I watched The Achievement today and thought it sad that Elizabeth's mystery writer had died at what must have been a young age. Does anyone know if this was based on a real person? It just struck me as an odd detour for the sub-plot to take. I also thought Richard Thomas was outstanding in his scenes with the different members of the family and with the author's mother.
Post by Scarlett O'Hara on Feb 3, 2011 21:06:32 GMT -5
I think it was their spin off of Nancy Drew.
Nancy Drew is a fictional young amateur detective in various mystery series for all ages. She was created by Edward Stratemeyer, founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate book packaging firm. The character first appeared in 1930.
Nancy Drew is depicted as an independent-minded 16-year-old who has already completed her high school education (16 was the minimum age for graduation at the time). Apparently affluent, she maintains an active social, volunteer, and sleuthing schedule, as well as participating in athletics and the arts, but is never shown as working for a living or acquiring job skills. Nancy is affected neither by the Great Depression—although many of the characters in her early cases need assistance as they are poverty-stricken—nor by World War II.
I read some of her books. She is a great role model for kids. I learned that my shoes and my purse should always match and you should always act like a lady even if you are kicking a guys arse.
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Hi. I was actually wondering about the story behind the author's death - if that was based on a true story. Sorry I wasn't clearer. I never liked Nancy Drew, but I know that genre was very popular with young girls.
I believe the author of the Nancy Drew stories was Carolyn Keene. Was this the pen name of Edward Stratemeyer? BTW was he any relation to the George Stratemeyer who was a Second Lietenant who gradutated from West Point at the same time(June 1915) as General James Van Fleet and General and future President Dwight Eisenhower?