Saturday, January 31, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Nancy Drew History 101 - Behold, the release that ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson signed for writing The Secret of the Old Clock - and not one secrecy clause in there. This has erroneously been repeated numerous times in media and books over the years--that she had to keep a secret all those years. Sounds much more dramatic, than the actual release, doesn't it! There's much more to the story of course--and I'll be going over that in my Benson biography that I'm currently writing.
This release just signed away the rights to the story, the characters, and the pen name. It was a pretty standard release used at the time. She was paid $125.00 to write this first story.
The complete outline was 3 type written pages. With much fleshing out, it became a 210 page book.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The Nancy Drew Mystery Game from Parker Brothers came out in 1957 (shown above) and a 1959 version (shown below). There are also versions from Canada with a swirl pattern, various board/marker/card/car variations and a Norwegian version from the 1970s. Players had to determine where Nancy was sleuthing at.
Monday, January 19, 2015
The new 1000-piece Nancy Drew Puzzle is super fun--featuring 56 classic Nancy Drew books in various cover art styles--very nostalgic! Purchase them at The Sleuth Shop!
Compete in our puzzle challenge on Jan. 24 or Jan. 31, starting noon PST/3pm EST and post on Twitter using the hashtag #NancyDrew and copy @NancyDrewFans and also post to our Nancy Drew Fans Facebook Group using the hashtag #NancyDrew as well. Post pics of your progress! Work individually or in teams.