This book had a nice sense of place, good details about art museums in New York, and a supportive family for Eddie. BOTH of his parents are alive! The employment by the police department is realistically done, students will like the pictures of various characters, and librarians everywhere rejoice in the cover-- a black boy. This book would be a good next step for readers who enjoy Sharon Draper's Ziggy mystery series. I am looking forward to the next installment, Mystery in Mayan Mexico.