Title: Trixie Belden and the Mystery on Cobbett’s Island
Author: Kathryn Kenny
Originally Published: 1964
Dates: 10/2/16 – 10/11/16
Lucky 13 in the series, Cobbett’s Island, in my estimation is one of the better books. Honey and Jim’s folks have invited the Bob-Whites to the beach for ten days where they have rented a house. The Bob-Whites arrive in a rain storm and get settled into The Moorings. Peter Kimball, a young man who lives next door, invites them to sail with himt. One evening while on Peter’s boat they notice that a buoy light is out. Peter reports that someone has been smashing buoy lights lately. So the search is on to find out who the bad guys are.
Soon after the Bob-Whites arrive, they find a letter in a book. Trixie reads the letter aloud to the others. The communique, written by Ed, is addressed to Mr. C and refers to a chart Ed has hidden which when followed will reveal where the money is. Don’t you just love these types of mysteries? I do, too. It’s a great tale in which, of course, the mysteries are solved.
Throughout the story we learn, along with the Bob-Whites, how to sail a Laser, participate in a thrilling sailboat race and experience the joys of body surfing in the waves off the island. We visit a Whaling Museum and Ethel’s Bakery owned by a woman who is key to solving the mystery of who’s entitled to the $1,000, once it is located!