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    cookies018 is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Default Nancy Drew or Detective Conan?

    Anyone heard of Nancy Drew?
    I thought it was alot like Detective Conan just a girl version and in America.
    I was kinda upset because it seemed so similar to Detective Conan, though.
    Maybe i'm just paranoid, but I really think it's too much of a coincedence.

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    mystic_guard_sinoel is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookies018 View Post
    Anyone heard of Nancy Drew?
    I thought it was alot like Detective Conan just a girl version and in America.
    I was kinda upset because it seemed so similar to Detective Conan, though.
    Maybe i'm just paranoid, but I really think it's too much of a coincedence.
    I've heard of her...

    They're not very similar at all:

    She stays at a constant age.

    Most of the Nancy Drew books had a loose continuity and while there was a time line of events there is no main plot.

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    lol, all incredibly long detective series use a lot of the same tricks. i remember reading Hardy Boys back when i was a kid, and there was the special combined Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series.

    of course, Agatha Christie's mystery books are superior. Poirot is such a cooler character.

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    mystic_guard_sinoel is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    You still can't bet the real life Conan though.

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    Civtor is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    sweet, i'm not the only person who remembers hardy boys ^^

    umm... imo, wouldnt all detective series be similar?
    they all work in a similar matter ie

    some crime is committed.
    the police have nfi how it was committed
    the detectives spend the whole book looking for clues
    in the end, they explain how it was done

    unless you were refering to something else?

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    echoblaze is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    obviously you haven't read agatha christie =) her books are in a totally different league than teenage detective stories. i suggest you try reading "Murder of Roger Ackroyd", "ABC Murders", "And Then There Were None", "Murder on the Orient Express", and "The Crooked House". Those are some of her best ones.

    The endings just completely blow you away - how it was so unexpected, yet all the pieces fall so well together and leaves you wondering how you didn't catch it before.

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    Yeah, Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys are from the 70's, maybe even earlier, I'm not sure, so there's no way they could be a knock off of Detective Conan. I never really did read them but if you're in America and havent heard of either of them, people will think you're weird! LOL maybe not but it would be surprising if you hadn't...

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    Good detective stories? I kind of liked the Sherlock Holmes books when I was younger. Recent favorite has been Death Note. It is about detectives but from the perspective of the murderer.

    Have you ever read Poison Mind? It is actually based on a true story of some murders where a family was poisoned using thailium nitrate in some coke bottles.

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    possiblesmooth is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    read nancy drew books when i was in grade school.... hmmm but i prefer detective conan... hehehe...

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    pingponglapulapu is offline Senior Member Regular
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    agatha christie's work are must-read for any mystery fan! 'the alphabet of murder' and 'and then there were none' are my favorites! people tend to be 'visual' so novel are less popular. not that i care though, its their lost anyway. but dont misunderstand, im a DC fan too!lol

 

 
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