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Trixie Belden and the Mystery of the Midnight Marauder based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Mart in the Suspect Crosshairs When Trixie wakes up that Saturday morning in March, she is only worried about Reddy, the Belden family dog. He’s missing, and she feels like it is something more than him off chasing rabbits. But then her brother Mart starts acting funny. And when she and the Bob-Whites arrive at school to help with some cleanup, they find it’s been attacked by someone calling himself the Midnight Marauder. The biggest shock comes when Trixie learns that Mart is Sergeant Molinson’s prime suspect. With the town quickly turning against teens in general because of this and other vandalism in town, Trixie’s going to have to act fact to clear her brother and find the real culprit. But who might it be? This is definitely one of the better books in the later part of the series. Even at about 200 pages, the characters are still strong, there are some truly fun moments, and the mystery is good if a little obvious. Reading it now, it is enjoyable to see how the clues are worked into the story. My only complaint is that Molinson would suspect Mart at all. Really? After everything the Bob-Whites have done over the course of the series? I never bought that as a teen reading it for the first time, and I still don’t buy it now. If you are just meeting Trixie and her friends, you might be overwhelmed by the number of characters here. But if you already know and love them, you’ll enjoy this case.