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Carolyn Keene


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Carolyn Keene is a writer pen name that was used by many different people- both men and women- over the years. The company that was the creator of the Nancy Drew series, the Stratemeyer Syndicate, hired a variety of writers. For Nancy Drew, the writers used the pseudonym Carolyn Keene to assure anonymity of the creator.

Edna and Harriet Stratemeyer inherited the company from their father Edward Stratemeyer. Edna contributed 10 plot outlines before passing the reins to her sister Harriet. It was Mildred Benson (aka: Mildred A. Wirt), who breathed such a feisty spirit into Nancy's character. Mildred wrote 23 of the original 30 Nancy Drew Mystery Stories®, including the first three. It was her characterization that helped make Nancy an instant
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Average rating: 3.92 · 719,289 ratings · 27,812 reviews · 912 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Secret of the Old Clock...

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The Hidden Staircase (Nancy...

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3.95 avg rating — 37,968 ratings — published 1930 — 95 editions
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The Bungalow Mystery (Nancy...

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3.94 avg rating — 22,142 ratings — published 1930 — 58 editions
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The Mystery at Lilac Inn (N...

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Nancy Drew: #1-64

4.23 avg rating — 19,326 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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The Secret of Shadow Ranch ...

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3.95 avg rating — 18,741 ratings — published 1931 — 41 editions
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The Clue in the Diary (Nanc...

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3.97 avg rating — 14,625 ratings — published 1932 — 14 editions
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The Sign of the Twisted Can...

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3.97 avg rating — 14,154 ratings — published 1933 — 34 editions
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The Clue of the Broken Lock...

3.98 avg rating — 13,069 ratings — published 1934 — 34 editions
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The Secret of Red Gate Farm...

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3.91 avg rating — 13,218 ratings — published 1931 — 20 editions
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The Secret of the Old Clock The Hidden Staircase The Bungalow Mystery The Mystery at Lilac Inn The Secret of Shadow Ranch The Secret of Red Gate Farm The Clue in the Diary
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The Clue in the Diary The Clue in the Old Stagecoach The Clue of the Dancing Puppet The Clue of the Broken Locket The Secret of Mirror Bay
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3.96 avg rating — 41,803 ratings

Secrets Can Kill Deadly Intent Murder On Ice Smile and Say Murder Hit and Run Holiday White Water Terror Deadly Doubles
(124 books)
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3.73 avg rating — 22,977 ratings

Without a Trace A Race Against Time False Notes High Risk Lights, Camera... Action! The Stolen Relic
(47 books)
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3.82 avg rating — 21,542 ratings

Curse of the Arctic Star Strangers on a Train Mystery of the Midnight Rider Once Upon a Thriller Sabotage at Willow Woods Secret at Mystic Lake The Phantom of Nantucket
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3.92 avg rating — 15,695 ratings

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Quotes by Carolyn Keene  (?)
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“Read, read, read. That's all I can say.”
Carolyn Keene, The Secret of the Old Clock

“Do act mysterious. It always keeps them coming back for more.”
Carolyn Keene, Nancy's Mysterious Letter

“Nancy, every place you go, it seems as if mysteries just pile up one after another.”
Carolyn Keene, The Message in the Hollow Oak

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