Fitz Morgan loves detective work and hopes that there is a mystery to solve on the cross-country train trip to Aunt Elizabeth's house in Sacramento, California. Just as Fitz is about to board the train, a dollar bill floats to the platform. Little did she know that her mystery had just begun.
The story moves quickly, and, as every good mystery does, the "culprits" will surprise you. This is a book that everyone in the house can enjoy. The faux newspaper with "headlines" of the times is a great touch.
The mystery is made more fascinating by the snippets of history and then cutting-edge detective work that are blended into the plot. This is a quick read.
This is a largely fictional historical mystery with some great facts about 1906 tossed in.
Although the author discourages readers from using his notes for their next history test, there are plenty of facts in the book that encourage additional reading ... including the faux newspaper at the end of the book.
9 and Up
8 to 12
Buy! This is a pocket version of the Nancy Drew's we carried around as kids. It will get lots of readings.