The Case of the Stolen Sixpence

The Case of the Stolen Sixpence

When George, the butcher's boy, is fired for stealing coins from the till, Maisie knows in her heart he is innocent. With her little dog Eddie as the Watson to her Sherlock Holmes, Maisie uses her budding detective skills to solve the mystery of the stolen sixpence, vindicate her old friend, and even help a new friend in need. The first book in a series!...

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Title:The Case of the Stolen Sixpence
Author:Holly Webb
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:0544339282
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:165 pages pages

The Case of the Stolen Sixpence Reviews

  • Becky
    Aug 08, 2014
    I liked The Case of the Stolen Sixpence. It is a light historical mystery set in Victorian London. It is light on history and light on mystery. But light isn't necessarily a bad thing. This is an often charming book for young readers. Maisie Hitchins is the protagonist. Perhaps she...
  • mg
    Nov 09, 2014
    A cozy mystery for young readers! This is a very cute book for early mystery readers. While short enough to not be intimidating, Webb also does a great job of making her characters interesting. (There are even a couple mysteries solved in this first installment of the series!) ...
  • Cheryl
    Aug 01, 2014
    This is a cute, fun, quick book. I loved Maisie. She is full of spunk and has a good adventurous spirit. Also, I cannot forget about Eddie. He was the best companion/sidekick that a detective could have. He did help solve his own mystery involving who attempted to drown him. Then there...
  • Gaby
    Sep 10, 2014
    Twelve-year old Maisie Hitchins lives at 31 Albion Street, London, in a boarding house run by her grandmother. Though Holly Webb doesn't specify that they live during the Victorian era, people rely on horses and carriages to get around and snack on aniseed balls, lavender lace, and sug...
  • Diane
    Aug 16, 2017
    Maisie Hitchens lives in her grandmother's boarding house and dreams of being a detective like the famous, Gilbert Carrington, who lives right down the street. She runs into her first mystery when she discovers a puppy in a burlap sack, obviously the victim of an intended drowning....
  • Serendipity Reviews
    May 11, 2013
    Originally posted on www.serendipityreviews.co.uk What a gorgeous book this was! This is the first book I?ve read by the author and I really wish I had bought more of her books for my girls when they were younger. Maisie Hitchins is a strong willed young lady for that time perio...
  • Roxann
    Jun 24, 2014
    This book is a children?s mystery. What a cute book! It is the first one in the series. In 2015 the second book is to be available. In the book the reader meets the main characters. Maisie (12 year old girl detective), Gran (Maisie grandmother who she lives with and helps out at t...
  • Katie Fitzgerald
    Oct 17, 2014
    Maisie Hitchins lives in her grandmother's boarding house in Victorian London, where she is expected to behave like a proper young lady. Instead, Maisie develops a nose for crime, as she investigates two cases. The first involves her newly found dog, Eddie, who was nearly drowned befor...
  • Matthew
    Mar 12, 2015
    Having read this as a bedtime book for my daughter I was really impressed. Although short it is well written with good charcters whilst being fun and enjoyable. My daughter (3) loved it so much that we had to go and get the second one ready for when we finished. Hopefully Maisie Hitchi...
  • Dee
    Sep 10, 2014
    See original review here: http://wp.me/p4K3p7-bd This was a good little mystery. It was light on the mystery and light on the history, but this did not make it a bad story. The Case of the Stolen Six Pence is a middle grade mystery that is set in Victorian London, where Ma...
  • Suzanne Dix
    Dec 31, 2014
    12-year-old Maisie Hitchins lives with her grandmother, the owner of a respectable boarding house in London. Maisie spends her days helping with the dusting and sweeping of guest rooms while daydreaming of becoming a great and famous detective. While on an errand for her grandmother, M...
  • Bluerose's  Heart
    Oct 02, 2014
    Don?t let the cover fool you. This book is perfectly great for boys, too! Maisie lives with her grandmother, and together they run a boardinghouse, though Maisie?s part is mostly cleaning and running errands. She adores Detective Gilbert Carrington and is convinced she has the d...
  • Sarah
    Jul 08, 2014
    I've been meaning to read a book in which I could simply lose myself in, and The Case of the Stolen Sixpence came at just the right time. Who would've thought that this observant girl who sweep floors in her Granny's apartment and hates shopping (unless it's an excuse for sleuthing) wo...
  • Heidi
    Jun 11, 2014
    Maisie Hitchins is a British import that provides a great deal of fun along with the mystery. Maisie is a very appealing heroine who works for her grandmother at the boardinghouse she runs. But her real desire is to be a detective like Gilbert Carrington. But she doesn't expect a myste...
  • Sharon Tyler
    Oct 29, 2014
    The Case of the Stolen Sixpence (The Mysteries of Maisie Hitchins) by Holly Webb and Marion Lindsay is a children?s chapter book in the tradition of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. Maisie Hitchins is twelve years old, and is fascinated with detecting. She takes the time to notice thin...
  • Richard Cardenas
    Jun 13, 2016
    2 STARS! This was incredibly boring and the narrator made me want to fall asleep lol I even tried to speed up the narrator's voice because she talked so damn slow but even at 2x she was still slow. Also the mystery was predictable as hell and the characters weren't as memorable or f...
  • Lisa
    May 30, 2018
    Cute, I prefer the Rose books ...
  • Wrenna
    Mar 06, 2016
    A girl finds a dog in a canal and meanwhile someone is stealing money from the butchers. Maisie must find out both mysteries. And she does! ...
  • Anna
    Sep 26, 2016
    As I expected, Maisie is even better in the original. Enjoyed every bit of it, and now considering ways to turn it into home reading for my students. :) ...
  • Madeleine (Top Shelf Text)
    Aug 07, 2019
    This was a super cute start to a mystery series featuring a ambitious girl named Maisie, who wants desperately to be a detective. I'm a huge fan of historical mysteries in my adult reading, and I thought this Victorian mystery was so fun for middle grade readers. The mystery features s...
  • Penny McGill
    Sep 05, 2015
    So fond of Holly Webb. This one would be a great introduction to mysteries, deduction, investigations (keeping secrets from your grandmother), wearing a disguise and all of the other wonderful things that come with good sleuthing. Maisie finds a lost puppy (she keeps it as an assis...
  • Tami
    Nov 18, 2014
    The Case of the Stolen Sixpence is the first in the Maisie Hitchins mysteries series by Holly Webb. Maisie is 12 years old and lives with her grandmother in the boarding house she owns and operates. Maisie desperately wants to be a detective like the famous Gilbert Carrington. When Geo...
  • Kate
    Feb 05, 2015
    Maisie Hitchens dreams of being a famous detective rather than a boardinghouse owner's granddaughter, but has yet to find any mysteries to solve. Then, within the space of two days, two mysteries land in her lap. First, she finds a wriggling bag containing the cutest puppy anyone's eve...
  • Jeana Laurie
    Dec 02, 2014
    This was a very quick light read, and when I first started it I found the cutesy tone of the writing rather annoying honestly. It was all seeming a bit slow at the start. But when I changed my view and realized that this book best fitted (and was probably meant for) a younger age group...
  • Barbara
    Oct 12, 2016
    Being a huge Nancy Drew fan I enjoyed this very much. I would have loved thinking I could be this young girl solving mysteries with very interesting people around me to help out. I also enjoyed the Sherlock Holmes references! Simple and satisfying. Don't over think it just enjoy the re...
  • Stephanie Cover2CoverBlog
    May 21, 2014
    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 ...
  • Rachel
    May 24, 2017
    I loved this! Such a cute and fun little mystery, Maisie is delightful. I loved the setting and I especially loved all of the illustrations. I would have liked to see something in the end that confirmed her idea [or not] about the one who was supposedly mean to the dog, was she just j...
  • Amanda Harkin
    Nov 19, 2015
    Summary: Maisie Hitchins plans on being a great detective one day. Where does every great detective need to start? With their first case! Maisie solves the case of Eddie the Dog then is thrown into another; the case of the stolen sixpence, when her classmate is fired for stealing. Foll...
  • Joey
    Jul 06, 2016
    This review was originally posted at http://3kidsreviews.com/?p=187 book reviews by kids for kids by Rosie age 6 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 wan...
  • Stacy Lynn
    Sep 13, 2018
    This book would fit much better for younger readers, as it doesn't have a wide range of descriptive vocabulary and the plot is very simple. ...