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Crime & mystery fiction (Children's / Teenage) books

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.

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Recently Published

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge The Lie Tree

Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015. The Lie Tree is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric novel by Frances Hardinge, award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly By Night. It is read by star of BBC's Silent Witness...
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 21/09/2017

Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones Murder, Magic, and What We Wore


Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Sherlock Holmes a Diflaniad y Diemwnt by Sam Hearn Sherlock Holmes a Diflaniad y Diemwnt


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

The Great Hibernation by Tara Dairman The Great Hibernation


Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

The Extraordinary Colours of Auden Dare by Zillah Bethell The Extraordinary Colours of Auden Dare

The answer to this will take Auden and Vivi on a thrilling journey of discovery as they seek to find out just what exactly Paragon is - and what link he has to Auden - and find that the truth...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Elf Detectives by Scott Sonneborn Elf Detectives

You better watch out the North Police are on patrol! From cracking cold cases to handling stickier-than-a-candy-cane situations, these elf detectives don't stop until they've discovered who's been naughty and who's been nice. In this story book, you can follow...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Moonrise by Sarah Crossan Moonrise

The astonishing new novel from Carnegie Medal, CliPPA Poetry Award, YA Book Prize and CBI Book of the Year Award winning author Sarah Crossan. They think I hurt someone. But I didn't. You hear? Cos people are gonna be telling...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony by Chris Riddell Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony

There are musical goings-on at Ghastly-Gorm Hall and another spooky mystery for Ada Goth to solve in the fourth book in the Goth Girl series by Chris Riddell, Children's Laureate 2015-2017. Lord Goth is throwing a music festival at Ghastly-Gorm...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Genuine Fraud A masterful suspense novel from the author of the unforgettable bestseller We Were Liars by E. Lockhart Genuine Fraud A masterful suspense novel from the author of the unforgettable bestseller We Were Liars

From the author of the unforgettable New York Times bestseller We Were Liars comes a masterful new psychological suspense novel-the story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Hiding Lies by Julie Cross Hiding Lies


Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

Shadow Of A Pug by H. Wallace Shadow Of A Pug

My partner scanned the message and a slow grin took over her face as she said our four favorite words: 'We have a case.' HOWARD WALLACE IS BACK! Middle-school detectives Howard Wallace and Ivy Mason are itching for a juicy...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Suee and the Shadow by Ginger Ly Suee and the Shadow

Strange things start happening in Outskirtsville when Suee's shadow comes to life, and it's up to Suee to find out why before it's too late!
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Mystery Mob and the Wrong Robot by Roger Hurn Mystery Mob and the Wrong Robot


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2017

Mystery Mob and the Runaway Train by Roger Hurn Mystery Mob and the Runaway Train


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2017

Mystery Mob and the Abominable Snowman by Roger Hurn Mystery Mob and the Abominable Snowman


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2017

Coming Soon

Pipsie, Nature Detective: Turtle Trouble by Rick DeDonato Pipsie, Nature Detective: Turtle Trouble


Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

Fix Me by Lisa M Cronkhite Fix Me


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

The Deep Dark Descending by Allen Eskens The Deep Dark Descending


Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2017

Ottoline CD Boxset 1 by Chris Riddell Ottoline CD Boxset 1

Introducing Miss Ottoline Brown, an exceptionally inquisitive Mistress of Disguise, and her partner in crime, Mr. Munroe in Ottoline CD Boxset 1 by Chris Riddell. Together they look after the Brown family's eclectic collections - and dabble in a spot...
Format: Multiple copy pack - Released: 05/10/2017

Ottoline CD Boxset 2 by Ottoline CD Boxset 2

Miss Ottoline Brown, an exceptionally inquisitive Mistress of Disguise, and her partner in crime, Mr. Munroe are back in Ottoline CD Boxset 2 by Chris Riddell! Together they look after the Brown family's eclectic collections - and dabble in a...
Format: Multiple copy pack - Released: 05/10/2017

The Midnight Peacock by Katherine Woodfine The Midnight Peacock

The festive season has come to Sinclair's, and Sophie and Lil are spending the holidays at snowy Winter Hall. But it turns out that this is no ordinary house party . . . As sinister secrets come to light, our...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Lock and Key: The Downward Spiral by Ridley Pearson Lock and Key: The Downward Spiral

Will leave you dying to know more. -Rick Riordan, author of the #1 bestselling Percy Jackson seriesThe New York Times bestselling author of the Peter and the Starcatcher and Kingdom Keepers series, Ridley Pearson, brings us the second riveting tale...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: The Salmon of Doubt by Ilias Kyriazis, Arvind Ethan David Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: The Salmon of Doubt
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Plagued by nightmares of a life he never had, Dirk Gently discovers that a holistic detective can have more than one past, and they're about to catch up with him! Featuring favorite characters from the original books as well as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2017

Magisterium: The Silver Mask by Cassandra Clare, Holly Black Magisterium: The Silver Mask
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He is facing an existence behind bars, banished from the rest of the magical community for what he is - for what he might become.But a shocking revelation has promised freedom - at a cost.This fourth year at the Magisterium...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/10/2017

The Hole Nine Yards by Stacia Deutsch The Hole Nine Yards

Michael, Liv and Leo-the Mysterious Makers of Shaker Street-decide to investigate what's behind all the destroyed landscapes. A glossary and reader questions provide support to the young reader, and when the story's over, readers can become makers themselves by re-creating...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

A Picture's Worth a Thousand Clues by Stacia Deutsch A Picture's Worth a Thousand Clues

Ten-year-old Michael Wilson notices that strange things are happening at old Mrs Vernon's house, just two down from his Shaker Street home. After the mystery's solved, readers can re-create the Mysterious Makers' tools with included instructions, and a glossary, discussion...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

Christmas Dinner of Souls by Ross (author) Montgomery Christmas Dinner of Souls

It's a dark and lonely Christmas Eve in the dining room of ancient Soul's College. The kitchen boy, 11-year-old Lucas, has helped prepare a highly unusual meal, made with unrecognisable ingredients, cooked by a mysterious chef. And then the guests...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

Sounds Like Trouble by Stacia Deutsch Sounds Like Trouble

Readers can become makers themselves by following included instructions to re-create the tools the Shaker Street kids use to solve the mystery, while a glossary, discussion questions and writing prompts make this a great addition for libraries.
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

The Ingenious Inventors of Iverness Street by Stacia Deutsch The Ingenious Inventors of Iverness Street

For as long as he can remember, Michael Wilson has enjoyed tinkering with things, and now, along with his friends Liv Hernandez and Leo Hammer, he's formed the Ingenious Inventors of Iverness Street. Can they stop their sinister neighbours with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

That's the Spirit! by Stacia Deutsch That's the Spirit!

The brown house at the end of Shaker Street is a bit shady. Everyone who moves in gets scared off. Liv is convinced the house is haunted by the ghost of its late owner, General Pablo Carlos, but Michael doesn't...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

Other books in this genre

Thornhill by Pam Smy Thornhill

A darkly gripping tale of two girls separated by thirty years but pulled together by a house.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes The Arsonist


Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

Violet and the Mummy Mystery by Harriet Whitehorn Violet and the Mummy Mystery

A delightful detective series for girls starring Violet Remy-Robinson, a young girl with adventure on her mind!
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

Pig and Wolf Mystery at the Mansion by Anthony Bush Pig and Wolf Mystery at the Mansion

There is funny business afoot and Inspector Pig is on the case. He reluctantly heaves himself out of his comfy chair and, after a last fond glance at the biscuit barrel, he sets off for Howling Manor with PCs Saddleback...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/08/2017

Suee and the Shadow by Ginger Ly Suee and the Shadow

Strange things start happening in Outskirtsville when Suee's shadow comes to life, and it's up to Suee to find out why before it's too late!
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/08/2017

Howard Wallace, P.I. (Howard Wallace, P.I., Book 1) by Casey Lyall Howard Wallace, P.I. (Howard Wallace, P.I., Book 1)

Aside from his trusty list of rules, 12-year-old private investigator Howard Wallace has got nothing. His office consists of a three-legged desk and a chair. He's got a decrepit old bike that can't get him away from the neighbourhood bullies...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/08/2017

The Guggenheim Mystery by Robin Stevens, Siobhan Dowd The Guggenheim Mystery
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My name is Ted Spark. I am 12 years and 281 days old. I have seven friends.Three months ago, I solved the mystery of how my cousin Salim disappeared from a pod on the London Eye. This is the story...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/08/2017

Friday Barnes 7 Bitter Enemies by R.A. Spratt Friday Barnes 7 Bitter Enemies


Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2017

The Secret of Supernatural Creek Book 5 by Lauren St. John The Secret of Supernatural Creek Book 5

Eleven-year-old ace detective Laura Marlin is back for another exciting adventure in the fifth mystery from award-winning author Lauren St John, perfect for fans of Enid Blyton and Robin Stevens.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017

Goodly and Grave in a Deadly Case of Murder by Justine Windsor Goodly and Grave in a Deadly Case of Murder

The second page-turning adventure in this sharp-witted, magical mystery series.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017

The Secret Seven Collection 5 Books 13-15 by Enid Blyton The Secret Seven Collection 5 Books 13-15

Meet siblings Peter and Janet, and their friends Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin and George. Together they are The Secret Seven - ready to solve any mystery, any time! A bumper collection of 3 Secret Seven books in 1 volume.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017

The Lost Puppy by Clara Vulliamy The Lost Puppy

Dot, her best friend Beans and her dog McClusky all love sniffing out a good mystery and together they will solve the case and save the day . . .
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017

School of the Dead by Avi School of the Dead

In this spine-tingling story from Newbery Medal winner Avi, a boy must solve the mystery of the ghost haunting him. Full of twists and turns that get spookier by the chapter, School of the Dead is a fast-paced mystery that...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/07/2017

Top-Secret Grandad and Me: Death by Tumble Dryer by David MacPhail Top-Secret Grandad and Me: Death by Tumble Dryer

Detective Jay Patel has a new top-secret sidekick - his ghost grandad! Can Jay and Grandad solve the first in a series of hilarious and wacky murders? Laugh-out-loud mystery series from the author of Thorfinn the Nicest Viking.
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/07/2017

Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Curious Coins by Mike Nicholson Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Curious Coins

The Museum Mystery Squad investigates the case of missing donation money. Can the Squad use robots from a new futuristic exhibition to spy on the culprit?
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/07/2017

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