The Mystery of Nancy Drew
Ninety years ago, a plucky detective stepped out of her blue roadster and into the hearts of
readers. The brainchild of publisher Edward Stratemeyer, Nancy Drew proved that a strong
heroine with style and bravery could win huge popularity. Join historian Leslie Goddard,
Ph.D., to explore the history of America’s favorite girl detective. Who was Carolyn Keene,
author of the series? Why did this girls’ book series, more than any other, captivate
generations of readers?