Thursday, July 26, 2012

Nancy Drew Sale at the Sleuth Shop

Nancy Drew special at The Sleuth Shop!

For a limited time, get silhouette charms for every $40 spent and for every $100 spent get a spiffy Nancy Drew silhouette watch that's new to the line! Click here to shop.


Nancy Drew Books: Scary Things Kids (& Adults) Do #16

Master Crafter or Master Destroyer of DJs?

WOW. I saw these books listed at eBay today and about fell over! HA! Can you believe some little crafter decided to not only cut up their dust jackets but paste them on their books!? Super Crazy or Super Genius?! You be the judge! I say--Hypers!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Nancy Drew Ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson Tribute

Happy Birthday to Mildred Wirt Benson
Original Carolyn Keene
Born July 10, 1905

Here's a montage of some images of Mildred (courtesy Toledo Blade). She authored over 130 children's books, thousands of newspaper articles and columns, dozens of short stories and lived to be 96, passing away May 28, 2002 in Toledo, OH. Her legacy encompasses many facets of her life but she is most famously known for having been the first Carolyn Keene, pseudonym for the Nancy Drew series. She was just 24 when the first three Nancy Drew books were published on April 28, 1930. No one involved in the making of this series really fathomed that it would still be published today, over 80 years later.

Learn more about her at my website.

I have written a few articles about her and some of her books and series in various series zines and The Sleuth. After she passed away, I wrote an Op-Ed at the request of the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star about her and the LA Times Kids Reading Room published a piece from me during the 80th anniversary of Nancy Drew in 2010. My most lengthy article to date was published in Firsts magazine in the December 2006 issue which can be ordered here at their website. I am currently working on a book about Mildred's life and adventures.


Saturday, July 07, 2012

Vintage Nancy Drew & Other Series Books For Sale

 Vintage Nancy Drew & Boys'/Girls' Series Books For Sale:

I've got over 100 Nancy Drew and various boys' and girls' series books listed in The Sleuth Shop at my website! Here's a sampling of what you can find - from vintage dust jackets to picture covers to paperbacks. Some are upgrades from my own collection and some were used in the filming of the 2007 Warner Brothers Nancy Drew movie! 

I have books by Nancy Drew ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson plus other series like Trixie Belden, Kay Tracey, Dana Girls, Hardy Boys, Tom Swift, Three Investigators and much more!

Remember while supplies last through August 15, for every $40 you spend, you get the Old Attic Nancy Drew totebag free!


Thursday, July 05, 2012

Nancy Drew Shop Sale: Free Nancy Drew Tote Special

Nancy Drew Shop Special!

For every $40 you spend at the Nancy Drew Sleuth Shop, receive the cool Old Attic Nancy Drew Barnes & Noble Totebag free - while supplies last through August 15, 2012.

Here's some of our great new items to the site including new watch styles and the neat money/business/calling card/credit card cases: