The Mystery of the Headless Horseman (Trixie Belden Series #26)

The Mystery of the Headless Horseman (Trixie Belden Series #26)

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by Kathryn Kenny
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9780307215970
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
11/01/1979
Series:
Trixie Belden Series, #26
Pages:
213
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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The Mystery of the Headless Horseman (Trixie Belden Series #26) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Disappearance and Spooky Spectrums   The day before Trixie and the other Bob-Whites are putting on a bazaar at the Lynch estate, Di Lynch’s butler, Harrison, vanishes.  This is especially bad because with Mr. and Mrs. Lynch out of town, were only comfortable with the bazaar being on their property if Harrison was there to supervise.   When the friends go out and hunt for him, they find him trapped in the basement of a neighboring house.  Only his explanation for how he got there doesn’t make sense.  Looking into it further leads Trixie to the trail of a stolen Ming vase and crosses her path with the Headless Horseman.  What in the world is happening?   I remember liking this one as a kid, and it holds up reasonably well to rereads.  The scenes with the Headless Horseman are appropriately spooky, although the explanation of how it is done is given fairly quickly.  My only complaint here is that we never learn why the villain is going through all this trouble.  We can guess, but it would be nice to know for sure.  The rest of the plot actually makes perfect sense in the end but throws in some good twists along the way.  Di is noticeably out of character in this book, but it is all actually explained as part of the plot, and I appreciate it in the end.  A sub-plot involving Mart trying to train Reddy only adds to the fun.   The later books in the series can be hit or miss, but this one is definitely a hit.  It’s a good mystery that will keeps fans turning pages until the reach the end.