Project Description


Cascade Mountain Railroad Mysteries #4


by Anne Capeci
illustrated by Paul Casale

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.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-334-4
Publication Date: 4/1/2005
Page Count: 144
Size: 5 ̎ x 7 ̎
Age Range: 7 – 10
Language: English
Format: eBook
ISBN: 978-1-56145-967-4
Age Range: 7 – 10
Language: English

Purchase this eBook through the following vendors:

Barnes & Noble

AR Level: 4.1
F&P: GRL Q, Gr 4, Genre HF
Themes: Mystery, Railroad, Work Camps
BISAC 1: JUV041050 JUVENILE FICTION / Transportation / Railroads & Trains
BISAC 2: JUV028000 JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories
BISAC 3: JUV016150 JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 20th Century


“What’s distinctive about the story is the relationship between the cousins. Billy’s jealousy…will strike a familiar chord among a lot of young readers.” ―Booklist

Meet the Author

Anne Capeci has written over a dozen books for children.The Cascade Mountain Railroad Mysteries are based on her family’s experiences. Her grandfather was one of the men in charge of building the Cascades Tunnel back in the 1920s. Capeci lives in New York.

Meet the Illustrator

Paul Casale graduated from the Pratt Institute, where he won numerous awards. A member of the Society of Illustrators, he has illustrated many children’s books, including Surviving Jamestown and the Cascade Mountain Railroad Mysteries series. He lives in New Jersey.