Readers who love the Nancy Drew adventures will cherish this tale of two teenage sleuths - best friends Joyce and Cynthia - and their exciting investigation of a mystery that dates back to the Civil War. The first book in Seaman's sought-after series, the vel offers fascinating glimpses of American life during the war and in the early 20th century.
Augusta Huiell Seaman (1879-1950) graduated from New York City's Normal College (later Hunter College) in 1900. A resident of Island Beach, New Jersey, she held various local government offices including Borough Clerk, Tax Collector, and Borough Registrar. She wrote several children's mysteries and works of historical fiction.