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Detective stories

The Murderer’s Ape

Follow clues, unravel mysteries and uncover secrets with these engaging detective stories.

These stories are ideal for adventure loving, puzzle solving, unnecessarily inquisitive older children.

  • Stormbreaker

    Author: Anthony Horowitz

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  • Stormbreaker

    Author: Anthony Horowitz

    Fourteen-year-old Alex Rider finds his life turned upside down on discovering that his late uncle wasn't a mild-mannered banker, b…

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  • Operation Bunny

    Author: Sally Gardner Illustrator: David Roberts

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  • Operation Bunny

    Author: Sally Gardner Illustrator: David Roberts

    In the first case for the Fairy Detective Agency, Wings and Co, resourceful heroine Emily Vole must defeat the dastardly fairy-sna…

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  • Wild Boy

    Author: Rob Lloyd Jones

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  • Wild Boy

    Author: Rob Lloyd Jones

    In 1840s London, Wild Boy leads a miserable life in a travelling freak show. Treated as a monster and excluded from society, he de…

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  • Kid Sherlock

    Author: Justin Phillips Illustrator: Sean Gregory Miller and Lesley Atlansky

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  • Kid Sherlock

    Author: Justin Phillips Illustrator: Sean Gregory Miller and Lesley Atlansky

    Loosely based on the stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, this sharp and witty comic is a great introduction for youngsters into the wor…

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  • Codebusters

    Author: Dan Metcalf Illustrator: Gary Cherrington

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  • Codebusters

    Author: Dan Metcalf Illustrator: Gary Cherrington

    This pacey illustrated chapter book for confident young readers highlights the importance of friendship and remaining true to your…

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  • Blood Fever

    Author: Charlie Higson

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  • Blood Fever

    Author: Charlie Higson

    A sinister and secret society seems to be operating at Eton, while in the Mediterranean a young girl and her tutor are taken capti…

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