The Black Jacket Mystery

The Black Jacket Mystery

Kathryn Kenny / Feb 26, 2020
The Black Jacket Mystery Classic teen sleuth Trixie Belden looks into a string of mysterious thefts in her eighth book When a suspicious New Yorker arrives in town Trixie isn t sure what his game is and before long odd dis
  • Title: The Black Jacket Mystery
  • Author: Kathryn Kenny
  • ISBN: 9780307215413
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Paperback
  • Classic teen sleuth Trixie Belden looks into a string of mysterious thefts in her eighth book When a suspicious New Yorker arrives in town, Trixie isn t sure what his game is, and before long, odd disappearances and accidents begin to occur Trixie s better than ever in this wintertime mystery that ll keep fans glued.
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      • Kathryn Kenny

        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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    1. This 8th mystery in the Trixie Belden series opens with the BWGs Bob Whites of the Glen planning a carnival fundraiser to help the Mexican village of San Isidro following an earthquake The money they raise will help buy books for the San Isidro school library that was heavily damaged in the disaster The BWGs are busily planning the event, gathering prizes and doing all they can to have a fun carnival But as usual, Trixie and the gang get pulled into a mystery Regan, the Wheeler s groom, is actin [...]


    2. Oh, Dan, you rogue Bad boy Dan has to shed his gangland past and move in with the Wheelers gamekeeper Mr Maypenny But then his past follows him dum dum DUM The cover of my version of this book has Dan wearing a cheesy leather cap with a visor, which apparently passed for gang haute couture back in the dayA Okay, what is UP with Mrs Belden that she can t keep an eye on Bobby I just reread this last night, and Trixie spends much of the book s beginning chapters feeling guilty she isn t doing a bet [...]


    3. In the midst of planning a winter carnival and skating competition to aid a school in Mexico that has been hit by an earthquake, 13 year old sleuth Trixie Belden half overhears conversations and half reads papers she s told in no uncertain terms are none of her business She agrees, but can t help speculating with her best friend, Honey Wheeler, whether there isn t something bothering the Wheeler family groom, Bill Regan Through her 6 year old brother she gets wind of a sperimen experiment Bobby [...]


    4. According to this article examining the Trixie Belden Authorship Question, the unknown ghostwriter who penned this particular volume never contributed any further efforts Which is probably for the best It s got to suck when you re forced to leave New York City for a small town in the Hudson Valley and then all those hicks you look down on make fun of your cowboy boots Wait, cowboy boots Yeah, Dan Mangan belongs to a gang called The Cowhands They wear cowboy boots and have their gang name painted [...]


    5. This is a case of where I wish I could rate parts The story on the whole is good but I think the adults are stupid in it If they had just told the BWG s who Dan was and to see if they could befriend him, none of the stuff that happened would have happened But of course then there wouldn t be a mystery It was still the stupid adults faults


    6. August 2013 re read, a good story, though there are some minor discrepancies in details from the earlier books written by Julie Campbell Those were not noticeable as a kid but I noticed them now But in general a good read, helping to enforce the lesson that we must not judge people based on what they look like Some good food for thought.


    7. This is not my favorite of the Trixie books, but it does give us Dan Mangan who is an interesting character, and I am glad for his redemption The Bob Whites of the Glen are good at helping people like that I also like that we do get to see of Mr Maypenny He is such a lovable character and I always enjoy when he is a part of a mystery, helping the kids, or just someone they stop and visit.In this title, Trixie is at again trying to figure out who Dan is and why he is living with Mr Maypenny Afte [...]


    8. 3.9 Again, this is not a mystery in the truest sense, but the reader gets to meet Dan, the final BWofG and my person favorite male BW when I was younger We also get to see how all the adults are actually friends because it s important to see adults being friends in MG YA books and how sometimes kind words and just being friendly can help a person also important in MG YA.Recommended 10 11 for scary situations, mentions of gangs, and possible underage smoking In TB lore, Dan is 16 17 and his frien [...]



    9. This book takes the Bob Whites back into the territory of not talking to people to eliminate confusion If the characters talked, there would be no tension, and therefore no story So they should have told a different story There s almost a complete lack of threat, and both of the sources of external friction in this book are dealt with off screen Generally unsatisfying and a weak entry for the series Good thing that the ghost writer of this volume apparently did not return I won t give up, but ca [...]


    10. This story wasn t one of my favorites in the series, and possibly still isn t, but I think I appreciate it a bit Gangs, gang involvement, and trying to get out of gangs and live a better life are all relevant today, and the dangers of such activities are far glaring to me as an adult than they were as a grade school kid.


    11. 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 a tota [...]


    12. 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 approximately 1961.Does the story leave questions in the readers mind Ready to read .Any issues the author or a recent publisher should cover Yes A slight mention of the time frame of the story as the teens are given far [...]


    13. A tough new kid by the name of Dan Mangan arrives in town and starts living and working with Mr Maypenny the gamekeeper for The Manor House Trixie becomes suspicious of who he is and if he s responsible for some bad things that have been happening around Sleepyside Meanwhile, a catamount is loose on the game preserve Copied from The Trixie Belden Fan Website OMGness Dan become friendly with the BWG s and end up becoming one of them OR does he go to jail Oooooooooo RE read 11 16 2013 I would stil [...]


    14. Reread 2017 research purposes I had to drop this a star this time Little things really annoyed me throughout Starlight suddenly being a mare probably always bugged me This time it was the location of the lake, which suddenly seemed to be out in the middle of the woods, accessible only by horseback, and yet this is the same lake where the kids swim in the summer and the Wheelers maid walks down to bring them refreshments Bits and pieces of Dan s backstory, and Regan s too, don t really make a lot [...]


    15. Okay let me just say how FRICKEN ANNOYED I HAVE TO GO LOOKING FOR THE NEXT BOOK BECAUSE I LOVE THIS SERIES TOO MUCH I legit feel like I may die trying to find these books cause they are that old First of this is the 8th book of the Trixie Belden and you don t even have to bother reading the first 7 books EVEN THOUGH I TOTALLY RECOMMEND THEM There are sometimes you may feel a little lost, but Kathryn Kenny always explains after In this book a mysterious character named Dan Mangan comes to stay wi [...]


    16. 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 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 they were [...]


    17. Dan Mangan comes to town and he appears to be a bully He will be living and working with Mr Maypenny However, the Bob Whites think the new kid is nothing but trouble.Naturally, Trixie becomes suspicious of who Dan really is and if he s responsible for some bad things that have started happening around Sleepyside In another storyline, a catamount short tailed wildcat is loose on the Wheeler s game preserve Is the gang safe when they go horseback riding Just another mystery for the Bob Whites to t [...]


    18. Trixie Belden and the Happy Valley Mystery is book number nine in the Trixie Belden mystery series Trixie Belden and Honey Wheeler are best friends, horse lovers, and detectives who always seem to accidentally find a mystery waiting to be solved In this book, the pair find themselves meeting a suspicious boy from New York, named Dan, who wears a black jacket and cowboy boots Trixie and Honey are determined to find out who this suspicious boy really is.I love the Trixie Belden Mystery Series beca [...]


    19. Trixie and the gang get together to organize an ice carnival to raise money for a library for their pen pals There s a new boy in town named Dan who is staying with Mr Maypenny and Trixie instantly disliked him, he dresses in leather and brags about belonging to a gang in the city When things get stolen, Trixie is sure Dan is the culprit Will the Bobwhites be able to catch the thief and get their Ice Carnival off without a hitch


    20. This is one of my favorite all time books The Trixie Belden series is my favorite series In Black Jacket Mystery, I think the reader learns not to judge a book by it s cover when Trixie learns that the new boy, Dan Mangan, is not at all the bad guy she thinks he is at first The book gives you a warm, cozy feeling even though it s set in the cold winter in New York state I highly recommend this book for readers of all ages from about 7 years old to adult.


    21. The eighth book in the Trixie Belden series and the introduction of Dan Mangan to the series I have to say, I didn t like Trixie s judgemental attitude in this one they all have shades of it from time to time as you read the books, but she was particularly bad in this one.There were some good twists and turns with the story on this one, and I really quite enjoyed the story aside from Trixie s attitude towards Dan.


    22. This is my first time to read a Trixie Belden mystery I wonder why I never found these as a kid, I would have loved them As an adult I find it not bad and not as formulaic as other series that could be mentioned It is weird to read about kids who have so much energy and initiative for big projects But then, if we took away the TV video games and overscheduling from our kids, maybe they d have that much time and energy too.


    23. This was one of my least favorite Trixie books so far the plot was a little childish And Bobby couldn t stay still In the middle of a snow storm, Trixie just happens to pass by a hole in the middle of the forest where her brother is stuck I do like Trixie, and the idea of her and Jim togetherbut only time will tell.


    24. There s a new kid in town, and since strange things have started happening, Trixie thinks he s up to no good Besides, he s always wearing that black jacket Is she right I love this book to this day, especially the great climax.Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.


    25. It was an okay Trixie Belden The mystery was extra light Main characters were Reagan Mr Maypenny I did enjoy getting to know them both a little better However, the excitement was a new bob white, a wild animal a super rescue Worth reading via the library.


    26. Just like Trixie Belden s 7th book in the serious, Black Jacket Mystery was amazing I loved every part in the story, and would once again reccomend this book to evreyone Trixie Belden is a great mystery series.


    27. Well, if you can get past the old fashioned words like Gleeps and squaws then this is a decent book The plot was a little bit too predictable This book made me anxious, I just couldn t believe how STUPID they were It was sweet though, especially if you don t read mysteries as much .


    28. It s easy to see this was not authored by Mrs Tatham In the first six stories, Mr Belden was a quiet and kind authoritarian, not the stereotyped, old fashioned, sexist man of the house Certainly not one the series better texts, but it introduces Dan Many an and completes the BWG family.


    29. Not one of my favorites, though it s nice that there was a little bit of diversity in this book For the 50s anywayt by today s standards This consisted of a NYC street tough, and mention of her Mexican Pen Pals They had a fundraiser for them following a natural disaster


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