Penny Parker is the protagonist in a series of children’s mystery novels by American author Mildred A. Wirt. Penny Parker is an amateur sleuth, high school student and newspaper reporter for her father’s newspaper. After her mother died when she was young, she was raised by the family housekeeper, Mrs. Weems. Mildred A. Wirt was […]
The Kay Tracey series is a series of children’s mystery novels written under the house name of Frances K. Judd. The series was created by Harried Stratemeyer Adams and the Stratemeyer Syndicate. Kay Tracey is a 16 year-old amateur detective. She lives with her mother and cousin Bill in a town called Carmont, where she […]
Ruth Fielding is the protagonist in a series of children’s novels written under the house name of Alice B. Emerson. Ruth Fielding is a strong-willed woman and a career woman. In the first part of the series, she attends a boarding school. The series was influential to many other series that would follow, including Nancy […]
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 […]
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 is the house name of authors who wrote children’s novels, including all of the various the Nancy Drew series as well as the Dana Girls and River Heights series. The house name was created by the Stratemeyer Syndicate (the same group responsible for the Hardy Boys, Tom Swift, the Rover Boys, the Bobbsey […]