Mystery & Detective series

Secret codes, disguise and intrigue - you won't be able to put these down!

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Adventure Island

by Helen Moss

Scott and Jack were dreading long, boring holidays with their great aunt. But Emily shows them the lighthouse, the castle, and the whistling caves - summer on the island turns into an exciting adventure.

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All the Wrong Questions

by Lemony Snicket

Mr Lemony Snicket is back and recalls times from his youth when he began to ask a series of wrong questions that should not have been on his mind. This wacky four-part series is the prequel to the popular books in A Series of Unfortunate Events.


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Billionaire Trilogy

by Richard Newsome 

Gerald Wilkins has just become the richest thirteen-year-old on the planet, inheriting $30 billion. His great aunt also left him a mystery; and a host of villains who are intent on hunting him down.


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Famous Five

by Enid Blyton

Classic adventures tales with the Famous Five. These stories have been loved for generations. 

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Foul Play

by Tom Palmer

Danny is a football mad teen, who investigates any crimes around the sport - like kidnapped players and murdered managers. But discovering the criminals means Danny finds himself in scary, life-threatening situations.

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Hardy Boys

by Franklin Dixon

These teenage brothers are always discovering cases to solve and there's plenty around when your dad is a detective! 

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Jiggy McCue

by Michael Lawrence

Laugh your head off with Jiggy as he stumbles through embarrassing misunderstandings and mishaps on a regular basis and ends up having some crazy adventures with his best friends, Pete and Angie.

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Poppy Fields Murder Mystery

by Tanya Landman

A girl detective on a mission, Poppy Fields sets out to solve some baffling crimes. 

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Ruby Redfort

by Lauren Child

Thirteen-year-old school girl Ruby Redfort leads a double life. Using cutting-edge spy gadgets like the toaster fax machine, her parents have no idea she works as a secret agent for Spectrum. Lauren Child is also the author of the Clarice Bean books.

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Saxby Smart Private Detective

by Simon Cheshire

Saxby works alone, he doesn't have a sidekick - so it's up to you, the reader, to work out the crimes.  See if you're up to the challenge using the clues he provides to solve them. 

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Spy Pups

by Andrew Cope

Spud and Star follow in the pawprints of their mum Lara sniffing out villains in their own adventures. Lara is the star of the earlier Spy Dog series.  

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The Diamond Brothers

by Anthony Horowitz

Join the world's worst private detective Tim Diamond and his younger brother Nick in this humorous take on crime and intrigue by the author of the popular Alex Rider series.

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Wilma Tenderfoot

by Emma Kennedy

Feisty ten-year-old orphan Wilma is determined to be a top notch detective, employing the help of her trusty beagle Pickle.