This fourth book in the Cascade Mountain Railroad Mysteries series, based on a page from American history, follows a trio of mischievous and determined young crime solvers.
It is 1926 in the remote camp town of Scenic, Washington, and ten-year-old Billy Cole is excited about the upcoming Fall Fish Fry fishing tournament and a visit from his cousin, Mim. But his enthusiasm is dampened by news that someone in the camp is a thief. Food, money, an overcoat, and a pair of binoculars have all been stolen. Now Billy, Mim, and Billy’s best friends Dannie and Finn decide it is up to them to catch the thief!
Anne Capeci’s conclusion to this fast-paced historical series offers young readers a satisfying mystery, well-drawn characters, and an authentic portrait of the rough and tumble life of a western camp town in the 1920s.