Friday, June 17, 2016

An Overview of Nancy Drew #57-175

I am compiling information in order to make a comparison between the Nancy Drew Digest series and the Hardy Boys Digest series.  This post consists of information I compiled today in preparation for making my comparison between the two series.

I went through my reviews of the Nancy Drew Digest books and made note of how much I enjoyed each book based on what I wrote in my reviews a few years ago.

 57. The Triple Hoax - not good
 58. The Flying Saucer Mystery - excellent
 59. The Secret in the Old Lace - not good
 60. The Greek Symbol Mystery - not good
 61. The Swami’s Ring - not good
 62. The Kachina Doll Mystery - very good
 63. The Twin Dilemma - not good
 64. Captive Witness - very good
 65. Mystery of the Winged Lion - not good
 66. Race Against Time - good
 67. The Sinister Omen - very good
 68. The Elusive Heiress - very good
 69. Clue in the Ancient Disguise - not good
 70. The Broken Anchor - excellent
 71. The Silver Cobweb - not good
 72. The Haunted Carousel - good
 73. Enemy Match - excellent
 74. The Mysterious Image - good
 75. The Emerald-Eyed Cat Mystery - very good
 76. The Eskimo’s Secret - good
 77. The Bluebeard Room - good
 78. The Phantom of Venice - not good
 79. The Double Horror of Fenley Place - good
 80. The Case of the Disappearing Diamonds - very good
 81. The Mardi Gras Mystery - very good
 82. The Clue in the Camera - not good
 83. The Case of the Vanishing Veil - good
 84. The Joker's Revenge - very good
 85. The Secret of Shady Glen - excellent
 86. The Mystery of Misty Canyon - very good
 87. The Case of the Rising Stars - very good
 88. The Search for Cindy Austin - very good
 89. The Case of the Disappearing Deejay - good
 90. The Puzzle at Pineview School - good
 91. The Girl Who Couldn't Remember - good
 92. The Ghost of Craven Cove - good
 93. The Case of the Safecracker's Secret - good
 94. The Picture-Perfect Mystery - very good
 95. The Silent Suspect - very good
 96. The Case of the Photo Finish - good
 97. The Mystery at Magnolia Mansion - very good
 98. The Haunting of Horse Island - good
 99. The Secret at Seven Rocks - good
100. A Secret in Time - not good
101. The Mystery of the Missing Millionairess - very good
102. The Secret in the Dark - good
103. The Stranger in the Shadows - good
104. The Mystery of the Jade Tiger - excellent
105. The Clue in the Antique Trunk - very good
106. The Case of the Artful Crime - good
107. The Legend of Miner's Creek - good
108. The Secret of the Tibetan Treasure - good
109. The Mystery of the Masked Rider - good
110. The Nutcracker Ballet Mystery - good
111. The Secret at Solaire - good
112. Crime in the Queen’s Court - not good
113. The Secret Lost at Sea - not good
114. The Search for the Silver Persian - not good
115. The Suspect in the Smoke - not good
116. The Case of the Twin Teddy Bears - very good
117. Mystery on the Menu - very good
118. Trouble at Lake Tahoe - very good
119. The Mystery of the Missing Mascot - good
120. The Case of the Floating Crime - good
121. The Fortune Teller’s Secret - very good
122. The Message in the Haunted Mansion - good
123. The Clue on the Silver Screen - not good
124. The Secret of the Scarlet Hand - good
125. The Teen Model Mystery - good
126. The Riddle in the Rare Book - excellent
127. The Case of the Dangerous Solution - very good
128. The Treasure in the Royal Tower - very good
129. The Baby-Sitter Burglaries - not good
130. The Sign of the Falcon - very good
131. The Hidden Inheritance - excellent
132. The Fox Hunt Mystery - very good
133. The Mystery at the Crystal Palace - not good
134. The Secret of the Forgotten Cave - excellent
135. The Riddle of the Ruby Gazelle - not good
136. The Wedding Day Mystery - excellent
137. In Search of the Black Rose - not good
138. The Legend of the Lost Gold - very good
139. The Secret of Candlelight Inn - very good
140. The Door-to-Door Deception - very good
141. The Wild Cat Crime - very good
142. The Case of Capital Intrigue - not good
143. Mystery on Maui - good
144. The E-mail Mystery - not good
145. The Missing Horse Mystery - good
146. The Ghost of the Lantern Lady - very good
147. The Case of the Captured Queen  - good
148. On the Trail of Trouble - not good
149. The Clue of the Gold Doubloons - good
150. Mystery at Moorsea Manor - very good
151. The Chocolate-Covered Contest - excellent
152. The Key in the Satin Pocket - very good
153. Whispers in the Fog - excellent
154. The Legend of the Emerald Lady - excellent
155. The Mystery in Tornado Alley - not good
156. The Secret in the Stars - not good
157. The Music Festival Mystery - not good
158. The Curse of the Black Cat - not good
159. The Secret of the Fiery Chamber - not good
160. The Clue on the Crystal Dove - not good
161. Lost in the Everglades - not good
162. The Case of the Lost Song - very good
163. The Clues Challenge - very good
164. The Mystery of the Mother Wolf - very good
165. The Crime Lab Case - very good
166. The Case of the Creative Crime - excellent
167. Mystery by Moonlight - very good
168. The Bike Tour Mystery - excellent
169. The Mistletoe Mystery - very good
170. No Strings Attached - not good
171. Intrigue at the Grand Opera - not good
172. The Riding Club Crime - not good
173. Danger on the Great Lakes - not good
174. A Taste of Danger - very good
175. Werewolf in a Winter Wonderland - not good

Out of 119 books:

not good - 35 books or 29.4%
good - 32 books or 26.9%
very good - 38 books or 31.9%
excellent - 14 books or 11.8%

I rated 43.7% of the series as very good or excellent.

I created my Hardy Boys Digest list yesterday and will figure out the percents for that series later.  So often when I compile statistics for books I have read, the end result is inconclusive.  Even if that occurs, I will make certain that I do not draw any incorrect conclusions based on faulty memory.

The Hardy Boys Digest overview will be published once the last Hardy Boys Digest review is published, which will probably be around the beginning of August.

In the meantime, I am currently reading the Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers series and will finish up my Hardy Boys reading experience with the Hardy Boys Adventures series.  Currently, I am not planning to read the Hardy Boys Casefiles series, since I am not willing to commit to 127 more Hardy Boys books.  I will keep that series in mind, but I feel that reading a total of over 250 Hardy Boys books is quite enough for now.

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