Monday, 16 April 2012

N is for Nancy Drew

If you know me, you already know that I love mysteries. My first brush with mysteries was with Enid Blyton's Famous Five. Then I read the complete collection of Sherlock Holmes mysteries. I loved Sherlock Holmes so much that I read other books by Conan Doyle which includes The Lost World. Then I read Moonstone by Wilkie Collins and went on to read his other books. It was much later that I discovered Agatha Christie. From then on I was a devoted mystery reader. Ruth Rendell, Val McDermid, P D James, Harlan Coben, Sue Grafton are some of my favourite writers.

Where does Nancy Drew come in all this? She doesn't. I have never read a Nancy Drew mystery. As a teen, I did not have an opportunity to read Nancy Drew mysteries. Now I feel, I may find them childish. I love a fair play whodunit.

Have you read a Nancy Drew mystery? Do you think I should give it a try?


Bev Hankins said...

I'm not sure what you'd think of Nancy reading her now. I grew up on Nancy and absolutely loved her. I just reread one for a challenge that I'm doing and I enjoyed it--but mostly for nostalgia purposes. They're not exactly fair-play mysteries and Nancy does have a lot of luck and seems to be able to do absolutely everything (which is, of course, quite unrealistic). Depends on how much you want to suspend your disbelief.

srivalli said...

Thanks Bev! I may pick up a Nancy Drew sometime soon!