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The Mystery of Nancy Drew

Fiction and non-fiction about that famous girl detective!
Sleuth, teenager, all-American girl-what do you really know about Nancy Drew?

Book Cover Baratz-Logsted, Lauren
How Nancy Drew Saved My Life
A literature-loving nanny employs the tactics of Nancy Drew to solve mysterious goings-on in her Icelandic residence and sleuth-ily falls in love in the meantime.
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The Book that Changed My Life: 71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate the Books that Matter Most to Them
edited by Roxanne J. Coady and Joy Johannessen
Z1039.A87 B65 2006
Author Claire Cook writes about the Nancy Drew Mysteries and, well, how they changed her life.
Book Cover Cain, Chelsea
Confessions of a Teen Sleuth: A Parody
Illustrated by Lia Miternique
Nancy Drew sets the record straight-Carolyn Keene is not a team of writers but actually a former roommate of Nancy's who has plagiarized all of her stories. And Ned Nickerson? Not her one true love, after all.
Book Cover Kandel, Susan
Not a Girl Detective
Girl-writer and Nancy Drew fan, our protagonist is writing a bio on Carolyn Keene. While wearing vintage clothes and searching for the blonde model from the blue cover art, someone fluffily turns up dead in a Californian swimming pool.
Book Cover Plunkett-Powell, Karen
The Nancy Drew Scrapbook
PS3537.T817 Z8 1993
Crammed with illustrations and Nancy Drew lore galore for nostalgic and contemporary gumshoes.
Book Cover Rehak, Melanie
Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her
PS3545.I774 Z874 2005
Two women, one the head of the successful syndicate and the other writing the series for decades of her life, are talented, driven and fiercely protective of the beloved Nancy Drew character.

Updated: 05/03/2007

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