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Abby and the Notorious Neighbor is the 35th book in The Baby-Sitters Club Mystery series.

Back Cover[]

Abby is sick. Not sick enough to sleep all the time, but not well enough to do much. So she watches a lot of TV and she stares out the window. Before long, she's really bored. Then one afternoon she realizes that a face she often sees through her window looks exactly like a face she's just seen on TV. But it isn't the face of a celebrity–it's a wanted criminal! Now Abby's convinced that her neighbor is a thief in hiding.

It's going to take some clever sleuthing to gather proof that will convince the police. Abby's not sure she can do it. But she is sure of one thing. She's not bored anymore. She's terrified!


The clients join a go cart race and build their own. The Korman kids secretly build a go cart and win despite nobody knowing.

Characters in this book[]

Abby's Family

BSC Members




Places in this book[]

Pop Culture and Real-Life References[]

  • The 1954 Alfred Hitchcock movie Rear Window is mentioned twice
  • I Love Lucy

Continuity and Inconsistencies[]


  • Andrew is in Chicago with Lisa and Seth, and Karen has returned to Stoneybrook.


  • Abby says Kristy came up with the idea for the mystery notebook sometime before she joined the club, but Kristy thought of it in the second super mystery when Abby was a member.
  • Abby eats yogurt in chapter 11, but she’s allergic to milk. However, it could’ve been dairy-free yogurt.


  • There is a similar go-cart subplot in BSLS #49.
  • Abby has had asthma attacks that landed her in the ER before.
  • Mystery trackers is a show that the kids at SMS are watching.
  • There's a woodpecker outside that Anna likes to watch.
  • The triplets once took apart their tricycles when they were younger.
  • Jobs arranged but never seen include: Mary Anne for the Hobarts,
  • Mary Anne and Abby are both classic movie buffs.
  • Abby went to a BSC meeting even though she was still sick (but not contagious).
  • Mary Anne is the one to stop and see Sergeant Johnson.
  • Claudia and Stacey used Janine's computer to do some sleuthing.
  • The triplet's team name started as the Speedy Three and changed to the Fleet Four when Nicky joined them to drive.
  • Charlotte, Vanessa, and Becca were called the Glory Girls, which Charlotte drove.
  • Jackie totaled two bikes before.
  • Shannon has a secret admirer who rides his bike past her house twice a day.
  • Mr. Papadakis is building a shed in their side yard and Mrs. Papadakis is going through closets.
  • Ms. Fielding bought five new rosebushes.
  • Abby thinks Charlie's new girlfriend isn't crazy about him, since she makes faces when he turns his back.
  • When Kristy calls Mr. Finch, she gives him the name Ms. Purdy from the phone company.
  • Kristy hates making prank phone calls.
  • Abby had a minor asthma attack.
  • Claudia took Jamie to the race to watch.
  • Mallory was rooting for her brothers to win, Stacey and Claudia for the Rodowsky boys, finally Jessi and Mary Anne for the Glory Girls.
  • Abby was surprised to hear about the reward money.
Mystery Books
#1 Stacey and the Missing Ring | #2 Beware, Dawn! | #3 Mallory and the Ghost Cat | #4 Kristy and the Missing Child | #5 Mary Anne and the Secret in the Attic | #6 The Mystery at Claudia's House | #7 Dawn and the Disappearing Dogs | #8 Jessi and the Jewel Thieves | #9 Kristy and the Haunted Mansion | #10 Stacey and the Mystery Money | #11 Claudia and the Mystery at the Museum | #12 Dawn and the Surfer Ghost | #13 Mary Anne and the Library Mystery | #14 Stacey and the Mystery at the Mall | #15 Kristy and the Vampires | #16 Claudia and the Clue in the Photograph | #17 Dawn and the Halloween Mystery | #18 Stacey and the Mystery at the Empty House | #19 Kristy and the Missing Fortune | #20 Mary Anne and the Zoo Mystery | #21 Claudia and the Recipe for Danger | #22 Stacey and the Haunted Masquerade | #23 Abby and the Secret Society | #24 Mary Anne and the Silent Witness | #25 Kristy and the Middle School Vandal | #26 Dawn Schafer, Undercover Baby-sitter | #27 Claudia and the Lighthouse Ghost | #28 Abby and the Mystery Baby | #29 Stacey and the Fashion Victim | #30 Kristy and the Mystery Train | #31 Mary Anne and the Music Box Secret | #32 Claudia and the Mystery in the Painting | #33 Stacey and the Stolen Hearts | #34 Mary Anne and the Haunted Bookstore | #35 Abby and the Notorious Neighbor | #36 Kristy and the Cat Burglar
Super Mysteries
#1 Baby-sitters' Haunted House | #2 Baby-sitters Beware | #3 Baby-sitters' Fright Night | #4 Baby-sitters' Christmas Chiller
Other Series
Baby-Sitters Club | Super Special | Portrait Collection | Readers' Request | Baby-sitters Club: Friends Forever | California Diaries | Baby-Sitters Little Sister | The Kids in Ms. Colman's Class