More decades ago than I care to remember, Nancy Drew and Encyclopedia Brown got me started on mysteries. And now the first Nancy Drew book, The Secret of the Old Clock, by Carolyn Keene, is on sale at Kindle and Kobo US for $1.99, and priced at £1.49 in the UK. Sadly, with one exception, the rest of the 163 (!!!) books are mostly $8.99 and up in the US and £5.99 and up in the UK. (At least for the first thirty or so, which is all I had time to check, since for some reason, “sort by price” doesn’t seem to be working for me this morning…) Which is not going to encourage me in more than one trip down memory lane, nor is it going to encourage parents to buy these books for their kids, to get their kids hooked on reading. (The exception is the fourth book in the series, Mystery at Lilac Inn, which is also £1.49 in the UK, but still expensive in the US….) Anyway, here are links:
The Secret of the Old Clock: Buy at Kindle US | Kobo US | Kindle UK
Mystery at Lilac Inn: Buy at Kindle UK
Oh, and BTW, the first one is supposedly an “80th Anniversary Edition” with bonus material. Which I guess limits the number of decades ago it could have been for me ?.