Mystery and detective fiction for kids

 Read reviewThe Book of Chance

The Book of Chance

Sue Whiting

Chance is a black-and-white thinker until she realises that sometimes there are shades of grey.

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The Tell

The Tell

Martin Chatterton

Rey Tanic is not like other 14 year olds. His dad is a mafia boss. His dad is also in jail. When Rey's life explodes, every decision he makes will shape the rest of his life.

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His Name Was Walter

His Name Was Walter

Emily Rodda

From Australia's favourite storyteller comes a story that shows us the extraordinary power of true love and solves a decades-old mystery.

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The Secret Key: Agatha Oddly (Book1)

The Secret Key: Agatha Oddly (Book1)

Lena Jones

Meet thirteen-year-old Agatha Oddly - a bold, determined heroine, and the star of a stylish new detective series.

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High-Rise Mystery

High-Rise Mystery

Sharna Jackson

Summer in London is hot, the hottest on record, and there's been a murder in THE TRI: the high-rise home to resident know-it-alls, Nik and Norva. Who better to solve the case? Armed with curiosity, home-turf knowledge and...

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 Read reviewThe Peacock Detectives

The Peacock Detectives

Carly Nugent

Shortlisted for the 2017 Text Prize, The Peacock Detectives is a delightfully Australian story about self-discovery and dealing with change for upper middle-graders.

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The Curse in the Candlelight

The Curse in the Candlelight

Sophie Cleverly

There's a new girl at Rookwood School, and new mystery for Scarlet and Ivy to solve.

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Hounds and Hauntings (Rose Raventhorpe Investigates, Book 3)

Hounds and Hauntings (Rose Raventhorpe Investigates, Book 3)

Janine Beacham

The city of Yorke is under attack and it's up to Rose Raventhorpe and Yorke's secret society of butlers to find the culprit! The third mystery in the Rose Raventhorpe Investigates series.

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A Spoonful of Murder (A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery)

A Spoonful of Murder (A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery)

Robin Stevens, Nina Tara

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The London Eye Mystery

The London Eye Mystery

Siobhan Dowd

Ted and Kat watch their cousin Salim board the London Eye. But after half an hour it lands and everyone steps off--except Salim. Where could he have gone? Ted and his older sister Kat become sleuthing partners since the police are...

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Kensy and Max: Breaking News (Book 1)

Kensy and Max: Breaking News (Book 1)

Jacqueline Harvey

Introducing Kensy and Max - an action-packed spy-adventure series for girls and boys from bestselling author Jacqueline Harvey!

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 Read reviewThe Truth About Verity Sparks

The Truth About Verity Sparks

Susan Green (Author)

An adventure/mystery with a dash of the supernatural thrown in; The Truth About Verity Sparks is packed with chases through the dark alleys of London, seances in high-class dining rooms, pet pythons named Anthony and Cleopatra,...

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Mistletoe and Murder: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery Book 5

Mistletoe and Murder: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery Book 5

Robin Stevens

The fabulously festive fifth mystery from the bestselling, award-winning author of Murder Most Unladylike.

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Friday Barnes 5: The Plot Thickens

Friday Barnes 5: The Plot Thickens

R.A. Spratt

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Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Elisa Munso

Meet the world's most famous crime author in this book for readers as young as 4 years.Part of the Little People, Big Dreams series that introduces children to history's highest achievers.

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Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole

Peter Abrahams

Thirteen-year-old Ingrid finds herself at the heart of a juicy murder mystery from Edgar Award nominee Peter Abrahams.

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The Big Book of Mystery

The Big Book of Mystery

Sally Rippin, Aki Fukuoka

It's ALL six Billie B Mysteries! Billie and her friends have started a secret mystery club, and there are mysteries galore! Who stole the strawberries from Mika's garden? What does the secret code say? Is the spooky house actually...

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Nancy Drew: The Hidden Staircase: Book Two

Nancy Drew: The Hidden Staircase: Book Two

Carolyn Keene

Nancy Drew has to find the mysterious ghost that seems to be haunting Twin Elms, and make sure no more prized possessions disappear from under her nose.

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Look into my eyes

Look into my eyes

Lauren Child

Hey, buster! Normal life is a total yawn. Break out of boredom with Ruby Redfort, the super-awesome teen detective series from multi-million-copy bestseller Lauren Child...

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Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery Book 1

Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery Book 1

Robin Stevens

When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries to investigate. (Unless you count the case of Lavinia's missing tie....

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Harriet the Spy

Louise Fitzhugh

The discovery of Harriet's secret journal, concerning the personalities and activities of her schoolmates and neighbors, causes pandemonium.

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 Special price Read reviewWormwood Mire (Stella Montgomery, Book 2)

Wormwood Mire (Stella Montgomery, Book 2)

Judith Rossell

When Stella Montgomery returned to the Hotel Majestic cold and wet but exhilarated by adventure, the Aunts were furious. Now they are sending Stella away to the old family home at Wormwood Mire, where she must live with two...

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Friday Barnes 1: Girl Detective

Friday Barnes 1: Girl Detective

R.A. Spratt

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....

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