The Secret of Shadow Ranch Best Read || [Carolyn Keene Mildred Benson]
Nancy drew arrives in Phoenix, Arizona, eagerly looking forward to a fun filled vacation at Shadow Ranch, but abruptly finds herself involved in a baffling mystery The ranch is being haunted by a phantom horse and maliciously damaged by an unknown enemy Local people believe that the ghostly animal is carrying out the curse of Dirk Valentine, the romantic outlaw who was kNancy drew arrives in Phoenix, Arizona, eagerly looking forward to a fun filled vacation at Shadow Ranch, but abruptly finds herself involved in a baffling mystery The ranch is being haunted by a phantom horse and maliciously damaged by an unknown enemy Local people believe that the ghostly animal is carrying out the curse of Dirk Valentine, the romantic outlaw who was killed many years ago at Shadow Ranch, where he had gone to fulfill a promise to his sweetheart.Suspecting that a treasure hidden by Valentine may be at the root of the Shadow Ranch mystery, Nancy undertakes a challenging search, aided by her friends Bess Marvin and George Fayne The first vital clue is found in an antique watch and sparks a series of clever deductions and dangerous developments While seeking further clues, the girls investigation in a ghost town ends in a near disaster when Nancy is trapped inside a building that is toppled by a rockslide a rockslide which is deliberately caused But the pretty titian haired detective remains undaunted in her determination to solve the mystery.
Carolyn Keene Mildred Benson
Carolyn 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 Nancy s 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 Syndicate s 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 Drew s prolific existence were Leslie McFarlane, James Duncan Lawrence, Nancy Axelrod, Priscilla Doll, Charles Strong, Alma Sasse, Wilhelmina Rankin, George Waller Jr and Margaret Scherf.
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