Trixie Belden is the title character in a series of 'girl detective' mysteries written between 1948 and 1986. The first six books were written by Julie Campbell Tatham, who also wrote the Ginny Gordon series, then continued by various in-house writers from Western Publishing under the pseudonym Kathryn Kenny. Today the rights to the series are owned by Random House. The series was completely out of print for a number of years, but Random House began releasing a new edition of the books in summer of 2003. As of summer, 2006, volumes 1-15 have been reissued. Fans of the series hope to see all thirty-nine volumes reprinted, especially the hard-to-find volumes 35-39.
Trixie is a young teen living just outside the fictional town of Sleepyside-on-Hudson, in the Hudson River Valley area of New York. She lives at Crabapple Farm, which had been in her family for either three or six generations (this varies between books), with her parents and three brothers, Brian, Mart, and Bobby. The first book establishes her friendship with lonely, sheltered rich girl Honey Wheeler whose family has just moved into the Manor House next door and soon the girls are embroiled in their first case.
Throughout the series, the two girls solve mysteries that baffled authorities and, along with brothers and friends, formed a club called the Bob-Whites of the Glen, have adventures, travel (though not as extensively as Nancy Drew, an older and more sophisticated girl sleuth), and struggle with ...