Trixie, Honey and Dan try to uncover the link Regan has with Mr Wheeler s visitor and discover Regan s terrible secret from the past.
Reread (research purposes): My review is about the same. I like the atmosphere, even if some of the mystery makes me roll my eyes. Case in point: A horse good enough to be touted as "the next Triple Crown winner", undefeated in his first eight races, would *never* be entered in a claiming race. Please.I love this one for the horseracing mystery and setting more than anything. It's only Trixie and Honey for the most part, which makes the book less interesting, and the ending where the boys come f [...]
I loved this book! As soon as I started it I knew I would like it. The writing style felt very much like a Campbell book, Dan actually had a speaking role, and there were plenty of Jim + Trixie moments when Jim wasn't even there! I thought the ending was quite impossible, but I'm glad the Bob-Whites got a chance to show up in this book. Also I liked that Jim pulled out Trixie's chair for her at the party. ;3 Four stars out of five. An enjoyable Kathryn Kenny book. :D
This isn't one of my favorites in the series, but I guess because I don't like Regan to be put in a bad light and I am not a horse fan. However, like most of the Trixie books there is danger, adventure, and the authors always toss in a lot of information about an area or event. Reading Trixie is like reading historical or trivia books, with fun adventures tossed in.In this title, Trixie and Honey are off on their own to solve the mystery as Dan can't go (again), and the other boys are at a summe [...]
A childhood favorite re-visited.Is the story as good as I remember? – YesWhat 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? – 1979.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 [...]
Regan has disappeared. Not only is he the Wheelers' groom, but he's a friend to Trixie and the gang. So Trixie and Honey set out to find him, getting involved with a mystery from his past in the bargain.The first half is slow, but it does pick up in the second half before a very dues ex machina moment late in the book. The characters are good here, although it does seem like Dan, Regan's nephew, should have had a larger role in the story. There are definitely worse books in the series, but there [...]
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 [...]
Definitely one of my favourite Kathryn Kennys when it comes to re-reading them, possibly because it's centred around Regan, who is one of the most appealing characters in the series. This is a solid mystery, and one of the few Away-From-Sleepyside books that seems to benefit from the different location, rather than seeming like little more than guide-books to wherever Trixie and Honey have ended up. There's a little of that here, but it's not overwhelming, and the quality of the plot makes up fo [...]
This is one of the more nuanced/character-driven books, and is still one of my favourites. Accidentally hilarious to be rereading this while watching the Leverage ep with a horse-racing plotline, too.
This isn't really a destination story, per se, like Bob-White Cave or Mystery in Arizona; Trixie and Honey must go to Saratoga to find their beloved Regan. This is another suspenseful one, where they are saved at the last minute. Terrific re-read!
I love the Trixie Belden series. This one was really good, and this one is especially interesting when Reagan disappears the kids go on a quest to find him. Which of course Trixie and Honey have to snoop and you know where that leads to. :)
Reagan disappears and what the girls uncover about his past have them scared about his future.They follow him down to Saratoga in the hopes that they can help clear his name and bring him home.
This one was fun -- almost like a Dick Francis/Trixie Belden crossover! Set in Saratoga (not that far from Sleepyside) at the racetrack with all sorts of shenanigans :)
pretty good, though the arrival of the rest of the BWG's at the crucial moment smacks of Deux Ex Machina more so than usual.
A little information about race horses and once again Trixie takes off on her own why that kid isn't grounded for the rest of her life I'll never know.