Chapter Titles : 1. An Unhappy Friend
2. A Mysterious Suitcase
3. A Long-lost Relative
4. Trixie Is Suspicious
5. Di's Initiation
6. Halloween Plans
7. Lots of Surprises
8. Hidden Portraits
9. A Clue and a Warning
10. Bad News
11. Hawthorne Street
12. A Narrow Escape
13. Blue Eyes - or Brown?
14. "I'm Not Afraid!"
15. Too Many Problems
16. Just One Chance
18. "A Likely Tale"
19. Rewards for Everybody
Setting : Sleepyside, New York
Synopsis : Trixie and Honey befriend a lonely
classmate and neighbour, Diana Lynch and become aware of her troubles and the
arrival of a long-lost uncle. Trixie struggles to convince the others that
he is an impostor and with Mart's help they manage to discover the truth,
putting their lives at risk in the process.
Characters : Trixie Belden
Jim Frayne - newly adopted son of the Wheeler's
Honey Wheeler - Trixie's best friend
Brian Belden - Trixie's eldest brother
Mart Belden - Trixie's "almost twin" brother
Diana Lynch - a classmate and neighbour
Mrs Belden - Trixie's mother
Peter Belden - Trixie's father
Bobby Belden - Trixie's six year old brother
Miss Trask - Honey's governess
Celia - the Wheeler's Maid
Regan - the Wheeler's Groom
Tom Delanoy - the Wheeler's chauffeur
Mr Lynch - Diana's father
Mrs Lynch - Diana's mother
Monty Wilson (Tilney Britten) - Diana's"uncle"
Spider Webster - Police officer
Molinson - Police officer
Harrison - Diana's butler
Miss Golden - Trixie's maths teacher
Villains : Tilney Britten alias Montague Wilson - posing as Mrs Lynch's long-lost
Points of Interest:
Brian is said to be sixteen, a year older than Jim and both juniors. Mart
is eleven months older than Trixie.
Molinson is on patrol with Spider Webster and isn't referred to as
Sergeant. In fact, Spider tells him what to do.
Diana's parents aren't named, although it would be the perfect opportunity to
Harrison and the nannies are fired at the end of the book.