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Stacey and the Fashion Victim is the 29th book in The Baby-Sitters Club Mystery series.

Back Cover Summary[]

Bellair's, Stoneybrook's classy department store, is hosting a big-time Fashion Week — and Stacey's going to be a model!

At first, it's tons of fun. But Stacey's doesn't like the feeling that someone's out to scare all the models... or worse. Questionable "accidents" plague the girls, and threatening notes keep appearing. As the days go by, the incidents increase. The models — including Stacey — are all in danger. Can Stacey figure out who's behind the scary doings before the threats start coming true?

Summary[]

Subplot[]

Abby Stevenson sees Lindsey DeWitt and Buddy Barrett handling a cigarette and start a Stoneybrook Smoke Out. They rounded up kids to pass out fliers and tried to convince some parents to give up smoking.

Characters in this book[]

Stacey's Family

BSC Members

Kids

Teenagers

  • Cokie Mason
  • Sydney - teen model
  • Roger Bellair - store owner's son
  • Harmony Skye
  • Cynthia Rowlands – teen model
  • Blaine Gilbert – teen model

Adults

  • Mrs. Maslin - buyer at Bellair's
  • Dylan Trueheart - modeling agent
  • Mr. Bellair - owner of the store
  • Franklin DeWitt
  • Natalie DeWitt
  • Monica – makeup artist
  • Jacqui – hair stylist
  • Julio – art director
  • Jamie – photographer
  • Mr. Spinoli – hardware store worker
  • Mrs. Hobart
  • Cecelia Parker
  • Dr. Johanssen (mentioned)
  • Gretchen – catering woman
  • Janice Ramsey (mentioned)
  • Mrs. Skye – Harmony’s mother
  • Jim - security at Bellair's

Places in this book[]

  • McGill House
  • Bellair's
  • Kishi House
  • Barrett/DeWitt House
  • Brewer/Thomas House
  • Ramsey House

Pop Culture and Real-Life References[]

  • The Brady Bunch on page 50
  • The Great American Smokeout, hosted by the American Cancer Society, on page 82.
  • Take your daughters to work day.
  • Highlights and Vogue Magazine
  • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

Continuity and Inconsistencies[]

Continuity

Inconsistencies

  • On page 14, Stacey says that Claudia doesn't have an official duties, but she really has a few: providing the snacks, providing the phone, and answering the phone outside of business hours.

Trivia[]

  • The cover of the book is likely based on chapter 11, where there’s a sixties look.
  • Stacey acts like she's a famous model in front of her mirror.
  • This book and Karen's Big Job are released back to back and include the same theme of Take Your Daughter to Work so they likely take place around the same time. According to Karen’s Big Job, this book takes place in April.
  • Stacey talks about modeling before, which might be a call out to the episode Stacey's Big Break.
  • Kristy reorganized her mom’s desk at work.
  • Kristy didn’t understand much about her mom’s job, and Claudia didn’t understand much about her dad’s job.
  • Richard is a corporate lawyer; he’s rarely in court.
  • Kristy thinks that being part of a beauty pageant would be fun in Little Miss Stoneybrook ...and Dawn, yet here she doesn't like the idea of modeling.
  • Stacey admits if anyone was well suited for the life of a model it would be Cokie.
  • The Barrett/DeWitt kids have a gerbil and fish as pets.
  • Jobs taken but not (or partly) seen include: Mary Anne for Charlotte and Abby for the Hobarts
  • Mallory is the one that found the scissors from the original sabotage.
  • Stacey says that she's not a very ambitious person.
  • This is one of the few instances when Cokie is nice to someone in the BSC, in this case Stacey.
  • Kristy wears a dress to Watson's funeral for his cigars.
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
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