Nancy Drew is a fictional amateur sleuth in the series written for girls after the great success of The Hardy Boys. She lives in the fictional town of River Heights with her father, attorney Carson Drew, and their housekeeper, Hannah Gruen. As a teenager, she spends her time-solving mysteries. Nancy is often described as a supergirl. In the words of one of the characters, Bobbie Ann Mason, she is “as immaculate and self-possessed as a Miss America on tour. She is as cool as Mata Hari and as sweet as Betty Crocker.” Nancy is well-off, attractive, and amazingly talented. Why wouldn’t I pick her to be the detective on the case of The Missing Election?
From her notes, Nancy Drew is offering below a few facts of the case. She is quoted as saying, “The postponement of the election of four seats on the City Council in 2021 is the last thing Rocky Mount NC needs. It is bad enough that at least two of the seven seats continue to hold the city hostage with their ‘My Will Be Done’ agenda, but adding another year without the opportunity to fill those seats with new leadership is unthinkable. The chance that the City Council would vote to hold the election at their own peril is unlikely.”