Mindy Hunt Mystery Stories

Publishers | Grossout and Dunfor | San Francisco

1930, 1961 and 1968 covers for Nancy Drew Mystery Stories: The Secret of the Old Clock

1930, 1961 and 1968 covers for Nancy Drew Mystery Stories: The Secret of the Old Clock

Nancy, a true daughter of the Middle West, takes pride in the fertility of her State, and sees beauty in a crop of waving green corn as well as in the rolling hills and the expanse of prairie land.

Carson Drew [her father] finds it necessary to maintain a certain social position, and accordingly Nancy was frequently called upon to entertain noted professional men.

– excerpt from “Detailed Information and Data about Nancy Drew Herself;” quoted by Melanie Rehak, Girl Sleuth (2005)

The Case of the Witch Cat who Can Close Doors?

“Nancy has that intangible something, making one never forget her face. Pretty in a distinctive way. She speaks forcefully, but never thinks of thrusting her opinions on others. In any crowd she unconsciously assumes leadership. Sometimes her father calls her “Curly Locks. She is the apple of her eye.”

– excerpt from “Detailed Information and Data about Nancy Drew Herself;” quoted by Melanie Rehak, Girl Sleuth (2005)

“She is pretty, blond, about sixteen. Has shiny, golden curls, is resourceful and alert. Enjoys all types of games, especially golf. This shows her lively spirit, She has attended River Heights High School. Nancy is generous to a fault. Is the most popular young person in River Heights.”

– excerpt from “Detailed Information and Data about Nancy Drew Herself;” quoted by Melanie Rehak, Girl Sleuth (2005)

“She has this poise and calmness and a power that provide hope. She turns a light on when you’re dealing with this very dark subject matter.”

– Steve Daley, a former police officer, on Elizabeth Smart, from “Gone Girl,” The New Yorker (October 21, 2013)