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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 0
Themes: mystery, intrigue, small towns, antiques
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Oct/2014
Fry Reading Level: 3.8
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Fifteen-year-old Christine is visiting her eccentric great-aunt in historic Witcombe, where a pickpocket has been victimizing tourists. Aunt Maude owns an antique store and also runs the town’s ghost walk, which gives Christine the opportunity to meet local characters and visitors, including a mysterious young man who seems to know far too much about the crimes. When the pickpocket targets Aunt Maude’s store, Christine is determined to find out who is behind the thefts. Her search takes her through the nooks and crannies of the quaint town full of stories, and she unearths more than one surprise.

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