Order of Dana Girls Books
The Dana Girls is a series of YA mystery novels written under the house name of Carolyn Keene and created by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams of the Stratemeyer Syndicate. Jean and Louise Dana are teenage amateur sleuths who are attending a boarding school called the Starhurst School for Girls, where they solve mysteries.
Carolyn Keene began the Dana Girls series with the novel By the Light of the Study Lamp, which was published in 1934. The original series lasted 30 novels, concluding in 1968 with the novel The Phantom Surfer. The series was relaunched in 1972 starting with The Mystery of the Stone Tiger and concluding with the 17th (or 47th) novel, The Witch’s Omen, in 1979. There were two additional novels written, The Strange Identities and The Thousand Islands Mystery, both of which went unpublished. Below is a list of Carolyn Keene’s Dana Girls Mystery Stories books in order of when they were first published (which is also their chronological order):
Publication Order of Dana Girls Mystery Stories Books
Note: The first four books in the series were written by Leslie McFarlane. Books 5-12 & 14-16 were written by Mildred A. Wirt. Books 13 & 17-30 as well as 44-47 were written by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.
If You Like Dana Girls Books, You’ll Love…
Dana Girls Mystery Stories Synopsis: In By the Light of the Study Lamp by Carolyn Keene (book 1 of the series), Jean and Louise are given a study lamp by their Uncle Ned. Their idea is to use it in their study room at school, but before they leave for school, the lamp is gone!