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Nancy Drew Over the Decades
 
Nancy Drew is one-of-a-kind...
How has Nancy Drew changed through the years?
  • Which books are your favorites? Why?
  • Which book really shows Nancy at her best?

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NewFan - 04:26pm Jun 13, 2009 PST(#1739 of 1748)

I looked at The Lost Files of Nancy Drew book and it's not what I thought it was. It doesn't discuss all of the Nancy Drew books but it highlights some of the popular ones. It has souveniers from each book, for example Josiah Crowley's Will and the note he left in his safe deposit box at the bank. Also notes Nancy makes to herself. It's an interactive book meaning you can lift flaps to read things or pull out a piece of paper (The Will, etc.). It's pretty fun to look at.


No.1FaN - 11:06am Jun 16, 2009 PST(#1740 of 1748)
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost. -- President John Quincy Adams

Cool! Is the Secret of Shadow Ranch part of that book?


NewFan - 07:02pm Jun 17, 2009 PST(#1741 of 1748)

I can't remember, No. 1Fan, but I'll check on it. I'm going back to the store when my next book comes in The Clue In The Jewel Box 1930 facsimile edition. It shipped yesterday from Applewood Books so should be here in the next day or 2.


NewFan - 07:56am Jun 21, 2009 PST(#1742 of 1748)

No. 1Fan: I checked The Lost Files of Nancy Drew and it doesn't cover The Secret At Shadow Ranch. It only cover 13 books from The Secret Of The Old Clock to The Thirteenth Pearl. It's still a cool book. I've started reading The Clue In The Jewel Box. I'm glad to find that Mildred A. Wirt Benson wrote it. When I read other books, it will be interesting to see the differences in books that are written by different authors.


Blackwood - 09:19pm Jul 15, 2009 PST(#1743 of 1748)

Does anyone know why the covers of "The Secret Of Red Gate Farm" and "The Clue In The Diary" were never redone a third time? Though I actually like the Billie Gillies covers a lot. I actually like his art work, and the covers that Nappi did in 1962 for books 11 through 21 even better than Tandy's.


No.1FaN - 07:10pm Aug 2, 2009 PST(#1744 of 1748)
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost. -- President John Quincy Adams

NewFan - Thanks for the info! I was just asking 'cause I so love "The Secret of Shadow Ranch."

Blackwood - I have a ND book from "The Secret of Shadow Ranch" where on the cover Nancy is rearing on a black stallion, and it's night. A little ways off, you can see the phantom horse rearing. Is that Nappi or Tandy's artwork?


Blackwood - 04:04pm Aug 4, 2009 PST(#1745 of 1748)

That's a Nappi cover.


Green Hornet - 09:18am Jun 14, 2014 PST(#1746 of 1748)
Oh, the huge manatee!

It's been several years since I posted here, but I have a thought to share.

What Did Nancy Drew Do During World War Two?

Considering her life, she may have been in Army Intelligence (G2). Gathering evidence for the war crimes trials as the war wound down seems natural, but it is also possible that she was sent to India to help the British convince the Indians to fight the Japanese because she had saved Maharaja Coya's life. We don't know if Nancy met Gandhi, but I doubt that the "girl gangbuster" would have been impressed by his "passive resistance" plan.

After the war, there were the "ghost rockets" that may provide material for a new story.


TappingHeels - 12:18pm Jul 28, 2014 PST(#1747 of 1748)
The mystery picture's in a mess. The cops admit the case looks black. Just when the crook starts to confess --- rattle-rattle-rattle --- POPCORN SACK!

I figure Nancy, along with Bess and George, were "true" to their country by volunteering at home during WWII in various capacities: George gathered scrap, Bess rolled bandages, Nancy patrolled at night during blackouts, and of course all three worked the USO canteen. No doubt Nancy ran true to form, and whatever she was doing, mysteries continued to cross her path and she solved them.


TappingHeels - 12:20pm Jul 28, 2014 PST(#1748 of 1748)
The mystery picture's in a mess. The cops admit the case looks black. Just when the crook starts to confess --- rattle-rattle-rattle --- POPCORN SACK!

BYW, nice to hear you're still dropping by here as a Nancy fan Green Hornet!

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