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The Missing Heir

The Missing Heir

Sherlock Files (Volume 4)

Tracy Barrett

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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?


The Missing Heir

Xena 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...


Praise for The Missing Heir

“So quick moving and fun that I could barely tear myself away.” —School Library Journal

“A strong start to what will undoubtedly remain an enjoyable series.” —Kirkus Reviews on The 100-Year-Old Secret

“A fast-paced, entertaining mystery.” —Booklist on The 100-Year-Old Secret

“A well-paced beginning to a new series.” —School Library Journal on The 100-Year-Old Secret

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About the author

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.

Tracy Barrett

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