SeriesKay Tracey Mystery Stories

Series author: Frances K. Judd

18 Works Popularity 29,589 (170 Members) 589 Books 7 Reviews 3.3
The Secret of the Red Scarf by Frances K. Judd 40 copies, 1 review1
The Strange Echo by Frances K. Judd 34 copies, 1 review2
The Mystery of the Swaying Curtains by Frances K. Judd 12 copies3
The Shadow on the Door by Frances K. Judd 14 copies4
The Six Fingered Glove Mystery by Frances K. Judd 58 copies, 1 review5
The Green Cameo Mystery by Frances K. Judd 46 copies, 1 review6
The Secret at the Windmill by Frances K. Judd 18 copies7
The Crimson Brier Bush by Frances K. Judd 28 copies8
The Message in the Sand Dunes by Frances K. Judd 32 copies9
The Murmuring Portrait by Frances K. Judd 24 copies10
When the Key Turned by Frances K. Judd 31 copies, 1 review11
In the Sunken Garden by Frances K. Judd 54 copies, 1 review12
The Forbidden Tower by Frances K. Judd 11 copies13
The Sacred Feather by Frances K. Judd 34 copies14
The Lone Footprint by Frances K. Judd 20 copies15
The Double Disguise by Francis K. Judd 41 copies16
The Mansion of Secrets by Frances K. Judd 54 copies17
The Mysterious Neighbors by Frances K. Judd 38 copies, 1 review18

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Kay Tracey is a 16-year-old high school student who solves mysteries around her home town of Brantwood with her twin friends, Betty Worth and Wilma Worth. The series is a product of the Stratemeyer Syndicate (q.v. Nancy Drew). The first two volumes were ghostwritten by Elizabeth Duffield Ward. The last four by Anna Wright. Volume 13 was outlined and written by Edward Stratemeyer's youngest daughter, Edna Stratemeyer, her only full book in any series. The rest of the stories were ghostwritten by Nancy Drew veteran, Mildred A. Wirt (later Benson). The Doubleday/Books, Inc. reprints with the color covers are rewritten and abridged somewhat from the Cupples & Leon originals. Some of these stories are similar enough to Nancy Drew and Dana Girls stories that one enterprising fan rewrote a couple volumes slighly and offered print on demand copies as if they were Dana Girls stories. Of course the Kay Tracey stories are still under copyright in the US and "Carolyn Keene" is still actively used by Simon & Schuster for Nancy Drew so these infringements could not stand. Nevertheless, it is an indication that people who enjoy those series should give Kay a try--if you can find them. (English, Unclassified)

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