Encyclopedia Brown: These classic mysteries have stood the test of time! Encyclopedia is a boy detective who helps his father the police chief solve crimes. Each short mystery is presented in a chapter and then readers turn to the back of the book to find out how the mystery was solved. Fun for those who like to have a chance to solve the mystery themselves!
The Mystery of Eatum Hall by John Kelly
This picture book mystery gives readers plenty of clues in the illustrations. A clueless pig and goose are invited to a mysterious stranger's mansion for a weekend of delicious meals. The only problem is: their host is missing and he may be a WOLF! Clues in the words and illustrations will lead readers to come up with their own conclusions about the mystery of Eatum Hall.
The Case of the Stolen Sixpence by Holly Webb
Twelve-year-old Maisie is a noticing sort of person. Thats why she is convinced she would make an excellent detective if she ever got the chance! But instead of detecting, she spends her days polishing the banisters at her grandmother's boarding house or fetching fish for the lodgers' dinner. In The Case of the Stolen Sixpence, Maisie's big chance to prove herself finally arrives when crime strikes her Victorian London neighborhood. While the grown-ups turn a blind eye to the whodunit and justice goes un-served, Maisie and her canine sidekick, Eddie, search the streets for clues to crack the case.
The Ruby in the Smoke by Phillip Pullman
“BEWARE THE SEVEN blessings . . . ” When she first utters these words, 16-year-old Sally Lockhart doesn’t know their meaning. But when an employee of her late father hears them, he dies of fear. Thus begins Sally’s terrifying journey into the seamy underworld of Victorian London, in search of clues to her father’s mysterious death. This book is the first in a young adult mystery series.