Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Nancy Drew Old Lace Audio Set Variations

 Nancy Drew - The Secret in the Old Lace 
Audio Cassette Tapes

I recently purchased a set of the Old Lace audio cassettes at eBay thinking I'd upgrade the set I already have, and discovered a variation so now they're both keepers! This set was produced by Cassette Book Company from Pasadena.

My old set and the recent set I purchased both have the same case--front/back are the same in every way with a copyright on the case of 1985. But the tapes are different. My older set has white tapes with a beige/navy blue label numbered "861" from "Cassette Book Library" which I figure are the original set--they even have a copyright on them of 1983 (interesting how the date on these is 1983). The recently purchases set has tapes from "Audio Book Company"  which are black tapes with a black/white label numbered "NA2-290"and these have a copyright of 1997 on them. Apparently in 1997, they reissued this book on tape--both companies are located in Pasadena or Cassette Book Library changed their name to Audio Book Library which may be the likely story.

Does anyone have any other variations?


Monday, February 13, 2012

Nancy Drew & The Clue Crew Graphic Novels

Nancy Drew Graphic Novels are Back!

Papercutz is debuting their new series of Nancy Drew Graphic Novels based on he Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew books styled in American Comic Book style rather than Manga.

These will debut October 2012 with the first title, Small Volcanoes.

Here's the specs on that volume:

Title: Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew Graphic Novel #1 "Small Volcanoes"
Author: Sarah Kinney and Stefan Petrucha
Artist: Stan Goldberg
Description: 8 year old Nancy Drew decides to build a model of a volcano for her science project. Best friends George (Georgia) Fayne and a gung-ho Bess Marvin arrive to help. But, the next day, their teacher Mrs. Ramirez opens the door to find all the volcanoes missing. Why are they missing? Is it an actual crime or a prank? And who did it? Nancy Drew, with the help of Bess and George, is on the case!

6x9, full-color, 64 pages
Paperback $6.99, ISBN: 978-1-59707-354-7
Hardcover $10.99, ISBN: 978-1-59707-355-4

Here are a couple of sample pages:


Friday, February 10, 2012

Nancy Drew Twin Thriller Club Letter

I purchased recently a Nancy Drew Twin Thriller book club edition at eBay - the seller had listed several and included an original letter with one of the books. I snapped that up quickly :) I am in an ongoing quest to amass as much research material as I can about Nancy Drew for my books and writing projects--not to mention my collection!

This letter--if you click on the above image it will enlarge to be able to read it--mentions a few interesting things.

First, I was aware of this book club being advertised in different publications--including some Teen ones. I have an original Young Miss magazine advertising the club in an insert. It was referred to as the "Twin Thriller Book Club" but the letter above calls it the "Parents' Magazine's Nancy Drew Twin-Thriller Book Club" - both the magazine ad and this letter have the same New Jersey address. I suppose it's likely that depending on where it was advertised, it was changed slightly--or it may have been taken over by Parent' Magazine at some point.

Second, the letter refers to them being out of the introductory volumes--which included Old Clock/Hidden Staircase and Bungalow Mystery/Lilac Inn were out of stock so they were substituting Mirror Bay/Double Jinx and Glowing Eye/Forgotten City.

The book I bid on was Mirror Bay/Double Jinx. So I got one of the volumes they were substituting.

I love finding book club memorabilia! If anyone ever has any they're interested in parting with and you happen to come across this blog while searching what you have, please contact me!