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The Missing Heir

A Junior Library Guild selection. Also published in Japanese and Turkish, and as an audiobook. Coming soon in Chinese!

So quick moving and fun that I could barely tear myself away.
School Library Journal

Barrett's mystery moves right along at a steady pace. Good character development and a subplot involving a national singing competition will make modern readers feel right at home. Readers will enjoy the ride along with a mystery that is challenging in all the right ways. A nice introductory step on the way to the original Holmes mysteries, this series is a welcome addition to all libraries.
Children's Literature

Selected works

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Ever since Clancy's mother died in a skydiving accident, her father has watched her like a hawk. Between her dad's rules and her boyfriend's protectiveness, she's longing for an escape.
Marabel must make her own fate in this funny, heartfelt, and delightfully feminist romp through fantasy and fairy-tale conventions.
Sometimes you don't know what really happened until you hear the other side of the story.
This tale of love, faith, and betrayal retells the myth of the minotaur as never before.
Homer's Odyssey as told by Telemachos, the son of Odysseus
Book 1 of The Sherlock Files
Book 2 of The Sherlock Files
Book 3 of The Sherlock Files
Book 4 of The Sherlock Files
Will Hector be able to right an ancient wrong?
Is helping a mysterious new friend worth the risk?
Intrigue in the world of medieval Byzantium
Selected nonfiction
Seventeen little-known Greek myths, retold with humor, suspense, and authority
A lively history of the people, culture, and achievements of ancient Greece.