||Poor poor Tabitha Crum.
Not a friend in the world except a pet mouse, and her
parents are just absolutely horrible to her. But she
does find some refuge in reading mysteries, which is a
good thing, because just when her parents suddenly
announce they have to leave (and are leaving Tabitha
to be a scullery maid at the school), she and five
other kids receive a mysterious invitation to a very
wealthy Countess’s house. Her parents leap on this
opportunity and drag Tabitha along. Turns out the
Countess, a very mysterious figure, is looking for
someone. Let the mysteries begin! Is the Countess who
she says she is? Where are all of the other kids
disappearing to? What was that noise? Tabitha is on
the case, and we’re rooting for her to solve this
terrific mystery. (Booktalk by Great
Stone Face Award Committee, 2017)
|SUBJECTS: Aristocracy (Social
class) -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Edward VII, 1901-1910 -- Fiction.
Identity -- Fiction.
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction.