Author(s): Holly Webb
Maisie Hitchins longs to be a detective. She's sure there are lots of adventures to be had on the streets of Victorian London. And, together with her faithful puppy, Eddie, she is determined to follow even the slightest scent of a mystery - no matter what! Maisie's best friend, Alice, has disappeared from her fancy new boarding school. The only clue is an inkwell spilled across Alice's desk, and a trail of suspicious paw prints. Will Maisie be able to find her friend before she ends up in real danger?
Holly Webb lives in Berkshire with her husband, three children and three cats. She started writing several years ago while working as a children's books editor. She now writes full-time, and has written over seventy books including the Animal Stories, My Naughty Little Puppy and Maisie Hitchins series for Stripes Publishing. In 2012 she wrote The Clever Little Kitten for World Book Day. Marion Lindsay studied at Cambridge School of Art, graduating in 2010 with a master's degree in children's book illustration.