The 100-Year-Old Secret

By Tracy Barrett
(Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805083408, 157pp.)

Publication Date: May 27, 2008

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Xena and Xander Holmes have just discovered they're related to Sherlock Holmes and have inherited his unsolved casebook The siblings set out to solve the cases their famous ancestor couldn't, starting with the mystery of a prized painting that vanished more than a hundred years ago. Can two smart twenty-first-century kids succeed where Sherlock Holmes could not?

Modern technology meets the classic detective story in this terrific new mystery series that will intrigue young sleuths everywhere.

About the Author
Tracy Barrett teaches Italian language and civilization at Vanderbilt University. Her books include "King of Ithaka, On Etruscan Time, Cold in Summer, " "Anna of Byzantium, "and the Sherlock Files series"." Tracy lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee.Visit her website at

Praise For The 100-Year-Old Secret

“A strong start to what will undoubtedly remain an enjoyable series.”

Kirkus Reviews


“A fast-paced, entertaining mystery.”



“A well-paced beginning to a new series.”

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