When T. J. is sent to spend several weeks with her elderly Auntie Onion and Uncle Will in Santa Cruz, California, she is expecting a quiet, boring visit. If nothing else, she can work on the mystery novel she is writing with her friend. Then, on the first morning of her visit, she hears a fog horn calling her name! When her aunt and uncle tell her there is no fog horn any more, T.J. decides to go exploring. That is when she meets the boy. He is sitting on a rock, soaking wet, and speaks with an Australian accent. He tells her that he was in a shipwreck. As soon as the fog disappears, the boy disappears. The next time T.J. meets him, he tells her more of his story, and T.J. realizes that she is talking to a ghost. To return to where he belongs, he needs to find a gold ring he lost during the wreck. T.J. promises to help him. Will they find the ring? Will T.J. write the next great mystery novel?
Similar books: Cattail Moon by Jean Thesman; The Ghost Ship Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Date read: 4/13/2009