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NANCY DREW MYSTERIES 

Nancy Drew is a fictional character in various mystery series. She was created by Edward Stratemeyer, founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate book packaging firm. Stratemeyer had created the Hardy Boys series in 1926 (although the first volumes were not published until 1927). The series had been such a success that he decided to create a similar series for girls, with an amateur girl detective as the heroine. While Stratemeyer believed that a woman's place was in the home, he was aware that the Hardy Boys books were popular with girl readers and wished to capitalize on girls' interest in mysteries with a strong female heroine.  Stratemeyer accordingly began writing plot outlines and hired Mildred Wirt, later Mildred Wirt Benson, to ghostwrite the first volumes in the series under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. Subsequent titles have been written by a number of different ghostwriters, all under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene.
  The character first appeared in 1930. The books have been ghostwritten by a number of authors and are published under the collective pseudonym Carolyn Keene. Over the decades the character has evolved in response to changes in American culture and tastes. The books were extensively revised, beginning in 1959, largely to eliminate racist stereotypes, with arguable success. Many scholars agree that in the revision process, the heroine's original, outspoken character was toned down and made more docile, conventional, and demure. In the 1980s a new series was created, The Nancy Drew Files, which featured an older and more professional Nancy as well as romantic plots. In 2004 the original Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series, begun in 1930, was ended and a new series, Girl Detective, was launched, with an updated version of the character who drives a hybrid electric vehicle and uses a cell phone. Illustrations of the character have also evolved over time, from portrayals of a fearless, active young woman to a fearful or passive one.

Through all these changes, the character has proved continuously popular worldwide: at least 80 million copies of the books have been sold and the books have been translated into over 45 languages. Nancy Drew has featured in five films, two television shows, and a number of popular computer games; she also appears in a variety of merchandise sold over the world.

A cultural icon, Nancy Drew has been cited as a formative influence by a number of prominent women, from Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Sonia Sotomayor to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former First Lady Laura Bush. Feminist literary critics have analyzed the character's enduring appeal, arguing variously that Nancy Drew is a mythic hero, an expression of wish fulfillment, or an embodiment of contradictory ideas about femininity.

To view more information about the Nancy Drew series visit Wikipedia by clicking on this LINK.
To view information about the various covers used by  Grosset and Dunlap click on this LINK.

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Nancy Drew #2 1930 The Hidden Staircase by Carolyn Keene $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #2 1930 The Hidden Staircase by Carolyn Keene. One of the earlier Nancy Drew books. Hard cover book in good condition with minor stains to covers and slight wear to spine. 206 pages ’not for library’ written in ink inside cover.
Nancy Drew #3 1930 The Bungalow Mystery by Carolyn Keene $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #3 1930 The Bungalow Mystery by Carolyn Keene. One of the earlier Nancy Drew books. Hard cover book in good condition with some stains to back cover. 204 pages
Nancy Drew #33 1955 The Witch Tree Symbol by Carolyn Keene $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #33 1955 The Witch Tree Symbol by Carolyn Keene. Looks like an original issue but is in used condition with pages separated from spine and some staining. 213 pages.
.....SOLD.....Nancy Drew #1 1959 The Secret Of The Old Clock by Carolyn Keene $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #1 1959 The Secret Of The Old Clock by Carolyn Keene. Hard cover book in good condition. Owner’s name and "please return to" in small ink . This is a revision of the original 1930 title. (Note the inside cover design) and only 180 pages. Grossett & Dunlap.
.....SOLD.....Nancy Drew #4 1969 The Mystery At Lilac Inn by Carolyn Keene $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #4 1969 The Mystery At Lilac Inn by Carolyn Keene. 1961 re-issue of the original 1930 book. Good condition. 180 pages.
.....SOLD.....Nancy Drew #2 1959 The Hidden Staircase by Carolyn Keene $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #2 1959 The Hidden Staircase by Carolyn Keene. Hard cover book in good used condition. Christmas dedication inside front cover, old price tag on front cover. This is re-issue of the original 1930 title. Grossett & Dunlap.
.....SOLD.....Nancy Drew #3 1960 The Bungalow Mystery by Carolyn Keene $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #3 1960 The Bungalow Mystery by Carolyn Keene. 1960 re-issue of the original 1930 book. Hard cover in good condition with 2 previous owner’s name inside front cover. 180 pages.
.....SOLD.....Nancy Drew #9 The Sign of the Twisted Candles by Carolyn Keene $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #9 The Sign of the Twisted Candles by Carolyn Keene. A re-issue of the original 1933 book. Hard cover book in very good condition. 217 pages
.....SOLD.....Nancy Drew #14 The Whispering Statue by Carolyn Keene $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #14 The Whispering Statue by Carolyn Keene. A re-issue of the original 1937 book. Hard cover book in good condition with owner’s name inside front cover. 217 pages
.....SOLD.....Nancy Drew #9 1968 The Sign of the Twisted Candles by Carolyn Keene $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #9 1968 The Sign of the Twisted Candles by Carolyn Keene. 1968 re-issue of the original 1933 book. Hard cover in good condition with a blank name tag inside front cover. We have 2 copies of this book both with 176 pages. The other is an ex library book and a 1971 printing. Both are in good condition. First buyer will receive the best copy.
.....SOLD.....Nancy Drew #10 Password To Larkspur Lane by Carolyn Keene $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #10 Password To Larkspur Lane by Carolyn Keene. 1966 re-issue of the original 1933 book. Hard cover in good condition with dedication inside front cover. 177 pages.
.....SOLD.....Nancy Drew #18 The Mystery At The Moss-Covered Mansion by Carolyn Keene $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #18 The Mystery At The Moss-Covered Mansion by Carolyn Keene. 1964 re-issue of the original 1941 book. Hard cover book in good condition with label taped inside front cover. 215 pages
.....SOLD.....Nancy Drew #20 1943 The Clue In The Jewel Box by Carolyn Keene $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #20 1943 The Clue In The Jewel Box by Carolyn Keene. Hard cover book in good used condition. Top corner of pages 11-12, 71-72,101-102,177-178,187-188 203-204 torn off (none affect the text). Owner’s name and address in red marker inside front cover page. 216 pages. Grossett & Dunlap.
.....SOLD.....Nancy Drew #21 The Secret in the Old Attic by Carolyn Keene $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #21 The Secret in the Old Attic by Carolyn Keene. 1960s re-issue of the original 1944 book. Hard cover in good condition with poem and owner’s name inside front cover.
.....SOLD.....Nancy Drew #22 1945 The Clue In The Crumbling Wall by Carolyn Keene $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #22 1945 The Clue In The Crumbling Wall by Carolyn Keene. Hard cover book in good condition. Owner’s name and address in red marker inside front cover page. 217 pages. Grossett & Dunlap.
.....SOLD....Nancy Drew #26 The Clue Of The Leaning Chimney by Carolyn Keene $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #26 The Clue Of The Leaning Chimney by Carolyn Keene. 1960s re-issue of the original 1949 book. Hard cover in good condition with previous owner’s name inside back cover. 176 pages.
.....SOLD.....Nancy Drew #29 Mystery At The Ski Jump by Carolyn Keene $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #29 Mystery At The Ski Jump by Carolyn Keene. 1968 re-issue of the original 1952 book. Hard cover in good condition with owner’s name inside front cover.
.....SOLD.....Nancy Drew #26 1967 The Clue Of The Leaning Chimney by Carolyn Keene $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #26 1967 The Clue Of The Leaning Chimney by Carolyn Keene. 1967 Re-issue of the original 1949 book. Hard cover book in very good condition 176 pages.
.....SOLD.....Nancy Drew #27 The Secret Of The Wooden Lady by Carolyn Keene $5.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #27 The Secret Of The Wooden Lady by Carolyn Keene. 1960s re-issue of the original 1950 book. Hard cover in used condition with dedication on title page and some primitive art work near front with pencil crayon. 180 pages.
.....SOLD.....Nancy Drew #30 The Clue Of The Velvet Mask by Carolyn Keene $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #30 The Clue Of The Velvet Mask by Carolyn Keene. 1969 re-issue of the original 1953 book. 177 pages in very good condition
.....SOLD.....Nancy Drew #39 The Clue Of The Dancing Puppet by Carolyn Keene $5.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #39 The Clue Of The Dancing Puppet by Carolyn Keene. Original 1962 book. Hard cover in used condition with 2 previous owner’s names inside covers and spine taped on. 177 pages.
.....SOLD.....Nancy Drew #32 1954 The Clue In The Scarlet Slipper Mystery by Carolyn Keene $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #32 1954 The Clue In The Scarlet Slipper Mystery by Carolyn Keene. Hard cover book in very good condition. Owner’s name in ink (very small) on front cover page. 214 pages. Grossett & Dunlap.
.....SOLD.....Nancy Drew #35 The Haunted Showboat by Carolyn Keene $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #35 The Haunted Showboat by Carolyn Keene. Appears to be an original 1957 book. Hard cover in good condition with owner’s name inside front cover. 184 pages.
.....SOLD.....Nancy Drew #40 The Moonstone Castle Mystery by Carolyn Keene $5.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #40 The Moonstone Castle Mystery by Carolyn Keene. Original 1963 book. Hard cover in used condition with a pencil grid inside front cover, and various stains (see images). 178 pages.
.....SOLD.....Nancy Drew #51 Mystery of The Glowing Eye by Carolyn Keene $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #51 Mystery of The Glowing Eye by Carolyn Keene. Original 1974 book. Hard cover in very good condition. 181 pages.
.....SOLD.....Nancy Drew #44 1967 The Clue In The Crossword Cipher by Carolyn Keene $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #44 1967 The Clue In The Crossword Cipher by Carolyn Keene. Original 1967 hard cover in good condition with owner’s name inside front cover. We have 2 copies of this book both with 180 pages. One has an owner’s name inside front cover. Both are in good condition. First buyer will receive the best copy.
.....SOLD.....Nancy Drew #45 The Spider Sapphire Mystery by Carolyn Keene $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Nancy Drew #45 The Spider Sapphire Mystery by Carolyn Keene. Original 1968 book. Hard cover in very good condition. 176 pages.

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