"A winning book for the 4th through 6th grade set." (Midwest Book Review)
Author Biography: Barbara Brooks Wallace is the author of many books for children. She is noted particularity for her Victorian mysteries, or Gothic�s, often described by reviewers as "Dickensian". Both her Twin in the Tavern and Sparrows in the Scullery have won Mystery Writers of America Edgar Awards. Peppermints in the Parlor won the William Allen White Award.