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For sale is an original 1936 MINT DANA GIRLS MYSTERY SERIES BOOK entitled THE SECRET AT THE HERMITAGE by Carolyn Keene and published by Grosset & Dunlap, NY. This young adult book was the 2nd in the series. This 218-page book is in MINT condition. The book has great cover art. The book spine has a portrait of Jean and Louise. Buy this book and start your Hollywood letter campaign demanding a Dana Girls movie.

The plot entails the delusional Harold Norton, ex-warden of the Pinecrest Reformatory, accusing Louise Dana of being escapee Nina Regan. Louise clears herself, only to find that Norton continues to stalk her every move. After Louise is attacked by Norton, she is lost in the woods and spends the night with a strange hermit. Upon Louise’s return to Starhurst, she becomes intrigued with Nina’s strange case. Nina was never proved guilty of her crime, so Louise wants to help her. The girls discover that the old hermit may know where Nina is hiding. Meanwhile, Harold Norton relentlessly hunts for Nina, endangering both Louise and the old hermit. Louise and Jean must quickly discover Nina’s whereabouts and learn whether she is guilty.

The Dana Girls was a series of young adult mystery novels produced by the Stratemeyer Syndicate. The title heroines, Jean and Louise Dana, are teenage sisters and amateur detectives who solve mysteries while at boarding school. The series was created in 1934 in an attempt to capitalize on the popularity of both the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories and the Hardy Boys series, but was less successful than either. The series was written by a number of ghostwriters. The first grouping consists of volumes 1 through 13 which were published from 1934 to 1944. The first series included 30 books published between 1934 and 1968. The second series included 19 books published between 1972 and 1979.

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 11 × 1 in