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Carolyn Keene



House pseudonym used by Mildred A Wirt

Carolyn is the pseudonym of the author of the Nancy Drew mystery series, and also The Dana Girls mystery series, both published by the Stratemeyer Syndicate. Stratemeyer hired writers, including Mildred Wirt Benson (who wrote the first 23 books) to write the novels in this series, who initially were paid only $125 for each book and were required by their contract to give up all rights to the work and to maintain confidentiality. Edward Stratemeyer's daughter, Harriet Adams, also wrote books in the Nancy Drew series under the pseudonym.
 
Series
Nancy Drew Mystery Stories
1. The Secret of the Old Clock (1930) by Mildred A Wirt
2. The Hidden Staircase (1930) by Mildred A Wirt
3. The Bungalow Mystery (1930) by Mildred A Wirt
4. The Mystery at Lilac Inn (1930) by Mildred A Wirt
5. The Secret at Shadow Ranch (1931) by Mildred A Wirt
6. The Secret of Red Gate Farm (1931) by Mildred A Wirt
7. The Clue in the Diary (1932) by Mildred A Wirt
8. Nancy's Mysterious Letter (1932) by Walter Karig
9. The Sign of the Twisted Candles (1933) by Walter Karig
10. The Password to Larkspur Lane (1933) by Walter Karig
11. The Clue of the Broken Locket (1934) by Mildred A Wirt
12. The Message in the Hollow Oak (1935) by Mildred A Wirt
13. The Mystery of the Ivory Charm (1936) by Mildred A Wirt
14. The Whispering Statue (1937) by Mildred A Wirt
15. The Haunted Bridge (1938) by Mildred A Wirt
16. The Clue of the Tapping Heels (1939) by Mildred A Wirt
17. The Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk (1940) by Mildred A Wirt
18. The Mystery at the Moss-Covered Mansion (1941) by Mildred A Wirt
19. The Quest of the Missing Map (1942) by Mildred A Wirt
20. The Clue in the Jewel Box (1943) by Mildred A Wirt
21. The Secret in the Old Attic (1944) by Mildred A Wirt
22. The Clue in the Crumbling Wall (1945) by Mildred A Wirt
23. The Mystery of the Tolling Bell (1946) by Mildred A Wirt
24. The Clue in the Old Album (1947) by Mildred A Wirt
25. The Ghost of Blackwood Hall (1948) by Mildred A Wirt
26. The Clue of the Leaning Chimney (1949) by Mildred A Wirt
27. The Secret of the Wooden Lady (1950) by Mildred A Wirt
28. The Clue of the Black Keys (1951) by Mildred A Wirt
29. The Mystery at the Ski Jump (1952) by Mildred A Wirt
30. The Clue of the Velvet Mask (1953) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
31. The Ringmaster's Secret (1953) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
32. The Scarlet Slipper Mystery (1954) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
33. The Witch Tree Symbol (1955) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
34. The Hidden Window Mystery (1956) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
35. The Haunted Showboat (1957) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
36. The Secret of the Golden Pavilion (1959) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
37. The Clue in the Old Stagecoach (1960) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
38. The Mystery of the Fire Dragon (1961) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
39. The Clue of the Dancing Puppet (1962) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
40. The Moonstone Castle Mystery (1963) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
41. The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes (1964) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
42. The Phantom of Pine Hill (1965) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
43. The Mystery of the 99 Steps (1966) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
44. The Clue in the Crossword Cipher (1966) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
45. The Spider Sapphire Mystery (1968) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
46. The Invisible Intruder (1969) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
47. The Mysterious Mannequin (1970) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
48. The Crooked Banister (1971) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
49. The Secret of Mirror Bay (1972) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
50. The Double Jinx Mystery (1973) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
51. The Mystery of the Glowing Eye (1974) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
52. The Secret of the Forgotten City (1975) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
53. The Sky Phantom (1975) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
54. The Strange Message in the Parchment (1976) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
55. Mystery of Crocodile Island (1978) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
56. The Thirteenth Pearl (1978) by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
57. The Triple Hoax (1979)
58. The Flying Saucer Mystery (1980)
59. The Secret in the Old Lace (1980)
60. The Greek Symbol Mystery (1980)
61. The Swami's Ring (1981)
62. The Kachina Doll Mystery (1981)
63. The Twin Dilemma (1981)
64. Captive Witness (1981)
65. Mystery of the Winged Lion (1982)
66. Race Against Time (1982)
67. The Sinister Omen (1982)
68. The Elusive Heiress (1982)
69. Clue in the Ancient Disguise (1982)
70. The Broken Anchor (1983)
71. The Silver Cobweb (1983)
72. The Haunted Carousel (1983)
73. Enemy Match (1984)
74. The Mysterious Image (1984)
75. The Emerald-Eyed Cat Mystery (1984)
76. The Eskimo's Secret (1985)
77. The Bluebeard Room (1985)
78. The Phantom of Venice (1985)
79. The Double Horror of Fenley Place (1987)
80. The Case of the Disappearing Diamonds (1987)
81. The Mardi Gras Mystery (1988)
82. The Clue in the Camera (1988)
83. The Case of the Vanishing Veil (1988)
84. The Joker's Revenge (1988)
85. The Secret of Shady Glen (1988)
86. The Mystery of Misty Canyon (1988)
87. The Case of the Rising Stars (1989)
88. The Search for Cindy Austin (1989)
89. The Case of the Disappearing Deejay (1989)
90. The Puzzle at Pineview School (1989)
91. The Girl Who Couldn't Remember (1989)
92. The Ghost of Craven Cove (1989)
93. The Case of the Safecracker's Secret (1990)
94. The Picture-Perfect Mystery (1990)
95. The Silent Suspect (1990)
96. The Case of the Photo Finish (1990)
97. The Mystery at Magnolia Mansion (1990)
98. The Haunting of Horse Island (1990)
99. The Secret at Seven Rocks (1991)
100. A Secret in Time (1991)
101. The Mystery of the Missing Millionairess (1991)
102. The Secret in the Dark (1991)
103. The Stranger in the Shadows (1991)
104. The Mystery of the Jade Tiger (1991)
105. The Clue in the Antique Trunk (1992)
106. The Case of the Artful Crime (1992)
107. The Legend of Miner's Creek (1992)
108. The Secret of the Tibetan Treasure (1992)
109. The Mystery of the Masked Rider (1992)
110. The Nutcracker Ballet Mystery (1992)
111. The Secret at Solaire (1993)
112. Crime in the Queen's Court (1993)
113. The Secret Lost at Sea (1993)
114. The Search for the Silver Persian (1993)
115. The Suspect in the Smoke (1993)
116. The Case of the Twin Teddy Bears (1993)
117. Mystery on the Menu (1994)
118. Trouble at Lake Tahoe (1994)
119. The Mystery of the Missing Mascot (1994)
120. The Case of the Floating Crime (1994)
121. The Fortune Teller's Secret (1994)
122. The Message in the Haunted Mansion (1994)
123. The Clue on the Silver Screen (1995)
124. The Secret of the Scarlet Hand (1995)
125. The Teen Model Mystery (1995)
126. The Riddle in the Rare Book (1995)
127. The Case of the Dangerous Solution (1995)
128. The Treasure in the Royal Tower (1995)
129. The Baby-Sitter Burglaries (1996)
130. The Sign of the Falcon (1996)
131. The Hidden Inheritance (1996)
132. The Fox Hunt Mystery (1996)
133. The Mystery at the Crystal Palace (1996)
134. The Secret of the Forgotten Cave (1996)
135. The Riddle of the Ruby Gazelle (1997)
136. The Wedding Day Mystery (1997)
137. In Search of the Black Rose (1997)
138. The Legend of the Lost Gold (1997)
139. The Secret of Candlelight Inn (1997)
140. The Door-to-Door Deception (1997)
141. The Wild Cat Crime (1998)
142. The Case of Capital Intrigue (1998)
143. Mystery on Maui (1998)
144. The E-mail Mystery (1998)
145. The Missing Horse Mystery (1998)
146. The Ghost of the Lantern Lady (1998)
147. The Case of the Captured Queen (1999)
148. On the Trail of Trouble (1999)
149. The Clue of the Gold Doubloons (1999)
150. Mystery at Moorsea Manor (1999)
151. The Chocolate-Covered Contest (1999)
152. The Key in the Satin Pocket (2000)
153. Whispers in the Fog (2000)
154. The Legend of the Emerald Lady (2000)
155. The Mystery in Tornado Alley (2000)
156. The Secret in the Stars (2000)
157. The Music Festival Mystery (2000)
158. The Curse of the Black Cat (2001)
159. The Secret of the Fiery Chamber (2001)
160. The Clue on the Crystal Dove (2001)
161. Lost in the Everglades (2001)
162. The Case of the Lost Song (2001)
163. The Clues Challenge (2001)
164. The Mystery of the Mother Wolf (2002)
165. The Crime Lab Case (2002)
166. Case of the Creative Crime (2002)
167. Mystery by Moonlight (2002)
168. The Bike Tour Mystery (2002)
169. The Mistletoe Mystery (2001)
170. No Strings Attached (2003)
171. Intrigue at the Grand Opera (2003)
172. The Riding Club Crime (2003)
173. Danger on the Great Lakes (2003)
174. A Taste of Danger (2003)
175. Werewolf in a Winter Wonderland (2003)











































 
Dana Girls Mystery Stories
1. By the Light of the Study Lamp (1934) by Leslie McFarlane
2. The Secret at Lone Tree Cottage (1934) by Leslie McFarlane
3. In the Shadow of the Tower (1934) by Leslie McFarlane
4. A Three-Cornered Mystery (1935) by Leslie McFarlane
5. The Secret at the Hermitage (1936) by Mildred A Wirt
6. The Circle of Footprints (1937) by Mildred A Wirt
7. The Mystery of the Locked Room (1938) by Mildred A Wirt
8. The Clue in the Cobweb (1939) by Mildred A Wirt
9. The Secret at the Gatehouse (1940) by Mildred A Wirt
10. The Mysterious Fireplace (1941) by Mildred A Wirt
11. The Clue of the Rusty Key (1942) by Mildred A Wirt
12. The Portrait in the Sand (1943) by Mildred A Wirt
12. The Winking Ruby Mystery (1957)
13. The Secret in the Old Well (1944) by Mildred A Wirt
14. The Clue in the Ivy (1952) by Mildred A Wirt
15. The Secret of the Jade Ring (1953) by Mildred A Wirt
16. Mystery at the Crossroads (1954) by Mildred A Wirt
17. The Ghost in the Gallery (1955)
18. The Clue of the Black Flower (1956)
20. The Secret of the Swiss Chalet (1958)
21. The Haunted Lagoon (1959)
22. The Mystery of the Bamboo Bird (1960)
23. The Sierra Gold Mystery (1961)
24. The Secret of Lost Lake (1963)
25. The Mystery of the Stone Tiger (1963)
26. The Riddle of the Frozen Fountain (1964)
27. The Secret of the Silver Dolphin (1965)
28. Mystery of the Wax Queen (1966)
29. The Secret of the Minstrel's Guitar (1967)
30. The Phantom Surfer (1968)
31. The Curious Coronation (1936)
32. The Hundred Year Mystery (1977)
33. Mountain Peak Mystery (1978)
34. The Witch's Omen (1978)








 
Nancy Drew Files
1. Secrets Can Kill (1986)
2. Deadly Intent (1986)
3. Murder on Ice (1986)
4. Smile and Say Murder (1986)
5. Hit and Run Holiday (1986)
6. White Water Terror (1986)
7. Deadly Doubles (1987)
8. Two Points to Murder (1987)
9. False Moves (1987)
10. Buried Secrets (1987)
11. Heart of Danger (1987)
12. Fatal Ransom (1987)
13. Wings of Fear (1987)
14. This Side of Evil (1987)
15. Trial By Fire (1987)
16. Never Say Die (1988)
17. Stay Tuned For Danger (1987)
18. Circle of Evil (1987)
19. Sisters in Crime (1988)
20. Very Deadly Yours (1988)
21. Recipe for Murder (1988)
22. Fatal Attraction (1988)
23. Sinister Paradise (1989)
24. Till Death Do Us Part (1988)
25. Rich and Dangerous (1988)
26. Playing With Fire (1988)
27. Most Likely to Die (1988)
28. The Black Widow (1988)
29. Pure Poison (1988)
30. Death By Design (1988)
31. Trouble In Tahiti (1989)
32. High Marks For Malice (1989)
33. Danger In Disguise (1989)
34. Vanishing Act (1989)
35. Bad Medicine (1989)
36. Over The Edge (1989)
37. Last Dance (1989)
38. The Final Scene (1989)
39. The Suspect Next Door (1989)
40. Shadow of a Doubt (1989)
41. Something To Hide (1989)
42. The Wrong Chemistry (1989)
43. False Impressions (1989)
44. Scent of Danger (1990)
45. Out of Bounds (1990)
46. Win, Place or Die (1990)
47. Flirting with Danger (1990)
48. A Date with Deception (1990)
49. Portrait in Crime (1990)
50. Deep Secrets (1990)
51. A Model Crime (1990)
52. Danger For Hire (1990)
53. Trail of Lies (1990)
54. Cold as Ice (1990)
55. Don't Look Twice (1991)
56. Make No Mistake (1991)
57. Into Thin Air (1991)
58. Hot Pursuit (1991)
59. High Risk (1991)
60. Poison Pen (1991)
61. Sweet Revenge (1991)
62. Easy Marks (1991)
63. Mixed Signals (1991)
64. The Wrong Track (1991)
65. Final Notes (1991)
66. Tall, Dark and Deadly (1991)
67. Nobody's Business (1992)
68. Crosscurrents (1992)
69. Running Scared (1992)
70. Cutting Edge (1992)
71. Hot Tracks (1992)
72. Swiss Secrets (1992)
73. Rendezvous in Rome (1992)
74. Greek Odyssey (1992)
75. A Talent for Murder (1992)
76. The Perfect Plot (1992)
77. Danger on Parade (1992)
78. Update on Crime (1992)
79. No Laughing Matter (1993)
80. Power of Suggestion (1993)
81. Making Waves (1993)
82. Dangerous Relations (1993)
83. Diamond Deceit (1993)
84. Choosing Sides (1993)
85. Sea of Suspicion (1993)
86. Let's Talk Terror (1993)
87. Moving Target (1993)
88. False Pretenses (1993)
89. Designs In Crime (1993)
90. Stage Fright (1993)
91. If Looks Could Kill (1994)
92. My Deadly Valentine (1994)
93. Hotline to Danger (1994)
94. Illusions of Evil (1994)
95. An Instinct for Trouble (1994)
96. The Runaway Bride (1994)
97. Squeeze Play (1994)
98. Island of Secrets (1994)
99. The Cheating Heart (1994)
100. Dance Till You Die (1994)
101. The Picture of Guilt (1994)
102. Counterfeit Christmas (1994)
103. Heart of Ice (1995)
104. Kiss and Tell (1995)
105. Stolen Affections (1995)
106. Flying Too High (1995)
107. Anything for Love (1995)
108. Captive Heart (1995)
109. Love Notes (1995)
110. Hidden Meanings (1995)
111. The Stolen Kiss (1995)
112. For Love or Money (1995)
113. Wicked Ways (1996)
114. Rehearsing For Romance (1996)
115. Running Into Trouble (1996)
116. Under His Spell (1996)
117. Skipping a Beat (1996)
118. Betrayed By Love (1996)
119. Against the Rules (1997)
120. Dangerous Loves (1997)
121. Natural Enemies (1997)
122. Strange Memories (1997)
123. Wicked for the Weekend (1997)
124. Crime at the Chat Cafe (1997)































 









 




 
 
Passport to Romance Trilogy
1. Swiss Secrets (1992)
2. Rendezvous in Rome (1992)
3. Greek Odyssey (1992)
 
Nancy Drew Notebooks
1. The Slumber Party Secret (1994)
2. The Lost Locket (1994)
3. The Secret Santa (1994)
4. Bad Day for Ballet (1995)
5. The Soccer Shoe Club (1995)
6. The Ice Cream Scoop (1995)
7. Trouble at Camp Treehouse (1995)
8. The Best Detective (1995)
9. The Thanksgiving Surprise (1995)
10. Not Nice on Ice (1996)
11. The Pen Pal Puzzle (1996)
12. The Puppy Problem (1996)
13. The Wedding Gift Goof (1996)
14. Funny Face Fight (1996)
15. The Crazy Key Clue (1996)
16. The Ski Slope Mystery (1997)
17. Whose Pet is Best? (1997)
18. The Stolen Unicorn (1997)
19. The Lemonade Raid (1997)
20. Hannah's Secret (1997)
21. Princess On Parade (1997)
22. The Clue In The Glue (1998)
23. Alien in the Classroom (1998)
24. The Hidden Treasures (1998)
25. Dare at the Fair (1998)
26. The Lucky Horseshoes (1998)
27. Trouble Takes the Cake (1998)
28. Thrill on the Hill (1998)
29. Lights! Cameras! Clues! (1999)
30. Its No Joke! (1999)
31. The Fine-Feathered Mystery (1999)
32. The Black Velvet Mystery (1999)
33. The Gumdrop Ghost (1999)
34. Trash or Treasure (2000)
35. Third-Grade Reporter (2000)
36. The Make-Believe Mystery (2000)
37. Dude Ranch Detective (2000)
38. Candy Is Dandy (2000)
39. The Chinese New Year Mystery (2000)
40. Dinosaur Alert (2001)
41. Flower Power (2001)
42. Circus Act (2001)
43. Walkie-Talkie Mystery (2001)
44. The Purple Fingerprint (2001)
45. The Dashing Dog Mystery (2001)
46. The Snow Queen's Surprise (2002)
47. The Crook Who Took the Book (2002)
48. The Crazy Carnival Case (2002)
49. The Sand Castle Mystery (2002)
50. The Scarytales Sleepover (2002)
51. The Old-Fashioned Mystery (2002)
52. Big Worry in Wonderland (2003)
53. Recipe for Trouble (2003)
54. The Stinky Cheese Surprise (2003)
55. The Day Camp Disaster (2003)
56. Turkey Trouble (2003)
57. The Carousel Mystery (2003)
58. The Dollhouse Mystery (2004)
59. The Bike Race Mystery (2004)
60. The Lighthouse Mystery (2004)
61. Space Case (2004)
62. The Secret in the Spooky Woods (2004)
63. The Snowman Surprise (2004)
64. The Bunny-Hop Hoax (2005)
65. Strike-Out Scare (2005)
66. Zoo Clue (2005)
67. The Singing Suspects (2005)
68. The Apple Bandit (2005)
69. The Kitten Caper (2005)

















 






 







 





 
Nancy Drew Girl Detective Super Mystery
1. Where's Nancy? (2005)
2. Once Upon a Crime (2006)
3. Real Fake (2007)
 







 
Nancy Drew Girl Detective : Perfect Mystery
1. Pageant Perfect Crime (2008)
2. Perfect Cover (2008)
3. The Perfect Escape (2008)
 
Nancy Drew Girl Detective : Identity Mystery
1. Secret Identity (2008)
2. Identity Theft (2009)
3. Identity Revealed (2009)
 
Nancy Drew Girl Detective : Model Mystery Trilogy
1. Model Crime (Model Mystery) (2009)
2. Model Menace (2009)
3. Model Suspect (2009)
 
Nancy Drew Girl Detective : Eco Mystery Trilogy
1. Green-Eyed Monster (2009)
2. Green with Envy (2010)
3. Seeing Green (2010)
 
Nancy Drew Girl Detective : Sabotage Mystery
1. Secret Sabotage (2010)
2. Serial Sabotage (2010)
3. Sabotage Surrender (2011)
 
Nancy Drew / Hardy Boys
Bonfire Masquerade (2011)
 
Nancy Drew Girl Detective : Malibu Mayhem Trilogy
1. California Schemin' (2011)
2. Mystery at Malachite Mansion (2011)
3. Stalk, Don't Run (2012)
 


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