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The Mystery of the Velvet Gown

The Mystery of the Velvet Gown

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by Katherine Kenny, Kathryn Kenny

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Random House Children's Books
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Trixie Belden Series
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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The Mystery of the Velvet Gown 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Freshman Play Lead to Mystery   Every year, the freshman class at Sleepyside Junior-Senior High School comes together to put on a play.  This year’s play, under the direction of Miss Darcy, is Romeo and Juliette, and Trixie’s friend Diana Lynch has landed the part of Juliette.  Everyone is thrilled for her – well almost everyone.  There’s Jane Morgan, who wanted the part and seems to have a grudge against the Bob-Whites in general.   However, Trixie’s focus is on Miss Darcy.  Just as rehearsals are getting under way, Miss Darcy learns that her father, a diplomat, has been kidnapped in London.  Naturally, she’s upset, however, her actions still seem a bit odd.  Even odder is her fiancée, Peter Ashbury.  Can Trixie figure out what is really happening?   I’m so torn on this entry in the series.  In many ways, it’s not a bad book with an interesting mystery that moves forward at a steady pace.  And yet, the plot is overly complicated once everything is revealed.  I just find it hard to believe the criminals would do that.  The characters are mostly spot on, however Dan is completely written out of the book (and in a way I don’t buy) and Diana is mostly sidelined even though it seems like she could have been an active part of this story.  Then there’s the sub-plot with Reddy that actually adds very little but length to things.   So in the end, this book is average.  It’s not bad, but it’s not all that great either.