The Missing Heir

The Sherlock Files (Volume 4)

Tracy Barrett

Henry Holt and Co.

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Xena and Xander have just learned that their shy classmate, Alice, is the heir to a royal throne! Then they discover that their ancestor, Sherlock Holmes, had his suspicions about the kidnapping and return of Alice's grandmother, the princess of Borogovia.

Alice is to be crowned on her thirteenth birthday . . . but she goes missing days before the ceremony. Who would kidnap a princess? Where would they hide her in a city where Xena and Xander Holmes—and the police!—are looking for her? And then there’s the biggest mystery of all: is Alice really the princess?

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The Missing Heir
CHAPTER ONEXena and Xander Holmes sat at the kitchen table, hurrying through bowls of cold cereal. A gray London sky showed through the windows. Their mother, standing at the sink, was finishing a cup of coffee and telling them to hurry up while the announcer on the radio read the latest news in his calm British voice. It was a Thursday morning like any other.Only, as it turned out, it wasn't.Xena carried her bowl to the sink, and her mother said, "In the dishwasher, hon, and please hurry, Xander."Just then, the man on the radio said, "In local news, it has been revealed that

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Praise for The Missing Heir

"So quick moving and fun that I could barely tear myself away." -- School Library Journal
 
Praise for The 100-Year-Old Secret:

“A strong start to what will undoubtedly remain an enjoyable series.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A fast-paced, entertaining mystery.” —Booklist

“A well-paced beginning to a new series.” —School Library Journal


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Tracy Barrett

Tracy Barrett is the author of the Sherlock Files books, as well as several other acclaimed books for young people, including King of Ithaka, Cold in Summer and Anne of Byzantium. Her books have been named an ALA Best Book for young adults, a Bank Street best children’s book of the year, and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, among other honors. She is a professor of Italian language and civilization at Vanderbilt University and lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee.

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The Missing Heir
Tracy Barrett

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
June 2011
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805080476
ISBN10: 0805080473
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 176 pages, 5 black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7
$15.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
August 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250004802
ISBN10: 1250004802
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 192 pages, 5 b&w illustrations
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7
$6.99

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
August 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466825802
ISBN10: 1466825804
Middle-Grade Fiction192 pages, 5 b&w illustrations
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7
$4.98
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