Calling All Young Detectives to Help Solve the Case of the Vanishing Emerald

Last September, we introduced you to twelve-year-old Maisie Hitchens, who lives and works in her Gran’s boarding house in Victorian England. When she’s not dusting or carrying tea trays, she can be found practicing her detecting skills alongside her canine sidekick, Eddie. After all, she dreams of becoming a great detective like the famed Gilbert Carrington. Without the pipe, of course.

The Case of the Stolen Sixpence, the first book in The Mysteries of Maisie Hitchens chapter book series by Holly Webb, illustrated by Marion Lindsay, delighted young readers. Now Maisie is back with a new mystery to solve in The Case of the Vanishing Emerald.

About the Book:

Sarah Massey, talented lead actress in Circus Sweethearts, is a mess. She should be dancing on air—after all, her boyfriend just proposed. But she has lost his gift: a beautiful emerald necklace with a storied history. Rumor has it whoever loses the necklace will be cursed, and now everything around Miss Massey is falling apart. She turns to Maisie Hitchins and her dog, Eddie, for help. But when Maisie shows up at the London theater, things only get stranger. Maisie begins to wonder if it’s really the lost emerald causing all of these problems, or if someone in the troupe is green with envy . . .

“Maisie’s second mystery offers middle-grade readers colorful characters, a theatrical setting and a plucky heroine.” —Kirkus