With her dog, Eddie, as the Watson to her Sherlock Holmes, Maisie Hitchens hones her detective skills investigating mysteries in Victorian London in this new chapter book series by Holly Webb, illustrated by Marion Lindsay.
In the first book in the series, The Case of the Stolen Sixpence, readers meet twelve-year-old Maisie Hitchens, who lives and works in her Gran’s boarding house. When she’s not dusting or carrying tea trays, she can be found practicing her detecting skills. After all, she dreams of becoming a great detective like the famed Gilbert Carrington. Without the pipe, of course.
When George, the butcher’s boy, is fired for stealing coins from the till, Maisie know’s he’s innocent, and that she is the only one who can prove it. With her canine sidekick, Maisie uses her budding detective skills to solve the mystery of the stolen sixpence, vindicate her old friend, and even help a new friend in need.
Praise for the series:
“Maisie is sure to charm beginning chapter-book readers new to the mystery genre.” —Booklist
“Emerging chapter book readers who enjoy mystery and historical fiction will find much to like here.” —School Library Journal