Saint Mary's College English Professor Janice Doane was quoted in a Contra Costa Times article on June 10 about the lasting popularity of books about the fictional detective Nancy Drew.

Doane, a Nancy Drew fan since childhood, taught a course last year that traced the literary roots of modern-day female detectives from Nancy Drew back through the pre-Sherlock Holmes era. Doane said her students loved the detective's combination of feminity, intelligence and spunk.

Contra Costa Times Article

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