There is a Judy Bolton Group on Yahoo Groups!

"This is a group designed for those that enjoy Margaret Suttons Series Judy Bolton. It is for the serious collector as well as the not so serious collector.

Join us for fun spirited discussion of Judy Bolton and all her adventures as well as the life and times of Margaret Sutton."

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Back in 1960 a fan named Marguerite wrote to Margaret Sutton and asked her for a recipe for a Girl Scout troop project. Marguerite has been kind enough to share both Margaret's reply and recipe!

The Judy Bolton books, written by Margaret Sutton, were a popular girls mystery series. The first 4 volumes were published in 1932 by Grosset and Dunlap. The series continued until 1967 and consisted of 38 volumes. Each book was "based on something that actually happened" and many were also based on real life sites. More than 4 million copies were sold and the books are still popular among collectors such as the Phantom Friends. Fortunately, some volumes of the Judy Bolton mystery series are being published again by Applewood Books and Aeonian Press. Sadly, Margaret Sutton passed away on June 21, 2001. She was 98 years old.

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2016 Judy Bolton Weekend
October 7-9 in Coudersport, Pennsylvania

Since 1991, fans have gathered in picturesque Potter County to explore the real life sites that served as inspiration for the Judy Bolton Mystery Series, to discuss the books, and to honor the author, Margaret Sutton (1903-2001). The author was born Rachel Beebe and raised in Odin and Coudersport, Pennsylvania. This year, the Judy Bolton weekend activities include:

Friday, October 7

4:00 PM
Meet and greet reception, Chamber of Commerce, 227 North Main Street, Coudersport, PA 16915. Wine and cheese reception honoring the memory of Margaret Sutton and her Judy Bolton books. Buy tickets here for lunch during the Saturday tour.

6:30 PM
Farmer's Delight Dinner at a 19th century historic farmhouse built by Margaret Sutton's father and grandfather, $14, advance reservation by October 3, 2016. Dinner cooked on a wood stove is always a feast! Send your check to Ilene Altenheim, 18 McLatchee Hollow Lane, Mina, PA 16915. Last minute? Call her at 814-274-9798 with your name, phone, and number of people attending and pay at the door.

8:30 PM
Westgate Motel media/conference room, 307 Route 6 West, Coudersport, PA 16915. Activities include series book sales, an overview of this year's featured book, "THE RAINBOW RIDDLE," and presentation of the Susabella Passengers and Friends 2016 Margaret Sutton Writer's Award.

Saturday, October 8

9:00 AM-3:30 PM
Tour of the real Judy Bolton sites. Peg and John Rotello direct this tour which includes brown bag lunch at the Austin School where the students created a Judy Bolton mural. Bring your cameras! See the sites that inspired the series locales such as the dam, the Potter House, the Farringdon-Pett mansion, and Dry Brook Hollow (the author's birthplace). Early October is the perfect time to enjoy Potter County's fall foliage!

6:00 PM
Dinner at a local restaurant, to be announced later.

8:00 PM
Westgate Inn Conference/Media Room. Series book sales including many hard-to-find treasures! The highlight of the evening will be the Annual Judy Bolton Trivia Contest about "THE RAINBOW RIDDLE." Laughter guaranteed!

Sunday, October 9

If you are staying at the Westgate Inn, enjoy the complimentary breakfast and a last chance to visit with Judy Bolton fans.

For reservations at the Westgate Inn, call early (814) 274-0400, rates $79 single, $82 double per room per night plus tax. Breakfast included.

THE STRANGE LIKENESS, #39 in the Judy Bolton series is available!

Cover of the Strange LikenessThe title and some of the plot elements were created by Margaret Sutton before the series was cancelled. Based on conversations with Margaret Sutton and her family plus extensive research, coauthors Kate Duvall and Beverly Hatfield were able to expand the original plot, re-creating the magic of Judy and her friends as they pursue a criminal who resembles Judy’s husband.  The book is illustrated by Margaret Sutton's daughter, Marjorie Sutton Eckstein, and edited by another daughter, Lindsay Sutton Stroh.  The release of the book was celebrated in Margaret Sutton’s hometown, Coudersport, Pennsylvania, during the annual Judy Bolton Days, October 5-6, 2012. 

The book has been published in paperback ($14.95) by Applewood Books.  A limited number of hardbacks (250 copies) were also available ($24.95).  To order your copies, call Applewood Books at 1-800-277-5312 or visit

Applewood Book SelectionAll 38 Judy Bolton Titles Available from Applewood books!

All 38 of the Judy Bolton Mysteries by Margaret Sutton are now available in paperback from Applewood books. They were laser copied from the first editions of each book, courtesy of the author's family.

Look for them at your favorite bookstore! You can also purchase them on


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