Boys & Girls Series Books

Identification and bibliographical information about various Boys & Girls Series Books published by the Stratemeyer Syndicate.

Nancy Drew 38 Mystery of the Fire Dragon

Nancy Drew #38 Mystery of the Fire Dragon – First Edition Identification Guide

The Mystery of the Fire Dragon is the thirty-eighth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was written under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene, and was first published in 1961 by Grosset & Dunlap. This is the final Nancy Drew published with a Dust Jacket and a conclusion to our collectors’ First Edition Guide …

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Nancy Drew 37 Clue In The Old Stagecoach

Nancy Drew #37 Clue in the Old Stagecoach – First Edition Identification Guide

The Clue in the Old Stagecoach is the thirty-seventh volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1960 by Grosset & Dunlap under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams. Summaries (original edition) Mrs. Strook requests Nancy’s help finding an old stagecoach she believes her …

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Nancy Drew 36 Secret Of The Golden Pavilion

Nancy Drew #36 Secret of the Golden Pavilion – First Edition Identification Guide

The Secret of the Golden Pavilion is the thirty-sixth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1959 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams. Summaries (original edition) Nancy, Bess, and George travel to Hawaii to solve an interesting puzzle involving an old golden …

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Nancy Drew 35 Haunted Showboat

Nancy Drew #35 Haunted Showboat – First Edition Identification Guide

The Haunted Showboat is the thirty-fifth book in the Nancy Drew mystery series. It was first published in 1957 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams. Summaries (original edition) Nancy, Bess, and George travel to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, but they are then enveloped into a mystery involving …

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Nancy Drew 34 Hidden Window Mystery

Nancy Drew #34 Hidden Window Mystery – First Edition Identification Guide

The Hidden Window Mystery is the thirty-fourth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1956 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams. Summaries (original edition) Nancy and her friends, Bess and George travel to Charlottesville, Virginia in search for a missing stained-glass window. …

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Nancy Drew #33 Witch Tree Symbol – First Edition Identification Guide

The Witch Tree Symbol is the thirty-third volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1955 by Grosset & Dunlap under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was Stratemeyer Syndicate executive, Harriet Stratemeyer Adams. Summaries (original edition) When a neighbor asks Nancy Drew to accompany her to an old …

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Nancy Drew 32 Scarlet Slipper Mystery

Nancy Drew #32 Scarlet Slipper Mystery – First Edition Identification Guide

The Scarlet Slipper Mystery is the thirty-second volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was published in 1954 by Grosset & Dunlap and written by Charles S. Strong under the house pseudonym Carolyn Keene Summaries (original edition) Nancy meets the Fontaines, refugees from the fictional country of Centrovia, who run a dance school …

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Nancy Drew 31 Ringmaster's Secret

Nancy Drew #31 Ringmaster’s Secret – First Edition Identification Guide

The Ringmaster’s Secret is the thirty-first volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in late 1953 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams. Summaries (original edition) 1953 Edition: Nancy’s Aunt Eloise, aware of her niece’s current interest in learning horseback riding stunts, sends her …

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Nancy Drew 30 Clue Of The Velvet Mask

Nancy Drew #30 Clue of the Velvet Mask – First Edition Identification Guide

The Clue of the Velvet Mask is the thirtieth volume in the original Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was Mildred Benson‘s final ghostwrite for the series. The plot and story take place largely in Nancy’s hometown of River Heights. Nancy tries to solve a mystery about a gang of event thieves robbing homes during …

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Nancy Drew 29 Mystery At The Ski Jump

Nancy Drew #29 Mystery at the Ski Jump – First Edition Identification Guide

The Mystery at the Ski Jump is the twenty-ninth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1952 by Grosset & Dunlap under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Alma Sasse. Summaries (original edition) When Nancy learns that the Drews’ housekeeper has been duped by an elegantly …

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