Nancy Clue and Cherry Aimless

3 books in series
3 out of 5 stars 56 ratings

The Case of the Not-So-Nice Nurse Publisher's Summary

Nurse Cherry Aimless's first vacation from her hectic career in a big-city hospital takes her to visit her spinster Aunt Gertrude in thrilling San Francisco. Wistfully trading her starched white cap and dress for a bright yellow poplin frock with a flared skirt, young Cherry takes to the highway, never imagining the gay adventures that await her. Imagine her surprise to learn that Aunt Gertrude has been kidnapped!

Armed only with the contents of her purse, and with the help of new chums Midge, Velma, and a dashing female police officer named Jackie, the plucky but innocent Cherry must save her aunt, find a gaggle of missing nuns, and stop an illegal land grab - all under the warm gaze of her hero, girl detective Nancy Clue. And when the queer caper has ended, will there be a chance for Nancy and Cherry?

Mabel Maney's camp classic The Case of the Not-So-Nice Nurse has been beloved by readers since it was first published in 1993. This sparkling parody of 1950s girl adventure stories will make you laugh out loud and long for a lemon Jell-O mold. Golly, it's a good time!

©1993, 2002 Cleis Press (P)2012 Cleis Press
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  • Book 1

    • The Case of the Not-So-Nice Nurse

    • A Nancy Clue and Cherry Aimless Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Mabel Maney
    • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 17

    Nurse Cherry Aimless's first vacation from her hectic career in a big-city hospital takes her to visit her spinster Aunt Gertrude in thrilling San Francisco. Wistfully trading her starched white cap and dress for a bright yellow poplin frock with a flared skirt, young Cherry takes to the highway, never imagining the gay adventures that await her. Imagine her surprise to learn that Aunt Gertrude has been kidnapped! Armed only with the contents of her purse, and with the help of new chums, Cherry must save her aunt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gloriasly funny

    • By Tapioca on 07-12-12

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 2

    • The Case of the Good-for-Nothing Girlfriend

    • A Nancy Clue and Cherry Aimless Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Mabel Maney
    • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The sequel to The Case of the Not-So-Nice Nurse is another hoot, a lampooning of girls' fiction of the past full of hapless, do-gooding detectives with "keen sleuthing abilities, up-to-the-minute fashion sense, and gracious finishing-school manners". Girlfriend finds our hapless heroine, Nancy Clue, racing home to River Depths, Illinois, to confess the murder of her father, prominent attorney Carson Clue; expose the terrible truth about him; and free Hannah Gruel, the selfless housekeeper who has shouldered the blame.

    Regular price: $18.49

  • Book 3

    • A Ghost in the Closet

    • A Nancy Clue and Hardly Boys Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Mabel Maney
    • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    With their fearless crime-fighting, good manners, and manly fashion sense, the Hardly boys are the pride of Feyport, Illinois. In A Ghost in the Closet, dark-haired, muscular Frank and his lovable kid brother, Joe, return from a gay trip to Europe to find that their parents - world-famous detective Fennel P. Hardly and his wife, Mrs. Hardly - have been kidnapped! Even worse, so have six poodles from the Lake Merrimen Dog Show! Pals Nancy Clue, Cherry Aimless, R.N., and Police Detective Jackie Jones help the Hardly boys track down the criminals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mabel Maney is a Comedic Genius

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-01-12

    Regular price: $17.99