The Mystery of Edward Stratemeyer is a companion historical documentary that accompanies Chapter 6:Spring Break Adventure in The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones. It appears on Disc 9 of Volume 1. It has a run-time of 26 minutes, 15 seconds.
The characters that Edward Stratemeyer created are some of the most endearing and enduring fictional heroes ever, and yet few know of the author's name. His prolific writing and phenomenal success drove early editors to insist he hide behind pen-names, lest it be known just how much of the volume of these early periodicals was produced by one man. He tapped into the imaginations of children, providing non-stop adventure and excitement, and his creative legacy includes Tom Swift, the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew. The father of series fiction, Stratemeyer's characters continues to hold young readers spellbound even in this new millennium.
Produced and Written by Todd Wagner.