The Real-Life Adventuress Who Turned Nancy Drew Into a Modern Heroine
Mildred Wirt Benson Helped Invent the Fictional Teen Sleuth Who Became a Generational Role Model
Nancy Drew struggled this way and that. She twisted and squirmed. She kicked and clawed. But she was powerless in the grip of the man.
‘Little wildcat! You won’t do any more scratching when I get through with you!’
‘Let me go!’ Nancy cried, struggling harder. The man half-carried, half-dragged her across the room. Opening the closet door, he flung her roughly inside. Nancy heard a key turn in the lock. The sliding of a bolt into place followed.
‘Now you can starve for all I care!’ the man laughed …