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Publication Order of Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Books

The Secret of the Old Clock (1930)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hidden Staircase (1930)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bungalow Mystery (1930)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery at Lilac Inn (1930)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of Shadow Ranch (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of Red Gate Farm (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clue in the Diary (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nancy's Mysterious Letter (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sign of the Twisted Candles (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Password to Larkspur Lane (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clue of the Broken Locket (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Message in the Hollow Oak (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Ivory Charm (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Whispering Statue (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haunted Bridge (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clue of the Tapping Heels (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery of the Moss-Covered Mansion (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Quest of the Missing Map (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clue in the Jewel Box (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret in the Old Attic (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clue in the Crumbling Wall (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery of the Tolling Bell (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clue in the Old Album (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost of Blackwood Hall (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clue of the Leaning Chimney (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of the Wooden Lady (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clue of the Black Keys (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery at the Ski Jump (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clue of the Velvet Mask (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ringmaster's Secret (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scarlet Slipper Mystery (1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Witch Tree Symbol (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hidden Window Mystery (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haunted Showboat (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of the Golden Pavilion (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clue in the Old Stagecoach (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Fire Dragon (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clue of the Dancing Puppet (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moonstone Castle Mystery (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Phantom of Pine Hill (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the 99 Steps (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clue in the Crossword Cipher (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spider Sapphire Mystery (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Invisible Intruder (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mysterious Mannequin (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crooked Banister (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of Mirror Bay (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Double Jinx Mystery (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery of the Glowing Eye (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of the Forgotten City (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sky Phantom (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Strange Message in the Parchment (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery of Crocodile Island (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Thirteenth Pearl (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Triple Hoax (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Flying Saucer Mystery (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret in the Old Lace (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Greek Symbol Mystery (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Swami's Ring (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kachina Doll Mystery (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Twin Dilemma (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captive Witness (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery of the Winged Lion (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Race Against Time (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sinister Omen (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Elusive Heiress (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clue in the Ancient Disguise (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Broken Anchor (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silver Cobweb (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haunted Carousel (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enemy Match (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mysterious Image (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Emerald-Eyed Cat Mystery (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eskimo's Secret (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bluebeard Room (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Phantom of Venice (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Double Horror of Fenley Place (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Disappearing Diamonds (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mardi Gras Mystery (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clue in the Camera (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Vanishing Veil (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Joker's Revenge (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of Shady Glen (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of Misty Canyon (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Rising Star (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Search for Cindy Austin (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Disappearing Deejay (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Puzzle at Pineview School (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl Who Couldn't Remember (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost of Craven Cove (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Safecracker's Secret (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Picture Perfect Mystery (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silent Suspect (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Photo Finish (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery at Magnolia Mansion (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haunting of Horse Island (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret at Seven Rocks (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Secret in Time (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Missing Millionairess (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret in the Dark (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stranger in the Shadows (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Jade Tiger (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clue in the Antique Trunk (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Artful Crime (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Legend of Miner's Creek (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of the Tibetan Treasure (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Masked Rider (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nutcracker Ballet Mystery (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret at Solaire (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crime in the Queen's Court (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Lost at Sea (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Search for the Silver Persian (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Suspect in the Smoke (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Twin Teddy Bears (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery on the Menu (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trouble at Lake Tahoe (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Missing Mascot (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Floating Crime (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fortune Teller's Secret (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Message in the Haunted Mansion (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clue on the Silver Screen (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of the Scarlet Hand (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Teen Model Mystery (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Riddle in the Rare Book (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Dangerous Solution (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Treasure in the Royal Tower (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Baby-Sitter Burglaries (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sign of the Falcon (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hidden Inheritance (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fox Hunt Mystery (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery at the Crystal Palace (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of the Forgotten Cave (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Riddle of the Ruby Gazelle (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wedding Day Mystery (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Search of the Black Rose (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Legend of the Lost Gold (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of Candlelight Inn (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Door-to-Door Deception (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wild Cat Crime (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of Capital Intrigue (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery on Maui (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The E-Mail Mystery (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Missing Horse Mystery (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost of the Lantern Lady (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Captured Queen (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On the Trail of Trouble (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clue of the Gold Doubloons (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery at Moorsea Manor (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chocolate-Covered Contest (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Key in the Satin Pocket (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whispers in the Fog (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Legend of the Emerald Lady (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery in Tornado Alley (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret in the Stars (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Music Festival Mystery (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Curse of the Black Cat (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of the Fiery Chamber (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clue on the Crystal Dove (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost in the Everglades (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Lost Song (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clues Challenge (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Mother Wolf (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crime Lab Case (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Creative Crime (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery by Moonlight (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bike Tour Mystery (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mistletoe Mystery (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Strings Attached (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Intrigue at the Grand Opera (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Riding Club Crime (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger on the Great Lakes (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Taste of Danger (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Werewolf in a Winter Wonderland (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dana Girls Mystery Stories Books

The Secret at the Hermitage (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Circle of Footprints (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery of the Locked Room (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clue in the Cobweb (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret at the Gatehouse (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mysterious Fireplace (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clue of the Rusty Key (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Portrait in the Sand (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret in the Old Well (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clue in the Ivy (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of the Jade Ring (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery at the Crossroads (1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost in the Gallery (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clue of the Black flower (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Winking Ruby Mystery (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of the Swiss Chalet (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haunted Lagoon (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery of the Bamboo Bird (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sierra Gold Mystery (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of the Lost Lake (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery of the Stone Tiger (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Riddle of the Frozen Fountain (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of the Silver Dolphin (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery of the Wax Queen (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of the Minstrel’s Guitar (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Phantom Surfer (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Curious Coronation (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hundred Year Mystery (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mountain-Peak Mystery (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Witch's Omen (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nancy Drew Files Books

Secrets Can Kill (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Intent (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder On Ice (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smile and Say Murder (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hit and Run Holiday (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White Water Terror (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buried Secrets (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart of Danger (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fatal Ransom (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wings of Fear (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Side of Evil (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trial by Fire (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never Say Die (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stay Tuned for Danger (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Circle of Evil (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Doubles (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two Points To Murder (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
False Moves (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Recipe for Murder (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fatal Attraction (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sinister Paradise (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Till Death Do Us Part (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rich and Dangerous (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Playing with Fire (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Most Likely to Die (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Widow (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pure Poison (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death by Design (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sisters in Crime (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Very Deadly Yours (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger in Disguise (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vanishing Act (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Medicine (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Over the Edge (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Dance (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Final Scene (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Suspect Next Door (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow of a Doubt (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Something to Hide (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wrong Chemistry (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
False Impressions (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trouble in Tahiti (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Marks for Malice (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scent of Danger (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Win, Place or Die (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flirting with Danger (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Date With Deception (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep Secrets (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Model Crime (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger For Hire (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trail of Lies (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold As Ice (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out of Bounds (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Portrait in Crime (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hot Pursuit (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Risk (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poison Pen (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Revenge (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Easy Marks (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mixed Signals (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wrong Track (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Final Notes (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tall, Dark and Deadly (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Look Twice (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Make No Mistake (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into Thin Air (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Running Scared (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cutting Edge (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hot Tracks (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swiss Secrets (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rendezvous in Rome (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Greek Odyssey (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Talent For Murder (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perfect Plot (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nobody's Business (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crosscurrents (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger on Parade (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Update on Crime (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Relations (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Diamond Deceit (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Choosing Sides (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sea of Suspicion (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Let's Talk Terror (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moving Target (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
False Pretenses (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Designs in Crime (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Laughing Matter (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Power of Suggestion (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Making Waves (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Instinct for Trouble (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Runaway Bride (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Squeeze Play (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Island of Secrets (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cheating Heart (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dance Till You Die (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Picture of Guilt (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Counterfeit Christmas (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
If Looks Could Kill (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Deadly Valentine (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hotline to Danger (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Illusions of Evil (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Notes (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hidden Meanings (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stolen Kiss (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For Love or Money (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart of Ice (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiss and Tell (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stolen Affections (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flying Too High (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anything for Love (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captive Heart (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rehearsing for Romance (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Running Into Trouble (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under His Spell (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skipping a Beat (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wicked Ways (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Betrayed by Love (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Against the Rules (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Loves (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Natural Enemies (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strange Memories (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wicked for the Weekend (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crime at the Chat Café (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys: Super Mystery Books

Double Crossing (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Crime for Christmas (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Games (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shock Waves (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Resort (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Paris Connection (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buried in Time (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery Train (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best of Enemies (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Survival (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Year's Evil (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tour of Danger (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spies and Lies (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tropic of Fear (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Courting Disaster (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hits and Misses (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evil in Amsterdam (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Desperate Measures (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Passport to Danger (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger Down Under (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hollywood Horror (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Copper Canyon Conspiracy (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead on Arrival (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Target for Terror (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secrets of the Nile (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Question of Guilt (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Islands of Intrigue (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder on the Fourth of July (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Stakes (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightmare in New Orleans (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Royal Revenge (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out of Control (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exhibition of Evil (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At All Costs (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Process of Elimination (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation Titanic (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of River Heights Books

Love Times Three (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guilty Secrets (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Going Too Far (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stolen Kisses (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Between the Lines (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lessons in Love (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cheating Hearts (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trouble with Love (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lies and Whispers (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mixed Emotions (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Broken Hearts (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hard to Handle (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Junior Class Trip (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Mind of Her Own (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love and Games (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Friends And Rivals (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jealousy Trap (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nancy Drew: Notebooks Books

The Slumber Party Secret (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Locket (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Santa (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Day for Ballet (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Soccer Shoe Clue (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ice Cream Scoop (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trouble at Camp Treehouse (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Detective (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Thanksgiving Surprise (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Not Nice on Ice (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pen Pal Puzzle (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Puppy Problem (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wedding Gift Goof (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Funny Face Fight (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crazy Key Clue (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ski Slope Mystery (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whose Pet Is Best? (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stolen Unicorn (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lemonade Raid (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hannah's Secret (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Princess on Parade (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clue in the Glue (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien in the Classroom (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hidden Treasures (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dare at the Fair (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lucky Horseshoes (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trouble Takes the Cake (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thrill on the Hill (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lights! Camera! Clues! (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It's No Joke! (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fine-Feathered Mystery (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Velvet Mystery (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gumdrop Ghost (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trash or Treasure? (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Third-Grade Reporter (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Make-Believe Mystery (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dude Ranch Detective (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Candy Is Dandy (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chinese New Year Mystery (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dinosaur Alert! (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flower Power (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Circus Act (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Walkie Talkie Mystery (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Purple Fingerprint (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dashing Dog Mystery (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Snow Queen's Surprise (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crook Who Took the Book (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crazy Carnival Case (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sand Castle Mystery (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scarytales Sleepover (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Old-Fashioned Mystery (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Worry In Wonderland (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Recipe for Trouble (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stinky Cheese Surprise (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Day Camp Disaster (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Turkey Trouble (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Carousel Mystery (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dollhouse Mystery (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bike Race Mystery (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lighthouse Mystery (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Space Case (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret in the Spooky Woods (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Snowman Surprise (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bunny-Hop Hoax (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strike-Out Scare (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zoo Clue (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Singing Suspects (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Apple Bandit (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kitten Caper (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nancy Drew on Campus Books

New Lives, New Loves (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Her Own (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Look Back (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tell Me the Truth (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Rules (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It's Your Move (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
False Friends (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Getting Closer (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Broken Promises (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Party Weekend (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Name of Love (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just the Two of Us (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Campus Exposures (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hard to Get (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Loving and Losing (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Going Home (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Beginnings (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Keeping Secrets (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love On-Line (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jealous Feelings (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love and Betrayal (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In and Out of Love (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Otherwise Engaged (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Spotlight (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snowbound (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nancy Drew: Girl Detective Books

Without a Trace (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Race Against Time (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
False Notes (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Risk (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lights, Camera... (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Action! (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stolen Relic (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scarlet Macaw Scandal (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stop the Clock (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret of the Spa (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uncivil Acts (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Riverboat Ruse (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trade Wind Danger (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bad Times, Big Crimes (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Framed (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Plays (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
En Garde (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pit of Vipers (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Orchid Thief (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Getting Burned (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Close Encounters (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dressed to Steal (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Troubled Waters (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder on the Set (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trails of Treachery (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fishing for Clues (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Intruder! (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mardi Gras Masquerade (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stolen Bones (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Identity Revealed (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nancy Drew: Girl Detective Super Mystery Books

Where's Nancy? (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Once Upon a Crime (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Real Fake (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew Books

Sleepover Sleuths (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scream for Ice Cream (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pony Problems (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cinderella Ballet Mystery (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Case of the Sneaky Snowman (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fashion Disaster (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Circus Scare (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lights, Camera . . . Cats! (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Halloween Hoax (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ticket Trouble (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ski School Sneak (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Valentine's Day Secret (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chick-napped! (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Zoo Crew (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mall Madness (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thanksgiving Thief (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wedding Day Disaster (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Earth Day Escapade (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
April Fool's Day (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treasure Trouble (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double Take (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unicorn Uproar (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Babysitting Bandit (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Princess Mix-up Mystery (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buggy Breakout (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Camp Creepy (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat Burglar Caper (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time Thief (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Designed for Disaster (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dance Off (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Make-a-Pet Mystery (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cape Mermaid Mystery (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pumpkin Patch Puzzle (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cupcake Chaos (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cooking Camp Disaster (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of the Scarecrow (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Flower Show Fiasco (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Musical Mess (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Museum Mayhem (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Butterfly Blues (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys Super Mystery (II) Books

with Franklin W. Dixon
Terror on Tour (With: Franklin W. Dixon) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger Overseas (With: Franklin W. Dixon) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Club Dread (With: Franklin W. Dixon) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gold Medal Murder (With: Franklin W. Dixon) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bonfire Masquerade (With: Franklin W. Dixon) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stage Fright (With: Franklin W. Dixon) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nancy Drew: Girl Mystery Perfect Mystery Books

Pageant Perfect Crime (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perfect Cover (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perfect Escape (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nancy Drew: Girl Mystery Identity Mystery Books

Secret Identity (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Identity Theft (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Identity Revealed (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nancy Drew: Girl Mystery Model Mystery Books

Model Crime (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Model Menace (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Model Suspect (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nancy Drew: Girl Mystery Eco Mystery Books

Green-Eyed Monster (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Green with Envy (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seeing Green (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nancy Drew: Girl Mystery Sabotage Mystery Books

Secret Sabotage (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Serial Sabotage (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sabotage Surrender (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nancy Drew: Girl Mystery Malibu Mayhem Books

California Schemin' (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery at Malachite Mansion (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stalk, Don't Run (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nancy Drew Diaries Books

Curse of the Arctic Star (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strangers on a Train (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery of the Midnight Rider (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Once Upon a Thriller (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sabotage at Willow Woods (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret at Mystic Lake (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Phantom of Nantucket (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magician's Secret (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clue at Black Creek Farm (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Script for Danger (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Red Slippers (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sign in the Smoke (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost of Grey Fox Inn (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Riverboat Roulette (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Professor and the Puzzle (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haunting on Heliotrope Lane (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Famous Mistakes (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Nancy Drew Christmas (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stolen Show (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hidden Pictures (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vanishing Statue (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger at the Iron Dragon (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Capitol Crime (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blue Lady of Coffin Hall (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captain Stone's Revenge (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Disappears in Vegas... (2024)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nancy Drew Clue Chapter Books

Pool Party Puzzler (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Lemonade Standing (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Star Witness (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Top Flop (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Movie Madness (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pets on Parade (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Candy Kingdom Chaos (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
World Record Mystery (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Springtime Crime (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boo Crew (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tortoise and the Scare (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Turkey Trot Plot (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Puppy Love Prank (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Big Island Burglary (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Goat Gaffe (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Duck Derby Debacle (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Recipe Ruckus (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bird Bonanza (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nancy Drew Graphic Novels

The Demon of River Heights (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Writ in Stone (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haunted Dollhouse (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl Who Wasn't There (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fake Heir (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Cheeters Is Missing (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Charmed Bracelet (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Global Warning (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost in the Machinery (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Disoriented Express (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monkey-Wrench Blues (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dress Reversal (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doggone Town (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sleight of Dan (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tiger Counter (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Goes Up... (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of the Living Chatchke (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
City under the Basement (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cliffhanger (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High School Musical Mystery (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High School Musical Mystery II (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys Super Mystery Books

with Franklin W. Dixon
Terror on Tour (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger Overseas (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Club Dread (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gold Medal Murder (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bonfire Masquerade (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stage Fright (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nancy Drew CW Books

Nancy Drew: The Curse (With: Micol Ostow) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nancy Drew Files Books

Nancy Drew Files Vol. I: Secrets Can Kill; Deadly Intent; Murder on Ice (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nancy Drew Files Vol. II: Smile and Say Murder; Hit and Run Holiday; White Water Terror (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys: Be A Detective Books

with Franklin W. Dixon
The Secret of the Knight's Sword (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger on Ice (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Feathered Serpent (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Cargo (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Alaskan Mystery (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Missing Money Mystery (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nancy Drew: Picture Book Books

Mystery of the Lost Dogs (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Dana Girls Mystery Stories, Second Set Books

The Curious Coronation (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hundred Year Mystery (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, Super Sleuths! Books

with Paul Frame, Franklin W. Dixon
Super Sleuths! (With: Paul Frame,Franklin W. Dixon) (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Super Sleuths! Vol. 2 (With: Paul Frame,Franklin W. Dixon) (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Perhaps best known for their infamous Nancy Drew series of novels, Carolyn Keene was to be the American pseudonym that would spawn an entire industry. Leaving behind a legacy, there is much speculation as to who the original author was behind this pen-name. Many believe it to be Harriet Stratemeyer who begun the company which was to produce this ongoing series of books.

Early and Personal Life

With the real identity of ‘Carolyn Keene’ being largely unknown, there are many that have their theories as to who she was originally. The first officially recognized writer using this particular pen-name was Mildred Wirt Benson who would use it to continue the franchise. This was from the years of 1929 to 1947 as she produced over 23 original works for the popular line of books. In regards to the name of Keene itself, it originally came from the ‘Stratemeyer Syndicate’ that were formed to publish the long-running line of novels. Edward Stratemeyer was the initial founder of the syndicate and it was his daughter, Harriet, that was to later rewrite many of the books adding new titles along the way. This then all would lead up to creating the legacy of Nancy Drew and the impact it has had on literature to this day.

Having created a vast and expansive body of work under this particular pseudonym, this is has now become an institution. Creating the books, various ghostwriters have managed to lend their own unique take on the much beloved character over the years. Following the release of a film, this trend shows no signs of stopping as the books will continue for many years yet.

Writing Career

The first Nancy Drew book was published in 1930 on the 28th of April with the release of ‘The Secret of the Old Clock’. Following this an industry was born and it hasn’t stopped since, as young people worldwide have flocked around the franchise with its ever relatable central character. With over 175 books and counting in the series it’s an ongoing brand that has an enduring appeal for its audience. Changing titles in 2003, they retitled the series ‘Nancy Drew (All New) Girl Detective’ in order to combat low-sales. This appeared to work and, after a film that was released in 2007 featuring Emma Roberts as the eponymous character, interest in the brand was renewed. The name of Carolyn Keene, along with the books themselves, have become brands that work hand-in-hand with one another. Both are instrumental to each others success and it’s a winning formula that many others have been inspired by over the years.

As a number of authors have used the name Carolyn Keene throughout the years, it doesn’t have any one distinct voice. Overall though, it still retains to the rules of the character who has seen many transformations of her own with each passing decade. Reflecting the era, she adapts to suit the mood of the time, something that is not only found within the books, but upon the cover designs as well. It would appear that this isn’t going away anytime soon either, as the international appeal surrounding the franchise continues with more books under the name of her ‘diaries’ now, set to be released on the horizon.

The Secret of the Old Clock

First published on the 28th of April, 1930, this was to be the book that launched an entire industry of Nancy Drew novels. Introducing the character for the first time, it set-up the world and the environment she was going to be residing within for the many books to come. It also allowed the readers to get a sense of what to expect and what was to come with the character arcs over the oncoming series.

Looking to help a family known as the Turners, Nancy Drew now eighteen years old hopes to provide assistance after their relative Josiah Crowley passed away recently. Helping her with this particular case is her friend Helen Corning who also wants to offer her assistance in the case. They also do it as they don’t appreciate the Tophams, a group of nouveau-riche snobs looking to make their way through social-climbing, as they are the heirs presumptive following the death. Learning that a clock is the key to her quest, she seeks to uncover the mystery behind it and locate its whereabouts. The only thing that stands in her way is the Tophams as they will do all it takes to prevent her from doing so and discovering the truth. Will she be able to find the clock in time and can she uncover it from the burglars after it’s stolen from them? Can she get past the Tophams and restore the rightful heirs, as she goes about using her wits to stop them from getting their way? What will become of them all along with Nancy Drew and her friend as they attempt to discover the secret of the old clock?

The Triple Hoax

Following on from ‘The Thirteenth Pearl’ and preceding ‘The Flying Saucer Mystery’ this was to be the 57th book in the series. First published in 1979, it managed to continue the tone of the novels whilst maintaining Nancy’s overall character that readers had come to love. Not only that, but it also worked in keeping the arcs in place whilst taking different styles of its own as well.

Along with Georgie, Bess and her Aunt Eloise, Nancy Drew this time goes to New York in order to provide assistance to a friend. It is here that they see a group of magicians that have come to be known as the ‘Hoaxters’ perform their act. Foul play is suspected though after Nancy notices something suspicious when they take the wallets and bags of audience members before returning them. Going down to Mexico she learns of a missing child before returning to find them threatening her to stay away from the case. Will she be able to find out what’s going on before it’s too late, or will they get away with it? Where exactly did the missing child go? What became of the group known as the Hoaxters as they attempt to undertake the triple hoax?

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