Christina, Grant, Mimi and Papa go to Charleston, South Carolina in search of missing (and dead!) Aunt Lulu and learn about Fort Sumter and the first shots fired in the Civil War as they solve a mystery of mayhem during a rare winter blizzard. LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! Ferry Ride to Fort Sumter Fort Sumter - first shot in America's Civil War (or the War Between the States) - In 1861, the Fort was a Federal Fort - April 15, 1861, The Battle at Fort Sumter - 34 hours of fighting Charleston known as the Most Haunted City in America Food: Charleston stone-ground cheese grits, hush puppies, oyster stew, steamed shrimp, key lime pie, iced tea with lemon and mint leaves King Street Museum of Charleston Children's Museum of Charleston Meeting Street Queen Street Old Slave Market Charleston Post and Courier Saks 5th Avenue U.S. Custom House The Old Citadel Building Hotel - The Dungeon Suite - Parade Grounds The Citadel Military College, Fort and Arsenal Cannons and cannonballs The Civil War - Medicine - Reasons for the Civil war - Slavery - States rights - Abolitionists - Confederate States of America - Confederate leaders demanded Fort Sumter's surrender - More than half a million soldiers killed - Brother vs. brother - Union Soldiers - Reconstruction - Emancipation Proclamation - Carpetbaggers and scalawags South Carolina - First state to succeed from the Union. This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! Each mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, Built-In Book Club and activities. Each Carole Marsh Mystery will have an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, and a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level.