Carolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon are the pseudonyms under which many ghostwriters penned the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series, respectively. Both series were created by Edward Stratemeyer, founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate book packaging firm, in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
Stratemeyer's daughter, Harriet, and syndicate writer Mildred Wirt Benson were the two people primarily responsible for bringing the iconic character of Nancy Drew to life in the minds and hearts of millions of readers around the world.
I have read this book many times and I simply love it. Nancy Drew is heartbroken when her longtime boyfriend, Ned Nickerson, announces his engagement to Jessica Thorne, a beautiful new girl in town, the day after proposing to her (she refused it). Nancy confronts Ned and learns that he is engaged to her to find out her true purpose for marrying him. Nancy gets down on the case. She learns a lot of things about Jessica, while, each moment, Jessica is getting more and more dangerous for Ned and her. The book ends in a fascinating chase, where Nancy is trying her best to save Ned's life. I read this book for the fourth or fifth time last night; I started it at around 8:30 and finished in about an hour. It's very gripping and it always amazes me how Nancy solves mysteries; the way she gets down to them and eats, thinks and dreams mysteries. This is a great book and provides the reader with immense satisfaction on finishing it. Hats off to Carolyn Keene!
This was the one! The one that started it all for me. I was 11 at the time and I read it in an hour. It had everything from mystery to romance, and a whole lot more. I remember when I finished it I was yearning to be Nancy. Now that I'm 24 and not Nancy I reread it once in awhile to remind me what a great youth I had.
In Till Deat Do Us Part first Ned proposes to Nancy and acts relieved when she turns him down and then the next day he gets engaged to a girl he hardly knows!!!! Nancy is furious at Ned and wants to find out whats going on, if you want to find out what is going o read the book!
I have read lots of Nancy Drew books and this one was one of my favorites!!! Really Great! I recomend it to everyone who likes mysteries!!!!!
nancy and ned are finally going to get married right!? [Wrong]!! He takes her out for a romantic dinner, roses - everything. They go down to the river and he finally asks it - "Will you marry me?" but nancy says no!! Then the next day ned asks this girl he's only known for a few days! Nancy gets very mad - as would I! But does Ned have a trick up his sleeve??? Find out by reading this totally awesome book[!]