On this page, I will be writing a little bit of ND history.
Nancy Drew is the sassy, kind, smart and funny girl detective who has been inspiring girls and women since 1930!
Nancy is an only child. She has a father named Carson Drew who is a well known lawyer. Mr. Drew often worries about his daughter when she is out sleuthing but, in the end, usually consents and allows her to continue her detective work.
Nancy’s mother, Kate Drew, died when Nancy was 3. The story of just how Nancy’s mother died, has changed over the years. Some books say she died of an illness, others, a car crash.
Helen Corning was Nancy’s first sleuthing companion. It’s hard to describe her personality because it has changed a lot over the years. Helen was later replaced by the characters who, now, we all think of as Nancy’s best friends – Bess Marvin
(girly and sometimes boy crazy)
and George Fayne
(the opposite of Bess and very sporty)
. Helen is still present in a few of the books after the revisions but, sadly, she eventually faids away into ND history.
Ever since book 7, The Clue In The Diary, Ned Nickerson has been Nancy’s special friend/boyfriend (with the exception of their short break-up in a later book). Those of us who have read book 7, know that Nancy and Ned met during a fire and yet, some later books (such as the graphic novels) claim they met in high school! In the Clue Crew mystery books, when Nancy is 8,she meets a younger Ned in school.
So, as you can see, certain parts in the books can be a bit…wishy-washy.(;
I realize that there should be more info but, don’t worry, I plan on adding more very soon.