The Missing Heir (Sherlock Files #4) (Paperback)
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?
About the Author
Tracy Barrett is the award-winning author of several books for young readers, including the Sherlock Files books, 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 many other honors. She is a professor of Italian language and civilization at Vanderbilt University and lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee.
“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