Ted Hammond loves a good mystery, and in the spring of his fifth-grade year, he's working on two. How can his school in the little town of Plattsford stay open next year if there are going to be only five students? And, who is the mysterious face in the upper window of the old vacant Anderson house. A shrinking school in a dying town. A face in the window of an empty house. At first these facts don't seem to be related. But Ted Hammond learns that in a very small town, there's no such thing as an isolated event. And the solution of one mystery is often the beginning of another. A fascinating mystery for students ages 8-12.