I have always loved books about detectives and mystery and these are some of the best mystery books for kids I have read.
All these mystery books have fast moving, exciting plots that will keep you on the edge of your seat and are great fun for kids in middle school, KS2 and KS3.
The Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine
After Sophie Taylor’s father dies suddenly and something very odd happens with his will, Sophie must look after herself in London. Working in Sinclair’s department store she soon makes friends with Billy, a porter, and Lil a fearless girl who wants to be an actress.
All goes well until … a priceless clockwork sparrow is stolen and Sophie is a suspect. She and her friends must become detectives and solve the mystery before Sophie is arrested for a crime she did not commit. This book is fast moving and fun with many hidden twists.
The Impossible Clue by Sarah Rubin
When a scientist disappears from a locked room Alice Jones, maths whizz, takes up the case. Then a seemingly impossible clue appears. Can Alice find the mysterious man before it is too late. Alice is a detective who uses logic to solve crimes.
Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens
When Hazel finds Miss Bell’s body on the gym room floor she and her best friend Daisy know there is a mystery to solve. They must find out which of the teachers murdered Miss Bell. The question is can their detective society solve such a complex case. Murder Most Unladylike is packed with adventure and surprises and I would recommend it as a fabulous detective book.
Murder At Twilight by Fleur Hitchcock
When Noah goes missing and Viv’s mother is arrested for kidnap Viv knows she must find Noah. She thinks he has just run away for attention but soon she realises something far worse is going on. With a fast moving action packed plot Murder At Twilight is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
I really hope you enjoy these mystery books for kids as much as I did. Do bookmark it or save it on Pinterest for safe keeping. And or more good kids books for 10 to 13 year olds check out the posts below.