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Carolyn Keene
Carolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon are the pseudonyms under which many ghostwriters penned the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series, respectively. Both series were created by Edward Stratemeyer, founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate book packaging firm, in the late 1920s and early 1930s.Stratemeyer's... show more



Carolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon are the pseudonyms under which many ghostwriters penned the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series, respectively. Both series were created by Edward Stratemeyer, founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate book packaging firm, in the late 1920s and early 1930s.Stratemeyer's daughter, Harriet, and syndicate writer Mildred Wirt Benson were the two people primarily responsible for bringing the iconic character of Nancy Drew to life in the minds and hearts of millions of readers around the world.

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If This Bookworm Has Offended
If This Bookworm Has Offended rated it 4 days ago
Title: The Wrong ChemistryAuthor: Carolyn KeeneSeries: Nancy Drew, 42Format: ebookLength: 117 pagesRating: 3 stars Synopsis: The Dean of Emerson College enlists Nancy to investigate the thefts of a valuable substance being used in a top-secret experiment. But when Nancy discovers that the experime...
If This Bookworm Has Offended
If This Bookworm Has Offended rated it 4 weeks ago
Title: The Secret of the Wooden LadyAuthor: Carolyn KeeneSeries: Nancy Drew, 27Format: hardcoverLength: 176 pagesRating: 3 stars Synopsis: Adventure abounds on the Bonny Scot in Boston Harbor as Nancy helps Captain Easterly uncover the mystery of his ghostly visitors. From the moment, the clever y...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 3 months ago
Nancy is not investigating the Ku Klux Klan, instead it is a "nature cult" that is renting outlying property attached to the struggling Red Gate Farm. Cover confusion aside, this was a pretty solid book and, even though one of our villains is half-Chinese, there isn't any reflexive racism. Progress?...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 3 months ago
I'm probably being a little harsh with the rating here, as this, like 'The Bungalow Mystery' had no objectionable content like other unrevised volumes. Well, unobjectionable as long as you're OK with Nancy and company heading off into the mountains with a gun they claim not to know how to use. It's ...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 3 months ago
It would appear that a year has passed since Nancy's previous adventure and though she has gained some fame does not feel in any hurry to have another mystery yet. A chance stop at a pleasant lakeside inn brings Nancy together with an old school mate, Emily Crandall. Happily, Emily is about to come ...
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