It's 1902, and Keeley has decided that she wants to be a newspaper reporter. What better way to start off her career than by solving a mystery and writing about it for the new local paper? All over Frank, Alberta, things have been going missing: Mrs. Johnston's shirt from her clothesline, Andy Grissick's frying pan, and Mrs. Greer's axe. But there are even more mysterious things happening around Frank. Keeley's teacher, Miss Griffin, is behaving oddly, there are women protesting in the streets, and Canada is apparently at war, although Keeley doesn't understand whom the soldiers are fighting or where the battles are taking place. What she does know is that if she can solve these mysteries, she will have a great story to tell!