The Case of the Stolen Sixpence, Paperback

The Case of the Stolen Sixpence Paperback

Illustrated by Marion Lindsay

Part of the Maisie Hitchins series

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


From best-selling author Holly Webb comes a brand new series full of mystery and intrigue following the adventures of a very determined heroine and her dog!

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!


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Little Tiger Press Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery fiction (Children's/YA)
  • ISBN: 9781847153715



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I love Holly Webb, I find her Rose series adorable and when I saw she was the author of this series I couldn't help but squeal a bit and say 'Want!' The Case of the Stolen Sixpence is the first book in the Maisie Hutchins series for Middle Grade readers; it is geared toward ages 9-12 but reads closer to the 9-10 range I think. The story is cute and even a little sad at some points but very fun to follow. In book 1 we meet Maisie and her companion a dog named Eddie as they embark on their very first mystery, stolen money. Maisie is imaginative, creative, and a lot of fun to follow through this tale and Eddie is delightful and funny. The mystery itself took a good amount of build up, so a lot of the solving part and clues were at the very end. The stolen sixpence was a great way for Maisie to start her detecting and help a friend save his job.I found this book to be a lot of fun and would definitely recommend to young readers who like mysteries.