Mildred A Wirt
Mildred A. Wirt Benson (1905-2002) was an American author of children’s books. Working under the Stratemeyer Syndicate, she wrote most of the first 30 Nancy Drew novels (writing as Carolyn Keene). She also contributed to many other series, including the Dana Girls, Penny Nichols, Dot and Dash, Honey Bunch, Kay Tracey and Ruth Fielding. She also wrote the Penny Parker series under her own name.

Mildred A. Wirt became a published author in 1927 with the novel Ruth Fielding and Her Great Scenario (writing as Alice B. Emerson). Her debut under her own name was the 1935 standalone title The Sky Racers. Her final novel was the 1960 novel Kristie at College. Below is a list of Mildred A. Wirt’s books in order of when they were first published:

Publication Order of Ruth Fielding Books


Ruth Fielding and Her Great Scenario(1927) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ruth Fielding at Cameron Hall(1928) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ruth Fielding Clearing Her Name(1929) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ruth Fielding in Talking Pictures(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ruth Fielding and Baby June(1931) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ruth Fielding and Her Double(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ruth Fielding and Her Greatest Triumph(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ruth Fielding and Her Crowning Victory(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Books


The Secret of the Old Clock(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hidden Staircase(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bungalow Mystery(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery at Lilac Inn(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret at Shadow Ranch(1931) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret of Red Gate Farm(1931) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Clue in the Diary(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Clue of the Broken Locket(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Message in the Hollow Oak(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Ivory Charm(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Whispering Statue(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Haunted Bridge(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Clue of the Tapping Heels(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery at the Moss-Covered Mansion(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Quest of the Missing Map(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Clue in the Jewel Box(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret in the Old Attic(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Clue in the Crumbling Wall(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Tolling Bell(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Clue in the Old Album(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ghost of Blackwood Hall(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Clue of the Velvet Mask(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Doris Force Books


Doris Force at Locked Gates(1931) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Doris Force at Cloudy Cove(1931) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Madge Sterling Books


The Missing Formula(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Deserted Yacht(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret of the Sundial(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Kay Tracey Books


The Mystery of the Swaying Curtains(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shadow on the Door(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Six Fingered Glove Mystery(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Green Cameo Mystery(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beneath the Crimson Brier Bush(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret at the Windmill(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Message in the Sand Dunes(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Murmuring Portrait(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When the Key Turned(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Sunken Garden(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sacred Feather(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dana Girls Mystery Stories Books


The Secret at the Hermitage(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Circle of Footprints(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Locked Room(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Clue in the Cobweb(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret at the Gatehouse(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mysterious Fireplace(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Clue of the Rusty Key(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Portrait in the Sand(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Clue in the Ivy(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret of the Jade Ring(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery at the Crossroads(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Penny Nichols Books


Penny Nichols Finds a Clue(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Penny Nichols and the Mystery of the Lost Key(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Penny Nichols and the Black Imp(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Penny Nichols and the Knob Hill Mystery(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Honey Bunch Books


Her First Little Treasure Hunt(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Her First Little Club(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Her First Trip in a Trailer(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Her First Trip to a Big Fair(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Her First Twin Playmates(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dot and Dash Books


Dot and Dash at the Maple Sugar Camp(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dot and Dash at Happy Hollow(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dot and Dash in the North Woods(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dot and Dash in the Pumpkin Patch(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dot and Dash at the Seashore(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Penny Parker Books


Tale of the Witch Doll(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vanishing Houseboat(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Danger at the Drawbridge(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Behind the Green Door(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Clue of the Silken Ladder(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret Pact(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Clock Strikes Thirteen(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wishing Well(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saboteurs on the River(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghost Beyond the Gate(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hoofbeats on the Turnpike(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Voice from the Cave(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Guilt of the Brass Thieves(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Signal in the Dark(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Whispering Walls(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Swamp Island(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cry at Midnight(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Connie Carl Books


Connie Carl at Rainbow Ranch(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Flash Evans Books


Flash Evans and the Darkroom Mystery(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flash Evans, Camera News Hawk(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Boy Scout Explorers Books


Boy Scout Explorers at Emerald Valley(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Boy Scout Explorers at Treasure Mountain(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Boy Scout Explorers at Headless Hollow(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Sky Racers(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Carolina Castle(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Courageous Wings(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Runaway Caravan(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shadow Stone(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Through the Moon-Gate Door(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Linda(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery of the Laughing Mask(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pirate Brig(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dangerous Deadline(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Quarry Ghost(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kristie at College(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Ruth Fielding series is written using the house name of Alice B. Emerson. The Nancy Drew and Dana Girls novels are written as Carolyn Keene. The Honey Bunch series is written as Helen Louise Thorndyke. The Dot and Dash series is written as Dorothy West. The Doris Force series is written using the pen name Julia K. Duncan. The Madge Sterling series is written as Ann Wirt. The Kay Tracey books are written using the house name of Frances K. Judd. The Flash Evans series is written as Frank Bell. The Boy Scout Explorers series is written using the pseudonym of Don Palmer.

The Penny Nichols series and the novel Connie Carl at Rainbow Ranch are written using the pen name of Joan Clark. The novels Dangerous Deadline, Quarry Ghost and Kristie at College are written as Mildred Benson.

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Mildred A. Wirt Synopsis: Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk by Carolyn Keene (aka Mildred A. Wirt) is the 17th book in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. A trunk has been sent to Nancy’s cabin on an ocean liner by mistake, and it puts her on the tracks of international jewel thieves who are aboard the same ship.

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