Thursday, July 31, 2014

Nancy Drew Books: Scary Things Kids (& Adults) Do #35

Even the recycle-bin would run screaming from this monstrosity :) The Whispering Statue is whispering but it's not saying very nice things...

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Nancy Drew Books: Scary Things Kids (& Adults) Do #34

It was a 6-for-1 special on matchy-matchy red shirts and jeans down at the Bargain Barn! ;-)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Nancy Drew Books: Scary Things Kids (& Adults) Do #33

The Mystery of the Sun-Faded, Aged-Taped, Ripped-up, Glued-on Dust Jacket

Presented by that dastardly villain, the Crappy DIYer...


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Nancy Drew Printing Plate Collectible - Tandy Frontispiece

I recently acquired this Nancy Drew collectible item - it's a copper printing plate that was used by Kingsport Press to print the glossy frontispieces for The Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk. This image was drawn by the first Nancy Drew illustrator, Russell H. Tandy.

Here's a flipped horizontal/negative of the image to give you an idea (thanks to Sleuth Jarrell for creating this!)...

There is some wear/aging to the plate as you can see in the image - will need to see if this can be restored.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Sleuth - The Original Nancy Drew Fanzine

Check out The Sleuth! It's the Original Nancy Drew Fanzine - published 6 times per year. It's put together by members of the Nancy Drew Sleuths - an organization of scholars and collectors of Nancy Drew and other vintage series books. Articles focus on Nancy Drew, but we also feature several other vintage girls' and boys' series in each issue too.

We've been in print since 2006, but have recently undergone a few graphic & layout changes to spiff it up a bit. We're having a giveaway in honor of our new style which debuted with our May/June 2014 issue. For any new subscriptions or renewals from existing subscribers throughout the month of July, you'll be entered into a drawing for a free subscription, totebag, tee, mouse pad, magnets, and a car magnet--see samples below. Then we have a preview of page one of 4 of the articles in this month's issue plus the contents page. To subscribe (half year/ 1 year/ 2 year subscriptions available) or order back issues, visit our website.