Dustjacket edition 1948

UK Trixie Belden and the Red Caravan Mystery Dust Jacket

Cello hardback 1954

Cameo Hardback 1954

Diamond dust jacket 1958

Deluxe Hardback 1965

Ugly Hardback 1970

Oval paperback 1977

Dean UK hardback 1982

Square paperback 1984

Random House hardback 2003






Title :
Trixie Belden and the Secret of the Mansion

Author :
Julie Campbell

First Published :

Chapter Titles :
1.  The Haunted House
2.  Through the Hedge
3.  A Scream and a Dog
4.  The Brass Key
5.  Copperhead!
6.  A Runaway
7.  A New Hiding Place
8.  An Exploring Trip
9.  Jim's Discovery
10. The Old Ladder
11. A Precious Piece of Paper
12. Jed Tomlin's Colt
13. Understanding Regan
14. A Night at the Manor House
15. Mr Lytell's Curiosity
16. Unwelcome Guests
17. Treasure
18. The Moonlight Ride
19. The End of the Mansion
20. The Missing Heir

Setting :
Sleepyside, New York

Synopsis :
The life of thirteen year old Trixie Belden changes when Honey Wheeler moves into Manor House and they discover Jim Frayne hiding in the old Mansion.  Trixie and Honey try to help Jim find the fortune rumoured to be  hidden in his Uncle's house before his evil step-father finds him.

Characters :
Trixie Belden
Jim Frayne - runaway nephew of Trixie's neighbour
Honey Wheeler - Trixie's thirteen year old new neighbour
Mrs Belden - Trixie's mother
Peter Belden - Trixie's father
Bobby Belden - Trixie's six year old brother
Miss Trask - Honey's governess
Mr Lytell - owner of the village store
Celia - the Wheeler's Maid
Regan - the Wheeler's Groom
Dr Ferris
Jonesy - Jim's step-father
Mr Rainsford - Old Mr Frayne's lawyer

Villains :
Jonesy - Jim's step-father

Mr Lytell comes close to being a villain in this book, but he's really just a busy-body.

Points of Interest:
Trixie refers to her mother as "mother" while talking to Honey, while Bobby refers to her as "Mummy".

The reader gets the impression that the Belden's struggle for money at times, but they seem to be able to afford to have their laundry sent out as Honey is almost hit by a laundry truck appearing in the Belden's driveway and they are able to afford a nurse for Bobby.

Trixie's mother is known either as Moms or Mrs Belden, she does not have a first name at this stage.