Monday, March 21, 2005

Nancy Drew Is A Mystery Herself

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The biggest mystery of Nancy Drew, who celebrates her 75th anniversary this year, is how the teen sleuth got away with so many crimes herself.

That’s according to Renee Walker, author of the tell-all book The Dark Side of River Heights: Observations of the Untold and the Unflattering (

Walker studied the first 56 original Nancy Drew mysteries, and discovered that Drew is, among other things, a law breaker, a cheater, and a thief.

She found Drew gives false IDs to police, withholds information from authorities, and commits grand and petty larceny, just to name a few no-nos.

Drew is also an opportunist. In one case she helped herself to an antique bell made by Paul Revere. Walker verified through a museum that, if such a bell existed, it’s value would be $25,000.

Then there’s the several times Drew cheats on her faithful boyfriend Ned.

But the biggest mystery Walker exposes is that 19 years pass during the course of the 56 novels, but Drew remains a perpetual teenager.

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