April came down with her grandmother to stay for awhile, while her mother, Dorothea goes on tour for her job/carer.
April meets another girl in her building named Melanie who also has a younger brother named Marshall.
April get's a letter from her mother saying that she had to stay longer, so she had to send her stuff with her grandmother and stay longer because she moved in with a guy named nick and wasn't much room for her.
Its almost Halloween and a little girl got murdered so parents didn't want kids outside so they couldn't play until the murder was found.
They go to Egypt to Play The Egypt Game and play and things get real. Then they finally finish
On Christmas Eve the Professor gives all the kids keys, including April so they can continue playing their game in the back yard.