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Carolyn Keene - Author

About the Author

Carolyn Keene is a pen name used by a variety of authors for the classic Nancy Drew Mystery series. The first author to use the pseudonym was Mildred Wirt Benson, who wrote 23 of the original 30 books. Other writers who have adapted the Carolyn Keene moniker include Leslie McFarlane, James Duncan Lawrence, Walter Karig, and Nancy Axelrod.

Featured books by Carolyn Keene

The Hidden Staircase

The Hidden Staircase

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Carolyn Keene Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2014

A special treat for Nancy Drew fans, and any reader who's new to the series! We're releasing a stunning new edition of an old favorite: The Hidden Staircase, the second book in the incredibly popular, long-running series. It's the same exciting mystery that readers have fallen in love with for more than 80 years Nancy Drew has to find the mysterious ghost that seems to be haunting Twin Elms, and make sure no more prized possessions disappear under her nose. Now with a brand-new look, this is an edition that collectors won't want to miss!

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Other books by Carolyn Keene

Nancy Drew Files Vol. II Smile and Say Murder; Hit and Run Holiday; White Water Terror

Nancy Drew Files Vol. II Smile and Say Murder; Hit and Run Holiday; White Water Terror

Author: Carolyn Keene Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

The world's favorite teen detective is back, and she's on the case. Keep up with Nancy Drew in this thrilling collection of mysteries full of intrigue, boys, and murder. In Smile and Say Murder, a series of death threats send Nancy undercover at a magazine whose coowner has a talent for making enemies. Nancy calls in her boyfriend Ned to help, but when he seems to fall in love with the lead suspect's sister, Nancy is on her own--and she's the killer's next target. In Hit and Run Holiday, a friend's near-murder plunges Nancy down a path of darkness on Florida's seemingly sunny beaches. With a whispered name as her only clue, Nancy combs the coast for the would-be killer, desperate to find him...before he strikes again. In White Water Terror, Nancy is on a Montana adventure that soon becomes a deadly game of cat and mouse when a sinister phone call and two near-fatal accidents put the fun on hold. It's clear Nancy and her friends are being stalked by a ruthless murderer, and everyone is a suspect. Can she find some answers before more than relaxation is lost?

Nancy Drew Files Vol. I Secrets Can Kill; Deadly Intent; Murder on Ice

Nancy Drew Files Vol. I Secrets Can Kill; Deadly Intent; Murder on Ice

Author: Carolyn Keene Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

* THREE CASES IN ONE: Secrets Can Kill, Deadly Intent and Murder on Ice feature eighteen-year-old Nancy with fast-paced plots and endless mystery.

For Love or Money

For Love or Money

Author: Carolyn Keene Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

NANCY DISCOVERS THAT WHERE THERE'S A WILL, THERE'S A WAY.. .TO ATTEMPT MURDER One of River Heights's richest and most respected citizens, Charles Pierce, has fallen in love.. .and fallen out with his family. He asked his beautiful and much younger housekeeper, Nila, to marry him, and his heirs fear getting cut out of his will. But Pierce now fears for Nila's life, and he asks Nancy to investigate the threat. With all of Pierce's money at stake, there's no shortage of suspects -- including his very handsome son, Philip. And Nancy has to wonder whether Philip's interest in her stems from affection, greed, or both. Either way, he spells trouble, and Nancy knows one thing for sure: by taking on this case, she's inherited a house full of danger!

Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Old Clock: Book One

Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Old Clock: Book One

Author: Carolyn Keene Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/06/2014

A special treat for Nancy Drew fans, and any reader who's new to the series! We're releasing a stunning new edition of an old favorite: The Secret of the Old Clock, the first book in the incredibly popular, long-running series. It's the same exciting mystery that readers have fallen in love with for more than 80 years--Nancy Drew has to help Mr. Crowly's friends find his missing will, before the evil Topham family steals his full inheritance. Now with a brand-new look, this is an edition that collectors won't want to miss!

The Hidden Staircase

The Hidden Staircase

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Carolyn Keene Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2014

A special treat for Nancy Drew fans, and any reader who's new to the series! We're releasing a stunning new edition of an old favorite: The Hidden Staircase, the second book in the incredibly popular, long-running series. It's the same exciting mystery that readers have fallen in love with for more than 80 years Nancy Drew has to find the mysterious ghost that seems to be haunting Twin Elms, and make sure no more prized possessions disappear under her nose. Now with a brand-new look, this is an edition that collectors won't want to miss!

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Nancy Drew Diaries Curse of the Arctic Star; Strangers on a Train; Mystery of the Midnight Rider; Once Upon a Thriller

Nancy Drew Diaries Curse of the Arctic Star; Strangers on a Train; Mystery of the Midnight Rider; Once Upon a Thriller

Author: Carolyn Keene Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2013

Think you know Nancy Drew? Think again-and help solve myriad mysteries in a boxed set of the first four books in this new take on the classic series. Nancy Drew is a spectacular sleuth, one who relies on her wits more than her smartphone. She and her best friends, Bess and George, solve cases using their powers of observation, deductive skills, and sharp intelligence-and their adventures are always full of suspense. This boxed set includes Curse of the Arctic Star, Strangers on a Train, Mystery of the Midnight Rider, and Once Upon a Thriller.

Mardi Gras Mystery

Mardi Gras Mystery

Author: Carolyn Keene Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2013

When Nancy and her friends travel to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, Nancy is confronted by a baffling art theftand exposes a terrible secret.

Clue in the Camera

Clue in the Camera

Author: Carolyn Keene Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2013

In The Clue in the Camera, what starts as a fun trip to San Francisco develops into a dangerous mystery when Nancy exposes the dark secrets of a dead man.

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