A warm and winning story that turns into a mystery, made to order for the preteens. Susan Price has been sent ahead of her family to an aunt who has an antique shop in Highlands Landing, way up to the Hudson. Susan and her aunt tuck themselves into Aunt Edith's crowded quarters while a search for a house for the family is on. And in the process the 12-year old girl stumbles on to a mystery, does a great deal to bring a crippled boy out of a morbid sense of guilt, helps restore a neurotic spinster to a saner outlook on life, and unearths a treasure that seems not too unlikely a find. In today's setting , history, melodrama and a wholesome sense of normal life combine to make this an above average mystery for this age group.