Nancy Drew, who started sleuthing in 1930, is still searching for clues in the 21st century. The Christian Science Monitor reports:
This month, Simon & Schuster is giving the classic series a makeover. The titian-haired sleuth is now a strawberry blonde and she volunteers at an animal shelter. She’s traded in her blue Mustang convertible for a hybrid car. She’s Internet savvy and carries a cell-phone. The new books are now narrated in first person.
Maybe Bess and George will get married. Probably not. Nancy is still dating Ned Nickerson, perennial student at Emerson College.
But what’s with this blue Mustang? Nancy drove a shiny red roadster when I was in elementary school. And then she traded it in for a new blue coupe, a gift from her father, the eminent lawyer, Carson Drew.
The Nancy Drew Starter Set includes Secret of Red Gate Farm, Secret of Shadow Ranch, Mystery at Lilac Inn, Bungalow Mystery, Hidden Staircase, Secret of the Old Clock.