Secret Letters by Leah Scheier

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Inquisitive and observant, Dora dreams of escaping her aristocratic country life to solve mysteries alongside Sherlock Holmes. So when she learns that the legendary detective might be her biological father, Dora jumps on the opportunity to travel to London and enlist his help in solving the mystery of her cousin's ransomed love letters. But Dora arrives in London to devastating news: Sherlock Holmes is dead. Her dreams dashed, Dora is left to rely on her wits--and the assistance of an attractive yet enigmatic young detective--to save her cousin's reputation and help rescue a kidnapped heiress along the way.

Steeped in Victorian atmosphere and intrigue, this gripping novel heralds the arrival of a fresh new voice in young adult literature.
 

About Leah Scheier

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Author Bio: Leah Scheier is a pediatrician who spends her free time writing, playing the violin, and volunteering. She, her husband, and three children divide their time between Maryland and Israel. This is her first novel.
 
Published June 26, 2012 by Disney Hyperion. 336 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Dora and Peter's frequent attempts to out-Holmes each other grow tiresome, as do Dora's embarrassingly swoontastic thoughts about Peter.

Apr 18 2012 | Read Full Review of Secret Letters

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After losing both parents, 16-year-old Dora finds a letter that reveals her real father was Sherlock Holmes.

Aug 20 2012 | Read Full Review of Secret Letters

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