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Stacey and the Haunted Masquerade is the 22nd book in The Baby-Sitters Club Mystery series.

Back Cover Summary[]

A Mischief Night Masquerade? Excellent! SMS hasn't had one in twenty-eight years. Stacey can't wait to get involved. She's the first to sign up for the decorating committee.

But right away, some decorations are destroyed. Then a poster is defaced with a threatening message. Does someone hate the theme Stacey suggested? Are the prank-pulling Mischief Knights at work? Or is there some connection with the last masquerade — which nobody wants to talk about?

If Stacey and the BSC don't figure out what's going on, this could be one very dangerous dance!


When Stacey is planning a Halloween masquerade, it seems like someone is haunting it!

Characters in this book[]

Stacey's Family

BSC Members




Places in this book[]

Pop Culture and Real-Life References[]

  • Wonder Woman
  • Jack Sprat
  • Ghostbusters
  • I Love Lucy
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • the Addams Family
  • Little Bo Peep
  • Snow White
  • the Flintstones
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Cleopatra and Antony
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Michael Jordan
  • Carrie

Continuity and Inconsistencies[]



  • Stacey says that she's not much of a joiner, but in Logan Likes Mary Anne!, it's mentioned that she's vice president of the dance committee.
  • Abby's handwriting looks different than it does in later books.


  • This is the first appearance of Cary Retlin and the Mischief Knights in The Baby-Sitters Club series.
  • This books working title was Stacey and the Phantom of the Masquerade[1].
  • This is the first BSC mystery to include Abby.
  • Stacey considered being Mr. Kingbridge's fashion consultant.
  • The BSC has lunch with Alan Gray and Pete Black.
  • Stacey once decorated her room in an art deco style and says she has a strong sense of style.
  • Grace Blume's date is from a school in Lawrenceville.
  • Rick and Grace would come to a dance alone.
  • Stacey couldn't sleep for a week after seeing Carrie.
  • The Arnolds love to decorate their house for the holidays.
  • The Arnolds had a squirrel in their attic that the twins were hearing.
  • Richard remembers all the dances he went to with Sharon in high school.
  • Sharon and Richard barely remember the 6th grade.
  • SMS holds an assembly with a visiting community theater group.
  • Logan and Alan were sneaking around the basement together one night.
  • Stacey says that she’s not a very good liar.
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