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Author Rehak begins her book by warning that "this is a mystery story, " and indeed several mysteries are explored and unraveled as the book progresses.
While Rehak presents Nancy Drew as a hero that feminists can love, she minimizes the feminist message of her book by using dismissive terms like "women's libbers."
For hardcore Nancy Drew fans like myself, it was a delight to read this very in-depth biography of Mildred Benson, Harriet Adams, and the Stratemeyer Syndicate.
Would recommend this book to anyone who has ever read Nancy Drew. Love all the history. Just recently re-read the first six volumes with introductions in two by Mildred Witt... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Linette
I loved the Nancy Drew books growing up and it's been fun to discover how the books were written. I've been reading it between other books as it is interesting enough that I want... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gene M.
I loved all those books as a young person so reading about their writers was fun. However I found the last third of the book a bit tedious.Published 3 months ago by Barbara Blasch
Learned a lot about authors of Nancy Drew but a little too much information. Otherwise it was a good book to read.Published 3 months ago by Susan
Have always been a fan of Nancy Drew and it was great to put the history behind the mystery of America's favorite teen detective...Published 3 months ago by Joan Sansone
Totally fascinating read for those of us who loved the original Nancy Drew books and have been searching for more background information on "the real Carolyn Keene". Read morePublished 3 months ago by maryusvi
As a long-time Nancy Drew fan, I had high hopes for this book. Yes, I knew as an adult the books were ghost-written. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Reading Junkie
Definitely worth a read! Great history on great history! Nancy Drew is timeless and this book tells you why :)Published 4 months ago by Emily Norton