PW10 Orca US Logo

Please log in to your Orca Book Publishers account.
Once logged in, your shopping cart will be saved if you need to leave the site before completing checkout. Your shipping addresses and discount codes will also be saved for future visits.

Search Orca Book Publishers
  • An African Alphabet
  • Wolf Island

The Scratch on the Ming Vase
A Nicki Haddon Mystery
By author: Caroline Stellings
Selling Points: teen detectives, martial arts, strong girls
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: Mar/01/2013
Pages: 139
Fiction Ages 12+
Price:  $11.95
Bookmark and Share

Born in China, Nicki was left in an orphanage before being adopted by a wealthy North American family. Now sixteen, Nicki divides her time between Hawaii and Ontario. All set to train with her kung fu Grand Master, she reports to his studio only to find him stabbed and near death. As he lapses into a coma, he begs her to find a priceless Ming dynasty vase that once belonged to Pu Yi, the boy emperor.

Over seven days of danger and deception, Nicki will rely on her wits, her martial-arts training and some unexpected allies—including Fenwick, the family butler—to uncover the criminal mastermind behind the plot to steal the vase. Along the way, she will begin to wonder about the mystery of her own past and the family she left behind in China.


CCBC Best Books, commended  CA  2013

You might also be interested in:

The Secret of the Golden Flower
SKU:  3630
Format: Paperback
Product SubTitle: A Nicki Haddon Mystery

Add The Secret of the Golden Flower to Cart

Freedom's Just Another Word
SKU:  O117
Format: Paperback

Add Freedom's Just Another Word to Cart

Your Cart


YA Fiction

Compelling teen fiction
for at-level readers

Key Features:
Award-winning stories
Compelling characters

Teaching Resources:
Accelerated Reader
Lexile levels
Curriculum Connections


Discounts Available for:

See the full list of YA Fiction.