WorldCat Identities

Keene, Carolyn

Overview
Works: 5,169 works in 13,108 publications in 12 languages and 398,777 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Action and adventure fiction  Detective and mystery comics  Graphic novels  Drama  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author, Creator, Originator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor
Classifications: PZ7.K23, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Carolyn Keene
The secret of the old clock by Carolyn Keene( Book )

87 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy Drew solves her first mystery when the accidental rescue of a little girl who lives with her two great-aunts leads to an adventurous search for a missing will
The hidden staircase by Carolyn Keene( Book )

75 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 4,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy pays a visit to Twin Elms, a gracious old country estate, only to find that her hosts complain they are being haunted by ghosts
The bungalow mystery by Carolyn Keene( Book )

85 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 4,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While trying to help a friend out of a difficulty, teenage detective Nancy Drew has a perilous experience in and around a deserted bungalow
The secret of Shadow Ranch by Carolyn Keene( Book )

74 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy arrives in Phoenix, Arizona, eagerly looking forward to a fun-filled vacation at Shadow Ranch but finds herself embroiled in a baffling mystery involving a phantom horse and buried treasure. Local people believe that the ghostly animal is carrying out the curse of Dirk Valentine, the romantic outlaw who was killed many years ago at Shadow Ranch, where he had gone to fulfill a promise to his sweetheart. Suspecting that a treasure hidden by Valentine may be at the root of the Shadow Ranch mystery, Nancy undertakes a challenging search, aided by her friends Bess Marvin and George Fayne. The first vital clue is found in an antique watch and sparks a series of clever deductions and dangerous developments. While seeking further clues, the girls' investigation in a ghost town ends in near disaster when Nancy is trapped inside a building that is toppled by a rockslide -- a rockslide which is deliberately caused. But the pretty titian-haired detective remains undaunted in her determination to solve the mystery. For those who enjoy a suspenseful thriller, Nancy Drew's first Western adventure makes a great listen
The mystery at Lilac Inn by Carolyn Keene( Book )

57 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A charming old inn recently bought by Nancy Drew's friends appears to be jinxed, and Nancy finds herself involved in a dangerous mystery
The secret of Red Gate Farm by Carolyn Keene( Book )

61 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy encounters a mysterious saleswoman in a perfume shop, a curious man on the train, and then finds herself trying to decipher a strange code
The clue in the diary by Carolyn Keene( Book )

43 editions published between 1932 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anonymous diary is a mystery with handwriting that is difficult to decipher. It is filled with technical drawings and chemical formulas. Was the destructive explosion an accident or an act of revenge?
Nancy's mysterious letter by Carolyn Keene( Book )

56 editions published between 1932 and 2021 in 3 languages and held by 3,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy receives a letter meant for a British heiress who has the same name and, in her attempts to contact the other young woman, faces danger from a man who operates a Lonely Hearts Club mail fraud
The sign of the twisted candles by Carolyn Keene( Book )

50 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While solving the mystery of an old man's disappearing fortune, Nancy ends a family feud and reveals the identity of an orphan of unknown parentage
Password to Larkspur Lane by Carolyn Keene( Book )

50 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A carrier pigeon furnishes Nancy with a clue to a mysterious retreat
The clue of the broken locket by Carolyn Keene( Book )

43 editions published between 1934 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 2,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At Misty Lake Nancy and her friends investigate two mysteries: a pop singer whose record company may be cheating him of royalties, and a missing treasure
The message in the hollow oak by Carolyn Keene( Book )

40 editions published between 1935 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 2,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy Drew tackles a mystery professional detectives failed to solve--finding a valuable centuries-old message in a hollow oak tree in Illinois
The clue of the tapping heels by Carolyn Keene( Book )

46 editions published between 1939 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 2,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy Drew tries to find a clue to the strange tapping sounds in the house of a retired actress
The quest of the missing map by Carolyn Keene( Book )

40 editions published between 1942 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 2,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eighteen-year-old girl detective must find a man who has been missing for years in order to locate the other half of a treasure map
Mystery at the ski jump by Carolyn Keene( Book )

50 editions published between 1952 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blatant acts of a lady swindler posing as Nancy Drew arouse the suspicion of friends and local police against the real Nancy
Mystery of the ivory charm by Carolyn Keene( Book )

37 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 2,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy Drew determines whether an ivory elephant charm really protects its wearer from harm when she investigates the involvement of a member of the Bengleton Wild-Animal Show in a mysterious scheme
The whispering statue by Carolyn Keene( Book )

44 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 2,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy and her friends establish headquarters in a seaside yacht club to investigate strange happenings in a book store and the disappearance of a marble statue
Mystery of the brass-bound trunk by Carolyn Keene( Book )

39 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brass-bound trunk mistakenly delivered to Nancy's cabin on a New York-bound ocean liner becomes the first clue leading her to suspect that international jewel thieves are aboard
Doggone town by Stefan Petrucha( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Nancy Drew and Ned Nickerson attempt to return a lost dog named "Togo" to its owner in the small town of Nevershare, they stumble onto a much bigger mystery--where did all the people go? The entire population of Nevershare is missing, except for one person, and she's mean and not very helpful
The clue of the leaning chimney by Carolyn Keene( Book )

43 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rare Chinese vase is stolen from a pottery shop. Nancy and the owner of the shop feel that locating "the leaning chimney" will provide the clue to the vase and other stolen articles
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityGorman, Carol

controlled identityMcFarlane, Leslie, 1902-1977

controlled identityStratemeyer, Edward, 1862-1930

controlled identityWirt, Mildred A. (Mildred Augustine), 1905-2002

Adams, Harriet S. 1893-1982

Adams, Harriet Stratemeyer

Benson, Mildred Augustine Wirt

Benson, Mildred Wirt, 1905-2002

Keene Carolyn

Keene, Carolyn pseud

Keene, Carolyne

Kynė Karolina

McFarlane, Leslie

Quine Caroline

Wirt Benson, Mildred 1905-2002

Wirt, Mildred A. 1905-2002

Wirt, Mildred A. (Mildred Augustine), 1905-2002

קין, קרולין

킨, 캐롤린 1862-1930

킨, 케롤린 1862-1930

キーン, カロリン

キーン, キャロリン

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