|Creator:||Edward Stratemeyer / "Carolyn Keene" (ghostwriters)|
|Date(s):||1930 - present|
|Medium:||book series; film, TV, and video game adaptations|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
|External Links:||Nancy Drew at Wikipedia|
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Nancy Drew is a series of mystery stories featuring the eponymous teenaged detective Nancy Drew. The original series, Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, was published from 1930 to 2003, and was replaced in 2003 by a modernized series called Girl Detective.
There have also been a number of spin-off book series, as well as several film, TV, and video game adaptations.
Nancy Drew is often crossed-over with the Hardy Boys series, also created by Edward Stratemeyer and with which Nancy Drew shared a 1970s television series called The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. The two series share a single category at FanFiction.Net.
The most common pairing is the canonical het pairing Nancy Drew/Ned Nickerson. The Hardy Boys crossover pairing Nancy Drew/Frank Hardy is also popular, and there is a small following for the femslash pairing George Fayne/Bess Marvin.
- The Sleuth - A Nancy Drew anthology of fiction, trivia, articles and art, published by Jennifer Fisher (2002 [ezine]/2006 [print] - present)
- The Whispered Watchword - A newsletter for Nancy Drew and other girl-centric books (1988 - present)
- Susabella Passengers and Friends - A gen multifandom anthology for vintage juvenile series, including Nancy Drew
Links & Resources
- Nancy Drew - Carolyn Keene fanworks at AO3
- Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew fanfiction and crossovers at FanFiction.Net
- Nancy Drew mysteries at Yuletide
- The Nancy Drew Sleuth, a website mostly focused on collectible Nancy Drew books/items, which also sponsors conventions and a fan club
- nancydrewfic on LiveJournal