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    In this short mystery, The Crystal Ball, by Jacqueline Greene, Rebecca Rubin is having some bad luck. She loses a ball and steps on jacks. Her neighbor, Mr.

    In this short mystery, The Crystal Ball, by Jacqueline Greene, Rebecca Rubin is having some bad luck. She loses a ball and steps on jacks. Her neighbor, Mr. Rossi, has been having bad luck too. He sprains his wrist and Rebecca discovers a pigeon carrying a strange note warning Mr. Rossi of danger. This is not good because it is written in Italian and says it is from his dead wife. He goes to a fortune teller and asks if they can tell him what the note means. At this same time, many people in the apartments close by are missing valuable items that someone must have stolen. Rebecca decides to solve this mystery.

Rebecca starts out with a list of suspects. Then she starts to look for clues. She tells her sisters about the mystery and they try to help. Rebecca ends up solving the mystery all by herself by using the clues she collected. If you're a person who doesn't like scary mysteries, this might be a good book for you.     

This novel is by American Girl Publishing. It is also one of the books based off of the American Girl doll, Rebecca. The story is based around 1914. I think this book is definitely for girls, probably around ages 9 and up which is what the publisher recommends. The Crystal Ball is a pretty good book, I enjoyed reading it and it was a nice shorter mystery.