Time Gangsters by Berin Stephens

Billy Fairbanks shot up out of bed when he heard the glass window shatter. A man, dressed like a 1920s gangster, landed in his bedroom and looked around.

“Wha—?” Billy started to say.

Bright light from outside illuminated the intruder, who pointed his tommy gun at Billy and whispered, “Is that you, Marlow?”

“Uh…no.” Billy pulled his blanket up higher, even though he knew it wouldn’t protect him from bullets.

When Billy discovers a hidden cache of ancient coins in his bedroom wall, it isn’t long before a ruthless gang of thugs from the 1920s breaks in and swipes them right from under him. Plotting to use the magical properties of the coins to seize control of the past, these power-hungry gangster, led by a ruthless mob boss, will do anything to anyone to reach their goal. Trying to hide the coins simply sparks a magic-powered showdown that lands Billy and his cousin, Danny, in danger of losing much more than ancient gold.

With their futures at stake, Billy and Danny must race through time to steal back the coins—before history is changed forever!

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Title: Time Gangsters

Author: Berin Stephens

Publisher: Sweetwater/Cedar Fort

Release Date: February 14, 2012

ISBN: 978-1599559667

Size: 296 pages, 5.5×8, paperback

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy