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The Clue of the Tapping Heels (Nancy Drew Mystery #16)

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Title:The Clue of the Tapping Heels (Nancy Drew Mystery #16)
Author:
Benson, Mildred A. Wirt  Writing under the pseudonym: Keene, Carolyn   
(4 of 26 for author by title)
The Clue of the Velvet Mask (Nancy Drew Mystery #30)
The Clue of the Broken Locket (Nancy Drew Mystery #11)
Illustrator:
Tandy, Russell H.   
(3 of 14 for author by title)
The Hidden Staircase (Nancy Drew Mystery #2)
The Clue of the Broken Locket (Nancy Drew Mystery #11)
Published:   1939
Publisher:Grosset & Dunlap
Tags:amateur detective, detective, fiction, mystery, female detectives, Nancy Drew (Fictional character)
Description:

Nancy and her friends Bess and George stumble across a Persian cat on the road. They return the cat to Annie Carter, an elderly woman who keeps twenty-five cats in her house. The girls befriend the kindly Miss Carter, but while at her house, they are disrupted by neighbors who are annoyed with the cats. It is here that Nancy uncovers her next mystery. Fred Bunce, one of the neighbors, had taken care of a boy named Gus Woonton, who was reportedly mentally and physically challenged. Miss Carter took a liking to the boy while he was with Fred Bunce and his wife, so she paid for him to live at the Riverside Institution, in hopes of Gus receiving proper care for his ailments. Miss Carter receives a telegram that Gus Woonton has died, and Fred Bunce seems quite eager to pay for funeral expenses, which makes Nancy suspicious. [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Benson, Mildred A. Wirt

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The most famous writer who worked on the Girls’ Books Series was Mildred A. Wirt Benson. She was bom Mildred Augustine in Ladora, Iowa, in 1905. She met Edward Stratemeyer in New York in 1925 and began working for his syndicate as a writer who fleshed out his plot outlines for juvenile mystery stories. In 1929, she began to write Stratemeyer’s Nancy Drew Mystery Stories for a reported S125.00 per book. In 1950, three years after her husband Asa Wirt died, she married George Benson, the editor of The Toledo Times, from which point her professional career was focused on newspaper writing.

Mrs. Benson reportedly gained her first series book writing experience with Volumes 23 to 30 of the Ruth Fielding Series. She wrote twenty-three of the Nancy Drew books and several Dana Girls and Kay Tracey books, all for the Stratemeyer Syndicate. Under her own name, she wrote many other series, such as the Brownie Scouts. Penny Nichols, Penny Parker, and the most unusual to carry the by-line of a woman writer, the six Dan Carter Cub Scouts books for boys.

—All About Collecting Girls’ Series Books. John Axe, 2002.

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