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Crime & mystery fiction (Children's / Teenage)

See below for a selection of the latest books from Crime & mystery fiction (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the Crime & mystery fiction (Children's / Teenage) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Crime & mystery fiction (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Scratch and Sniff: A Bloomsbury Reader

Scratch and Sniff: A Bloomsbury Reader

Author: Margaret Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

A cops and robbers adventure with a twist by children's writer Margaret Ryan. PC Penny Penrose is always given the rotten jobs to do by Sergeant Snide. She never gets to see any of the real police action. When there's a robbery at Doogood's department store, Penny is left behind to count traffic cones. Until, that is, her pet dog duo Scratch and Sniff decide to help out! This humorous story from Margaret Ryan has fun black-and-white illustrations by Nathan Reed and is perfect for children who are developing as readers. The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with brilliant books to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2, with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence covering a wide range of genres and topics. With charming illustrations, ideas for discussion points and online guided reading notes written by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for reading both in the classroom and at home. For more information visit www.bloomsburyguidedreading.com. 'Patrice Lawrence, Tony Bradman, Margaret Mahy [...] any list that brings together such a quality line up of authors is going to be welcomed.' - Books for Keeps on the series Book Band: Lime (Ideal for ages 7+)

Undercover Gamer

Undercover Gamer

Author: Chris Edison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

50% Girl + 50% Genius = 100% Awesome! A brilliant new series with a heroine who uses her smarts - and her girl squad - to save the world from evil, one invention at a time. Marie's apprenticeship with tech giant Sterling Vance has already been a crazy adventure, from saving the world from a deadly computer virus to rescuing a global pop star, Marie thought she'd seen it all. But now Marie must face her most difficult challenge yet - going undercover! When Vance invests in a multi-million dollar eSports tournament,Marie and her three best friends are sucked into the world of professional gaming. Glitzy parties, infinity pools and the latest tech are all at their fingertips but when Vance discovers that someone in the tournament is cheating, it's left to Marie to infiltrate the GAME House where all the top gamers live, and find the culprit. The third installment in the Marie Curious, Girl Genius series sees Marie and her brainiac friends travel to Beijing, China!

Once Upon a Crime

Once Upon a Crime

Author: Robin Stevens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

A brand-new short story collection in the number-one bestselling award-winning Murder Most Unladylike series. Featuring four original, never-before published stories, this incredible collection brings together Daisy Wells, Hazel Wong and their friends Alexander and George, as well as Hazel's sisters, Rose and May Wong. From the artfully sinister The Case of the Second Scream, set aboard the ship carrying Daisy and Hazel's back from Hong Kong, to The Case of the Uninvited Guest, where a Uncle Felix and Aunt Lucy's wedding ceremony is the target for an unlikely threat. The Hound of Weston School sees the Junior Pinkerton's lead the detecting, and May Wong steps up and shows her ambition to be the greatest spy ever when war breaks out in The Case of the Deadly Flat. The perfect book for all Detective Society fans and avid readers of the Murder Most Unladylike series.

Solve Your Own Mystery: The Monster Maker

Solve Your Own Mystery: The Monster Maker

Author: Gareth P. Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

One puzzling mystery. Several slippery suspects. Endless possibilities! Welcome to Haventry, a town where the ordinary and extraordinary collide! With ghosts, werewolves and zombies living side by side, trouble is always brewing. And when a fiendish crime is committed, YOU are the detective in charge of the case. Dr Franklefink's precious Monster Maker has gone missing and there are lots of suspects! Along with your yeti partner, it's up to YOU to find the culprit. Should you trail Bramwell Stoker, the terrifying vampire, or Grundle and Grinola, the mischievous goblin twins? Should you follow up a lead about the cunning witches? Or will investigating the doctor's monstrous son Monty lead you to the thief? YOU decide! With hundreds of paths to choose from and no dead ends, you'll solve the mystery every time! A fantastically imaginative detective story for readers looking for an interactive adventure.

The Sherlock Holmes Children's Collection: 30 Book Box Set

The Sherlock Holmes Children's Collection: 30 Book Box Set

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 29/07/2021

Sherlock and Watson - the original crime-fighting duo! Catching curious criminals, solving ancient riddles and defending the honour of the king and the country are all in a day's work for this world-famous detective and his faithful biographer. A collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's timeless Sherlock Holmes stories, adapted and illustrated to introduce children aged 7+ to the classics. Plus, each book includes a QR code to the FREE audiobooks! This 30-book box set includes A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four, The Blue Carbuncle, The Speckled Band, The Red-Headed League, The Reigate Squires, The Naval Treaty, The Sussex Vampire, The Veiled Lodger, The Three Students, A Scandal in Bohemia, The Copper Beeches, The Six Napoleons, The Engineer's Thumb, Charles Augustus Milverton, Silver Blaze, The Bruce-Partington Plans, The Musgrave Ritual, The Stockbroker's Clerk, The Final Problem, The Empty House, The Solitary Cyclist, The Dancing Men, The Dying Detective, The Beryl Coronet, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Devil's Foot, The Creeping Man, The Second Stain and The Lion's Mane.

Ghost Wood Song

Ghost Wood Song

Author: Erica Waters Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2021

Sawkill Girls meets The Hazel Wood in this lush and eerie debut, where the boundary between reality and nightmares is as thin as the veil between the living and the dead. If I could have a fiddle made of Daddy's bones, I'd play it. I'd learn all the secrets he kept. Shady Grove inherited her father's ability to call ghosts from the grave with his fiddle, but she also knows the fiddle's tunes bring nothing but trouble and darkness. But when her brother is accused of murder, she can't let the dead keep their secrets. In order to clear his name, she's going to have to make those ghosts sing. Family secrets, a gorgeously resonant LGBTQ love triangle, and just the right amount of creepiness make this young adult debut a haunting and hopeful story about facing everything that haunts us in the dark.

Super Secret Super Spies: Mystery of the All-Seeing Eye

Super Secret Super Spies: Mystery of the All-Seeing Eye

Author: Max Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/07/2021

Perfect for readers of Stuart Gibbs's Spy School series, this is the first book in an epic series filled with gadgets, secret codes, and clandestine adventures from debut author Max Mason! Are you ready to enter the world of a super secret super spy? Maddie Robinson has always been overlooked: by her parents (who disappeared), by her friends (who are nonexistent), and even science fair judges (who think she has so much . . . potential ). So when a mysterious man called The Recruiter invites her to join a secret society of spies, Maddie is floored. Then she discovers that these super secret super spies are the Illuminati-the world's most covert organization rumored to control, well, everything. And one more thing: The Illuminati are kids, like Maddie! Together, they must protect humanity from anyone who threatens its peace, and basically keeping the planet spinning on its axis. No biggie, right?

Ali Cross: Like Father, Like Son

Ali Cross: Like Father, Like Son

Author: James Patterson Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/07/2021

Ali Cross is back in the gripping sequel to James Patterson's bestselling mystery for young readers featuring the son of Detective Alex Cross, the lead character in James Patterson's most enduring and bestselling series Ali Cross just solved his first real case. Alex Cross knows it's only a matter of time before his son finds his way into more trouble. Neither of them expected Ali to get caught up in another case so quickly. Ali and his friends were just hanging out in Anacostia Park...then they became witnesses to a crime. Alex wants Ali to stay far away from the investigation. But Ali isn't going anywhere, not when his new friend Zoe is in trouble. It's up to Ali to figure out why she's lying to the police - and who she's protecting. This is Ali's toughest case yet. As long as he trusts his Cross instincts, he may just have a shot at solving it...

Kate on the Case

Kate on the Case

Author: Hannah Peck Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2021

Young reporter-in-training Kate and her mouse-accomplice Rupert are on board a train, to visit Kate's mum in the Arctic. But as soon as the train departs, mysterious things start happening. A packet of ginger nuts goes missing . . . A collection of gymnastics trophies are stolen . . . And some ancient scrolls disappear . . . Fellow passenger Madame Maude seems the most likely culprit, until a surprising - and delicious - twist turns the whole investigation on its head. First in a witty two-colour chapter-book series about a bold young detective and a colourful cast of suspects, in a setting worthy of Agatha Christie.

The Box in the Woods

The Box in the Woods

Author: Maureen Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/06/2021

After solving the case of Truly Devious, Stevie Bell investigates her first mystery outside of Ellingham Academy in this spine-chilling and hilarious stand-alone mystery from New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson. Amateur sleuth Stevie Bell needs a good murder. After catching a killer at her high school, she's back at home for a normal (that means boring) summer. But then she gets a message from the owner of Sunny Pines, formerly known as Camp Wonder Falls-the site of the notorious unsolved case, the Box in the Woods Murders. Back in 1978, four camp counselors were killed in the woods outside of the town of Barlow Corners, their bodies left in a gruesome display. The new owner offers Stevie an invitation: Come to the camp and help him work on a true crime podcast about the case. Stevie agrees, as long as she can bring along her friends from Ellingham Academy. Nothing sounds better than a summer spent together, investigating old murders. But something evil still lurks in Barlow Corners. When Stevie opens the lid on this long-dormant case, she gets much more than she bargained for. The Box in the Woods will make room for more victims. This time, Stevie may not make it out alive.

The Sign of Four

The Sign of Four

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/06/2021

Deeply bored by the lack of mental stimulus and the dull routine of existence, Sherlock Holmes is about to resort to his daily dose of cocaine in order to get a thrill, when an elegantly dressed young woman called Mary Morstan enters his room and presents her case to him and Watson. Her father has mysteriously disappeared ten year ago, and after answering, four years later, a newspaper advert enquiring for her, she has begun to receive each year, on the same date, a precious pearl in the post from an unknown benefactor. Now, with the last pearl, she has also received a message, telling her she is a wronged woman and asking for a meeting that very night outside the Lyceum Theatre. Will the great detective accompany her and help her unravel the mystery? First published in 1880, The Sign of Four - the second Sherlock Holmes novel after A Study in Scarlet, published three years earlier - will sweep the readers away into a story of murders, betrayals, double-crossings and stolen treasures, and is an enduring testament to the storytelling genius of Arthur Conan Doyle. This edition contains notes and extra material for young readers.

The Summer of Lost Letters

The Summer of Lost Letters

Author: Hannah Reynolds Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/06/2021