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VOYAMystery, crime, and danger confront young Fitzmorgan, alias Fitz, traveling on a transcontinental train from New York City to San Francisco in 1906 in another episode of the Crime Through Time series. Although not quite fifteen, Fitz is already well schooled in detecting skills. Astonishingly another budding detective is on the train: Nine-year-old Justine Pinkerton, from the famous detective family, rides in the Pinkerton private car, which is well equipped with up-to-date investigative equipment. Just as well, because as the journey begins, a government agent is struck down with cyanide poisoning. It is also lucky that the famous Sigmund Freud is on the same train because before long, two other passengers need his medical skills. No one is as he seems on the train-even young Fitz turns out to be a girl. But what is behind the poisonings, and who are the crafty villains who have planned a major counterfeiting coup-a plot that has the train swarming with government agents as well as crooks? When the train reaches San Francisco, just in time for the earthquake, Fitz and Justine have uncovered the counterfeiters, and they are led off to get their just desserts. Sure to be fun for young mystery readers, this action-packed illustrated story periodically includes information about the real-life investigative techniques that Justine and Fitz use as they attempt to unravel the threads of a dastardly crime. It is a nice touch that adds to an entertaining story. VOYA CODES: 3Q 4P M (Readable without serious defects; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8). 2006, Little Brown, 141p.; Illus. Photos., Trade pb. Ages 11 to 14.