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Nancy Drew 20 Quest Of The Missing Map

Nancy Drew #20 Clue in the Jewel Box – First Edition Identification Guide

The Clue in the Jewel Box is the twentieth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1943 under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson. Summaries (original edition) An antique dealer’s revelation about a former queen’s priceless heirloom starts Nancy on a trail of …

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Nancy Drew 19 Quest Of The Missing Map

Nancy Drew #19 Quest of the Missing Map – First Edition Identification Guide

The Quest of the Missing Map is the nineteenth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1942 by Grosset & Dunlap under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson. Summaries (original edition) Nancy investigates a small ship cottage at the Chatham estate and discovers …

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Nancy Drew 18 Mystery At The Moss Covered Mansion

Nancy Drew #18 Mystery at the Moss-Covered Mansion – First Edition Identification Guide

The Mystery at the Moss-Covered Mansion is the eighteenth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series published by Grossett & Dunlap, and was first published in 1941. The original text was written by ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson, based upon a plot outline from Stratemeyer Syndicate co-owner Harriet Stratemeyer Adams. The book’s title was changed …

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Nancy Drew 17 Mystery Of The Brass Bound Trunk

Nancy Drew #17 The Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk – First Edition Identification Guide

The Mystery of the Brass Bound Trunk is the seventeenth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series, written by Mildred Wirt Benson published under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. It was first published in 1940 by Grosset & Dunlap and was extensively revised for publication in 1976. Summaries (original edition) Nancy plans a trip to …

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Nancy Drew 16 Clue Of The Tapping Heels

Nancy Drew #16 – Clue of the Tapping Heels First Edition Identification Guide

The Clue of the Tapping Heels is the 16th volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published by Grosset & Dunlap in 1939, written by Mildred Benson under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene and first published in 1935. . An updated, revised, and largely different story was published under the same title …

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Nancy Drew 15 Haunted Bridge

Nancy Drew #15 Haunted Bridge – First Edition Identification Guide

The Haunted Bridge is the fifteenth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was originally published by Grosset & Dunlap in 1937. It was written by Mildred Wirt Benson, whom many readers and scholars consider the “truest” of the numerous Carolyn Keene ghostwriters, following an outline by Edna Stratemeyer. Summaries (original edition) Nancy’s …

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Nancy Drew 14 Whispering Statue

Nancy Drew #14 Whispering Statue – First Edition Identification Guide

The Whispering Statue is the fourteenth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was written by Mildred Wirt Benson, whom many readers and scholars consider the “truest” of the numerous Carolyn Keene ghostwriters, following an outline by Harriet Stratemeyer. The book was originally published by Grosset & Dunlap in 1937. An updated, revised, …

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Nancy Drew 13 Mystery Of The Ivory Charm

Nancy Drew #13 – Mystery of the Ivory Charm First Edition Identification Guide

The Mystery of the Ivory Charm is the thirteenth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1936 by Grosset & Dunlap under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The actual author was ghostwriter Mildred Wirt Benson. This is one of the few Nancy Drew books where an acknowledgement has been made …

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Nancy Drew 12 Message In The Hollow Oak

Nancy Drew #12 Message in the Hollow Oak – First Edition Identification Guide

The Message in the Hollow Oak is the twelfth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was written by Mildred Benson under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene and first published in 1935. Summaries (original edition) Nancy Drew finds out that she has won a rather unusual prize in a contest, a piece of land …

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Nancy Drew 11 Clue Of The Broken Locket

Nancy Drew #11 – Clue of the Broken Locket First Edition Identification Guide

The Clue of the Broken Locket is the eleventh volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. It was first published in 1934, and was written by Mildred Benson under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. It was later revised by Harriet Stratemeyer in 1965, and the story was mostly changed with a few elements of the …

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