Thursday, May 30, 2013

What Does Nancy Drew Look Like?

     For those of you who don't know, HeR Interactive is a game company that has been making Nancy Drew games for 15 years. They have made 28 ND games. Their most recent one, Ghost of Thornton Hall came out the beginning of this month. At the end of every game is a trailer for the next one.

     The trailer for the newest game was very short and only revealed a small amount of information, but it has everyone very curious and excited. These are the things we know about the game:

  1. It will be called The Silent Spy
  2. It will be set in Glasgow, Scotland
  3. It will be about Nancy's MOM!
     You can watch the trailer here:

     There are a lot of people who are excited about this game, but some people are not looking forward to it. Not much is known about Nancy's mother or how she died. And a lot of people want it to stay that way. Here is what we do know:

  • Nancy was only three years old when her mother died (ten in the original Classic books)
  • Her maiden name was Austin
  • Her family to America from Scotland and her grandmother (Nancy's Great-Grandmother) still lives there
  • She died of a long, mysterious illness
     The French Nancy Drew books say that her first name was Elise, her maiden name was Beauchamp, and she is from Louisiana. In the 2002 pilot episode of a Nancy Drew show that never took off, Nancy says that her mother died of a heart attack. I have also heard some people say that she died in a car accident, but I am not sure where that came from.

     Some people are very concerned that, because this game is about Nancy's mom, we may finally see her dad, Carson in this game. We have talked to him over the phone a few times, but never actually see him. This may also be our chance to see Hannah, Ned, Nancy's Great-Grandmother, and maybe even Nancy herself. Personally, I will not be bothered by seeing anyone in this game. I actually want to! I have seen so many different interpretations of what people think Nancy and her family and friends look like that seeing one more will not bother me a bit and I am interested in knowing how HeR imagines Nancy to look. Here are a few different versions of what people have thought Nancy to look like over the years:

Graphic Novel 1, Girl Detective 44, Emma Roberts, Tracy Ryan
Classic 44, Classic 1, Girl Detective 41, Several Different Pictures
     What are your thoughts about possibly seeing what Nancy or certain other characters look like in a HeR Interactive game for the first time?


Random Fact of the Week: Nancy has been portrayed by twelve different actresses in movies and on tv shows in the last 83 years!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Word Search 1

     Hi everyone! I am so sorry this took me forever to post, I have been very busy lately. I am in the middle of several posts now, but until I can finish them I decided to let you all work on this word search that I made for a Nancy Drew activity book I just recently finished! Here it is:

     There are only ten words to find in this one. They are:
  1. Nancy Drew
  2. Bess Marvin
  3. George Fayne
  4. Ned Nickerson
  5. Carson Drew
  6. Hannah Gruen
  7. Chief McGinnis
  8. Togo
  9. Detective
  10. Old Clock
     Here is the answer key:

     Please comment to let me know if you like it! If you do, I may post a few more puzzles every now and then! Enjoy!


Random Fact of the Week: Bonita Granville was the first actress ever to portray Nancy Drew. She starred in four Nancy Drew movies during 1938 and 1939.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Foreign Nancy Drew Books

     Recently I visited McKay Used Books with my friend and found seven foreign Nancy Drew books! According to Lea Fox from, Nancy Drew books have been discovered in 33 different countries and translated into "26 languages (27 if you count the Queen's English as a foreign tongue)."

     The books I bought were from the Classic series. They were printed in Great Britain from 1975 to 1982. There were 32 books printed in the same format as mine. The text remained the same, but they were printed in a different order. Most of the covers were drawings that are believed to have been done by artist Peter Archer. However, because these books were printed at the same time the 70's Nancy Drew television show was airing, some of the covers are pictures from the show.

My books (#6, 7, 9, 17, 20, 21, and 21)
     For more information on foreign Nancy Drew books see!