Mystery & Detective Stories

Do you love a tantalising mystery? Then look no further! We‚??ve made some special selections that might be just what you‚??re looking for.

Updated June 6, 2023
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Deny all charges
Colfer, Eoin
The second book in the blockbusting new series from the bestselling author of Artemis Fowl. The second Fowl Twins adventure starts with a bang - literally. Artemis's little brothers Myles and Beckett borrow the Fowl jet without permission, and it ends up as a...
The unadoptables
Tooke, Hana
The remarkable. The extraordinary. The brave. Way back in the autumn of 1880, five babies are discovered at the Little Tulip Orphanage in most unusual circumstances. Those babies are Lotta, Egbert, Fenna, Sem and Milou. The vile matron calls the children 'the...
A clue for Clara
Tanner, Lian
Can a scruffy chicken crack a crime? Perhaps, if she's a genius like Clara. An egg-cellent novel about a small chook and a big crime by the highly-acclaimed author of Ella and the Ocean.
Bitter enemies
Spratt, R. A.
Headmasters behaving badly! When four former headmasters arrive at Highcrest Academy to take part in the school's anniversary celebrations, the students are warned to be on their best behaviour. Unfortunately, no one told the headmasters to stay out of mischief too!...
The Spybot Invasion
Appleton, Victor
Tom and his friends get to the bottom of a practical joke gone wrong in this fifth novel in Tom Swift Inventors' Academy--perfect for fans of The Hardy Boys or Alex Rider. It's another day at the Swift Academy when Tom starts finding little troll-like figures around campus...
Rooftoppers: 10th Anniversary Edition
Katherine Rundell.
CELEBRATING 10 HIGH-FLYING YEARS OF THE MULTI-AWARD-WINNING MODERN CLASSIC, FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE EXPLORER_______________Winner of the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book AwardShortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal_______________...
Peeking Duck
Stanton, Matt
Don't play hide-and-seek with a duck ... Laugh your head off with the super-popular Funny Kid series! Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. When his friends start questioning his bravery, Max and his pet duck must come up with a plan to...
The Stig Drives Again
Claydon, Jon; Lawler, Tim
Ronan Boyle and the Swamp of Certain Death
Lennon, Thomas
The hilarious sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, set in the world of law-breaking leprechauns from actor and writer Thomas Lennon Ronan Boyle may be the youngest and lowliest recruit to the secret Garda, but he's determined to save his captain from the harpy that dragged her into Tir...
The Virtual Vandal
Appleton, Victor
Tom and his friends attend a science camp in this fourth novel in Tom Swift Inventors' Academy--perfect for fans of The Hardy Boys or Alex Rider. Every year, Swift Academy students go to a nearby summer camp to field-test their inventions. Tom and his friends have been working...
The House of One Hundred Clocks
Howell, A.M.
From the bestselling author of The Garden of Lost Secrets comes a thrilling new mystery filled with ticking secrets and gripping adventure, set against an Edwardian backdrop of invention and change. JUNE, 1905.Helena and her parrot, Orbit, are swept off to Cambridge when her father is appointed...
Dog diaries
Butler, Steven
When rule-breaking Rafe has to train his mischievous mutt at obedience school, things get really ruff in this Middle School book for kids and animal lovers everywhere!   Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! I've been waiting for ages to tell my story, and now it...
The Mysterious Howling The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place Series, Book 1
Wood, Maryrose.
Found running wild in the forest of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children: Alexander, age ten or thereabouts, keeps his siblings in line with gentle nips; Cassiopeia, perhaps four or five, has a bark that is (usually) worse than her bite; and Beowulf, age somewhere-in-the...
The Stolen Show
Keene, Carolyn.
Nancy, Bess, and George race to catch an international jewel thief in this eighteenth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to the classic mystery series. Nancy is helping out her Dad's friend, Louise Alain, and her dog, Marge, at an upcoming dog show in Montreal....
Willow Moss and the forgotten tale
Valente, Dominique
The anticipated second book in 2019's breakout magical fantasy series, Starfell, starring misfit witch Willow Moss. Perfect for readers of 8+ and beautifully illustrated throughout by Sarah Warburton. Willow Moss, the youngest and least powerful sister in a family of witches, recently...
The beast
Condie, Allyson Braithwaite.
"Thrilling, intense, with pulse-pounding chills . . . Everything you could want in a series." --Soman Chainani,New York Times bestselling author ofThe School for Good and Evil New York Timesbestselling authors Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs co-author...
The secret key
Jones, Lena
Meet thirteen-year-old Agatha Oddly - a bold, determined heroine, and the star of a stylish new detective series. Agatha Oddlow has been a detective for as long as she can remember - she's just been waiting for her first big case. And nothing gets bigger than saving the City of London from...
The chocolate factory ghost
O'Connell, David (Children's author)
Archie McBudge knows his lucky underpants must really work, because when he and his mum are summoned to Honeystone Hall in the remote Scottish village of Dundoodle, they find Archie has inherited not only the enormous hall, but the whole of the world-famous McBudge Confectionery Company from Great...
Monster nanny
Tolonen, Tuutikki
The Hellman children must make dowith a nanny while their mother is away at a spa. The only problem? Their nanny is a monster.       Grah is hairy, dusty, and doesn't talk. When the siblings discover that other neighborhood kids have been left with similar...
The mystery of the squashed cockroach
Spratt, R. A.
Life is hard enough without having to spend time with your siblings. But there is no other way for Joe, Fin and April Peski to solve the mystery of the cockroach catastrophes that is rocking their new home town of Currawong. Along with Loretta, their stunningly beautiful yet sociopathic...
Tilly and the lost fairy tales
James, Anna
A magical adventure to delight the imagination. The curl-up-on-the-sofa snuggle of a series from a uniquely talented author. Tilly Pages is a bookwanderer; she can travel inside books, and even talk to the characters she meets there. But Tilly's powers are put to the test when...
The Doughnut Whodunit
Warner, Gertrude Chandler
A hip new doughnut shop known for its bizarre recipes is opening up in Greenfield. At first, the owners of the other doughnut shop in town, Delilah's, aren't worried. But when the new shop starts making doughnuts that look just like some of Delilah's greatest hits, the Boxcar Children must figure...
The bigwoof conspiracy
Roberts, Dashe
What do a monster, a sweetener made from pine tree sap and the Fisher family have to do with one another? Lucy may be the only one who can find out: she's the only one who really believes that some strange truth is out there.
Friday Barnes, girl detective
Spratt, R. A.
Imagine if Sherlock Holmes was an eleven-year-old girl! When girl detective Friday Barnes solves a bank robbery she uses the reward money to send herself to the most exclusive boarding school in the country, Highcrest Academy. On arrival, Friday is shocked to...
Goodly and Grave in a Case of Bad Magic (Goodly and Grave, Book 3)
Windsor, Justine
The third adventure in this sharp-witted mystery series with a magical twist. Lord Grave is hosting a special ball at Grave Hall, and Lucy Goodly can't wait to see powerful magicians from all over the world gathered in one place. But alarming events in Grave Village threaten to...
Fabio the World's Greatest Flamingo Detective
James, Laura
'Zany ... Even reluctant readers will have a blast' IRISH TIMESIn a small town on the banks of Lake Laloozee lives Fabio, the world's greatest flamingo detective. He's not tall or strong, but slight and pink. And he's very, very clever ...Most of the time. But when an unusual...
Ali Cross
Patterson, James
The son of Alex Cross follows in his father's footsteps in this exciting new thriller for young readers from globally bestselling author James Patterson James Patterson's blockbuster Alex Cross series has sold over 100 million copies, and now he's bringing those thrills to a...
The Highland Falcon thief
Leonard, M. G.
Winner of the Book of the Year, Children's Fiction at The British Book Awards, 2021Winner of the Books are My Bag Readers Award, Children's Fiction 2020Adventures on Trains is a major mystery series from bestselling authors M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. First stop is The Highland Falcon Thief, a...
The Pear Affair
Eagle, Judith; Geyer, Kim
Nell is determined to find her beloved missing au pair in this vibrant adventure set in, and underneath, Paris. Penelope Magnificent spends as little time as possible with her awful parents--a grocery-mogul father and a fashion-obsessed mother who loves expensive purses more than...
Secrets from the Deep
Fairstein, Linda
It's the end of summer, and Devlin Quick is invited to join her best friend Booker's family on vacation at their summer home in Martha's Vineyard. Booker has a science project for school- to take a daily bucket of water from the Vineyard Sound and submit a sample to an oceanographic DNA lab. From...
Kat Wolfe Takes the Case
Lauren St. John
Kat Wolfe, Harper Lamb, and their animal sidekicks are back in a new caper as Lauren St. John's Wolfe and Lamb Mysteries . A suspicious death coincides with the exciting discovery of the fossilized bones of a 200-million-year-old dinosaur. Kat is on the case, but she's also...
The last secret
Cleverly, Sophie
The sixth and final unputdownable mystery in the thrilling and bestselling SCARLET AND IVY series, perfect for fans of MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE, SINCLAIR'S MYSTERIES and THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL. When Scarlet and Ivy return to Rookwood after the holidays, they quickly realise that the...
The Crims #2: down with the Crims!
Davies, Kate
The Crims are all notorious criminals. Well, notoriously inept criminals. Uncle Knuckles once tried to steal a carnival. Great-uncle Bernard held himself hostage by accident. And Aunt Drusilla died slipping on a banana peel. Twelve-year-old Imogen is the only Crim who is...
Murder at the museum
Jones, Lena
A second mystery for thirteen-year-old Agatha Oddly - a bold, determined heroine, and the star of this stylish new detective series. Agatha Oddlow's set to become the youngest member of the Gatekeepers' Guild, but before that, she's got a mystery to solve! ...
The graveyard riddle
Thompson, Lisa
Welcome back to Chestnut Close, whose residents may not always be exactly who they seem... Clever, curious Melody Bird has discovered an old abandoned house in the corner of the graveyard, and a mysterious boy hiding there. Hal tells her that hes a spy-in-training using the house as a base for his...
The Raven's children
Yakoleva, Yulia
Russia in 1938 is a place of great terror. Joseph Stalin is in charge. His Secret Police are everywhere, searching for anyone who might be his enemy. People have no idea who they can trust. Seven-year-old Shura doesn't know about any of this. He's happy in his little home in Leningrad...
The Problim Children
Lloyd, Natalie.
With a dash of Lemony Snicket, a dollop of the Addams Family, and a hearty dose of adventure, New York Times bestselling author Natalie Lloyd introduces a new series about seven strange and adventurous siblings who tackle problems together--even when their new neighbors try to tear...
Alice-Miranda in Hollywood
Harvey, Jacqueline
Lights, camera, action! Yeehaw! Alice-Miranda visits Hollywood in her 16th adventure.   Alice-Miranda and her friends are off to Hollywood to take part in Lawrence Ridley's new movie. It's a western with a twist, and they'll be shooting some scenes on location...
The lost twin
Cleverly, Sophie
The first unputdownable mystery in the thrilling and bestselling SCARLET AND IVY series, perfect for fans of MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE, SINCLAIR'S MYSTERIES and THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL. This is the story of how I became my sister... When troublesome Scarlet mysteriously disappears...
Crowns and codebreakers
Caldecott, Elen
Meet Piotr, Minnie, Andrew, Flora and Sylvie - true friends and even better mystery-solvers! When Minnie's gran comes to stay, all the way from Nigeria, Minnie KNOWS there will be trouble. And straight away Gran notices she's picked up the wrong suitcase at the airport. This one is full of boy's...
The girl, the dog and the writer in Provence
Nannestad, Katrina
'FANS OF ... JACQUELINE HARVEY WILL LOVE THIS BOOK' -- Kids' Book Review on The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome When Freja and Tobias arrive in Claviers, Provence, it feels like home. The hilltop village is surrounded by olive groves, lavender fields and...
Phyllis Wong and the waking of the wizard
McSkimming, Geoffrey.
Disappearing act
Harvey, Jacqueline
Kensy and Max are now agents-in-training at Pharos, a covert international spy network. Christmas break sees the twins back at Alexandria for training and a celebration like no other, but where are their parents and why can't they come home? Thankfully, a school trip to Rome provides a...
The unusual suspects
Buckley, Michael
A mystery at school leads the fairy-tale detectives to monsters in The Unusual Suspects, second in Michael Buckley's beloved New York Times bestselling Sisters Grimm series--featuring illustrations by Peter Ferguson. "The story is fast paced and the...
The kitnapped creature
Odgers, Darrel.
There's a kitnapper on the loose in Doggeroo, and he has cat-snatched an old enemy! It could be a case for Jack Russell, Dog Detective, but he has other things on his mind. Foxie is sulking, Sarge is sick, and Preacher, the junior Jack, is in danger. Can Jack spare the time to investigate the...
The buried biscuits
Odgers, Darrel.
If a Jack is attacked, humans come to the rescue. They always turn up when the Jack has got the upper paw. Then they blame the Jack for the attack. This is a fact. When two boys throw unspecial biscuits into Foxie's terrier-tory, Jack knows something strange is going on. Why would boys throw away...
It's the end when I say it's the end
Pastis, Stephan
In the series finale, Timmy Failure and his class create a hilarious film about his life - just in time for the holidays.Though I, Timmy Failure, have solved many notorious crimes and now wish to enjoy my retirement, my fans have begged me to turn my memoirs into a movie, an ode to my greatness. I...
Werewolf Weekend
Frade, B. A.
The full moon is rising...with a bite! Twelve-year-old Emma is excited to spend a weekend away at best friend Samantha's house for an epic sleepover with Sam and her out-of-town cousins. But things take a turn for the spooky when Emma's peculiar new book, Tales from the...
The case of the vanishing Granny
McCall Smith, Alexander
Introducing the first tale in The Big Top Mysteries, an exciting new series from Alexander McCall Smith and illustrator Sam Usher.
You've Been Werewolfed
McLaughlin, Tom; Sanderson, Charlie
The sound of whales
Thomson, Kerr
Two wolves
Bancks, Tristan
'Gripping and unpredictable, with a hero you won't forget.' - John Boyne, author of The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas An old man tells his grandson that there is a battle raging inside him, inside all of us. A terrible battle between two wolves. One wolf is bad u pride, jealousy, greed. The other wolf...
How to rob a bank
Mitchell, Tom
A funny, filmic and fast-paced crime-caper by a hilarious new voice in middle-grade fiction, ideal for readers aged 10 and up. Some people rob banks because they're greedy. Others enjoy the adrenalin rush. Me? I robbed a bank because of guilt. Specifically: guilt and a Nepalese scented...
The Parker Inheritance
Johnson, Varian.
A Boston Globe / Horn Book Honor winner * Four Starred Reviews * Over Ten Best-of-Year Lists"Powerful.... Johnson writes about the long shadows of the past with such ambition that any reader with a taste for mystery will appreciate the puzzle Candice and Brandon must solve." -- The New York...
The Khipu and the Final Key
Garretson, Dee.
In this all-new very special miniseries, the Aldens have been recruited by a secret society to return lost artifacts and treasures to their rightful locations--all around the world! The final leg of the Aldens' journey brings them to South America and to the Salt Flats in northern Argentina. But...
Breaking news
Harvey, Jacqueline
What would you do if you woke up in a strange place? If your whole life changed in the blink of an eye and you had no idea what was going on? Twins Kensy and Max Grey's lives are turned upside down when they are whisked off to London, and discover their parents are missing. As the...
Jack's secret summer
Ryder, Jack
Join the Secret Summer gang on an unforgettable magical adventure, full of humour and heart - for fans of The Famous Five and Roald Dahl. Jack has been dreading the summer holidays - his dad works long hours, and so all he has to look forward to is an empty house....
Red edge
Hunt, Des
Twelve-year-old Cassi Whelan and her dad have just moved into a repaired house on the edge of Christchurchs Red Zone. Although Cassi was only four when earthquakes decimated Christchurch, her memories still haunt her. An obsessive runner, she finds the wide-open spaces of the cleared Red Zone suit...
A case of grave danger
Cleverly, Sophie
A breakout new detective series, from the author of the spine-tingling SCARLET AND IVY series, beautifully illustrated by Hannah Peck. Violet Veil wants nothing more than to prove her worth and become her father's apprentice at Veil & Sons Undertakers. And one rain-soaked night she gets...
The water's daughter
Lovric, Michelle
No escape
Spratt, R. A.
It's two years later . . . Friday steps out of prison, a shell of her former self. She's still wearing the same brown cardigan, but she swears she's never solving mysteries again! Yeah right - who is she kidding? She can't suppress her brilliant deductive mind and is soon drawn back...
Mickey and the animal spies
Miller, Anne, (Television researcher)
Mickey is the type of kid who's always on the lookout for a code to crack. So it's her lucky day when she spots a strange poster on the bus home from school written completely in code. Within the strange jumble of letters is a curious message, one that leads to an exciting adventure-with diamond...
Catvinkle & the missing tulips
Perlman, Elliot
When best friends Catvinkle and Ula are asked to defend two sheep accused of eating Amsterdam's tulips, they're not sure what to believe. The sheep say they're innocent, but they do look very sheepish. To win this case, Catvinkle will need the help of a wolfhound, a llama, two...
Mission shark bytes
Deen, Sophie
Computer code just got dangerous in this action-packed spy adventure series Asha Joshi has the perfect excuse not to finish her homework. She's just been recruited to join the top-secret Children's Spy Agency. Her first mission: SAVE THE WORLD. Can she do it? Asha's a coder so she should be able to...
Sherlock Bones and the sea-creature feature
Treml, Renée
In this second book in the¬†humorous, mystery-solving graphic novel series that's perfect for fans of Bad Guys,¬†Sherlock Bones and his ragtag team hunt down a swamp monster! Sherlock Bones's home, the Natural History Museum, has added an exciting new exhibit, ...
Storer, Jen
Tan is cool, courageous and clever. But she's in for a shock! TAN IS COOL, COURAGEOUS AND CLEVER. BUT SHE'S IN FOR A SHOCK! Dear Diary I am writing to you with the aid of my Ballerina Panda pen. You know, the one that makes your words dance across the page. ...
Stage fright
Keene, Carolyn.
Can Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys stop the curtain from crashing down on a new Broadway spectacular? The producers of a huge new Broadway musical are worried about their star, a TV actress who has been receiving death threats. When the actress gets sick right before opening night,...
The impossible clue
Rubin, Sarah
Maths geek Alice Jones has already solved a mystery or two. Persuaded by her wannabe friend Sammy to investigate a disappearing scientist, she's soon entangled in her trickiest case yet. Is invisibility really to blame for his vanishing? Or is something more sinister afoot?
Book Scavenger
Bertman, Jennifer Chambliss
A New York Times bestseller! For twelve-year-old Emily, the best thing about moving to San Francisco is that it's the home city of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, book publisher and creator of the online sensation Book Scavenger (a game where books are hidden in...
The case of the secret tunnel
Webb, Holly
Maisie Hitchins longs to be a detective. She's sure there are lots of adventures to be had on the streets of Victorian London. And, together with her faithful puppy, Eddie, she is determined to follow even the slightest scent of a mystery - no matter what! In Book 5 of the Maisie...
The London Eye mystery
Dowd, Siobhan
Ted and Kat watched their cousin Salim board the London Eye. But after half an hour it landed and everyone trooped off‚Äďexcept Salim. Where could he have gone? How on earth could he have disappeared into thin air? Ted and his older sister, Kat, become sleuthing partners, since the police are...
Sherlock Holmes and the disappearing diamond
Hearn, Sam.
John Watson has barely settled into his new school, Baker Street Academy, when his teacher Ms De Rossi announces a trip to one of London's top museums, home to the Alpine Star, the world's most famous jewel. But the gem has been stolen - from right under their noses! The police are soon on the trail...
The shadows
West, Jacqueline
For fans of Small Spaces, Coraline, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and James Howe's Bunnicula classics comes the first book in the award-winning, New York Times bestselling Books of Elsewhere series. This house is keeping secrets . . . When...
The Westing game
Raskin, Ellen
A Newbery Medal Winner For over thirty-five years, Ellen Raskin's Newbery Medal-winning The Westing Game has been an enduring favorite. The Westing Game Deluxe Anniversary Edition Before writing The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin...
From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Konigsburg, E. L.
A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021) Run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with E. L. Konigsburg's beloved classic and Newbery Medal­-winning novel From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler! When Claudia decided to run away, she...
The mystery of the Empire Maze Tower
Kamigaki, Hiro
Take a trip to New Maze City to help Maze Detective Pierre and friend Carmen stop Mr X the Phantom Thief and his latest evil plan! Mr X the Phantom Thief is back, and he plans to steal the shining light from the top of the Empire Maze Tower, New Maze City's greatest treasure....
The Mona Lisa mystery
Hutchins, Pat
Class 3 of Hampstead Primary School are off on a school trip to Paris! Morgan is the first to spot the bearded man in the black Citroen car, cruising behind their school bus, and feels sure he is following them. The plot thickens when a second mysterious bearded man appears on the ferry boat, Soon...
Sabotage at Willow Woods
Keene, Carolyn
Nancy and her friends hit the campaign trail in search of a political trickster in this fifth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to a classic series. Who knew a new sports field could cause so much drama? That's what Nancy, Bess, and George are investigating. Ever since...
The dog-gone mystery
Warner, Gertrude Chandler
When a new dog obedience business opens in Greenfield, the Aldens decide to enroll Watch for a refresher course. At the first class a Dalmatian goes missing, and everyone wonders if the dog ran away or was stolen. But when a malamute disappears at the second class, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny...
The empty envelope
Roy, Ron
Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z! Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid...
Cavendish, Grace.
WHEN MARGARET CAVENDISH, one of Elizabeth I’s Gentlewomen of the Bedchamber, lost her life in a bungled attempt to kill the Queen, her daughter, Lady Grace, became a protégée to the monarch, who takes Grace under her wing. Now Grace, a spunky girl who romps through the gardens with the laundry...
Shadows at Predator Reef
Dixon, Franklin W.
Frank and Joe might be in over their heads when they discover an aquatic smuggling operation in this chilling Hardy Boys adventure--a fresh approach to a classic series. When Frank wins an internship at the Bayport Aquarium, he's stoked at the chance to not only earn school...
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny-- detectives extraordinaire!
Horvath, Polly
From National Book Award winner Polly Horvath comes a hopping mad mystery that's perfect for Easter baskets everywhere! In this hilarious chapter book mystery, meet a girl whose parents have been kidnapped by disreputable foxes, and a pair of detectives that also happen to be...
Mondays are murder
Landman, Tanya
When Poppy goes on holiday to a Scottish island, she is looking forward to a week of climbing, hill-walking and horse riding. But things take a bad turn when their instructor has a fatal abseiling accident. When Poppy discovers that his rope was cut, and more of the instructors start to have...
The looming lamplight
Dubosarsky, Ursula
Perplexing puzzles, mind-boggling mazes and cracking codes feature in this series of stories about a pair of guinea-pig detectives - Coco Carlomagno, the easily-startled Chief of Police, and his more sensible cousin, Alberta.
Sleuth on skates
Beauvais, Clementine.
Sesame Seade, an established brainiac and aspiring sleuth, has a mystery to solve when university student Jenna Jenkins goes missing. With help from her friends, Sesame just might crack the case--as long as she can steer clear of pesky parents and avoid the perpetrators of a serious crime!
Spy dog 2
Cope, Andrew
Lara's looking forward to a well-earned retirement from MI5, but her plans to relax on holiday with the Cook family are quickly disrupted. In a cave by the beach, the children stumble on to a smuggling ring, and it's down to Lara to get help. Her brilliant new gadgets come in very handy, and, after...
The huge hair scare
Pankhurst, Kate
The third novel from winner of the MacMillan Prize for Picture Book Illustration, Kate Pankhurst. The perfect book for 7-9 yr olds who love funny stories with quirky illustrations like DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, the DORK DIARIES and CLARICE BEAN. Mariella Mystery (That's me!) - totally...
Flood and fang
Sedgwick, Marcus.
Meet the wonderfully weird Otherhand family and their faithful guardian, Edgar the raven, and discover the dark secrets of Castle Otherhand. Edgar is alarmed when he sees a nasty looking black tail slinking under the castle walls. But his warnings to the inhabitants of the castle go...
The comic cafe
Stevens, Roger
Wilf and his family have moved to the seaside to start a new life by opening a run-down cafe. But for his parents it's all too much, and quite separately they decide to take a break from the family, not realising that the other has also left. So Wilf and his four younger sisters fend for...
A whiskery mystery
Simmons, Joanna.
Bobby Cobbler's family has only just moved to Pip Street when his beloved cat Conkers goes missing. As a mammoth-sized search begins, Bobby makes friends with the tiny and fizzy Imelda who lives next door. The friends soon discover that a lot of cats from Pip Street are missing. In fact so are the...
The case of the suspicious supermodel
Carter, Alex
Millionaires, models and mysteries! The third title in this sparkling new series for girls aged 8 and up . . . When a beautiful super-model arrives in town for London Fashion Week, Lauren and her friends think she's just another one of Mayfair Park's many stylish, wealthy guests....
Inspector Jacques
Odgers, Darrel
There's another dog detective in town, and he thinks he's Jack's su-paw-rior! Jack is not impressed when he meets Inspector Jacques, a French dog who tries to solve human crimes. But when Jacques and his person accuse Sarge of being an art thief, it's up to Jack to solve the mystery!
Mystery of the Maya
Montgomery, R. A.
(Ages 9-12) Your best friend Tom goes missing on assignment in Mexico. Should you take a potion that sends you back in time to the ancient Maya civilization or search for him in the present day? What secrets does Chichén Itzá hold? The wrong choice could turn you into a human sacrifice on a bloody...
Rory Branagan (Detective)
Clover, Andrew
Meet RORY BRANAGAN - he eats bad guys for breakfast. Well, not ACTUALLY. But he IS the best detective in town. First in a hilarious illustrated comedy-crime series for kids. Hello. I am Rory Branagan. I am ACTUALLY a detective. People always say, 'How do you become a detective?' ...
Nancy Parker's chilling conclusions
Lee, Julia, (Children's fiction writer)
Maidservants, Mystery, and Murder! Everyone's favourite housemaid-detective is back! Nancy has a new job as a ladies' maid, and is accompanying her new employer on a visit to the grand and mysterious Midwinter Manor. The house is full of guests, and with each one eccentric and intriguing in their...
The case of the spooky sleepover
Preller, James.
Ralphie Jordan can't sleep. Something is making spooky noises in his room at night. It's a perfect case for Jigsaw Jones, who pieces together all the ghostly clues.

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