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Kristy and the Mystery Train is the 30th book in The Baby-Sitters Club Mystery series.

Back Cover Summary[]

Derek Masters, child star and friend of the BSC, is about to board a special "mystery train" publicizing his latest movie...and he wants a bunch of his Stoneybrook friends including three baby-sitters, to join him!

It sounds like a blast, but problems appear before the train even leaves the station. Someone seems determined to ruin the trip — no matter what. Good thing the BSC is on the case, because this is turning into one dangerous ride!


Characters in this book[]

Kristy's Family

BSC Members





  • Mr. and Mrs. Masters
  • Jane Atlantic – reporter
  • Anne Arbour – publicist
  • Rock Harding – movie director
  • Ronald Pierce
  • Benjamin Athens – star of the movie
  • Elle San Carlos – star of the movie
  • Charlie – Elle’s ex-husband
  • Physician’s assistant (mentioned)
  • Laurence Channing

Places in This Book[]

Pop Culture and Real-Life References[]

  • People Magazine
  • Louisa May Alcott’s novel Little Women
  • Agatha Christie
  • People Magazine

Continuity and Inconsistencies[]




  • This is Derek's first major motion picture that he stars in.
  • Derek's friends won't go to a museum because it's too much like school.
  • Abby gets up early to exercise.
  • Watson and Elizabeth are also on the train.
  • This is the first time Nancy Dawes is seen in the mystery series.
  • Abby doesn't have to ask her mother permission to do many things.
  • Derek and his friends were in the news for promoting the movie.
  • Stacey keeps getting mistaken for a reporter on the train.
  • Nicky becomes friends Derek's California friend, Greg.
  • Before getting to South Carolina the cast stops in: Boston MA, Richmond VA, and Washington DC.
  • Kristy thinks that she would be a good director, she gets to show some of her skills at it in Stacey's Movie.
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