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Molly wishes that she and her English friend, Emily, had exciting volunteer jobs that really helped in the fight to win World War Two. Instead, they’re magazine delivery girls at Oak Knoll Hospital. Soon, however, Molly and Emily start to suspect that something very un-patriotic is going on at Oak Knoll—and their snooping leads them into deep trouble! Girls will enjoy solving the mystery right along with Molly and Emily. This latest book from Sarah Masters Buckey, a two-time Agatha Award nominee, also includes an illustrated “Looking Back” section to provide historical context.
It’s 1935 and Kit Kittredge is volunteering backstage for a local theater company. She plans to write an exciting newspaper article about a new play that stars famous actors from New York City. But from behind the scenes, Kit and her friend Stirling discover more drama than they bargained for! Includes an illustrated “Looking Back” essay.
This story features characters from American Girl’s popular Kit series and is written by Sarah Masters Buckey, previously nominated for both the Edgar and Agatha Awards.
Samantha and Nellie set sail for Europe aboard an ocean liner in 1906. Also traveling on the ship is a world-famous archaeologist with the legendary sapphire he discovered. Before the archaeologist can deliver his treasure to a London museum, the priceless jewel disappears. Samantha realizes that every one of the ship’s first-class passengers is a suspect—and one of them must be the thief! Can Samantha and Nellie uncover the real culprit and find the missing jewel? The book includes an illustrated “Looking Back” essay and a glossary of French words used in the story.
Uncle Gard and Aunt Cornelia’s New York City brownstone is being expanded to make more room for Samantha and the three O’Malley sisters. While the renovation is underway, the family moves to an apartment on the top floor of Ravenscourt, a fashionable new 13-story “apartment-hotel.” Samantha is excited about their luxurious new digs—until she learns there’s a terrible curse on the building’s owner, Horace Raven! Are strange things happening because of the curse—or is something else scaring the residents from Ravenscourt? It’s up to Samantha and Nellie to find out!
It’s 1925, and 12-year-old Emily Scott can’t believe her luck when she and her older sister Dorothy are invited to vacation at a fancy hotel on the Jersey Shore. But Emily’s excitement turns to fear when she spots a hotel guest she recognizes from the city-a dangerous gangster! Dorothy’s busy impressing her wealthy friend, so it’s up to Emily to figure out what the sinister man is doing at the Grand Atlantic-and whether he means big trouble for the people Emily loves most!