Toseland did not expect to find playmates in his great-grandmother's mansion.
Master of disguises
Max's reputation for solving mysteries grows.
Witness to murder
Can twelve-year-old Smith uncover the murderers' motives before becoming the next victim?
Exiles from Troy discover the New World
Mystery, humor and an endearing young sleuth.
Got a problem?
Max has the solution.
A book that became a TV series
Who is George's real father?
Deathbed confession leads to mystery
Brother Cadfael is on the case.
Reverse discrimination evident in children’s book
A terrible mixture of animals and feminism.
Number one in a great new series.
A summer mystery
An entertaining portrayal of every child's desire to find and solve a mystery.
One of Amazon’s “Top 20” for 2013
Imagine growing up without a local public library.
The Adventures of Richard Hannay
A quintessential spy story.
The Roman Mysteries Series
Flavia is the daughter of a Roman captain.
Cam Jansen Mysteries
Three titles from a mystery series for beginner readers.
Malcolm at Midnight
Everyone thinks Malcolm the rat is a mouse.
Everyone knows the key to a great pie is the crust.
The Invisible Detective Series
Another mystery in The Invisible Detective Series.
The Saxby Smart Series
Saxby Smart is a child detective.
Young Sherlock Holmes Series
Alex Rider in a deerstalker, anyone?
The Rag and Bone Shop
Jason, a shy 12-year-old, is questioned about the death of his friend Alicia, not realizing that the interrogator is already convinced of his guilt.
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