Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Nancy Drew 2011 Convention Clues #24


Sleuth LuAnn was browsing at for peacock items and came across these interesting ones she wanted to share. The bookends above are perfect for book lovers!Peacock Eggplant FigurinePeacock Dustpan/Broom
Peacock Mirror
Peacock Mug Set
Peacock Lightswitch Cover


Nancy Drew 2011 Convention Clues #23


Check out the rain boots above and these leather boots below:

Not a boot, but a peacock flip flop! (

More rain boots (

Cowboy boots!

Amazing what you can find out there when you're looking!


Nancy Drew 2011 Convention Clues #22


Before Nancy Drew and her chums get to Charlottesville, VA, they fly into Richmond, VA in The Hidden Window Mystery.

If any of you are taking that route to the Nancy Drew Sleuths convention in Charlottesville, you might follow in Nancy Drew's footsteps. In the book, she and the girls visit the courthouse designed by Thomas Jefferson and also go to St. John's Church (shown above) where Patrick Henry gave his famous "Give me Liberty or Give me Death" speech!

Also Sleuth Amanda pointed out that the hospital where Nancy's cousin Susan Carr was taken, Johnston Willis Hospital, is a real hospital. Click here for directions.


Nancy Drew 2011 Convention Clues #21


Wanting a little inspiration on our 1950s theme mystery dinner? Check out these iconic 1950s Nancy Drew covers for some style ideas! If you're really at a loss on costumes--there's always the red robe and polka dot pjs from The Hidden Window Mystery shown above!

Sweater and skirt sets

Nice chunky belt

Ruffled tops

The June Cleaver! Complete with monogrammed purse. Gotta love it.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Nancy Drew Cafe Press Sale Feb 15-17 $3.00 of $30.00

Nancy Drew Shop $3.00 of $30.00 Sale!

WHEN: Feb. 15 - Feb. 17, 2011

SAVE: $3.00 off orders of $30+



Thanks for your support!


Sunday, February 6, 2011

January/February 2011 Issue of The Sleuth

Our January/February 2011 issue of The Sleuth will go into the mail this next week! Preview the issue below and at our website. You can subscribe there, purchase back issues, or send in a printable PDF form from the website to:

Nancy Drew Sleuths
P.O. Box 128
Higley, AZ 85236-0128

Back issue special 4/10.00 through Mar. 15, 2011. Not reflected at the website, so send in checks or money orders to the above address or send a Pay Pal to: or e-mail to request an invoice (

In This Issue:

Calling All Sleuths: Editor’s Note By Jennifer Fisher

The Clue Conundrum: Ned or Nancy? Game

Ned Nickerson – Nancy’s Favorite Special Friend & Strong Arm Man By Jennifer Fisher

Nancy Drew First Printing Auctions Part II By Jennifer White

Nancy Drew Web Con 2

Why Nancy Doesn’t Need Men – From The Appalachian State University Panel Discussion By Pamela J. Horack

The Nancy Drew Crookbook Part XV By Caroline Stellings

Nancy Drew: A Canadian Perspective – Double Suspicion Review By Anthony Fournier

Deconstructing The Digests – Debunking The Misconceptions Surrounding The Nancy Drew Paperbacks #93 – The Case of the Safecracker’s Secret By Todd H. Latoski

The Centerfold Case: The Victoria Broadhurst Collection

Crazy Eights with Michael G. Cornelius – The Clue in the Ivy By Michael G. Cornelius

Get MobileMe. Play Nancy Drew. Nab a Thief. By Jennifer Fisher

Retro Finds By Faye Kisker

Clues From The Sleuthing Scene

The Dean’s List – Nancy Drew in Popular Music Ghostwritten By Sleuth Gina Travis

The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries: A Look Back at TV’s First Nancy Drew: Episode 2.21 (35) – Arson & Old Lace By Todd H. Latoski

Nancy Drew News

Drewggle: “Nancy Drew” By Amriel Simpson

Nancy Drew’s Survival Guide: Sleuth Lesson #27

The Scoop on Upcoming Issues, Clue Conundrum Answers

Classic Nancy Drew Book Illustrations Series #15: The Haunted Bridge


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Nancy Drew 2011 Convention Clues #20


I chose the popular board game of Clue to use as a mystery theme for our Saturday banquet at the Nancy Drew convention! It's one of my favorite board games. We talked about the game of Clue last year at the convention as to Nancy Drew licensing and so I've been developing a Nancy Drew version of Clue for potential licensing. In doing that, I thought it would be fun to base our banquet mystery on the game of Clue using Ivy Hall as the mansion for the board game and the general Hidden Window theme. It's been working out swimmingly.

Who hasn't played Clue at some point in their lifetime? Surely you're all familiar with something along the lines of "Colonel Mustard in the Billiard Room with the Leadpipe"... If you haven't, or haven't played it lately, I recommend getting yourself familiar with the game play as our mystery will be based on that general framework.

And then there's Mrs. Peacock. With our huge theme of Peacocks from Hidden Window, it dawned on me there's Mrs. Peacock from the Clue game ;) How funny is that! There she is above in this image of Clue cards from a game I had as a child.

Some Clue weapons! And apparently a Monopoly playing piece thrown in. Got this pic from an eBay auction. Unless there was some version of Clue I'm not aware of where the suspects were bashing people over the head with this shoe ;-)

For fun, here's an image from a 1950s Clue game featuring mysterious silhouettes of the suspects.