Mimi and Papa speed away to London, England in their little red and white airplane, The Mystery Girl. Tagging along are grandchildren Christina, 10, and Grant, 7. Mimi, a children's mystery book writer, has an appointment with the Queen! Papa is headed for the Rosetta Stone. The kids are supposed to go to the Tower of London and behave themselves. But, uh-oh, Grant spots a big problem with Big Ben...and he and his sister, along with their two new best friends, George and Maggie, take a whirlwind tour from the top of the Eye, up the Thames River, down into a dungeon, and more -- in search of clues to solve The Mystery of Big Ben!More about the Around the World in 80 Mysteries series: Travel around the world with Christina and Grant as they visit famous places in 80 countries. Exciting adventures include history, geography, culture, and more of each country they visit. A fun way to learn about fascinating places around the world! Each book includes a map, inline glossary definitions, and lots more!Beginning in 2006, kids can visit the www.carolemarshmysteries.com website to: Join the Carole Marsh Mysteries Fan Club!Write a letter to Christina, Grant, Mimi, or Papa!Cast their vote for where the next mystery should take place!Find fascinating facts about the countries where the mysteries take place!Track their reading on an international map!Take the Fact or Fiction online quiz!Play the Around-the-World Scavenger Hunt computer game!Find out where The Mystery Girl is flying next!And more!Read all the books in any order! Want a sneak preview of this great mystery? Click HERE to download the first three chapters (approximately 226 KB)!The Mystery at Big Ben is recommended by Sylvan Learning's Book Adventure reading program. Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of tutoring and supplemental education services to students of all ages. Each 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 also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, and a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level.