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Maisie Hitchins: The Case of the Stolen Sixpence by Holly Webb


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Maisie Hitchins: The Case of the Stolen Sixpence by Holly Webb
Published by Stripes Publishing, 2013

Maisie is a very determined heroine and the bravest little detective in Victorian London. She lives in her grandmother's boarding house and longs for adventure. So things can’t get any better when she becomes tangled up in an intriguing plot involving stolen sausages, pilfered halfpennies and a fast-paced bicycle chase.

Maisie rescues a puppy in peril whilst running an errand, and adopts him. She decides to investigate the puppy's original cruel owner, and before she knows it she’s caught in an amazing web of intrigue and she’s on the case!

With the help of her puppy, Eddie, she sets to solving the mystery behind the disappearance of coins which led to George, the butcher's assistant being sacked. She will stop at nothing to find out the truth and assisted by the very interesting lodgers in her grandmother's house who help with ingenious plots and stunning disguises she becomes an accomplished detective.

Maisie Hitchins: The Case of the Stolen Sixpence is the first book in a new series from best-selling children’s author Holly Webb. There will be many more books in the series for children to look out for and the heroine Maisie will have her own designated website.

Perfect summer reading for newly independent readers.


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