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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The Secret of the Old Clock...

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The Bungalow Mystery (Nancy...

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The Sign of the Twisted Can...

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The Clue in the Diary (Nanc...

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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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Secrets Can Kill Deadly Intent Murder On Ice Smile and Say Murder Hit and Run Holiday White Water Terror Deadly Doubles
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Without a Trace A Race Against Time False Notes High Risk Lights, Camera... Action! The Stolen Relic
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Sleepover Sleuths Scream for Ice Cream Pony Problems The Cinderella Ballet Mystery Case of the Sneaky Snowman The Fashion Disaster The Circus Scare
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