by Jennifer Allison
Gilda Joyce is a 13-year-old with a vivid imagination. She involves herself in a number of careers, one of which is psychic investigator. As summer vacation approaches, Gilda finds herself with nothing much to do except spy on her neighbors. Then she has the brilliant brain-wave of inviting herself to stay with some distant relatives in glamorous San Francisco. Thus begins a summer full of adventure, mystery, ghosts, and friendship. Gilda's distant cousin, Juliet, is the same age she is, but doesn't seem very eager to be friends until they go through a series of embarrassing and exciting adventures with ghosts, mysterious noises, and a creepy tower.