Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!
- Trixie Belden Mysteries by Julie Campbell
- The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
- The Three Investigators by Robert Arthur
- The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
- The House With a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs
- The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
- Alias by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos
- Greenglass House by Kate Milford
- Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke A. Allen, and Shannon Watters
- The Case of the Not-so-Nice Nurse: A Nancy Clue Mystery by Mabel Maney
- Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak
- Introducing the Honourable Phryne Fisher: Three Mysteries by Kerry Greenwood
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(But no pressure, we’re also happy if you get these items from your local library or independent bookstore.)