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Children's LiteratureGo back in time once again with this "American Girl" title set at the New Jersey shore in 1925. The mystery begins when Emily, age twelve, witnesses the criminal acts of gangsters. It is decided to be in her best interest to go out of town and she and her older sister are invited to spend a week at an elegant hotel on the Jersey Shore. Feeling safe and carefree, she has a surprise encounter with the gangsters. Not wanting them to discover her, Emily stays in hiding in the hotel. Her sister, Dorothy, is too distracted by her wealthy friends to notice what is going on with her sister. Emily is able to make friends with a girl her age that likes a mystery just as much as she does. Together they try to figure out what to do and stay safe. Also included for readers is historical information about the 1925 era when Al Capone, the Charleston and the radio were prominent features. 2003, Pleasant Company Publications, Ages 10 to 13.