The Kootenay Kidnapper follows Tom Austen as he investigates the disappearance of a young girl and boy in the mountains of British Columbia. Tom is taken to a breathtaking climax deep underground in Cody Caves. Appealing to children's inherent keen interest in mystery, Eric Wilson has skillfully woven accurate Canadian geographic and historic information into his writing. As such, these novels lend themselves to the integrated study of the mystery genre with Canadian geography topics in social studies, and investigation units in science. The Kootenay Kidnapper provides rich material for the study of setting, characterization and plot development. This Novel Study provides a teacher and student section with a variety of activities, chapter questions, crossword, and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.