Wednesday, December 16, 2009

November/December 2009 Issue of The Sleuth

Our November/December 2009 (20th) issue is ready to mail out. Check out the cover above and preview the contents below. Order this issue or subscribe now!

Calling All Sleuths: Editor's Note By Jennifer Fisher

The Clue Conundrum: Ski Jump Trivia

Behind the Scenes of the Secret of the Forgotten City with Nancy S. Axelrad By Jennifer Fisher

2010 Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys Web Con: Jan 25-31

Illustrated by Rudy Nappi By Dawn Allen

Fans Interview Rudy Nappi By Dawn Allen

The Nancy Drew Crookbook Part VIII By Caroline Stellings

Highlights of the UCSD Nancy Drew Exhibit By Jennifer Fisher

Nancy Drew: A Canadian Perspective - Happy Birthday, Nancy Review By Anthony Fournier

Deconstructing The Digests - Debunking The Misconceptions Surrounding The Nancy Drew Paperbacks #86 - The Mystery of Misty Canyon By Todd H. Latoski

Sleuths Janet & Carol's Scouting Trip By Carol Dierksen

Crazy Eights with Michael G. Cornelius - A Taste of Danger By Michael G. Cornelius

Nancy Drew News

My Go-Away Nancy Drew Party By Gina Travis

Drewggle: Nancy Drew & Karate By Amriel Simpson

Nancy Drew's iPod By Pamela J. Horack

The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries: A Look Back at TV's First Nancy Drew: Episode 2.5 (19) - The Mystery of the Hollywood Phantom Part II By Todd H. Latoski

Drew Interview: Sisters, Schoolgirls and Sleuths Author Carolyn Carpan Interviewed by Janet DeVries

Nancy Drew's Survival Guide: Sleuth Lesson #20

The Scoop on Upcoming Issues, Clue Conundrum Answers

Classic Nancy Drew Book Illustrations Series #8: Nancy's Mysterious Letter


Monday, December 7, 2009

Register for the 2010 Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys Web Con

Calling All Sleuths! We're kicking off Nancy Drew's 80th anniversary with a spiffy Web Con of Super Sleuth proportions--and including the Hardy Boys too this coming January!

Dates: 7 days - Jan. 25 - Jan. 31, 2010


Registration Cost: $20.00 - Includes access to 7 days of Web Con activities, a daily entry into our door prizes for neat Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys prizes plus a neat booklet put together in the style of "The Sleuth" with glossy color covers featuring some of the submissions from the Web Con and some of your commentary, to be put together and mailed out to all registrants late Feb. 2010.

The Web Con will be organized into 7 daily portions, accessible and archived each day in a special section of my website. The Web Con will be set up like a Blog with postings each day on a variety of topics related to Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys.

Some of our contributors besides myself include: James Keeline, Todd H. Latoski, Jennifer White, Jim McNamara, Tony Carpentieri--co-author of Hardy & Hardy Investigations, Mark Connolly--author of The Hardy Boys Mysteries, 1927-1979, A Cultural and Literary History, Geoff Lapin, Lee Temares, Austin Johnson, Michael G. Cornelius--co-editor of Nancy Drew and Her Sister Sleuths, artist Laura Ruby, Dean Burcham, Lea Fox, Vicki Broadhurst, Yellowback Library Editor Gil O'Gara, Penny Warner--author of The Official Nancy Drew Handbook, Janet DeVries, Carol Dierksen, Spencer and Pam Tandy--grand-children of Russell H. Tandy, and Carolyn Carpan--author of Sisters, Schoolgirls, and Sleuths: Girls' Series Books in America. More to be announced in January.

To register, you may send a Pay Pal (Pay Pal id:, request a Pay Pal invoice from me, use the "subscribe" button at the website, or send a check/money order to me at:

Jennifer Fisher
P.O. Box 128
Higley, AZ 85236-0128


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

365 Days of Nancy Drew Blog Jan-Dec 2010 Sign up!

Hi Everyone,

I'm creating a private Nancy Drew Blog entitled: 365 Days of Nancy Drew, as a Blog Party to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Nancy Drew next year!

There will be postings every day on all kinds of topics from fun facts, trivia, quotes, insights from the history behind the series, book and character discussions, craft projects, guest Bloggers, news and scoops, 80th anniversary items, giveaways and much more! It's like your own page-a-day calendar but more in-depth and insightful.

Members of the Blog can chat in the comments with each other and ask questions for myself and guest Bloggers to answer.

To sign up and view more details click here.

The Blog begins Jan 1, 2010 - postings every day. Everything is archived and you can join at anytime. Once you sign up, you'll be e-mailed an invitation to join the private Blog. Cost is just 12.00 - which is 1.00 per month averaged. I take checks/money orders and Pay Pal--there's a subscribe button right at the website link above to make it easier. The exact details on how to join are on the website link above.