Isabel Feeney, Star Reporter (Prebound)
It's 1920s Chicago the guns-and-gangster era of Al Capone and it's unusual for a girl to be selling the Tribune on the street corner. But ten-year-old Isabel Feeney is unusual . . . unusually obsessed with being a news reporter. She can t believe her luck when she stumbles into a real-life murder scene and her hero, the famous journalist Maude Collier. The story of how Isabel fights to defend the honor of her accused friend and latches on to the murder case makes for a winningmiddle grade mystery.