Nancy Drew Fans: Here You'll Find Collecting Vintage Nancy Drew & Series Books, Nancy Drew Crafts & Projects, Nancy Drew Merchandise and Party Planning, Nancy Drew Convention Info and Many More Mysterious Things!
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!
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.
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.
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!