Nancy Drew is rich, lives in a gorgeous town, drives a convertible, has a super smart boyfriend, is athletic, brainy and pretty, has good friends – and solves impossible crimes. If she had just one flaw then you could sort of imagine she is human, but flaws are not part of Nancy’s world. Her life is rather glossy, but that is half the fun.The books all had brilliant titles that couldn’t fail to capture the interest of mystery readers - The Hidden Staircase; The Sign of the Twisted Candles; The Clue in the Crumbling Wall; The Secret of the Forgotten Cave. I remember reading The Secret of Mirror Bay, which I think I originally picked up because of the cover art. Sadly I discovered Nancy Drew just as my reading tastes changed and so only read a few of the books. If I had been a few years younger I probably would have loved the series!
Although researching this post has made me want to seek out the earlier books for the fantastic covers - beautifully stylish illustrations.
Nancy Drew series
Published between: 1930... and still going, in many reincarnations.
Author: Credited to Carolyn Keene, a pseudonym that covered a syndicate of writers.
My day in mystery titles one: The Strange Case of Jayne and the On-Time Train
My day in mystery titles two: The Riddle of the Girl in the Green Polka-dot Dress
My day in mystery titles three: The Mystery of The Empty Cake Plate in the Office
My day in mystery titles four: The Hidden Dance Class in Baker Street
My day in mystery titles five: The Secret of the Late A to Z Blog Post