Fifth-grader Kid Caramel, “Private Investigator” and his friend Earnest are visiting the art museum. Just after African Prince Abdu’s elaborate film to introduce the Crystal Ankh is over, a smoke bomb explodes and the ancient treasure vanishes. The police cooperate with the junior detectives and lure the thief out of hiding with the announcement that the stolen Ankh was a fake. The public is invited to view the “real thing” (which is actually a chocolate creation made by Earnie’s aunt, a candymaker). This smoothly paced, easy read should appeal to any child who loves a mystery.