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Nancy's Mysterious Letter (Nancy Drew, Book 8) [Hardcover]

By Carolyn Keene (Author)
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Pages   210
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.67" Width: 5.31" Height: 1.16"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 30, 1996
Publisher   Applewood Books
ISBN  1557091625  
EAN  9781557091628  

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The original editions are back - the way they were first written. Beginning in 1959, the Nancy Drew stories were updated, rewritten, and condensed, and these old editions went out of print.

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More About Carolyn Keene

Carolyn Keene Carolyn Keene is the pseudonym of the authors of the Nancy Drew mystery stories and The Dana Girls mystery stories, both produced by the Stratemeyer Syndicate. In addition, Keene is credited with the Nancy Drew spin-off, River Heights and the Nancy Drew Notebooks.

Edward Stratemeyer, the founder of the Syndicate, hired writers, beginning with Mildred Wirt, later Mildred Wirt Benson, to write the manuscripts for the Nancy Drew books. The writers initially were paid $125 for each book and were required by their contract to give up all rights to the work and to maintain confidentiality.

Benson and Harriet Adams (Stratemeyer's daughter ) are often credited as the primary writers of Nancy Drew books under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene; other ghostwriters who used this name to write Nancy Drew mysteries included James Duncan Lawrence, Walter Karig, Nancy Axelrad, Priscilla Doll, Charles Strong, Alma Sasse, Wilhelmina Rankin, George Waller Jr., Margaret Scherf, and Susan Wittig Albert. Also involved in the Nancy Drew writing process were Harriet Stratemeyer Adams's daughters, who gave input on the series and sometimes helped to choose book titles;(p158) the Syndicate's secretary, Harriet Otis Smith, who invented the characters of Nancy's friends Bess and George;(p140) and the editors at Grosset and Dunlap.[1](p228) The first book in the Nancy Drew series was The Secret of the Old Clock.

In 1978, the Stratemeyer Syndicate changed publishers to Simon & Schuster, a move that the former publishers, Grosset and Dunlap, went to court to prevent the switch, claiming a breach of contract. The decision was made in favor of the Syndicate, stating that they could choose which publisher they would like to use, for subsequent entries in the series. However, since the editors at Grosset and Dunlap were so heavily involved in writing the Drew books, they won the rights to the volumes that they had published.

In 1986, the Syndicate was bought by publishers Simon & Schuster; the Drew books are now handled by Mega-Books, a New York book packager.

Carolyn Keene died in 2002.

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MNReview  Oct 2, 2007
Story was great -- but the reader, very poor. Reader tried to imitate voices - making the characters come off very goofy and irrating. A consistant voice telling the story would be strongly preferred.
Nancy Drew is Awesome!  Sep 24, 2007
Nancy gets involved with the United States Postal Service after her mailman stops by her house for hot chocolate. His letters are stolen and one of them is for Nancy. She tracks it down and finds that money has been left to a Nancy Drew, but it's not her. She has to find the thief and the heir. She also gets to spend the weekend with Ned and friends. I loved this book, it had so many little plots running through it and really kept my interest.
A great read  Jul 14, 2007
True, I love all Nancy Drew books and would rate each one 5 or 4 stars, but this one earned it. Nancy recieves a letter for a heiress in England, by the name of Nancy Smith Drew! She intends to marry a man named Edgar Nixan, brother of Ira Nixan, an old friend of the Drew's. Little does Nancy Smith Drew know, Edgar Nixan is not who she expects him to be!
This was a wounderful book and i recomend it to anyone.
Wonderful Gift for Girls, ages 8-11  Aug 10, 2005
My cousin's daughter just celebrated her 9th birthday, and I plan on giving her this book, along with some other Nancy Drew books, for Christmas. I gave her volumes 1 through 6 for her birthday, and her mom tells me that she is just blazing through each book, because she loves them so much.

It warmed my heart to give her these books, as I remember reading them when I was her age. I used to borrow one book a week from the local public library in the 1970s. Nancy Drew was always a great read.

I think that we establish a great connection with our children when we share with them something that we also loved as kids. It's a joy for all involved.

In my opinion, you can't go wrong. These books are classics, and by encouraging young ones to read them, you help the children in your life to foster a great habit of reading--one that remains with them through their entire life. I think books of this nature also help to make them better critical thinkers and better writers.
Keene Very Keen on Mystery Books  Jun 11, 2004
Nancy's Mysterious Letter is only one of many well-written books by Carolyn Keene. Keene does it again. With each book, the action starts on page 1. Sometimes it's so suspenseful that I actually worry about Nancy's predicament. Keene's vivid descriptions of the characters really bring out the color in them. I haven't read this particular book in a few years, but the style of Keene's writing is still fresh in my mind. This series of mystery books is a must-have for Nancy Drew lovers abroad.

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