Nancy drew mystery of the winged lion
Mystery of the Winged Lion (Nancy Drew, #65) by Carolyn KeeneCarolyn Keene is a writer pen name that was used by many different people- both men and women- over the years. The company that was the creator of the Nancy Drew series, the Stratemeyer Syndicate, hired a variety of writers. For Nancy Drew, the writers used the pseudonym Carolyn Keene to assure anonymity of the creator.
Edna and Harriet Stratemeyer inherited the company from their father Edward Stratemeyer. Edna contributed 10 plot outlines before passing the reins to her sister Harriet. It was Mildred Benson (aka: Mildred A. Wirt), who breathed such a feisty spirit into Nancys character. Mildred wrote 23 of the original 30 Nancy Drew Mystery Stories®, including the first three. It was her characterization that helped make Nancy an instant hit. The Stratemeyer Syndicates devotion to the series over the years under the reins of Harriet Stratemeyer Adams helped to keep the series alive and on store shelves for each succeeding generation of girls and boys. In 1959, Harriet, along with several writers, began a 25-year project to revise the earlier Carolyn Keene novels. The Nancy Drew books were condensed, racial stereotypes were removed, and the language was updated. In a few cases, outdated plots were completely rewritten.
Other writers of Nancy Drew volumes include Harriet herself, she wrote most of the series after Mildred quit writing for the Syndicate and in 1959 began a revision of the first 34 texts. The role of the writer of Carolyn Keene passed temporarily to Walter Karig who wrote three novels during the Great Depression. Also contributing to Nancy Drews prolific existence were Leslie McFarlane, James Duncan Lawrence, Nancy Axelrod, Priscilla Doll, Charles Strong, Alma Sasse, Wilhelmina Rankin, George Waller Jr., and Margaret Scherf.
This is the first Nancy Drew book that I have ever decided not to keep immediately after I read it. I didn't find the mystery very exciting at all, and
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Nancy Drew 65 Mystery of the Winged Lion. Basic Plot Summary: While on vacation in Venice, Nancy and her entourage help clear her friends of smuggling charges and come to the aid of a local duchess whose nephew has been kidnapped. Click here for chapter by chapter synopsis of the action. Visit Venice with Nancy! Click here for some shots from Nancy's photo album, and learn some Italian phrases too. Motivation: Alberini's gang planned to push CD's client Giorgio out of his successful business by accusing him of stealing designs that Filippo was forced to create, under threats of harm to the rest of the Dandolos.
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Race Against Time is one of the few I don't have, and haven't read. It doesn't sound half bad though. If you can get out of the Wanderer books, the rest of the series is a lot easier to read. I did not read past around but did read the first 8 to 10 Girl Detective books. I have actually been surprised that I have taken such a disliking to the majority of the Wanderer books this time. I liked most of them 12 years ago, but my opinion has been much more negative this time.