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Trixie Belden and the Mystery of the Vanishing Victim (Trixie Belden #33)

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The Bob-Whites attract attention when they are given a Model T Ford to auction for a hospital rummage sale. When the car breaks down, they are helped by a stranger who is run down by a van before their eyes! Trixie becomes determined to find out who is responsible. But the victim can't even remember his own name! When he disappears and the Model T is vandalized, Trixie is ...more
Paperback, 210 pages
Published 1980 by Golden Press
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J.L. Day
May 03, 2015 J.L. Day rated it it was amazing
a HUGE and most dedicated fan of Trixie and her crew. This is odd, of course, because they were MEANT for teen and pre-teen girls, but I was a young boy that read everything he could get his hands on and when I first stumbled on my first TRIXIE BELDON book I was instantly hooked!

I immediately sat about reading them all, as quickly as I could get my greedy little paws on them. Trixie is the star, or "lead" character, followed by Jim and Honey (who quickly became the love of my young life, I had
April Brown
Dec 04, 2012 April Brown rated it really liked it
A childhood favorite re-visited.

Is the story as good as I remember? – Yes

What ages would I recommend it too? – Ten and up.

Length? – Most of a day’s read.

Characters? – Memorable, several characters.

Setting? – Real world, pre - computer, pre - air conditioning, pre - cell phone.

Written approximately? – 1980.

Does the story leave questions in the readers mind? – Ready to read more.

Any issues the author (or a more recent publisher) should cover? Yes. A slight mention of the time frame of the story -
Lisa C
Feb 20, 2009 Lisa C rated it liked it
This one holds a particular place in my heart. Not because it was especially good. I have no memory of what it's about, actually, but for years I hid from my dirty little secret of my childhood love. By high school, I was embarrassed by how much time and money I'd spent on Trixie. I'd been the only one I knew who'd read the books. Then, in college, I spent a few days at the home of a sorority sister. There, proudly lined up on her bookshelves for all the world to see was her entire collection of ...more
May 24, 2014 Naomi rated it really liked it
For Christmas one year, my parents grabbed me the entire Trixie Belden set and I couldn't put them down. After I finished with them, they continued to purchase them as quickly as I could read them. Even with a learning disability, I devoured the books. I look back now and I find that Trixie Belden was much more age related to young girls, particularly to me, reading the books than Nancy Drew. There was something in these books that I found to be a greater escape than I did ND, too. I found that ...more
Mark Baker
The Bob-Whites are beyond thrilled when they get an antique car for their rummage sale, until the car breaks down. But when the stranger who helped them fix it is the victim of a hit and run, Trixie thinks she’s found another mystery.

And she has. Unfortunately, the mystery is buried under plans for the rummage sale, and it is resolved in a ton of exposition at the end of the book. All the characters are involved and are themselves, but the slow mystery keeps this from being one of the better ent
Joy Gerbode
Feb 07, 2012 Joy Gerbode rated it really liked it
This book was much better than the last ... but again, I do not remember reading this. All of these later books I know I read but it was only once and years ago, and they obviously didn't make a lasting impression.

This episode in the lives of Trixie and friends finds them helping someone ... and finding once again that life is all about helping others. Lots of fun, and good, easy, reading.
Jul 26, 2011 Bonnie rated it it was amazing
I like all the Bob-Whites together and working together in this one. This book also contains one of my favorite lines in the series, Trixie's, "Math ruins everything," which is my basic philosophy of life.
Feb 21, 2013 Tacey rated it really liked it
How appropriate to read this today as we prepare for the big car show of the summer. There will be no Fords at this show, however.
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Jun 19, 2010 Marts (Thinker) rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
Great children's mystery series...
Jan 27, 2009 Erin rated it it was ok
Shelves: childrens
Not sure whether I've ever read this one.

*****I hadn't, but blah.

Re-read May 2011. Trixie is annoying in this one.
Tara Calaby
Mar 10, 2010 Tara Calaby rated it really liked it
Trixie Belden was one of my earliest great media obsessions. I absolutely adored all of the books and desperately wanted to be Trixie.
Jul 11, 2012 Kim rated it it was amazing
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Feb 28, 2009 Chloe rated it it was ok
I usually like all of them but this one a wasn't a favorite.
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The Kathryn Kenny pseudonym was created by Western Publishing House in 1961, three years after Julie Campbell wrote her last book (#6) of the Trixie Belden series. There were several ghost writers who wrote Trixie Belden stories under this pseudonym. Some have been identified and later credited but some are still unknown.
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