Title: Trixie Belden and the Mystery of the Missing Heiress
Author: Kathryn Kenny
Dates: 12/9/16 - 12/19/16
Number 16 in the series is set in Sleepyside, New York.
While staying a night at the Wheeler mansion, Trixie takes a phone call from an unknown caller looking for Betje Maasden. With a little pondering Jim discovers this is the name of his mother’s sister. A local newspaper article announces a Canadian company will build a furniture factory as soon as title to the valuable land is established. The land happens to run along the Wheeler property, near the marsh and the last name to appear on the abstract is Betje Maasden. And so the mystery begins.
Involved are Mrs. Vanderpoel, a woman named Juliana who claims to be the heir and Jim’s cousin, and another girl about Juliana’s age who has amnesia and a mysterious green Buick that Juliana is attached to. By the time the tale is told, we have the makings for a sequel.