The Broke and the Bookish is a freebie. Like pretty much every mystery lover my childhood reading contained a lot of Nancy Drew and I still love the covers on the original series (we're going to pretend that whole Case File thing didn't happen). I'm working on a project here that involves some Nancy Drew reading and I've noticed a few reoccuring themes. So for today's freebie I thought I'd do Ten Signs You Might Be Nancy Drew.
2. You know a large number of impoverished widows with small children or orphans who were promised money from a beloved uncle/family friend but when said uncle/family friend died there was no mention of the widow or orphan in the will - only a cryptic clue.
3. Your car is always a roadster and your shoes are always pumps.
4. Your father is a lawyer and really doesn't seem to believe in client confidentiality because he tells you everything and frequently gets you involved in cases.
5. Your mother died when you were young but it's fine - besides you have a housekeeper who is willing to fix you and your friends a basket of snacks before you go off to investigate a mystery. If your mother is packing your basket of snacks than you're in the Hardy Boys. If no one is packing your snacks than you're not a detective - snacks are very important to mystery solving.
7. No one is never in a nursing home of their own free will and they're frequently not who they're supposed to be.
8. It's really not hard to change your identity. Just get a wig and a fake accent. No one - even people who have known you for years - will recognize you.
9. Nothing is what it seems. Every innocent item - clocks, books, statues, paintings - contains something else and every house has a secret passage.
10. You never find a dog who just got out of the fence. Every lost pet you stumble across belongs to a victim of a kidnapping or someone who is in need of some kind of mystery solving help.
Were you a Nancy Drew fan? Any signs that I missed?