So far of The Boxcar Children novels, this one has been my favorite. This is a fun mystery that feels a lot more historically accurate than previous books. It also felt like the author is starting to catch their stride. The pacing was spot on and the dialogue a little less cheesy. Considering everything, I am excited for the next couple that I have queued up. Again for the right age group I would fully recommend these books. At 48 they are a tad cheese with dialogue that is on the nose.