episodes}: Universal Studios color DVD set [6/2007] 5 disks for $18.19
Season 3 Hardy Boys only {10 episodes}: Shout! Factory color DVD set [2/2013] 3 disks for $18.24
full credits at IMDb • 'official' series fansite in Turkey

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Nancy Drew" TV series [Nelvana Sept-Dec 1995]
Nancy Drew 1995 TV series on DVD  13 half-hour episodes filmed in Canada; Nancy is in college, a criminology major, along with her best galpals Bess & George, and boyfriend Ned. Starring Tracy Ryan, Jhene Erwin, Joy Tanner & Scott Speedman, with cameos by Paul Popowich & Colin K. Gray as the Hardy Boys
Nelvana color DVD set [2007] 2 disks - out of prodn/used
series credits at IMDb
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Nancy Drew, Girl Detective" stageplay [2000]
Based on "The Clue of The Dancing Puppet" [1962] by Carolyn Keene; adapted for the stage by Marisha Chamberlain
performance at San Diego [CA] Junior Theatre

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Nancy Drew" TV movie [Touchstone/ABC-TV Dec 2002]
College freshman Nancy tries to find out why the football star is in a coma.
Directed by James Frawley; written by Ami Canaan Mann; starring Maggie Lawson,
Jill Ritchie, Lauren Birkell, Marieh Delfino, Charlie Finn, Brett Cullen & Nick Stabile
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Confessions of a Teen Sleuth parody book by Chelsea Cain  "Confessions of A Teen Sleuth: A Parody" [2005]
by Chelsea Cain, Illustrated by Lia Miternique

Bloomsbury USA 7½x5 pb [10/2007] out of print/used
Bloomsbury USA 8¼x6 hardcover [3/2005] out of print/many, many used
Not A Girl Detective mystery novel by Susan Kandel  "Not A Girl Detective" mystery novel [2005] by Susan Kandel
Professional researcher Cece Caruso is asked to speak at the Nancy Drew fan convention in Palm Springs. When she wangles a visit to the home of a reclusive collector, she arrives to find a bullet in the man's forehead and his boyfriend missing. Even though 'not a detective', she solves the case with the help of her gal-pals Lael & Bridget, and policeman boyfriend Peter.
Avon mass pb [3/2006] for $6.99
Wm. Morrow 8¼x5¾ hardcover [5/2005] out of print/many, many used
How Nancy Drew Saved My Life novel by Lauren Baratz-Logsted  "How Nancy Drew Saved My Life" [2006] by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
On the rebound from a failed love affair, young Charlotte takes a job as a nanny in Iceland. The creaky house and imperious employer put her in mind of Jane Eyre, but the mysteriously absent wife and the forbidden locked room has her seek guidance from her Nancy Drew books. {Many negative reviews on Amazon – your call, of course.}
Red Dress Ink 7¾x5 pb [9/2006] out of print/many, many used
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Nancy Drew: The Mystery In Hollywood Hills"
[Weintraub/Warner June 2007]
Nancy Drew 2007 movie poster  Nancy's family visits Hollywood, staying at the 'haunted' mansion of an actress
who died mysteriously.
Co-written & directed by Andrew Fleming; starring
Emma Roberts, Josh Flitter, Max Theriot, Rachel Leigh Cook & Tate Donovan
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [3/2008] for $9.99
full credits from IMDb • official movie site
27"x40" poster available at AllPosters.com
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Nancy Drew Video Games
Nancy Drew Lights, Camera, Curses video game by Her Interactive  
Nancy Drew Legend of the Crystal Skull video game by Her Interactive  
Nancy Drew Resorting To Danger video game by Her Interactive  
"Nancy Drew: Secret of The Scarlet Hand" video game [2002]
Her Interactive CD-ROM [8/2002] for $6.90
"Nancy Drew: Ghost Dogs Of Moon Lake" video game [2002]
Her Interactive CD-ROM [11/2002] for $15.89
"Nancy Drew: The Haunted Carousel" video game [2003]
Her Interactive CD-ROM [7/2003] for $9.82
"Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island" video game [2003]
Atari CD-ROM [10/2003] for $12.25
"Nancy Drew: Legend of The Crystal Skull" video game [2007]
Her Interactive CD-ROM [10/2007] for $10.99
"Nancy Drew: The Phantom of Venice" video game [2008]
Her Interactive CD-ROM [7/2008] for $7.06
"Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy" video game [2008]
Her Interactive CD-ROM [10/2008] for $18.33
"Nancy Drew Dossier: Lights, Camera, Curses!" video game [2009]
Her Interactive CD-ROM [5/2009] for $5.79
"Nancy Drew: Ransom Of The Seven Ships" video game [2009]
Her Interactive CD-ROM [7/2009] for $10.99
"Nancy Drew Dossier: Resorting To Danger" video game [2009]
Her Interactive CD-ROM [8/2009] for $14.99
"Nancy Drew: Trail of The Twister" video game [2010]
Her Interactive CD-ROM [7/2010] for $19.03
"Nancy Drew: Shadow At The Water's Edge" video game [2010]
Her Interactive CD-ROM [10/2010] for $19.34
Nancy Drew Ultimate Dare video game bundle from Atari  
"Nancy Drew: Ultimate Dare" video game bundle [2008]
Atari CD-ROM [8/2008] for $15.99
includes four video games: "The Secret of Shadow Ranch", "Curse of Blackmoor
Manor", "Secret of The Old Clock", and "Last Train To Blue Moon Canyon"
with the Hardy Boys


Works  About  Nancy  Drew
and  Other  Sleuths

The Girl Sleuth book by Bobbie Ann Mason  "The Girl Sleuth: On The Trail of Nancy Drew, Judy Bolton & Cherry Ames"
[orig 1975] by Bobbie Ann Mason

Univ GA Press 8¼x5¼ pb [5/95] for $16.16
Mystery of Nancy Drew book by Betsy Caprio  "The Mystery of Nancy Drew: Girl Sleuth On The Couch" [1992]
by Betsy Caprio

Source Publns pb [7/92] out of print/used
Nancy Drew Scrapbook by Karen Plunkett-Powell  "The Nancy Drew Scrapbook: 60 Years of America's Favorite Teenage Sleuth" [1993]
by Karen Plunkett-Powell

Essays that celebrate the Nancy Drew series include: discussion of the real authors behind the name Carolyn Keene; changes in Nancy's cars, dress, behavior, and hair color; Nancy's family, friends, and love interests; and movie & TV adaptations of the series.
St. Martin's Press 9x7 pb [11/93] out of print/many used
Rediscovering Nancy Drew book edited by Carolyn Stewart Dyer & Nancy Tillman Romalov  "Rediscovering Nancy Drew" [1995]
Edited by Carolyn Stewart Dyer & Nancy Tillman Romalov

Staff & faculty at University of Iowa discovered that early Nancy Drew books published under the house pseudonym Carolyn Keene were actually written by Mildred Wirt Benson, the first person to earn a master's degree in journalism at UIowa. Their excitement led to the 1993 Nancy Drew Conference, which is reported on in this book.
Univ Iowa Press 9x6 pb [5/95] out of print/used
Univ Iowa Press 9½x6½ hardcover [5/95] for $29.00

Nancy Drew & Company book edited by Sherrie A. Inness  "Nancy Drew and Company: Culture, Gender & Girls' Series" [1997]
Edited by Sherrie A. Inness

Chapters/topics include: Anne of Green Gables, the Isabel Carleton series, early twentieth-century girls’ automobile series, girls’ scouting novels (1910–1935), Cherry Ames in World War II, Nancy Drew & Judy Bolton
Popular Press 8¾x6 pb [8/97] for $15.25
Popular Press 9x6 hardcover [8/97] for $41.95
Mysterious Case of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys book by Carole Kismaric & Marvin Heiferman  "The Mysterious Case of Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys" [1998]
by Carole Kismaric & Marvin Heiferman

CAVEAT: Hardy Boys fan/expert Bob Finnan strongly dis-approves of this book.
Fireside 10¾x8½ pb [5/2007] out of print/50+ used
Fireside 10¾x8½ pb [10/98] out of print/50+ used
Secret of Collecting Girls' Series Books book by John Axe  "The Secret of Collecting Girls' Series Books: Featuring Nancy Drew, Judy Bolton, Kay Tracey, Beverly Gray, Penny Parker & Ruth Fielding" [2000]
by John Axe

Hobby House Press 11x8½ pb [7/2000] out of print/used
Nancy Drew's Guide To Life book by Jennifer Worick  "Nancy Drew's Guide To Life" [2001]
by Jennifer Worick

Running Press Miniature Editions 3½x2¾ hardcover [10/2001] for $4.95
All About Collecting Girls' Series Books book by John Axe  "All About Collecting Girls' Series Books: Nancy Drew, Judy Bolton, Cherry Ames, Penny Parker, Kay Tracey, Beverly Gray, Connie Blair, Vicki Barr, Dana Girls & Others" [2002] by John Axe
Hobby House Press pb [7/2002] out of print/used
Dark Side of River Heights book by Renee Walker  "The Dark Side of River Heights: Observations of The Untold and The Unflattering" [2004] by Renee Walker
Lulu.com 9x6 pb [12/2004] out of print/used
Nancy Drew Mad Libs humor book by Roger Price & Leonard Stern  "Nancy Drew Mad Libs" [2005] by Roger Price & Leonard Stern,
based on the best-selling books by Carolyn Keene

Price-Stern-Sloan 8½x5¼ pb [10/2005] out of print/used
Official Nancy Drew Handbook by Penny Warner  "The Official Nancy Drew Handbook: Skills, Tips, and Life Lessons From Everyone's Favorite Girl Detective" [2007] by Penny Warner
Quirk Books 6¾x4¾ hardcover [10/2007] for $11.53
Wisdom of Nancy Drew Guide to Solving Life's Little Mysteriesbook by Amy Helmes  "The Wisdom of Nancy Drew: The Nancy Drew Guide To Solving Life's Little Mysteries" [2007] by Amy Helmes
Cider Mill Press 5x4¼ pb [10/2007] out of print/used
Clues For Real Life, Wit & Wisdom of Nancy Drew book by Jennifer Fisher & Stephanie Karpinske  "Clues For Real Life: The Classic Wit & Wisdom of Nancy Drew" [2007]
Compiled by Jennifer Fisher, Edited by Stephanie Karpinske

Meredith Books 8x6½ hardcover [11/2007] out of print/many used
Nancy Drew and Her Sister Sleuths book by Michael G. Cornelius & Melanie E. Gregg   "Nancy Drew and Her Sister Sleuths: Essays On The Fiction of Girl Detectives" [2008]
by Michael G. Cornelius & Melanie E. Gregg

McFarland & Co. 9x6 pb [8/2008] for $31.50
Sisters, Schoolgirls & Sleuths: Girls' Series Books in America book by Carolyn Carpan  "Sisters, Schoolgirls, and Sleuths: Girls' Series Books In America" [YA 2008]
by Carolyn Carpan

Scarecrow Press 8½x5½ hardcover [12/2008] for $31.50


L i n k s

pseudonym Carolyn Keene entry at Wikipedia
Nancy Drew entry at Wikipedia

JF's Nancy Drew fansite
JF's 'Nancy Drew Sleuths' fansite
LS's Nancy Drew fansite
Nancy Drew page at Mystery.net

Nancy Drew Metal Pins
1-inch "I {heart} Nancy Drew" pin - SOLD OUT!
1-inch Nancy Drew sleuthing silhouette pin - SOLD OUT!
1-inch "Nancy Drew is my life" pin - SOLD OUT!


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