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Mystery at Lilac Inn

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ISBN-10: 0448095041

ISBN-13: 9780448095042

Edition: 1989

Authors: Carolyn Keene

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List price: $8.99
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/1/1930
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Carolyn Keene was the pseudonym that Mildred Wirt Benson and Walter Karig used to write Nancy Drew books. The idea of Nancy Drew came from Edward Stratemeyer in 1929. He also had other series, that included the Hardy Boys, but he died in 1930 before the Nancy Drew series became famous. His daughters, Harriet and Edna, inherited his company and maintained Nancy Drew having Mildred Wirt Benson, the original Carolyn Keene, as the principal ghostwriter. During the Depression, they asked Benson to take a pay cut and she refused, which is when Karig wrote the books. Karig's Nancy Drew books were Nancy's Mysterious Letter, The Sign of the Twisted Candles, and Password to Larkspur Lane. He was…