As usual, sixth-grader Hero's Shakespearean name prompts teasing in her new school, and her parents are clueless about her difficulties. Resigned to the constant teasing about her name being more suited to a dog, Hero concentrates instead on her newfound friendship with her eccentric, elderly next-door neighbor. Mrs. Roth tells Hero about the missing 'Murphy Diamond,' a precious jewel that supposedly disappeared from the house where Hero now lives. Mrs. Roth thinks it is still hidden somewhere in the house. The missing diamond and the 500-year-old necklace that goes with it reveal a mystery dating back to the time of William Shakespeare. So what is Shakespeare's secret, and who has the answer?
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Date read: 4/28/2009
I love this book! It is suspenseful! I stayed up later than I should have to finish it! If you read this book and just love it, I think that you should read, 'The Mysterious Benedict Society' and 'A Drowned Maiden's Hair.'
What's Hidden in Your House?
A diamond that is over 500 years old is hidden in a girl's house. They work to get clues of where it could be.