Secrets of Shakespeare's Grave (Hardcover)
Houghton Mifflin, 9780547840345, 273pp.
Publication Date: September 4, 2012
Twelve-year-old Colophon Letterford has a serious mystery on her hands. Will she discover the link between her family's literary legacy and Shakespeare's tomb before it's too late? Antique paintings, secret passages, locked mausoleums, a four-hundred-year-old treasure, and a cast of quirky (and some ignoble) characters all add up to a fun original adventure. Readers will revel in a whirlwind journey through literary time and space in real-world locales from Mont St. Michel to Stratford-Upon-Avon to Central Park.
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."
"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."
"A fine traditional mystery with a modern sensibility."