In 1765, the arrival of an injured stranger from another tribe, traveling alone and apparently unable to speak, arouses suspicion in Kaya's Nez Percé village. Includes glossary and historical notes on the Nez Percé Indians.
When Tía Dolores, the beloved aunt who has cared for the Montoya family since the death of their mother, announces that she is planning to leave, Josefina and her sisters try to find a way to change her mind.
In the summer of 1935, twelve-year-old Kit Kittredge's dog Grace mysteriously vanishes and Kit tries to figure out who took her and why. Includes information about pets and dog shows during the Great Depression.
While volunteering as a magazine delivery girl in a convalescent hospital during the Second World War, Molly uncovers a mystery involving the theft of rationed food supplies for sale on the black market.
In June 1907, twelve-year-old Samantha looks forward to a happy summer with Nellie and her younger sisters at Grandmary's country home in the Adirondacks but a series of mysterious accidents on the property lead Samantha to suspect that someone is deliberately causing trouble.