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The Case of the Vanishing Emerald (Maisie Hitchins #2)

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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 ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published May 6th 2013 by Stripes Publishing
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Pop Bop
Aug 03, 2016 Pop Bop rated it really liked it
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An Appealing Heroine and good early reader mystery,

Holly Webb is a tremendously popular author in the United Kingdom, but she is little known here in the U.S. Her series include the Emily Feather books, the Rose series and its spinoffs, the Naughty Little Puppy books, Animalmagic tales, and a host of others.

Fortunately, her Rose books have just started to be published in the United States and they are being well reviewed and should help to make her better known.

In the meantime, if you want to re
Michelle McBeth
May 23, 2015 Michelle McBeth rated it really liked it
SUMMARY: Maisie's grandmother runs a boarding house in Victorian London. Maisie likes to solve mysteries. One of the boarders is an actress named Miss Lane. Her actress friend Lila is distressed because a priceless necklace has been stolen from her dressing room. When accidents begin to happen, she also begins to believe in the story that the necklace is cursed. Miss Lane asks Maisie to come to the theater to help Lila and to find the necklace. Will Maisie find the necklace before Lila's fiancé ...more
Feb 05, 2015 Terra rated it it was amazing
This was the most enjoyable children's storybook that I've read. Set in England back in the Victorian times or maybe even a bit before then and the story is quite engaging. You cannot help but love Maisie since she's such a smart little lass.

The story is about a missing necklace and about stage actresses. The story engages you from the beginning right through the ending and leaves you with a wonderful feeling of how simple goodness and being cleaver always make everything alright. On top of that
May 12, 2015 Kate rated it liked it
Shelves: middle-grade, mystery
Maisie Hitchins is at it again in this second mystery set in a boardinghouse in 1880s London. This time, trouble befalls a friend of one of the Hitchins' boarders. Miss Lane, an actress, has just found out that her friend Lila lost a necklace given to her by her fiance. The only problem is that the necklace was far more valuable than Lila ever could have suspected; her fiance only just revealed to her that he is a duke, and the necklace is worth a third of his fortune. It's Maisie to the rescue ...more
Living in a boarding house with her grandmother during the Victorian Era, Maisie Hitchins enjoys getting to know all the residents. But what she really loves is solving a mystery. When Lila Massey, a beautiful young actress who is a friend of one of the tenants, loses her priceless emerald necklace, a family heirloom from her fiancé, Maisie and her little dog, Eddie, head to the theatre and search for clues as to who might have taken the necklace. Young readers will not be surprised to learn ...more
Feb 21, 2015 Becky rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading The Case of the Vanishing Emerald, the second book in the Maisie Hitchins mystery series for very young readers. Both books are set in Victorian London. Maisie, the protagonist, is a girl who really wants to be a detective, and she doesn't want to have to wait until she grows up. The second case she solves is, in my opinion, a much more interesting case: an actress has had a necklace stolen from her dressing room. Maisie is hired to assist her in dressing and everyone is hoping ...more
Jun 04, 2015 Matthew rated it it was amazing
Having read and thoroughly enjoyed the first book I was really looking forward to sharing Maisie's second adventure with my daughter who absolutely loved the first one. It certainly didn't disappoint. Having already introduced the main characters it moves straight into the story. Again it is well written and quite in depth considering how short the book is. Well worth a read and I would recommend this to any one who likes interesting books with a good plot. I think we will be reading the full ...more
Rachel  Jemmas
Jul 13, 2015 Rachel Jemmas rated it it was amazing
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The second one in a series, is as good as the first one. Sweet little detective, Maisie Hitchins is asked to help solve the disapeared of a piece of Jewellery that could be worth millions of pounds. It belongs to Lord Tarquin, a man in love with Miss Sarah Massey, an actress who works at the theator and friend of Lottie who lodges in Maisie's gran's boarding house. This piece is an emerald necklace, a gift given to Sarah. The trouble is it is missing and nobody know's who has stolen it?
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Oct 12, 2015 Karen rated it really liked it
Love that a young girl is the hero in this mystery that takes place in a theatre. Great book for realizing some people aren't really what they seem when you first meet them. Great entry level mystery. 2nd-3rd grade
Sep 25, 2015 Kim rated it really liked it
My 7 year old daughter won this book from the library. She read it multiple times and begged me to read it too. It was a cute book, perfect for my 7 year old.
Wahyu *alienate me* Nurasman
hehehe.... saya suka..

lumayan buat nyegarin pikiran setelah putus asa dengan buku sebelumnya :)
Joy Deane
Jun 24, 2015 Joy Deane rated it really liked it
A fun and entertaining short read. The story is fairly simple (it's probably aimed at children aged 7 to 9ish) but it's still fun for adults.
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Shelves: children, mystery
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Holly Webb is the author of Dog Magic, Cat Magic, and Lost in the Snow. She has always loved animals and owns two very spoiled cats. They haven't said a word to her yet, but she's always listening, just in case! She lives in England.
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Other Books in the Series

Maisie Hitchins (10 books)
  • The Case of the Stolen Sixpence (Maisie Hitchins, #1)
  • The Case of the Phantom Cat (Maisie Hitchins, #3)
  • The Case of the Feathered Mask (Maisie Hitchins, #4)
  • The Case of the Secret Tunnel (Maisie Hitchins, #5)
  • The Case of the Spilled Ink (Maisie Hitchins, #6)
  • The Case of the Blind Beetle (Maisie Hitchins, #7)
  • The Case of the Weeping Mermaid (Maisie Hitchins, #8)
  • Maisie Hitchins (Maisie Hitchins, #1-7)
  • Holly Webb Maisie Hitchins Series Collection 8 Books Set (Maisie Hitchins, #1-8)

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