This is the first in the Maisie Hitchins series. These books take place in London a long time ago. They are about a girl who loves to pretend she is a detective. She wants to be like Sherlock Holmes when she grows up. One day as she is walking home from the market she finds a puppy in a bag that has narrowly escaped from being drowned. The puppy soon becomes her sidekick as Maisie travels through London looking for mysteries. Soon enough a mystery finds her when one of her friends is accused of stealing a Sixpence. Maisie has to follow the clues to prove her friend is innocent. Maisie has to not only figure out who really committed the crime but also how to prove it. I like Maisie because she is smart and brave. This book was a fast easy read without any difficult words. I’ve already asked my mom to get the next one.
Rosie age 6
Lexie level 770 AR points 3