The Trixie Belden series began in 1948 when the
first book, The Secret of the Mansion, was published by Whitman. It
was three more years before the second book followed but it began the series
that went on to become one of the most successful juvenile mystery series of all
time and engage readers from all over the world.
The series was published sporadically over almost
forty years, ending in 1986 with publication of The Mystery of the Galloping
Ghost, the 39th book in the series. Fifteen years has now passed since
the last book was published and it seems doubtful that the series will ever
The series itself is a great mystery. How
many books were there in each of the editions? Who was Kathryn Kenny and
does anyone really know who wrote all of the books?
This section attempts to answer some of your
question and takes a close look at each of the books and the different editions.
Use the links on the left to enter the different
sections of this site and explore what I've managed to find out.