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 520
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 358

    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 362
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263

    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

    • 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 235
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    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 233
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157

    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 Mystery at Lilac Inn

    • Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 4
    • By: Carolyn Keene
    • Narrated by: Laura Linney
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    Nancy finds herself in danger when she tries to solve the mystery of the old inn, believed to be jinxed....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but not great.

    • By V. Rodriguez on 05-03-11

    Regular price: $14.60

    • Sleepover Sleuths

    • Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, Book 1
    • By: Carolyn Keene
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Morris
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    In the first volume of a new series for younger listeners, Nancy gets to show off her sleuthing abilities while at her friend Deirdre's sleepover....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nancy Drew pretty fun for my five year old

    • By Travis on 09-21-16

    Regular price: $9.09

    • 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 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    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 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 179
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    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

    • The Secret of Red Gate Farm

    • Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 6
    • By: Carolyn Keene
    • Narrated by: Laura Linney
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    Solving crime never takes a vacation....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Narration

    • By Corrienary on 07-09-15

    Regular price: $14.60

    • Scream for Ice Cream

    • Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, Book 2
    • By: Carolyn Keene
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Morris
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Things go sour in the Jim & Barry's Ice Cream contest when a friend's Chock Full of Chocolate recipe goes missing. Nancy and the Clue Crew are on the case....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story for Young Folks!

    • By Kody Atkinson on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $9.09

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