In 1872, another ship came across the Mary Celeste adrift on the open sea. Her captain, crew, and passengers -- the captain's wife and two-year-old daughter -- had vanished. Did a storm over take them? Did the crew mutiny? Were they attacked by pirates? No one ever found out. Become a detective as you read this true story, study the clues, and try to figure out the fate of the Mary Celeste . The Unsolved Mystery from History series is written by acclaimed author Jane Yolen and former private investigator Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple. Read carefully and check your clues. You might be the first to solve a puzzle that has baffled people for years.
A young girl relates the facts that are known about the unexplained disappearance of the crew on the ship Mary Celeste in 1872, and challenges the reader to solve the mystery.