Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Mildred Wirt Benson Bookcase Funded for University of Iowa Women's Archive


UPDATE: Members of Nancy Drew Sleuths, collectors and fans, and the family of Mildred Wirt Benson have recently funded a special enclosed book case to be built and housed at the University of Iowa in the Women's Archives to house Millie's author's copies of all her books she wrote which were donated after her daughter passed away. It will be a very nice memorial to the woman who helped make Nancy Drew such a pop culture icon! Thanks to all who contributed.

If you want to learn more about the first Carolyn Keene and all of the other books and series she wrote, please visit the Mildred Wirt Benson Website and learn more about the biography I'm writing about this fascinating woman. Below are some images of her author's copy of the first book, Ruth Fielding and Her Great Scenario, which she ghostwrote for Edward Stratemeyer for his Ruth Fielding series.

 
 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Nancy Drew Books & Collectibles to Sleuth for in 2016


Nancy Drew Fans -
Here's Your Handy
Sleuth Sheet for 2016

If you're wondering what's coming out for 2016 or when the annual Nancy Drew Convention is, check out the following books and collectible releases by month for 2016--this Blog will be updated from time to time with new information, so keep it bookmarked or find it under "2016 Nancy Drew Releases" in the Blog labels below right.

Coming Spring 2016: Her Interactive's Codes & Clues

Coming (Fall?) 2016: Her Interactive's Midnight in Salem

JANUARY 2016:

THE SLEUTH SHOP - new styles of round cases and cosmetic bags. 

NANCY DREW SLEUTH SHOP AT CAFE PRESS - new graphic styles - Silhouette Word Art & May the Clues Be With You.
 

FEBRUARY 2016:

Stay Tuned For More Clues.....

MARCH 2016:

CLUE BOOK SERIES: #4 - Big Top Flop

CLUE BOOK SERIES: Boxed set of first 4 books

APRIL 2016:

NANCY DREW CONVENTION: New Orleans, April 20-24


MAY 2016:

NANCY DREW DIARIES: #12 - Sign in the Smoke

PAPERCUTZ: Nancy Drew Diaries #7 (Graphic Novel)

JUNE 2016:

Stay Tuned For More Clues.....

JULY 2016:

CLUE BOOK SERIES: #5 - Movie Madness

AUGUST 2016: 

NANCY DREW DIARIES SERIES: Box set of the first 10 books


SEPTEMBER 2016:

NANCY DREW DIARIES: #13 - The Ghost of Grey Fox Inn

PAPERCUTZ: Nancy Drew Diaries Box Set of books 4-6 (Graphic Novels) 

OCTOBER 2016:

Stay Tuned For More Clues.....

NOVEMBER 2016:

CLUE BOOK SERIES: #6 - Pets on Parade.....

PAPERCUTZ: Nancy Drew Diaries #8 (Graphic Novel)

DECEMBER 2016:

Stay Tuned For More Clues.....

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Nancy Drew Books: Scary Things Kids (& Adults) Do #81


Well, if "X" marks the spot on finding the secret of Shadow Ranch, I'd say Nancy needs the help of the Sky Phantom to sort out this cloudy mystery...

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Sleuth Shop Spotlight - Clever Nancy Drew Goodies


A sampling of our neat Nancy Drew Key Chain/Clip Watches you can find in our Nancy Drew Sleuth Shop - where we sell licensed Nancy Drew merchandise, vintage books and collectibles, and our own officially licensed merchandise. Select the standard shipping option when checking out to pay just one flat rate shipping no matter how much you purchase. Also, orders over $100 (pre-ship total to US addresses) get free shipping to celebrate the 85th Anniversary of Nancy Drew this year. 

 
 
 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Nancy Drew at Cafe Press


Here's a sampling of all the neat items you can get at our Cafe Press Nancy Drew Shop - all officially licensed by Nancy Drew Sleuths! Spend $45 or more in our shop - and use code SHIP6ZG to get free shipping through 12-31-15!

 
 
 

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Nancy Drew Books: Scary Things Kids (& Adults) Do #78


I think someone drew a spiffy map to the location of the hidden staircase on the cover. Good luck deciphering it!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Sleuth Shop Spotlight - Clever Nancy Drew Goodies


A sampling of our neat Nancy Drew Key Chain/Clip Watches you can find in our Nancy Drew Sleuth Shop - where we sell licensed Nancy Drew merchandise, vintage books and collectibles, and our own officially licensed merchandise. Select the standard shipping option when checking out to pay just one flat rate shipping no matter how much you purchase. Also, orders over $100 (pre-ship total to US addresses) get free shipping to celebrate the 85th Anniversary of Nancy Drew this year.

 
 
 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Nancy Drew at Cafe Press


Here's a sampling of all the neat items you can get at our Cafe Press Nancy Drew Shop - all officially licensed by Nancy Drew Sleuths! Spend $45 or more in our shop - and use code SHIP6ZG to get free shipping through 12-31-15!

 
 
 

Monday, December 21, 2015

Nancy Drew Calendars for the New Year


We have 7 styles of Nancy Drew Calendars in our Nancy Drew Cafe Press Shop for you to Sleuth your way through the "Drew" Year! Shop orders of over $45+ ship free using the code SHIP6ZG when checking out.

 
 
 
 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Nancy Drew Drewtique - Cleverly Handcrafted Gifts


Nancy Drew Sleuths and other Nancy fans have been crafting some clever Nancy Drew crafts for The Drewtique located at The Sleuth Shop. You can purchase these consigned items there which benefits those who create them so cleverly - some use the great Nancy Drew fabric and others images of Nancy Drew - all under official licensing too, unlike other non-licensed items on the market. Shop at The Drewtique for our great selection from jewelry to bags and cases, bookmarks to car decals, key chains to pillows, quilted items to book boxes and much more.

 
 
 
 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Nancy Drew Books: Scary Things Kids (& Adults) Do #77


No, I'm not going to comment on "Ginette + Trevor" - that's as old school as the smelly silver marker fad of the 80s. No, I'm muuuuuucccchhhh more curious about the "B+" rating! Is that a B+ for this book or for the Nancy Drew Cookbook which surely deserves a D+ in the very least for some of it's dastardly recipes!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Nancy Drew at Cafe Press


Here's a sampling of all the neat items you can get at our Cafe Press Nancy Drew Shop - all officially licensed by Nancy Drew Sleuths! Spend $45 or more in our shop - and use code SHIP6ZG to get free shipping through 12-31-15!