Missing Grace is a Historical Character Mystery that is part of Kit's books.


From the Central Series


Chapter By Chapter Summary

Chapter One: Celebrity Dog

Chapter Two: A Finicky Boarder

Chapter Three: The Bullies' Prank

Chapter Four: Prime Suspect

Chapter Five: A Peculiar Family

Chapter Six: Strange Happenings on Riverview Lane

Chapter Seven: The Cadillac Man

Chapter Eight: Kit's Hunch

Chapter Nine: Winning-est Dog Ever

Chapter Ten: A Profitable Scheme

Chapter Eleven: Perfect Hideout

Chapter Twelve: Ordinary Hound

Looking Back

Discusses dog shows and the treatment of pets during the Great Depression. Topics include:

  • Why pets were abandoned and how they suffered.
  • Famous Hollywood dogs, such as Rin Tin Tin.
  • Dog shows and how dogs can compete in them.
  • How dogs were judged in competitions.
  • Why breeding pets was mainly a hobby for the wealthy.
  • The Westminister Dog Show and other shows that drew in the rich and ordinary.


  1. Pg. 160. The next day was Labor Day-the day of the dog show. Labor Day in 1935 fell on September 2nd.
  2. Pg. 3. [Stirling] began reading aloud from the newspaper. "The summer of 1935 has seen record-breaking high temperatures. And more are yet to come."
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