Mystery Books

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Red Moon Rising (previously Faerie Tribes: The Crystal Mirror)

by Paula Harrison

Laney thinks she’s just an ordinary girl but from the moment she sees a blood-red moon, everything changes. She discovers she’s a member of the Mist Tribe, and her Awakening has set off a chain of events that are dangerous and magical.

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slightlyjones_3Slightly Jones and the Case of the Hidden City

by Joan Lennon

Slightly Jones arrives in the City of Art and Artists, in response to a bewildering telegram.  But will her first case out of her own country prove too much for our detective-in-training?  Will she discover the truth, or will she be lost forever beneath the streets of Paris? 

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dearscarlettjpgDear Scarlett

by Fleur Hitchcock

When Scarlett is given a box from her dead father she finds it’s full of clues. The book, the tools, the postcards, the key – if she can work out what they mean, maybe, together with her new friend Ellie, she can unlock the secrets about him and about herself. 

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ladybird coverMinnie Piper: The Ladybird Code

by Caroline Juskus

If you like parties, secrets and ladybirds this could be the spottylicious book for you! Minnie Piper is back and planning her best birthday ever when a string of riddles sets her off on a birthday treasure hunt.  

Contains real riddles and Morse Code.

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choc_cypher_coverMinnie Piper: The Chocolate Cipher

by Caroline Juskus


The fabaroony Minnie Piper is on her toughest challenge yet – to solve Cleopatra’s Chocolate Cipher and win a year’s supply of chocolates! But disaster strikes when Wanda Wellingtons, is dognapped. Will Minnie ever see her dog again?

Contains hieroglyphics and puzzles so get cracking!

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by Julie Sykes

How do you live by the rules if you don’t know what they are?

Amber’s lost her memory. The only clues to her identity are an amber necklace and a broken mobile. She’s determined to learn the truth about her secret past but how many rules will she break along the way?

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evaEva and the Hidden Diary

by Judi Curtin

Eva’s great at solving problems, but surely even she can’t fix something that went wrong in the past? When Eva and Kate find a diary, written long ago by a girl their own age, they are determined to right old wrongs! But the present, too, is throwing challenges at them …

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face like glass-hbA Face Like Glass

by Frances Hardinge

In the underground city of Caverna, craftsmen create extraordinary delicacies – amnesia-wines, vision-cheeses and mind-control-perfumes. It is a city of perfect liars, where everybody has been taught expressions by skilled ‘Facesmiths’. Into this distrustful world tumbles Neverfell, a young amnesiac who cannot lie, whose face betrays her every thought…

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Raven HeartsRaven Hearts

by Fiona Dunbar

When Kitty goes to stay on an eerie, windswept moor,
she soon hears about a terrifying ghost hound rumoured to prey on humans,
A man has disappeared without a trace ­ and he’s not the first. Helped by
a strange spirit called Lupa, Kitty must solve the mystery ­ and fast.

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The Case of the London DragonfishThe Case of the London Dragonfish 

by Joan Lennon

Slightly Jones has red hair, too many freckles and a fly-away temper, but she’s not going to let that stop her becoming the next Sherlock Holmes!  Join her as she battles mad scientists, Scottish ghosts and Egyptian mummies – no case is too strange … or dangerous! 

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Perfect SummerPerfect Summer

by Karen King

Living in a society obsessed with perfection, Morgan can’t help being a bit envious of her best friend, Summer. Summer is beautiful, rich and her life seems so perfect. Then Morgan’s little brother, Josh, gets kidnapped. Can Morgan save him and is Summer’s life as perfect as it seems?

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