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The 100-Year-Old Secret (Sherlock Files)

The 100-Year-Old Secret - Tracy Barrett 6/30/11 ** A solid middle-grades mystery with an interesting premise: Sherlock Holmes left behind notebooks with case files for unsolved mysteries. Xena & Xander, the great-great-great grandchildren of Sherlock inherit his case files and solve the mystery of a missing painting.

Some of the clues seem to come a little to easily to the children, but they do show insight and an ability to think outside the box as they near the end of their quest.

It was a nominee for the Young Hoosier Awards program this year, so there should be lots of copies at the Indiana library book sales this fall if you're a Hoosier looking for cheap, interesting books for your classroom library.