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The Girl Sleuth

A guide to the girl detective series books read widely in adolescence. Part-memoir, part story of becoming a writer, part literary criticism. An excuse to indulge in memories of childhood reading. Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, Judy Bolton, the Dana Girls, Vicki Barr (airline stewardess), Cherry Ames (nurse), Beverly Gray (reporter).