The character was created by edward stratemeyer, head of the stratemeyer syndicate, which produced not only nancy drew, but also the hardy boys, tom swift, the bobbsey twins, the rover boys and more series. Before the camera gets rolling, glam girls signature blue boots go missing. The books have blank endpapers, and four glossy internal illustrations. The dust jacket on a first edition of the first nancy drew book is now worth. Their listings are a wealth of information that will help you know what to pay for books and will help you know which books are more desirable. Collecting nancy drew nancy drew and friends umd libraries. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search.
Nancy drew fans will enjoy the nancy drew sleuth unofficial website, which is devoted to the sleuth, her books, and her timeless quality that endures throughout the ages. When i was young, there was nothing more thrilling than pulling a brandnew, yellowspined nancy drew mystery off my shelf. Series book values collapsed in late 2008 and have never recovered. Nancy drew is a great mystery, and the best part is that everyone can read nancy drew. See the complete nancy drew files series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Celebrating 75 years of nancy drew nancy drew and friends. The first nancy drew book, 1930s the secret of the old clock, was ghostwritten by mildred wirt, who penned 23 nancy drew titles as carolyn keenethe same pseudonym used today. We add books and other items to the site as we have them available but please feel free to contact us with a question or a request.
Sep 06, 2018 however, the nancy we know today is not the same nancy readers first fell in love with. The nancy drew files book series by multiple authors includes books secrets can kill, deadly intent, murder on ice, and several more. The real mystery nancy drew has solved is the mystery of aging and she never even takes credit for it. Nancy drew books taught me many new words, which i did not know before. Producing films in the late 1930s and recently as well in 2007, its eponymous character has an enduring appeal, which is also reflected in its videogame titles as well. Heralded by many feminists as a strong female rolemodel, nancy drew has had an extremely positive influence on her young readers over the years. May 08, 2018 just about the only tweed nancy drew books i own are the first printings of titles issued during the tweed era. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Many nancy drew collectibles or book variants are scarce or perhaps rare, but i am only going to mention the ones that seem to be so scarce that.
Nancy, bess, and george are running in river heightss turkey trot this year and bess has designed some super cute turkeyinspired outfits for them to wear. Created by noga landau, stephanie savage, josh schwartz. Im experienced in antiquarian and rare book collecting. If as an adult you are awash with nostalgia for the nancy drew series, here are some grownup female sleuths with continuing series to devour.
The original books were set in a vague, midwestern town called river heights, according to the new york times. Ten rarest nancy drew books and collectibles series books for girls. A second method is to find the online listings of actual nancy drew collectors. Sep 12, 2011 nancy drew, 18yearold amateur detective, is on a mission to save the destitute family of a dead man. The whole world can read nancy drew books, just for a very exciting adventure, kind of scary, good, good book. The first nancy drew book, 1930s the secret of the old clock, was ghostwritten by mildred wirt, who penned 23 nancy drew titles as carolyn. Hardy boy books which i used to love are in the same class as nancy drew as far as collecting goes. However, the cw show has nancy drew living in horseshoe bay on. Nancy drew values and collecting tips series books for girls. I found the phrase ten rarest nancy drew books as a search term that led someone to this blog. Once a nancy drew collector has been found who has books for sale, take a look at their prices. The nancy drew books are an iconic mystery series about a teenage sleuth who solves crimes.
Dec 23, 2016 12 super sleuthy books for grownup fans of nancy drew. I decided to list some of the rarest nancy drew books and collectibles. I enjoyed reading nancy drew and trixie belden books so much as a child that i started collecting them at the age of 19. Nancy drew, first edition abebooks passion for books. Nancy and her friends search for a missing chocolate turkey in the twelfth book in the interactive nancy drew clue book mystery series. The classic wit and wisdom of nancy drew and president of the fan site. Shop games, merchandise, and join our community today. In the first nancy drew mystery, the secret of the old clock, on page one we read nancy drew, an attractive girl of eighteen, was driving home along a country road in her new, darkblue conver. Lot of 11 vintage nancy drew mystery books 1st ed matte blue cover library decor.
They know what the books are worth and price them accordingly. Nancy drew has been solving mysteries, and delighting fans, for over 75 years. While the character has undergone numerous iterations throughout the years, nancy drew has been cited as an important part of the literary and cultural landscape and an inspiration to many women, notably sandra day oconnor, sonia sotomayor, and hillary clinton. One glossy illustration occurs before the title page, and the remaining three are scattered throughout the text of the book. Nancy aged to 18, drove a blue convertible, gained a surrogate mother in the form of her housekeeper, hannah, and became, arguably, more docile. Nancy drew the key in the satin pocket by carolyn keene and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Theyll get to spend time with the animals and help the zookeeper make special toys for some of the animals. Dust jacket lists 37 nancy drew titles, 22 dana girls.
Join nancy drew and hone your sleuthing skills with her interactives awardwinning mystery games. These sellers will sometimes identify themselves as nancy drew collectors. The nancy drew sleuth book contained short stories that involved nancy teaching a group of. See the complete nancy drew mystery stories series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Sep 12, 2011 i found the phrase ten rarest nancy drew books as a search term that led someone to this blog. Nancy drew is the protagonist of several series of childrens mystery novels, written under the house name of carolyn keene. Vintage books piece puzzle overview celebrate everybodys favorite teenage detective with this challenging puzzle collage of nancy drew book illustrations from the original blue editions. Thirty years after nancy solved her first mystery, the original books were revised and shortened. Oct 11, 2006 nancy drew complete series set, books 164 hardcover october 11, 2006. Nancy drew a guide to the grosset and dunlap editions. But when the toys disappear, it looks like everyone is a suspect. Nancy drew is an american mystery drama television series based on the series of mystery novels about the titular character. Now, for the first time, you can purchase all sixtyfour classic nancy drew titles in one complete set. The character of nancy drew ghostwritten and credited to the pseudonymous carolyn keene has appeared in a number of series over the years.
Available for the first time in one complete collection only at. This one has rampant racism and an unforgettably ludicrous villain plot. Nancy drew books have been in print from 1930 until present day, so there are a lot of. Nancy, george, and bess are attending overnight camp at the local zoo. The best way to see if a nancy drew book might have value is to run a search on ebay, select sold, then view the results. Original nancy drew books in order summary of nancy drew. Vintage nancy drew books and more by jennifersseriesbooks on etsy. Can the clue crew solve the case and find the boots before the movie packs up and leaves town. The books are ghostwritten by a number of authors and published under the collective pseudonym carolyn keene. Movie madness finds nancy, bess, and george as extras on the set of the latest glam girl movie. The nancy drew sleuth book contained short stories that involved nancy teaching a group of younger girls how she solves her mysteries, and gives lessons to the reader on the techniques used.
For people who are not very familiar with collecting nancy drew, be aware that the book or collectible has to be exactly like what i mention. This exhibit highlights the girls series books in the rose and joseph pagnani collection. Farah 1960 b2 nancy drew mystery stories 1960a1 first printing dust jacketfirst printing book, blue. Its now been more than 25 years, and i have a large collection of series books including nancy drew, hardy boys, dana girls, three investigators, connie blair, rick brant, beverly gray, trixie belden, judy bolton, and many others. I am quite fond of the solid blue nancy drew books from the late 1940s. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. These books have good quality paper, a plain paper frontispiece illustration, and blue silhouette endpapers.
Sep 19, 2011 before the 1930s, there werent any books with teenage heroines who chased villains down dark alleys, says jenn fisher, author of clues for real life. Young nancy drew makes plans to leave her hometown for college after high school graduation, but finds herself drawn into a supernatural murder mystery. Please be sure to visit nancy drew sleuth, a very valuable resource for your nancy drew research. Here are all 56 original nancy drew books, ranked worst to best. Only nancy drew offers used, vintage nancy drew books and memorabilia for sale. The series was adapted for the cw by noga landau, josh schwartz and stephanie savage, and is produced by cbs television studios, in association with fake empire. Nancy drew is a fictional character, a sleuth in an american mystery series created by publisher edward stratemeyer as the female counterpart to his hardy boys series. Readers see nancy in her element for the first timeconducting interviews, deciphering clues, and upturning societys unjust standards.1148 243 476 786 777 572 1556 383 682 391 674 457 761 767 1568 72 1594 11 1349 1342 1001 574 593 763 1001 689 1302 1397 1584 966 629 138 264 798 1327 1340 806 833