Episode 78: Nancy Drew

We finally take on the young detective Nancy Drew with her first adventure, The Secret of the Old Clock

Much like our Hardy Boys episode, there is some confusion about the setting (less wig shops this time), the criminals, and the overall feeling that the “mystery” ain’t that mysterious.

(Hint: there’s a secret in the old clock.)

And who knew that this much discussion of probate law would launch one of the most beloved and imitated characters of all time?

But up first: should you ever be ashamed of what you read? We read and discuss the side-by-side essays that asked this question in The New York Times Book Review.