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Harriet Adams

Harriet Adams
Born Harriet Stratemeyer Adams
(1892-12-11)December 11, 1892
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Died March 27, 1982(1982-03-27) (aged 89)
Tewksbury Township, New Jersey
Pen name Carolyn Keene
Occupation Novelist, publisher
Genre Juvenile mystery fiction
Notable works Nancy Drew series

Harriet Stratemeyer Adams (December 11, 1892 – March 27, 1982) was an American juvenile mystery novelist and publisher who authored some 200 books over her literary career. She wrote many books in the Nancy Drew series (under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene) and a few in the Hardy Boys series (under the pseudonym Franklin W. Dixon). She also oversaw other ghostwriters who wrote for these and many other series as a part of the Stratemeyer Syndicate.


  • Stratemeyer Syndicate 1
  • Personal life 2
  • References 3
  • Further reading 4
  • External links 5

Stratemeyer Syndicate

With her sister, Edna, Adams took over control of the [1]

Personal life

She was born in [1] She resided in Maplewood, New Jersey, and in Pottersville, New Jersey, an area within Tewksbury Township, where she died of a heart attack.[2] She lived in Pottersville at her estate, Bird Haven, until her death in 1982.[3]

Adams was interred in Fairmount Cemetery in Newark.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e Morgan, Barbara (1999). "Adams, Harriet Stratemeyer". In Commire, Anne.  
  2. ^ Chira, Susan. "Harriet Adams Dies. Nancy Drew Author Wrote Over 200 Novels", The New York Times, March 29, 1982. Accessed October 7, 2007. "Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, who wrote nearly 200 children's books including many of the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series, died Saturday evening. She was 89 years old, and lived in Pottersville and Maplewood, N.J."
  3. ^ "Bird Haven Farm 2006.". Garden Club of America Collection.  
  4. ^ Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, Find A Grave. Accessed August 23, 2007.

Further reading

  • Billman, Carol. The Secret of the Stratemeyer Syndicate. New York: Ungar, 1986.

External links

  • Biography by Stratemeyer's granddaughter
  • Harriet Adams at the Internet Book List
  • Harriet Adams at the Internet Book Database of Fiction
  • - Franklin W. Dixon
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