Secrets of Shakespeare's Grave

The Letterford Mysteries, Book I

By Deron R. Hicks; Mark Edward Geyer (Illustrator)
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780547840345, 304pp.)

Publication Date: September 4, 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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The Da Vinci Code meets Nancy Drew in this galloping middle-grade mystery about twelve-year old Colophon Letterford and the ancient treasure left to her literary publishing family.

About the Author

As a lawyer, Deron Hicks investigates mysteries for a living, so it's only natural that he wrote about one of literature' s most puzzling people. He lives in Warm Springs, Georgia with his wife children.

Praise For Secrets of Shakespeare's Grave

"Superbly written, plenty of action, a bright and inquisitive 12-year-old girl protagonist, and lots of literary flair, this book can be recommended to pretty much any kid in the 8-13 range."
—Decatur Metro

"The combination of humor and suspense works well to keep readers turning the pages of this modern-day mystery."

"Hicks establishes an aura of old-fashioned mystery in his entertaining debut."
Publishers Weekly

"A fine traditional mystery with a modern sensibility."

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