For sale is an original 1966 FIRST EDITION DANA GIRLS MYSTERY SERIES BOOK entitled MYSTERY OF THE WAX QUEEN by Carolyn Keene and published by Grosset & Dunlap, NY. This young adult book was the 28th in the series. This 176-page book is in excellent condition but the original owner inscribed her name on the inside cover. The book has great cover art. The book’s spine includes a portrait of Jean and Louise. Buy this book and start your Hollywood letter campaign demanding a Dana Girls movie.
The plot concerns the Dana sisters spending their spring vacation solving a mystery involving a phony automobile raffle, a wax bust of Queen Victoria, a stolen diamond, and a sculptress.
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.