Tracy Barrett

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Tracy Barrett is an American author of children’s books and young adult novels.

Notable Works[edit]

Barrett is best known for her historical young adult novel, Anna of Byzantium, a fictionalized retelling of the life of Princess Anna Comnena in medieval Byzantium.[1]

She is also the author of the Sherlock Files series, which follows the adventures of two young descendants of Holmes as they solve his cold cases.[2]

Academic career[edit]

Besides an author, Barrett is also a senior lecturer of Italian language and civilization at Vanderbilt University.[3] She holds degrees from Brown and the University of California, Berkeley, and has taught at Vanderbilt since 1984.[4]


  • Anna of Byzantium, Laurel Leaf, 1999
  • Cold in Summer, Henry Holt and Co.,2003
  • On Etruscan Time, Henry Holt and Co.,2005
  • King of Ithaka, Henry Holt and Co., 2010
  • Dark of the Moon, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011
  • The Stepsister’s Tale, Harlequin Teen, 2014[5]
  • Marabel and the Book of Fate (Little, 2018)

The Sherlock Files[edit]


  1. ^ ""Anna of Byzantium", Publishers Weekly,05/03/1999".
  2. ^ ""THE 100-YEAR-OLD SECRET", Kirkus,05/20/2010".
  3. ^ "Department of French and Italian, Vanderbilt University".
  4. ^ ""Italian lecturer does double duty as novelist", Vanderbilt Register,01/02/2006".
  5. ^ "The Stepsister's Tale". Publishers Weekly. May 19, 2014.

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