The Boxcar Children Mysteries
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001: The Boxcar Children 1924
The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather.
002: Surprise Island 1949
Summer vacation on an almost private island gives the Aldens a challenge. Also their cousin Joe is found.
003: The Yellow House Mystery 1953
The spooky old house on Surprise Island intrigues Benny. The Aldens try to figure out why Bill disappeared.
004: Mystery Ranch 1958
Eccentric Aunt Jane needs help on her ranch. The Aldens overturn a plot against her.
005: Mike's Mystery 1960
Benny and his friend Mike are in trouble when they are curious about a uranium mine.
006: Blue Bay Mystery 1961
The Aldens find a castaway on a South Sea island. How did he get there and who is he?
007: The Woodshed Mystery 1962
A double puzzle involves an old friend of Aunt Jane's, romance, and a chase.
008: The Lighthouse Mystery 1963
Renting a lighthouse is unusual, but even more so is an unfriendly boy's peculiar behavior.
009: Mountain Top Mystery 1964
Marooned on a mountain, the Aldens survive a landslide and find a Native American secret.
010: Schoolhouse Mystery 1965
Benny's curiosity, while staying in a fishing village, leads to capturing a swindler.
011: Caboose Mystery 1966
A trip in a caboose at the end of a freight train leads to an old clown and a search.
012: Houseboat Mystery 1967
Floating down a lazy river, Benny finds a blackmail scheme in progress.
013: Snowbound Mystery
A freak snowstorm isolates the Aldens in a mountain cabin where they discover a coded message.
014: Tree House Mystery
From a high perch Benny discovers a clue to a hidden room with contents that surprise everyone.
015: Bicycle Mystery
Many complications follow when a dog attaches himself to the Aldens on a bicycle trip.
016: Mystery in the Sand
Living in a seaside mobile home, the Aldens unravel the secret of two secluded women.
021: The Deserted Library Mystery
The children try to clean up and old library so it can receive landmark status, but someone else tries to stop them.
022: The Animal Shelter Mystery
When a calico cat appears at Grandfather's, the children look for the founder of the town's animal shelter.
023: The Old Motel Mystery
The Boxcar Children offer to help Aunt Jane's friend, Kay, fix up her run-down motel.
024: The Mystery of the Hidden Painting
The discovery of a painting of the children's grandmother involves the Aldens in a search for a sapphire necklace.
025: The Amusement Park Mystery
The Alden's investigation involves antique wooden horses on a merry-go-round near Cousin Joe's.
026: The Mystery of the Mixed-Up Zoo
The Boxcar Children try to find out who's responsible for causing some trouble at Edward Marlow's zoo.
027: The Camp-Out Mystery
A camp-out trip is almost spoiled by loud music and the disappearance of a lantern-and Grandfather!
028: The Mystery Girl
The Aldens see Nancy steal a T-shirt.
029: The Mystery Cruise
Someone is trying to keep Max Greene from inheriting his great aunt's estate.
030: The Disappearing Friend Mystery
The Boxcar children and their new friend Beth decide to form a service called The Boxcar Helpers.
031: The Mystery of the Singing Ghost
The Aldens cousins Joe and Alice are moving into a house that is suppose to be haunted.
032: The Mystery in the Snow
When the Alden children accompany their grandfather to the Snow Haven Lodge, a series of odd occurrences threaten to disrupt the annual winter games.
033: The Pizza Mystery
Grandfather Alden and the children stop at a favorite pizza parlor. Things are very troubled and the elderly owners need help. The children stay to help and many unpleasant things happen until several mysteries are solved.
034: The Mystery Horse
Grandfather Alden sends the children to a farm in Sunny Oaks to work on a farm. They see that the family is nice, but they are hiding something. They see a beautiful chestnut brown horse that's suppose to be a famous racing horse who recently went missing. Why do they have this famous horse and why are people so mysterious?
035: The Mystery at the Dog Show
One of Grandfather's friend and her daughter come to visit with their dog who is in the local dog show.
036: The Castle Mystery
The Alden Children go to a castle and search for a treasure...
037: The Mystery of the Lost Village
While visiting a Navaho Indian reservation in New Mexico, the Aldens try to save a forest under threat of development by proving it is the site of a lost, buried village, but someone is sabotaging their dig.
038: The Mystery of the Purple Pool
While staying at a hotel in New York City, the Aldens investigate a series of annoying pranks plaguing the management and guests.
039: The Ghost Ship Mystery
While visiting the seaport town of Ragged Cove, Massachusetts, the Alden children find the ship's log of the Flying Cloud, shipwrecked in 1869, supposedly during a mutiny.
040: The Canoe Trip Mystery
The Boxcar Children are going on a canoe trip with their Aunt Jane. They enjoy paddling across the sparkling lake and camping under the stars. But their trip really gets interesting when they find a mysterious riddle leading them to hidden treasure!
041: The Mystery of the Hidden Beach
The children are attending a Camp Coral in Florida for a week. Where they learn about the ocean and everything that is in it. They find a hidden beach, but learn that it holds a terrible secret.
042: The Mystery of the Missing Cat
The children are searching for Mr. Wood's cat, Spotzie, that has disappeared. They immediately come to the rescue with lost cat posters and going door to door with a photograph. Along the way they meet some strange characters, receive frightening phone calls, and even find a cat that looks like Spotzie, but is it?
043: The Mystery on Stage
A play of the Wizard of Oz is happening, but there are strange things as well.
044: The Dinosaur Mystery
When the Aldens go to the Pickering Natural History Museum to assist with the opening of a dinosaur exhibit, their work is hampered by a series of mysterious happenings.
045:The Mystery of the Stolen Music
In this book the Boxcar Children are excited to hear the orchestra play, to meet the musicians, and to learn how to make their own instruments. But when a valuable item mysteriously disappears, it's up to the children to find it.
046: The Chocolate Sundae Mystery
The Boxcar children investigate when ice cream and other items start disappearing from their favorite ice cream parlor.
047: The Mystery of the Hot Air Balloon
Benny wants adventure and finds it as he and the other Alden children help uncover the plan of those who would prevent ballooning from coming to Lloyd's Landing.
048: The Mystery Bookstore
When their grandfather buys a bookstore at auction in New Orleans, the Alden children help clean it up and discover that several people seem to be obsessed with the store and its contents.
049: The Mystery of the Stolen Boxcar
The Alden children plan to ride in their boxcar at the Greenfield Founders' Day Parade, but the newly refurbished boxcar is stolen a couple of days before the big event.
050: Mystery in the Cave
The four Aldens are rock hunting in Dragon's Mouth Cavern, until Benny finds a sinkhole that leads to underground caves. While exploring the caves they realize that someone doesn't want them there. But why? Can they solve this new mystery?
051: The Mystery on the Train
The Boxcar children uncover a mystery on a train trip from Boston to San Francisco.
052: The Mystery of the Lost Mine
On a camping trip to Arizona with their grandfather, the Alden children search for a lost gold mine.
053: The Guide Dog Mystery
When they help out at a guide dog training school, the Alden children meet several people who seem obsessed with a particular dog named Ginger.
054: The Hurricane Mystery
While visiting a friend of their grandfather's on Sullivan's Island, off the coast of South Carolina near Charleston, the Boxcar Children encounter mysterious activities related to rumors of a buried pirate treasure.
055: The Mystery of the Secret Message
While helping their grandfather prepare for Greenfield's Winter Festival, the Alden children uncover a mystery surrounding the statue in the town square.
056: The Firehouse Mystery
The Alden children draw upon their resourcefulness to save the neighborhood firehouse from being torn down, while they also face a series of mysterious incidents connected with it.
057: The Mystery in San Francisco
While sightseeing in San Francisco, the Boxcar children uncover a mystery involving fishing boats and sabotage.
058: The Mystery at the Alamo
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are given the opportunity to be extras in a movie about the Alamo, but they are called upon to use their sleuthing skills when Claire, the star of the film, is implicated in the theft of a valuable ring.
059: The Outer Space Mystery
The Boxcar children investigate the disappearance of a student's research paper from an observatory and the subsequent disappearance of another student.
060: The Soccer Mystery
The Aldens are excited to be playing in their summer soccer league, until someone begins sabotaging the teams.
061: The Growling Bear Mystery
When the Aldens visit Yellowstone they discover a map showing the way to an old cabin where gold is supposedly hidden, but they encounter lots of interference in their attempts to hike the trail.
062: The Mystery of the Lake Monster
While visiting Lake Lucille in the Adirondack Mountains, the Aldens hear stories about a monster in the lake and then encounter evidence that it may be real.
063: The Mystery at Peacock Hall
At the request of their distant relative Althea, the Boxcar Children arrive at her old Virginia mansion and investigate the mysterious incidents happening there.
064: The Black Pearl Mystery
While visiting their cousin's pineapple plantation in Hawaii, the Aldens hear a local legend about a black pearl with a curse on it and investigate mysterious incidents on and around the plantation.
065: The Cereal Box Mystery
When the Alden children set out to solve a jewelry store robbery, they find they must also deal with a mysterious thief who steals their favorite cereal.
066: The Panther Mystery
When the Alden children and their grandfather visit Everglades National Park in Florida to solve the mystery of a missing ranger, they discover that a panther provides a clue.
067: The Stolen Sword Mystery
The Alden children visit a family friend at his apple orchard which is rumored to be haunted, but instead of a ghost they find that some of the families' valuable antiques are being stolen.
068: The Basketball Mystery
The Aldens investigate when the new coach of their community basketball league has her Most Valuable Player trophy stolen.
069: The Movie Star Mystery
The Aldens investigate when the arrival of several suspicious characters in Greenfield coincides with a mystery involving a popular boy actor.
070: The Mystery of the Pirate's Map
While the Aldens are visiting a friend of Grandfather's at the beach, Benny finds a long-lost piece of a map to a legendary pirate treasure, a discovery that brings unwanted attention from fortune hunters.
071: The Ghost Town Mystery
While visiting a recent purchase of Grandfather's, a ghost town in the Rocky Mountains, the Aldens encounter a mystery involving a run-down motel and a woman who may be a ghost.
072: The Mystery in the Mall
The Alden children help out a storeowner at the Hope Harbor Mall and discover that someone is tampering with the merchandise shipments.
073: The Gymnastics Mystery
There are 4 detectives trying to figure out who stole the animals. how the problom was solved was they brain stormed and found out who the thief was.The thief was a worker.
074: The Poison Frog Mystery
The Aldens investigate when exotic and endangered animals begin to disappear from the zoo where their new friend Lindsey works.
075: The Mystery of the Empty Safe
The Aldens start a business producing birthday parties and find themselves investigating a series of robberies taking place during their parties.
076: The Great Bicycle Race Mystery
The Aldens participate in a three-day bicycle ride and soon find that someone seems to be intent on keeping others from completing the event.
077: The Mystery of the Wild Ponies
While visiting the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Aldens see a mysterious wild horse that may be a ghost.
078: The Mystery in the Computer Game
The Aldens, while testing the latest version of their favorite computer game, are surprised to find messages directed specifically at them.
079: The Mystery at the Crooked House
While staying at the Crooked House, the family home of their housekeeper Mrs. McGregor, the Aldens try to solve a riddle that will lead them to a hidden treasure.
080: The Hockey Mystery
When a professional hockey player comes to Greenfield with plans to build an ice skating rink, the Alden children suspect that someone in town wants to stop the project.
081: The Mystery of the Midnight Dog
While visiting a small town in Alabama, the Aldens hear mysterious howls at midnight, leading them to wonder if an old local legend about a ghost dog is true.
082: The Summer Camp Mystery
Henry, Jessie, Violet and Bennie Alden arrive at Camp Seagull, eager to begin a new week of making friends and participate in the annual camp Olympics. But someone is determined that they won't win! Can they find out who before the Olympics is ruined for everyone?
083: The Copycat Mystery
A series of practical jokes at a restored nineteenth-century farmhouse makes the Aldens wonder if the ghost of its builder is at work.
084: The Haunted Clock Tower Mystery
The Aldens accompany their grandfather to his class reunion and investigate the possibility of a buried Civil War treasure, and of a ghost in the bell tower, at Goldwin University.
085: The Disappearing Staircase Mystery
When the Alden children join a group of volunteers to fix up an old house for senior citizens, they try to explain the puzzling behavior of their coworkers as well as investigate some unusual events.
086: The Mystery on Blizzard Mountain
When the Alden children go camping on Blizzard Mountain, a place said to be inhabited by a ghost looking for buried treasure, they begin to think someone or something is trying to scare them off.
087: The Mystery of the Spider's Clue
When an elderly friend is injured, the Alden children offer to help him with his window-washing business in their small town of Greenfield and agree to help him solve a riddle that has arrived in a mysterious invitation.
088: The Mystery of the Mummy's Curse
The Aldens are helping the Greenfield Museum set up an exhibit about ancient Egypt, when all sorts of strange things begin to go wrong! Is the spooky sarcophagus really cursed, or is someone trying to make sure the exhibit isn't successful? The children are sure to find out, whether they're ready or not!
089: The Mystery of the Star Ruby
The Aldens take part in a hunt at a gem mine and discover that someone is out to sabotage the contest.
090: The Stuffed Bear Mystery
When the Aldens visit fris in Vermont, they're in for a teddy treat-the annual Bear Jamboree, celebrating toy bears from all over the world! The Aldens soon encounter an unbearable mystery: a very rare and valuable bear has disappeared from the toy hospital. Now it's up to the children to track down the teddy thief!
091: The Mystery at Skeleton Point
The Aldens investigate to see if a ghost has stolen valuable statues from their grandfather's Skeleton Point mansion.
092: The Tattletale Mystery
The Aldens are getting strange notes from a mystery messenger! It's time for the annual Greenfield art contest, and the Alden children are right in the middle of things, meeting the artists and learning all about art! But when they receive a mysterious message signed by the "Tattletale," they realize that not everything about the art world is as it seems. What could the Tattletale want from the Aldens -- and who is this mysterious message-writer?
093: The Comic Book Mystery
The Alden children are searching for a rare comic book of their favorite superhero, Captain Fantastic. They finally find the comic and something else, too-a strange note inside, "signed" by the comic's creator. The Aldens realize the note is a fake. But when they start to investigate, the mysterious note is stolen! It looks like someone wants to sabotage a superhero. The Aldens will need their super powers of investigation to catch this comic book culprit!
094: The Ice Cream Mystery
The owner of the Greenfield Ice Cream Barn has two new partners: her granddaughter Brianna and the horse Butterscotch. Benny is a frequent customer of the Ice Cream Wagon, run by Brianna with Butterscotch's help. But somebody is trying to shut down the Ice Cream Barn. Can the Aldens find the ice cream saboteur before the Ice Cream Barn is licked?
095: The Midnight Mystery
The Boxcar children are atting an Invention Convention at the home of an eccentric artist known for her whimsical, wonderful, one-of-a-kind clocks. The clocks sound loudly at every hour, especially at midnight, when the children are treated to a hilarious concert of chirping, clanging, chiming, and gonging. But the clocks aren't the only noise the kids hear at midnight. Something or someone is tapping in the night. Is someone inventing trouble for the convention?
096: The Mystery in the Fortune Cookie
The Aldens break into a mystery after cracking open a cookie! When the Aldens go to dinner at a local Chinese restaurant, they find a surprise in Benny's fortune cookie-a handwritten riddle! One cookie leads to another, and soon the trail of clues leads the children to a mysterious name-Drum Keller.
097: The Radio Mystery
The Aldens are actors in a live mystery show being broadcast on an old-fashioned AM radio station. But that's not the only mystery the Boxcar children are part of-it's starting to look like the radio station is haunted! Why would a ghost want to sabotage a radio show? Can the Aldens save the radio station before its listeners are scared away?
098: The Mystery of the Runaway Ghost
When the Aldens visit their fri Fran in Wisconsin, they can't wait to hear her tell the story of the runaway ghost. Fran's family ghost hasn't been spotted in years, but the Aldens still shiver at the spooky tale of the ghost's bell clanging after dark. Then Violet hears a mysterious ringing in the middle of the night and the children start to wonder-could the runaway ghost be back?
099: The Finders Keepers Mystery
The Alden's neighbor, Lina, thinks there's treasure hidden in her attic and she wants the Boxcar Children to help her find it. Of course, the children are eager to help search-but it appears they aren't the only ones looking for the treasure. Can the Boxcar Children discover the treasure in the attic before someone else finds it first?
100: The Mystery of the Haunted Boxcar
The Boxcar Children take a wonderful trip down the Mississippi on a paddle-wheel boat. But when they arrive at Cap Lambert's cabin, they find some mysterious things going on. Is the cabin haunted?
101: The Clue in the Corn Maze
There is a fair and in the fair there is a corn maze. The problem is, the maze gets dirtied by someone! Who is that person?
102: The Ghost of the Chattering Bones
The Alden children knew they would be investigating a mystery at Eton Place, but they had no idea there would be a ghost there, too! An old family fri, Norah Eton, believes there is a valuable piece of jewelry hidden somewhere on her property, but she only has one small clue to help the Aldens find it. Will they be able to find the treasure, or will the ghost of the Chattering Bones scare them away first?
103: The Sword of the Silver Knight
A Medieval Fair has come to town, and the Aldens get grandfather's permission to volunteer their time. Benny becomes a page to the Silver Knight, a top suspect when the valuable antique sword used in the fair goes missing. But the pompous King Richard, who ts to forget that he's an actor and not a real king, seems to think the sword belongs to him. And the beautiful Princess Annabel may also have something to hide. Can the Boxcar Children find the sword and solve the mystery before the fair moves on to Silver City?
104: The Game Store Mystery
When a new store called the Game Spot opens in their town, the Aldens are thrilled. But it's not fun and games when the other stores at Crossroads mall are robbed. What's more, letters are disappearing from the sign in front of the shopping center!
105: The Mystery of the Orphan Train
The Aldens visit an old Kansas inn that's full of secrets! Nobody knows why a famous photographer visited the inn just to take a single picture. And what about the other legary guest-a heroic young stranger who'd come west on an "orphan train?" The children discover a long lost-riddle that just might solve all these mysteries-if only they can solve it!
106: The Vanishing Passenger
The famous mystery writer, Gilbert Finch, is coming to Greenfield to speak at the library, and the Aldens can't wait to meet him. When they go with Grandfather to pick Finch up at the train station, he is nowhere to be found. Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny need to solve this mystery quickly. Otherwise, Finch's archrival, Daniel VanBuren, will speak at the library instead of Finch!
107: The Giant Yo-Yo Mystery
The Aldens are helping one of Grandfather's friends break a world record by building the world's largest yo-yo! As they help with the projectm strange things begin to happen. First someone follows them, and then the plans for the yo-yo turn up missing. Someone is trying to sabotage the yo-yo before it's launched!
It seems there are a few people in Greenfield who don't want this yo-yo completed. The Boxcar Children will piece the evidence together to get to the bottom of this mystery.
108: The Creature in Ogopogo Lake
The Aldens are visiting Grandfather's friend, Amy, at the Ogopogo Retreat in Canada. Amy rents cabins to tourists who hope to see the mysterious underwater creature, the Ogopogo, swimming in the lake. Henry, Jesse, Violet, and Benny can't wait to try to spot the Ogopogo from their cabin.
Amy tells the children about a riddle that an old friend left for her in one of the cabins that could lead to a small treasure. The children need to find the treasure, and fast—otherwise, Amy will have to sell the retreat. As the riddle starts to unfold, strange things start to happen around the lake. Something is moving around in the water late at night, and someone doesn't want the Aldens helping Amy. Will the Boxcar Children crack the riddle before it's too late?
109: The Rock 'n' Roll Mystery
The entire town is excited about the summer music festival—especially the Aldens, who have been asked to help with the show. The largest attraction this year will be the popular Greenfield Four. A big-time music producer is going to be in the crowd to catch the show, and Greenfield residents hope their favorite local group will be famous soon.
The day before the show, The Greenfield Four arrive at the rehearsal hall to find all of their instruments missing! The band insists that they won't play without them, and now it's up to the Boxcar Children to find the instruments before the show. Who would want to sabotage the band's big show? Does someone want to steal the Greenfield Four's spotlight, or is the theft an act of revenge? The Aldens are on the case in this music festival mystery.
110: The Secret of the Mask
The Aldens are preparing for a yard sale when they find an old wooden mask in the trash behind a neighbor’s house. Violet notices that the mask looks like a Native American mask that she had read about. When the children go to the library to learn more about the mask, they discover that they have found an old Native American mask from the Hopi tribe. When the children learn there will be an Intertribal Pow-Wow at the park over the weekend, they plan to deliver the mask to its rightful owners.
But Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny soon find out that they’re not the only people interested in the history of the old wooden mask. A strange man is following them around, and an antique dealer is looking for more than her fair share at the Boxcar yard sale. When the mask is stolen from their garage, the Aldens vow to find it before the weekend Pow-Wow. But with such little evidence, will they be able to find the mask in time?
111: The Seattle Puzzle
The Aldens are on vacation in Seattle! They’re ready to explore the city, and one of Grandfather’s friends is going to give them a personal tour. On their first day of sightseeing, they start the day at the Hungry Heart Diner where a mystery falls right into their laps! Benny finds a riddle taped to the bottom of their table. What does the riddle mean, and where will it take them?
When the first riddle leads the children to another riddle, the Boxcar Children begin to wonder how this Seattle puzzle came to them. As each riddle brings the children to a new part of Seattle, the children try to piece the clues together. Who is planting the riddles, and what will happen if they can’t crack the next one? Where will the final riddle lead them?
112: The Ghost in the First Row
The Aldens are visiting Aunt Jane in Elmford. She tells the children that she has tickets for them to see a mystery play at the Trap-Door Theater. Each day at rehearsal something strange has happened to the front-row seat once occupied by the benefactor-popcorn all over the floor, an old costume laid out, a spotlight shining on her empty seat. Is the benefactor's ghost haunting the theater, or is one of Elmford's living residents up to no good?
113: The Box That Watch Found
One day in the park, the Aldens' dog, Watch, comes across a mysterious box with a note inside. "Congratulations!" the note says. "You've found it!" The box is part of a fun new treasure-hunting game, and soon Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are looking all over town for cleverly hidden boxes.
But they're not the only ones on the trail for clues! When several of the treasure boxes go missing, the game is ruined for everyone. Who would steal the boxes-and why?
114: A Horse named Dragon
The Aldens are spending a week at the Dare to Dream Ranch, a rescue ranch that takes in horses whose owners can no longer care for them. The children help with chores, and Jessie is thrilled to be looking after a beautiful horse named Dragon. But when two of the oldest horses are missing from the pasture, a mystery begins to unfold-why would someone want to steal two old, sick horses? Then Dragon disappears, too, and the children discover that one of the horses has paint on its coat. Just what's going on at the ranch, anyway?
115: The Great Detective Race
The local radio station is putting on the Great Detective Race, where contestants must solve riddles and search all over Greenfield for clues leading to the grand prize! One of the prizes would make a perfect gift for Mrs. MacGregor, so the Aldens sign up for the contest. Soon they're following the riddles' clues all over town. But when some of the clues turn out to be fake, it's clear that someone is playing unfairly. Could another contestant in the Great Detective Race be trying to stop the Boxcar Children from winning?
116: The Ghost at the Drive-In Movie
Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny have never been to a drive-in movie theater before, but they’re visiting a friend who owns one. The children love to eat popcorn in the car and watch movies under the stars. But strange pranks are disrupting the fun—one night the sound system starts playing loud music during the movie, and a couple of the theater employees seem to be hiding a secret. Then, late at night, a ghost is seen walking around the empty grounds of the drive-in! Could the old theater be haunted?
117: The Mystery Of The Traveling Tomatoes
The Aldens are helping the owner of a local restaurant grow delicious food in a garden. They work hard to water and weed and take care of the fruits and vegetables that are growing. But soon the children notice the strangest thing_the plants are moving. The tomato plants aren_t in the same spot they were planted in! How could that be happening? Then, when fruits and vegetables start to vanish from the garden, it_s clear that a brand new mystery is sprouting for the Boxcar Children.
118: The Spy Game
When the Boxcar Children visit a neighbor’s house, a mysterious old wedding photo and a riddle lead them on a “spy game” devised long ago by the original owner of the house. When the children hunt for clues they discover amazing things, like a stone path whose pieces fit together into a jigsaw puzzle! But soon the children begin to suspect that there's a mystery inside the mystery. They read about a similar puzzle in one of their new Detective Club books, and they meet a woman who looks eerily like the bride in the old wedding photo. Just who is behind this spy game?
119: The Dog Gone Mystery
When a new dog obedience business opens in Greenfield, the Aldens decide to enroll Watch for a refresher course. At the first class a Dalmatian goes missing, and everyone wonders if the dog ran away or was stolen. But when a malamute disappears at the second class, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny know they have a mystery on their hands. Could the thief be the class's instructor, the Dalmatian's owner, the dog groomer, or the owner with the very obedient dog?
120: The Vampire Mystery
The Aldens meet Mr. Hudson, a local author who is best known for his novel about a vampire. But rumors of a real vampire are going around town - a vampire who haunts the graveyard behind Mr. Hudson's house! But since vampires don't exist, the children soon realize that someone must be trying to scare people away from Greenfield! Who brought the old legend back to life - and why?
121: Superstar Watch
A big Hollywood agent wants Watch to appear in a commercial for a new kind of dog food! Even though Watch seems to love the food on-camera, he won't touch it at home. Someone at the studio has been switching the brand and the Aldens must find out the truth behind the cover-up. Should Watch still do the commercial even though he doesn't like the product?
122: The Spy In The Bleachers
While helping out at Cogwheel Stadium as the Clayton Cogs try to win the pennant, the Alden kids look for the spy on the other team who is apparently stealing the Cogs' pitcher's signals.
123: The Amazing Mystery Show
The Boxcar Children have been chosen to play in an exciting new game show! A camera crew is following the Aldens around the city of Philadelphia as they compete with another brother-and-sister team in a search for clues. The search isn't easy, though, especially when someone has tampered with the Aldens' map and stolen one of Benny's treasures! Why is their team being sabotaged?
124: The Pumpkin Head Mystery
This fall-flavored adventure for the Boxcar Children takes the Aldens to a New England farm that has more than its share of strange occurrences. Every year at the Beckett farm, visitors come to buy pumpkins and go on hayrides, but this year something is haunting the old place - a mysterious specter with a glowing pumpkin head that warns guests to stay away! It's up to the Aldens to find out who - or what - is behind the scare.
125: The Cupcake Caper
It's a delicious new mystery with the Boxcar Children as they help catch a cupcake thief! Mama Tova's shop in Greenfield is so famous that every day, people line up around the block to buy her cupcakes. But when someone breaks into her kitchen, it's clear that her secret recipe is in danger. The Aldens follow the suspects to a bake-off where they must find the culprit using their mystery-solving skills - and their taste buds, too!
126: The Clue in the Recycling Bin
The Alden siblings volunteer at the local recycling center, where they find plenty of things that can be reused, but when the center is vandalized, they must investigate to solve the mystery...Title: .The Clue in the Recycling Bin.
127: Monkey Trouble
While spending two days touring a zoo to see the baby animals, the four Alden children, aged six to fourteen, help catch an escaped monkey, participate in a photography contest, and investigate a missing camera.
128: The Zombie Project
While at the Winding River Lodge, the Aldens hear about a zombie living in the surrounding forest! As the signs of zombie attacks start to mount, the Boxcar Children recruit the help of a reporter and some locals. But is someone hiding information? Or should the Boxcar Children really be afraid of things that go bump in the night?
129: The Great Turkey Heist
A new restaurant is opening up in Greenfield, and the Aldens are first in line to help the owner start up a food pantry. They do everything they can to collect donations, from putting up signs to offering a free Thanksgiving dinner for the whole town, but someone keeps moving the signs and even steals the giant turkey that was meant for the dinner. The clock is ticking to get it back, but never fear, the Boxcar Children are on the case.
130: The Garden Thief
Grandfather's friend, Mr. Yee, has broken his arm and can't tend to his beloved vegetable plot in the community garden. The Alden children gladly offer their services to help him with his prize-winning veggies. But they soon learn something mysterious is afoot at the community garden. Vegetables go missing, and it appears someone is intentionally vandalizing the garden plots. Luckily for the local community gardeners, the Boxcar Children are on the case!
131: The Boardwalk Mystery
The Aldens are visiting the New Jersey shore and enjoying the beach and the boardwalk attractions. A family friend has just bought an amusement pier, and the children are excited to help out. But there are rumors that the rides aren't safe, and someone has stolen a zombie from the haunted house! Can the Boxcar Children find out what's behind all the trouble?
132: Mystery of the Fallen Treasure
On their trip to Oregon, the Aldens are excited to find out that Watch has the right skills to be a search and rescue dog! When they start training him in the woods one of the first things he "rescues" is a backpack filled with valuable jewelry--and it fell out of a plane! How could that have happened? When the children try to return the backpack to its owner, the mystery becomes even deeper!
133: The Return of the Graveyard Ghost
One stormy afternoon, the Aldens take a shortcut through the Greenfield Cemetery and discover a strange local superstition! According to legend, it's good luck to leave presents in a certain spot in the cemetery--and bad luck to anyone who doesn't. But since there's no such thing as ghosts, there must be a reason for this weird tradition. The Boxcar Children are determined to find out what it is.
134: Mystery of the Stolen Snowboard'
The winter sports season is here, and the Aldens are excited about all the snow activities--especially snowboarding! But soon they find themselves in the middle of a mystery surrounding a star athlete and a stolen snowboard!
135: The Mystery of the Wild West Bandit
The Aldens are at Wildcat Crossing, a recreated frontier town full of cowboy fun! But when horses disappear and other pranks threaten to ruin the Wild West show, the Boxcar Children must find out who's the varmint causing all the trouble!
136: The Mystery of the Soccer Snitch
Jessie's soccer teammate Kayla is such a talented player that she's invited to be the mascot at an International soccer tournament in Brazil! But then an anonymous letter arrives insisting she doesn't deserve to have the honor. Who is trying to ruin Kayla's reputation? The Boxcar Children must find out!
137: The Mystery of the Grinning Gargoyle
The Aldens visit Goldwin University, where Grandfather attended college. The old library is about to be torn down. But legend says the stone gargoyles guarding the roof of the old building will do anything to protect it--even fly. When the creatures begin appearing outside the windows, people are terrified. But the Boxcar Children think there is another reason the gargoyles are turning up in places they shouldn't. And they're determined to figure it out.
138: The Mystery of the Missing Pop Idol
It's a big day at the Silver City Mall, where hundreds of people are lined up to audition for the show Pop Star Sensation! The Aldens are in line, too, because Violet wants to meet one of the judges--her favorite pop star, Madlynn Rose. But just before the show starts, Madlynn vanishes! Can the Aldens track down the superstar before it's too late?
139: The Mystery of the Stolen Dinosaur Bones
The Aldens are visiting a real dinosaur dig in Montana, in an area full of fossils and caves! But the bones of a rare dinosaur have gone missing, and when the children begin to search for clues they hear strange noises in the caves and discover mysterious tracks! Why are bones disappearing? And could there be a real-life dinosaur on the loose?
140: The Mystery at the Calgary Stampede
The Aldens head up north for the Calgary Stampede--a cowboy celebration of Canada's frontier spirit! But when a valuable piece of jewelry from the festival's history vanishes, the children are on the case. Can the Boxcar Children find the thief before the big show?
141: The Sleepy Hollow Mystery
The Aldens visit the upstate New York town where the "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was set and discover a headless horseman mystery all their own! Their friend's ghost tour business is threatened by a spooky figure on horseback who is throwing gory pumpkins. Who--or what--is haunting Sleepy Hollow?
xxx: The Ghost-Hunting Special
A new spooky 3-in-1 bind-up--perfect for Halloween! Includes three ghostly Boxcar mysteries. The Mystery of the Midnight Dog (#81): A small Southern town is full of stories--including one about a ghostly dog that walks in the night! The Ghost at the Drive-In Movie (#116): Strange things are happening at an old outdoor movie theater that's rumored to be haunted! The Return of the Graveyard Ghost (#133): Legend has it that a tomb at the cemetery will give some visitors good luck--and bad luck to others!
142: The Legend of the Irish Castle
The Aldens visit Ireland and stay in a beautiful castle that's now a hotel! But the caretaker seems very superstitious, and at night they see a mysterious figure who walks the halls carrying a lantern. Could it be one of the banshees of ancient legend? The Boxcar Children must discover the secret that Duncarraig castle is hiding!
143: The Celebrity Cat Caper
The Aldens are excited to meet their favorite celebrity--Walter the Cat, who makes the funniest videos on the Internet! And when this celebrity cat inherits a million dollars from his owner, he becomes even more famous! But someone seems to be angry about the will and is stealing things from Walter's house. Is this cat too famous for his own good?
144: Hidden in the Haunted School
The old abandoned school in Silver City is being fixed up as an art center and the Boxcar Children volunteer to help clean up the place. But the other volunteers are scared by the spooky goings-on in the school?doors lock by themselves, and chalkboard messages appear out of nowhere! Will the Aldens find out the secret of the haunted school?
xxx: The Haunted Legends Special
Wherever the Boxcar Children go, mysteries are bound to show up! These three spooky tales are perfect for Halloween: The Haunted Clock Tower Mystery (#84) When the Aldens learn that a valuable secret from the past lies hidden somewhere at Goldwin University, they think the clock tower might hold the key to uncovering it! The Ghost in the First Row (#112) The Trap-Door Theater has mysteries of its own?with rumors of ghosts, disappearing props, and even a haunted seat. The Sleepy Hollow Mystery (#141) The Aldens visit the legendary town of Sleepy Hollow where someone?or something?is scaring visitors. Three hauntingly good mysteries in one volume!
145: The Election Day Dilemma
Cousin Alice is running for mayor in her town, and the Aldens are helping with her campaign! But Alice's campaign posters are torn down and painted over?and the same thing happens to her opponent! Then posters for a third candidate appear around town, but nobody has ever seen him in person. Will the town elect a mystery man for mayor? The Aldens are on the case!