Nancy Drew 51: Mystery of the Glowing Eye

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Penguin, Jan 1, 1974 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
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When Nancy Drew eagerly agrees to help her lawyer father solve the mystery of the glowing eye, she has no way of knowing that it will involve the kidnapping of her close friend Ned Nickerson. A puzzling note in Ned’s handwriting set Nancy and her friends Bess and George on a hazardous search for a bizarre criminal. From their base of operations, the Emerson College campus, the three girl detectives and Ned’s college pals follow a maze of clues to locate the kidnapper’s hideout and rescue Ned. Not only is Nancy greatly worried about Ned, but also she is alarmed by the high-handed methods of a woman lawyer who tries to take the case away from her.

Readers will follow Nancy’s exciting adventures as she unravels this dangerous web of mystery.
 

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Review: Mystery of the Glowing Eye (Nancy Drew #51)

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A fun mystery that I am glad I read. The only thing I didn't like was how easy it was to guess who did it in the book. Overall a fun read. Read full review

Review: Mystery of the Glowing Eye (Nancy Drew #51)

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Not my favorite Nancy Drew. The mystery was a bit too all over the place. Read full review

Contents

Runaway Helicopter
A Suspected Forgery
A Glowing
Fiery Red Hair
A Strange Prison
Mysterious Burglary
The Explosion
Puzzling Package
Hidden Notes
The Escape
Chilly Conference
Abrupt Resignation
Astonishing Discovery
Paralyzing Light
Weird Heel Mark
The Captive

The
Treacherous Swamp
Wilderness Cabin
Surprising Story
Copyright

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About the author (1974)

Carolyn Keene was the pseudonym that Mildred Wirt Benson and Walter Karig used to write Nancy Drew books. The idea of Nancy Drew came from Edward Stratemeyer in 1929. He also had other series, that included the Hardy Boys, but he died in 1930 before the Nancy Drew series became famous. His daughters, Harriet and Edna, inherited his company and maintained Nancy Drew having Mildred Wirt Benson, the original Carolyn Keene, as the principal ghostwriter. During the Depression, they asked Benson to take a pay cut and she refused, which is when Karig wrote the books. Karig's Nancy Drew books were Nancy's Mysterious Letter, The Sign of the Twisted Candles, and Password to Larkspur Lane. He was fired from writing more books because of his refusal to honor the request that he keep his work as Carolyn Keene a secret. He allowed the Library of Congress to learn of his authorship and his name appeared on their catalog cards. Afterwards, they rehired Benson and she wrote until her last Nancy Drew book (#30) was written in 1953, Clue of the Velvet Mask. Harriet and Edna Stratemeyer also contributed to the Nancy Drew series. Edna wrote plot outlines for several of the early books and Harriet, who claimed to be the sole author, had actually outlined and edited nearly all the volumes written by Benson. The Stratemeyer Syndicate had begun to make its writers sign contracts that prohibited them from claiming any credit for their works, but Benson never denied her writing books for the series. After Harriet's death in 1982, Simon and Schuster became the owners of the Stratemeyer Syndicate properties and in 1994, publicly recognized Benson for her work at a Nancy Drew conference at her alma mater, the University of Iowa. Now, Nancy Drew has several ghostwriters and artists that have contributed to her more recent incarnations.

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