Clocks, Staircases, and Curious Letters

As a youngster, I learned many things from Nancy Drew that were not written on the pages of her books. I learned that Nancy was the kind of girl I would like to be.  Nancy was a magnet who attracted mysteries. To anyone else, clocks were clocks, staircases were just what they seemed; but, not […]

The Secret of the Old House

The Secret of the Old House

  The Secret of the Old House sounds like a Nancy Drew mystery, doesn’t it? However, it isn’t; it’s a Manos mystery, the third one in the Ned McNeil series and although the story is about an old house that has a secret (or more than one secret) that isn’t the title; the title is […]

Things Nancy Drew Taught Me

Things Nancy Drew Taught Me

Recently, I’ve been re-reading my old Nancy Drew books. The first time I read them (it was, shall we say, a few decades ago?) I did not notice any subliminal messages. I read those books because they were intriguing mysteries, taking me into the land of “What If?”  As a youngster, I learned many things from Nancy Drew […]

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