What a way to end the summer! Is it possible for the Double Cousins to squeeze a new adventure in before school starts? The excitement all begins with an e-mail from Slim who has found a clue in an old clock and needs their help to solve this intriguing mystery. Before they know it the Double Cousins are on the road in search of answers. It's great fun for Max, Carly, their siblings, and Cousin Brandon to travel through Colorado in the camper with Grandma and Grandpa Johnson. Even better is spending time with their recently discovered cousin Slim. It's not all fun and games or camping, hiking, and roasting marshmallows however. There's a real mystery to solve, complete with hundred-year-old clues, family stories handed down, and a few tense and dangerous moments. Will they succeed in putting together all the pieces? Are they real detectives, like Max's hero, Encyclopedia Brown? Will the pesky thief scare them away? Or worse yet, will he beat them to the treasure? Come along and find out in The Double Cousins and the Mystery of the Torn Map. As the cousins pursue their clues, they find that they each have particular strengths and can achieve more together than separately, and they learn valuable lessons in cooperation, contentment, and confidence.