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Museum Mysteries: The Case of the Haunted History Museum

The Case of the Haunted History Museum
Author: Steve Brezenoff
Publisher: Stone Arch Books
Genre: Middle grade / Mystery
ISBN: 978-1-4342-9691-7
Pages: 128
Price: $6.95

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Wilson Kipper’s mom works for the Capitol City Museum of Natural City. While he’s visiting, the huge Quetzalcoatlus model crashes to the floor, and he and his friends, Clementine, Amal and Raining, witness it happening. When a ghost is suspected of haunting the museum, the four sleuths jump into action.

The museum director brings in a ghost hunting team led by a famous psychic to track down the ghost, but the kids start looking elsewhere. Since Wilson doesn’t believe in ghosts, there must be a person staging the unusual events taking place at the museum. Trying to determine who most benefited from the ghost’s appearance, they examine the clues and track down the perpetrator of the hoax.

The Case of the Haunted History Museum is part of the Museum Mysteries series. The story is reminiscent of Scooby Doo cartoons, when a band of kids gets together to thwart the bad guy. However, the cast of characters is more diversified, featuring other ethnic backgrounds. Children will enjoy solving this mystery along with Wilson and his friends.

Reviewer: Alice Berger