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Writers are Readers: "Nancy Drew Mysteries"

Updated: Jul 20

REVIEWER: Holly Coop

BOOK TITLE: Nancy Drew Mysteries (Book Series)

AUTHOR: Carol Keene

GENERAL SYNOPSIS: Young woman (daughter of wealthy lawyer), stumbles upon mysteries and solves them with the assistance of friends.

GENERAL IMPRESSIONS: As a young girl I read every Nancy Drew Book ever written. One after another I flipped through the pages nonstop. I was immersed in the exciting sleuthing world of Nancy and friends, Ned, Bess, and George, as they would stumble onto a mystery in their small town book after wonderful book.

HOW WAS THIS BOOK SIGNIFICANT FOR YOU? I always had a keen interest in anything mysterious growing up. Saturday night Creature Feature episodes and Nancy Drew Mysterious were favorites. As a young reader these treasured stories enveloped me in their intrigue and ignited a spark that led to a lifetime love for reading as well as an undying love for the Who Done It?

This love did not wane as I grew older and over the years I have enjoyed many a good mystery. Some of my all time favorites:

Pet Cemetery by Stephen King, The Gingerbread Man by Maggie Shayne, Sleep with the Lights on from the Brown and Deluca series also by Maggie Shayne, and The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena, just to name a few.

HOW WILL IT AFFECT YOUR WRITING?

Although poetry is my mainstay, I have several mystery novels in the works. The sleuthing style of Nancy Drew and the many hours I spent with her within those stories will always be one of my dearest childhood memories. I can only hope my own style of mystery writing will someday be as enjoyable as those many Nancy Drew books were to me.


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