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In the tradition of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries comes The Mysteries of Maisie Hitchins!Twelve-year-old Maisie is a noticing sort of person. Thats why she is convinced she would make an excellent detective if she ever got the chance! But instead of detecting, she spends her days polishing the banisters at her grandmother's boarding house or fetching fish for the lodgers' dinner. In The Case of the Stolen Sixpence, Maisie's big chance to prove herself finally arrives when crime strikes her Victorian London neighborhood. While the grown-ups turn a blind eye to the whodunit and justice goes un-served, Maisie and her canine sidekick, Eddie, search the streets for clues to crack the case.This first book in a series features black and white illustrations and a rollicking mystery complete with tricks, disguises, danger, and a little dog too!
About the Author
HOLLY WEBB is a former children's book editor who has authored over ninety books for children published in the UK. Besides Maisie Hitchins, other series that have crossed the pond include My Naughty Little Puppy, the Rose books, the Lily books, and Animal Magic. Webb lives in Berkshire, England, with her husband, three boys, and Milly, her cat. Visit her website at www.holly-webb.com.
MARION LINDSAY is an illustrator of picture books and novels for children whose work has been published in nine countries. She studied at Cambridge School of Art, graduating in 2010 with a masters degree in children's book illustration. She lives in the United Kingdom.
"Maisie is sure to charm beginning chapter-book readers new to the mystery genre."
"Readers will eagerly await this spunky, saucy new amateur detective's next caper."
"Emerging chapter book readers who enjoy mystery and historical fiction will find much to like here."
—School Library Journal
"Lindsay's humorous b&w line drawings are in step with the light atmosphere Webb creates as she lays the groundwork for future cases."
"Mystery-loving kids who have moved beyond Cam Jansen and kids who prefer their historical fiction on the light side may find Maisie's escapades to their liking."