The Mystery of Nancy Drew

Ninety-one years ago, a plucky detective stepped out from her powder blue roadster and into the hearts of readers. The brainchild of publisher Edward Stratemeyer, Nancy Drew proved that a strong heroine with style and bravery could win huge popularity. Claim your virtual front seat as historian Leslie Goddard, PhD, explores the history of everyone’s favorite “girl detective.” Who was Carolyn Keene, author of the series? Why did this young adult book series, more than any other, captivate generations of readers? Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information.