Project Not Quite Nancy Drew: Rule 6

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This is a spinoff of the Project Not Quite Nancy Drew page, containing information on juvenile series subject to Rule 6 (that is, either not clearable or potentially clearable when Rule 6 clearances begin again.)

Please leave notes about what books you have, what series you know are (or aren't) clearable. When the series become live, they'll move to the main Project Not Quite Nancy Drew page.

Opened Cases (Series Started, and Clearable)

Series Started

Airplane Boys Series E. J. (Edith Janice) Craine

  • 1. Airplane Boys on the Borderline, 1930
    • Also published as Skylarking Comrades Series #1, "The Borderline Mystery" under the M. Delmore Marquith pseudonym
    • Previously published as Sky Buddies Series #1, "The Air Mystery of Isle La Motte"
  • 2. Airplane Boys at Cap Rock, 1930
    • Also published as Skylarking Comrades Series #2, "Flying Buddies of Texas" using the pseudonym M. Delmore Marquith
    • Previously published as Sky Buddies Series #2, "Cap Rock Flyers."
  • 3. Airplane Boys Discover The Secret Of Cuzco, 1930
    • Also published as #3 in the Skylarking Comrades series, "Flying in Southern Wilderness"
    • Previously published as #3 in the Sky Buddies series, "Sky Buddies' Secret of Cuzco."
  • 4. Airplane Boys Flying to Amy-Ran Fastness, 1930
    • Previously published as Sky Buddies Series #4, "Flying to Amy-Ran Fastness"
    • Also published as Skylarking Comrades Series #4, "Emerald Temple Air Mystery,"
  • 5. Airplane Boys at Platinum River, 1931
  • 6. Airplane Boys with the Revolutionists in Bolivia, 1931
  • 7. Airplane Boys in the Black Woods, 1932
  • 8. Airplane Boys at Belize, 1932

Some Copies Available

Ruth Fielding post-1922 (Alice B. Emerson, post-1922)

  • 20. Ruth Fielding in the Far North, 1924 (Hardcopy available--de2164)
  • 28. Ruth Fielding and Her Double, 1932
    • hutcheson: these were not renewed. All of the other post-1922 volumes (#19, 21-27, and 29-30) were renewed.

Other Clearable Series

Campfire Girls (or Radio Girls) {Margaret Penrose}

  • 2. The Radio Girls on the Program; or Singing and Reciting at the Sending Station 1922, 1930
  • 4. The Radio Girls at Forest Lodge; or The Strange Hut in the Swamp 1924, 1930
    • First published as Radio Girls, reprinted as Campfire Girls. Not renewed under either name; first edition rule-1 clearable--hutcheson

Radio Boys (Gerald Breckenridge)

  • 6. The Radio Boys In Darkest Africa, 1923
  • 7. The Radio Boys Seek The Lost Atlantis, 1923
  • 8. The Radio Boys With The Border Patrol, 1924
  • 9. The Radio Boys As Soldiers Of Fortune, 1925
  • 10. The Radio Boys With The Air Patrol, 1931
    • hutcheson: no renewals. No known activity.

Dorothy Dale (Margaret Penrose) {independent projects, so far}

  • 13. Dorothy Dale to the Rescue, 1924
    • not renewed--hutcheson

Ranch Girls (Margaret Vandercook)

  • 9. THE RANCH GIRLS AND THE MYSTERY OF THE THREE ROADS, 1924
    • not renewed--hutcheson

New Series

Clearable Series, All Copies Available

Campfire Girls (Julian "Julianne" Devries, 1904-1994)

Doris Force Series (pseudonymous)

  • 1. Doris Force at Locked Gates, 1931
  • 2. Doris Force at Cloudy Cove, 1931
  • 3. Doris Force at Raven Rock, 1931
  • 4. Doris Force at Barry Manor, 1931
    • hutcheson precleared and scanning

Boy Scout Explorers Series (Mildred A. Wirt, as Don Palmer)

  • 1. Boy Scout Explorers at Emerald Valley, 1955
  • 2. Boy Scout Explorers at Treasure Mountain, 1955 (in smoothreading)
  • 3. Boy Scout Explorers at Headless Hollow, 1957
    • hutcheson precleared and scanning

Brownie Scouts (Mildred A. Wirt)

  • Six books in the series, all posted

Jimmy Drury (David O'Hara, pseudonym of Roy J. Snell (1878-1959); ill. by F. E. Warren)

  • 1 Jimmy Drury, CANDID CAMERA DETECTIVE, 1938. {not renewed; hardcopy available--hutcheson}
  • 2 WHAT THE DARK ROOM REVEALED, 1939. (renewed)
  • 3 CAUGHT BY THE CAMERA, 1939. (renewed)
  • 4 BY BURSTING FLASH BULBS, 1941. (posted at FadedPage.com)

Some Volumes Not Available

Judy Bolton Series (Margaret Sutton, d. 2001)

Mercer Boys ("Capwell Wyckoff")

  • 1. The Mercer Boys' Cruise in the Lassie (library copy available)
  • 2. The Mercer Boys at Woodcrest (hardcopy available)
  • 3. The Mercer Boys on a Treasure Hunt (hardcopy available)
  • 4. The Mercer Boys' Mystery Case (hardcopy available)
  • 5. The Mercer Boys on the Beach Patrol (reprinted as "with the Coast Guard") (hardcopy available)
  • 6. The Mercer Boys in Summer Camp (reprinted as "in the Ghost Patrol")
  • 7. The Mercer Boys as First Classmen, 1930
  • 8. The Mercer Boys and the Indian Gold, 1932
  • 9. The Mercer Boys with the Air Cadets
  • 10. The Mercer Boys and the Steamboat Riddle
    • hutcheson precleared.

The Greycliff Girls Series (Harriet Pyne Grove)

  • 1. Cathalina at Greycliff (1923) (cleared rfrank Mar 2020)
  • 2. The Girls of Greycliff (1923) (cleared rfrank Mar 2020)
  • 3. Greycliff Wings (1923) (cleared rfrank Mar 2020)
  • 4. The Greycliff Girls in Camp (1923) (cleared rfrank Mar 2020)
  • 5. Greycliff Heroines (1923) (cleared rfrank Mar 2020)
  • 6. The Greycliff Girls in Georgia (1924)
  • 7. The Greycliff Girls Ranching (1925)
  • 8. The Greycliff Girls' Great Adventure (1925)

Clearable but Inactive Series

Flash Evans (Mildred A. Wirt, as Frank Bell)

  • 1 Flash Evans and the Darkroom Mystery, 1940
  • 2 Flash Evans Camera News Hawk, 1940
    • hutcheson precleared; no known activity

Adventure Girls (Clair Blank)

  • 1 The Adventure Girls at K-Bar-O
  • 2 The Adventure Girls in the Air
  • 3 The Adventure Girls at Happiness House
    • hutcheson precleared; no known activity

Connie Blair Series (Betty Cavanna (1909-2001), as "Betsy Allen")

  • 11. The Silver Secret, 1956
  • 12. The Mystery of the Ruby Queens, 1958
    • hutcheson: the first 10 volumes were renewed. No known activity.

Vicki Barr, Flight Attendant (Helen Wells etc.)

  • 1. Silver Wings for Vicki, 1947 (renewed)
  • 2. Vicki Finds the Answer, 1947 (renewed)
  • 3. The Hidden Valley Mystery, 1948 (renewed)
  • 4. The Secret of Magnolia Manor, 1949 (renewed)
  • 5. The Clue of the Broken Blossom, 1950 (renewed))
  • 6. Behind the White Veil, 1951 (renewed))
  • 7. The Mystery at Hartwood House, 1952 (renewed)
  • 8. Peril Over the Airport, 1953 (renewed)
  • 9. The Mystery of the Vanishing Lady, 1954 (renewed)
  • 10. The Search for the Missing Twin, 1954 (renewed)
  • 11. The Ghost at the Waterfall, 1956 (renewed)
  • 12. The Clue of the Gold Coin, 1958 (hardcopy available)
  • 13. The Silver Ring Mystery, 1960
  • 14. The Clue of the Carved Ruby, 1961 (renewed)
  • 15. The Mystery of Flight 908, 1962 (renewed)
  • 16. The Brass Idol Mystery, 1964 (unclearable)

Beverly Gray series (Clair Blank)

  • 25. Beverly Gray's Surprise, 1955
    • 26 books. 25 renewals, by either Clair Blank (the author) or Grosset & Dunlap. Only this one was not renewed. Life+50-regimes note: the author died in 1965.
    • hutcheson--no known activity

Status Unknown

Open Questions (future projects)

Betty Gordon Series (Alice B. Emerson)

  • hutcheson: some posted to PG, some copyright renewed. no known current activity

Add potential projects here

Statute of Limitations Expired (Non-Potential Projects)

Note: these series (or parts of series) were renewed.

Radio Boys ("Allen Chapman")

  • Eight post-1922 volumes, all renewed--hutcheson

Corner House Girls

  • Two post-1922 volumes, both renewed

Kay Tracey Series (Frances K. Judd, pseudonym for various authors)

  • 18 volumes from 1934-1942; later revisions and official knockoffs published into the 1980's.
    • hutcheson notes: copyright passed from Cupples&Leon through Platt and Munk to Grosset & Dunlap, currently a part of Penguin Group (USA), subsidiary of British conglomerate Pearson PLC) Probably not a good candidate unless someone has a contact at the publisher.