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Sunday, January 1, 2017

#89 - Trixie Belden and the Mystery of the Uninvited Guest - Kathryn Kenny

Title:  Trixie Belden and the Mystery of the Uninvited Guest
Author:  Kathryn Kenny
Genre:  Children
Category:  Fiction
Rating:  B
Published:  1977
Dates Read:  12/19/16 – 12/31/16

Number 17 in the series introduces us to Hallie Belden, cousin to the Belden kids.  At first you might wonder if she is the uninvited guest.  As the story progresses we discover that this is not the case.
Trixie and Hallie haven’t seen each other in a couple years and were not on the best of terms when they last parted.  “Trouble on two feet” is how Trixie describes her father’s niece.  She’s everything that Trixie is not – three inches taller, slim, eyes the color of ripe blackberries.  Over the course of the few weeks of summer that Hallie is with them, she helps solve the mystery of the mysterious Miss Ryks.  This person has invited herself to the wedding of Juliana Maasden and Hans Vorwald scheduled to take place on August 6th.
In the flurry of getting ready for the big event, thefts occur in the neighborhood – from furnishings from the Lynch estate to mail from mailboxes along Glen Road.  It was fun to feature all of the Bob-Whites and to meet Hallie.

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