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Confucius May 20th, 2017 12:02am

Alternative Fact Friday: The Nancy Drew series written by Carolyn Keene, was written while she served in the Gulf War.

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suppressedID Happy Year of Tiger
05/19/17 6:22 pm

So the "Nancy Drew and the Case of the Missing Mullah Payoff Money" isn't legit?!?

<mind blown>

susanr Colorado
05/19/17 5:18 pm

What? No. The Nancy Drew books - the original ones, anyway, were written by a series of ghostwriters from the 1930s through the 1950s. They were revised in later decades and maybe some other books were added plus I think some TV stuff or movies, but what matters is the original books... No Carolyn Keene involved, much less any Gulf War.

Fun fact about me: A grade-school friend and I wrote a fan letter to Carolyn Keene sometime in the late 50s. We received a lovely reply. I have no idea which incarnation of Keene replied to us (I was indeed signed by "Carolyn Keene") or more likely some secretary, but we had no idea at the time that there was no such person writing the books. (I don't know if either of us kept the letter... I don't think I have it.)


Confucius Cage free No antibiotics
05/19/17 5:26 pm

Oops! Sorry. I saw a Nancy Drew book lying about, so I thought she wrote it. My bad!

susanr Colorado
05/19/17 5:35 pm

No problem! I think it makes for a more interesting answer. For an even more interesting answer, look up either Nancy Drew or Carolyn Keene in Wikipedia and read about Edward Stratemeyer, who was behind not just the Nancy Drew series but also the Hardy Boys series and some others. Or for that matter, look up Stratemeyer.

spring27 California
05/20/17 5:55 pm

I had no idea Carolyn Keene didn't exist.