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    NANCY DREW MYSTERIES, Due July 27, 2020

    Nancy Drew Mysteries, Due July 27, 2020
    Swap Due Date: July 27, 2020
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    Media: Any Media, but please try to limit the use of stickers.


    NANCY DREW MYSTERIES

    As a young girl, I read many Nancy Drew mysteries. Perhaps that is why I favor mystery themed books, television shows and movies. Who else read Nancy Drew? I had no idea that the series continued on for so many years!

    For this swap, I’d like to focus on the titles of the books. You can feature Nancy, of course, but pick a theme from the vast library of Nancy Drew books. I have compiled a list of the early books, but if you Google Nancy Drew books, there are many more titles to pick from!


    Here is a partial list of early books in the series:

    The Secret of the Old Clock
    The Hidden Staircase
    The Bungalow Mystery
    The Mystery at Lilac Inn
    The Secret of Shadow Ranch
    The Secret of Red Gate Farm
    The Clue in the Diary
    Nancy’s Mysterious Letter
    The Sign of the Twisted Candles
    The Password to Larkspur Lane
    The Clue of the Broken Locket
    The Message in Hollow Oak
    The Mystery of the Ivory Charm
    The Whispering Statue
    The Haunted Bridge
    The Clue of the Tapping Heels
    The Mystery of the Brass Bound Trunk
    The Mystery at the Moss Covered Mansion
    The Quest of the Missing Map
    The Clue in the Jewelry Box
    The Secret in the Old Attic
    The Clue in the Climbing Wall
    The Mystery of the Tolling Bell
    The Clue in the Old Album
    The Ghost of Blackwood Hall
    The Clue of the Leaning Chimney
    The Secret of the Wooden Lady
    The Clue of the Black Keys
    The Mystery at the Ski Jump
    The Clue of the Velvet Mask
    The Ringmasters Secret
    The Scarlet Slipper Mystery
    The Witch Tree Symbol
    The Hidden Window Mystery
    The Haunted Showboat
    The Secret of the Golden Pavillion
    The Clue in the Old Stagecoach
    The Mystery of the Fire Dragon
    The Clue of the Dancing Puppet
    The Moonstone Castle Mystery
    The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes
    The Phantom of Pine Hill
    The Mystery of the 99 Steps
    The Clue in the Crossword Cypher
    The Spider Sapphire Mystery
    The Invisible Intruder
    The Mysterious Mannequin
    The Crooked Banister
    The Secret of Mirror Bay
    The Double Jinx Mystery
    Mystery of the Glowing Eye


    On the back of your card, please mention the title of the book that you are featuring. Be creative do your best work, and send in cards that you would be proud to add to your collection. I will do my best to swap media for media, and effort for effort. Host cards are not required to play, but if you choose to send one, I will cherish it.

    Cards are to be standard ATC size, 3 1/2" X 2 1/2" and the cards should be straight and sturdy and in an individual plastic sleeve. Please include swap name, user name, your real name, date and location on the back of all cards.

    US participants, please send a large address label and a forever stamp. I will provide the envelopes!

    International participants, Please enclose a large address label and a well concealed US Dollar bill. I will supply the envelopes. Any questions?? PM me.

    When your cards are ready to mail, send me a PM for my address. If you have my address from previous swaps, it has not changed. Please try to mail your cards early!! I like to be prompt in sending back your returns.

    When you do receive your returns, please be kind enough to leave "you rock" points for the artist whose cards you received, and if you feel that I have done a good job as a host, please leave an iTrader for me.

    Who would like to play?

    1. CiCiCreates ~Arrived 6/27
    2. Allegrae
    3. luckycat479
    4. Vicki Z ~Arrived 6/12
    5. Bluegreener
    6. catladybj
    7. SpottedCrow
    8. Lisacasey
    9. MissRich


    Last edited by Suzi; 07-03-2020 at 07:31 AM.

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    Wow, that title list is amazing! I have 4 included on your list that I somehow managed to save from my childhood. They were all published in the late ‘50s and 3 of the 4 still have the dust jackets on! Very good condition, and I might be tempted to re-read some. In this series publication, the inside cover endpapers have several black and white line drawings depicting main themes from several titles, I think that might be useful. All this is to say....Please sign me up!
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    Welcome CiCiCreates! I have a box in the attic filled with all of the ones that I have read as a child! I have often been tempted to reread them!

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    Count me in! I love Nancy Drew.

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    Welcome Allegrae!

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    Oh I am all about this! Yes! What a fun idea!!

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    I have every book, and I LOVED them all.
    I have read all of them, at least 3 times, but I have never dog-eared the pages, nor made notes in the margins, so they are in almost mint condition.
    I had my collection appraised once, but I fainted when I heard what they were currently worth, so I cannot tell you what the market value was at that time.
    When my god daughter got married ( who also LOVES Nancy Drew) I gave her my set as a wedding present.
    She still has them, I wonder what they are worth today.

    I am so excited that Nancy Drew is currently on TV.
    I LOVED "Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase" as a 2019 film with Sophia Lillis .
    I am NOT as thrilled with the Nancy Drew TV series.

    Oh well, not all things are winners.
    Please sign me up.

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    Welcome luckycat470 and Vicki Z!

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    This sounds like fun. My sister read the whole series but I was never into it. I just kept reading "old yeller" over and over! I'm going to wait and see what some others do before I sign up.

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    Lurkers Welcome Vegan4animals!

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    Lurking. I should finish up some other cards first but this looks like fun! Playing the Nancy Drew PC games with my sister is one of my fondest childhood memories.

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    Lurkers are always welcome, majanga! I hope that you decide to join us!

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    Anyone else?

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    Here are my cards.
    I have shown the book title on all the cards.
    I used Nancy on 3 of the cards, but I diverted on the fourth ATC.

    "Clue of the Leaning Chimney" is the first book to be published under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene (1949) and seems to have a very different "feel" to it.
    It starts out "normal" in that a rare and valuable Chinese vase is stolen from a pottery shop and the owner asks Nancy for help.
    During the investigation, Nancy searches for a leaning chimney, and she also stumbles on a gang of people exploiting minority groups as slave labor.

    I decided to go "whimsical" and show a small minority group as a small person, with a big house, with a leaning chimney.
    If this doesn't fit your theme, I can make another.
    Last edited by Vicki Z; 06-30-2020 at 08:27 AM.

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    Those are really nice, Vicki Z! I like the whimsical one, it fits the theme perfectly!

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    Vicki, I really like all your cards! The images fit the titles so well, and I also like how you included each title.
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    Thanks, both of you.

    I have your address, Suzi, I'll get these into the mail.

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    I will let you know when they get here, Vicki

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    Any one else interested?

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    I got on a roll and finished my cards! Pics in a day or so, I really like these cards, and it was fun.
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