Carolyn Keene
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Carolyn Keene

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.


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    • The Secret of the Old Clock

    • Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 1
    • By: Carolyn Keene
    • Narrated by: Laura Linney
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 557
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 390
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 388

    Nancy Drew's keen mind is tested when she searches for a missing will....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love Nancy Drew!

    • By Deena on 03-13-04

    Regular price: $14.60

    • The Hidden Staircase

    • Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 2
    • By: Carolyn Keene
    • Narrated by: Laura Linney
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 388
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287

    Teenage detective Nancy Drew uses her courage and powers of deduction to solve the mysterious happenings in an old stone mansion....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect Mystery for young and old!

    • By Bevs Mom on 09-10-12

    Regular price: $14.60

    • Curse of the Arctic Star

    • Nancy Drew Diaries, Book 1
    • By: Carolyn Keene
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    Dear Diary...Bess, George, and I are actually in Alaska! Everywhere you look, there are massive mountains and sparkling, deep-blue waters....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Jennifer on 12-13-16

    Regular price: $8.49

    • The Bungalow Mystery

    • Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 3
    • By: Carolyn Keene
    • Narrated by: Laura Linney
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    Nancy believes her friend's guardians are trying to steal her inheritance. As she investigates, she has a perilous experience near the deserted bungalow....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great story for the family

    • By David M Hanf on 02-23-07

    Regular price: $14.60

    • The Secret of Shadow Ranch

    • Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 5
    • By: Carolyn Keene
    • Narrated by: Laura Linney
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    Nancy Drew arrives in Phoenix, Arizona, eagerly looking forward to a fun-filled vacation at Shadow Ranch, but abruptly finds herself involved in a baffling mystery....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Long Live Nancy; A Trip Back in Time

    • By Carole T. on 06-23-12

    Regular price: $14.60

    • The Clue in the Diary

    • Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 7
    • By: Carolyn Keene
    • Narrated by: Laura Linney
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    Nancy and her friends witness an explosion and the burning of a beautiful country mansion....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Laura Linney Deserves an Award

    • By Carole T. on 06-23-12

    Regular price: $14.60

    • Secret at Mystic Lake

    • Nancy Drew Diaries, Book 6
    • By: Carolyn Keene
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Dear Diary.... To celebrate her birthday, George invited Bess and me on her dream trip: a three-day bike tour around the beautiful Mystic Lake Park....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For adults too!

    • By Carolyn on 07-09-18

    Regular price: $8.49

    • Mystery of the Midnight Rider

    • Nancy Drew Diaries, Book 3
    • By: Carolyn Keene
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Dear diary... Who would want to harm a horse? I kept asking myself that question while watching the beautiful jumpers at the annual River Heights Horse Show....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic!

    • By Lynn on 04-26-17

    Regular price: $8.49

    • Famous Mistakes

    • Nancy Drew Diaries, Book 17
    • By: Carolyn Keene
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Nancy’s boyfriend, Ned, has recently started his own podcast called NedTalks, and he just got his big break. Up and coming comedian Brady Owens has agreed to an interview. But when they go to meet the interviewee, they find Brady’s hotel room trashed - and no comedian in sight....

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Professor and the Puzzle

    • Nancy Drew Diaries, Book 15
    • By: Carolyn Keene
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 18

    Nancy, Bess, and George are excited to attend Oracle College's annual Greek mythology themed gala. But the festive sprit turns troubled when a student falls from the balcony....

    Regular price: $4.89

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