by Judith Sears
"Trixie in Mystery Scene," is an article first published in the Winter Issue (February 15, 2004) of Mystery Scene. The layout has been adjusted to work for the web.
In 1948, Trixie Belden strode into the annals of children's mysteries,
taking her place as one of the most distinctive and appealing girl sleuths
ever created. Thirteen (then fourteen) years old, she loved horses,
hated chores, and charged headlong into adventure.
"There is no doubt that my characters were influenced by the Trixie Belden series," says Agatha-winner Earlene Fowler. "Fans tell me that my detective, Benni Harper, makes them feel that they know what happened to Trixie when she grew up. I'm proud of that," Fowler continues. "It's good fiction and Julie Campbell had a good voice."
Denise Swanson (Murder of a Barbie and Ken) went so far as to give
her detective, Skye Dennison, a best friend named Trixie. "I thought
maybe one or two people would get my sly joke," Swanson laughs.
"But a whole group of Trixie fans showed up at a book signing I
did in Ohio!"
This article and the accompanying images were originally published in Mystery Scene magazine, Winter, 2004. Trixie Belden® is a registered trademark of Random House. This page and its author are not affiliated with Random House in any way. I am not receiving any payment for reproducing this article on my site, which is intended as a fans homage.
Trixie Belden® is a registered trademark of
Random House. This page and its author are not affiliated with Western
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money or profiting in any way from this site, which is intended as a
fan's homage. All original text and graphics are copyright © 2003