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Maisie Hitchins: The Case of the Stolen Sixpence

23 May 2013 / 0 Comments

From super-popular author Holly Webb, here's a new series full of mystery and intrigue following the adventures of a very determined heroine and her dog. We have five sets of five copies to give away. To apply for a set simply fill in this short form before midnight on Monday 3 June. Good luck.

About the book

Holly Webb fans will be thrilled to pieces to discover the adventures of Maisie Hitchins, the pluckiest little detective in Victorian London. Maisie Hitchins lives in her grandmother's boarding house, longing for adventure. She idolizes the famous detective, Gilbert Carrington, and follows his every case. But Maisie is about to be given the opportunity of a lifetime - her own mystery to solve. In the first book in this fantastic new series, Maisie rescues a puppy in peril whilst running an errand, and adopts him. She decides to investigate the puppy's original cruel owner, but instead gets tangled up in an intriguing plot involving stolen sausages, pilfered halfpennies and a fast-paced bicycle chase. The streets of Victorian London are never safe, but Maisie's on the case.

About the author

Holly Webb lives in Berkshire with her husband, three children and two cats. She started writing eight years ago while working as a children's books editor. She now writes full-time, and has written over 60 books including the Animal Stories, My Naughty Little Puppy and Maisie Hitchins series for Stripes Publishing. In 2012 she wrote The Clever Little Kitten for World Book Day. Marion Lindsay studied at Cambridge School of Art, graduating in 2010 with a master's degree in children's book illustration.

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