If you enjoy a good mystery story, then your kids probably will too. So, I’m delighted to launch four mystery ‘whodunnits’ especially for young readers around the age of 9-12 years.
Fishing for Clues, Stealing the Show, Pushing his Luck and Pointing the Finger are 24,000 word books full of mystery and adventure that your kids are going to love.
I was first commissioned to write these four titles back in 2000 by Scholastic Children’s Books as Sealed Mysteries, which had a final pull-out chapter. I’ve now given them a revamp, minus the pull-out chapter.
Now each book has a secret link to my website if the young reader wants some help with clues and red herrings.
These are all Murder Mysteries – but don’t worry, they aren’t going to give your child nightmares. They aren’t written to scare the reader – although, as you might expect, there’s plenty of tension and excitement.
But if your budding Sherlock Holmes or Miss Marple is lying awake at night, it’ll be because they’re fathoming out who did the crime not because they are scared!
Here’s a little about each title:
Fishing for Clues
Jake and Candy help their dad to clean up his new canal narrow boat. But there’s a mystery surrounding the previous owner – Benjamin Fisher has simply disappeared. No one knows where he’s gone – or do they? As Jake and Candy begin to find out more about Benjamin and the people he knew, they start to think there might be more to his disappearance than meets the eye.
Stealing the Show
It’s the chance of a lifetime! Emma has won a competition to spend the weekend with the hottest new boy-band around, Street Wise. She and her friend, Lucy, fly to France on the band’s private jet, watching the concerts, going backstage… It all sounds brilliant. Until something deadly happens…
Pushing his Luck
Rachel and her little sister, Jessica, love listening to the wonderful stories their elderly neighbour, Henry, tells them. So, when Henry is found dead at the bottom of the stairs in their block of flats, the girls are devastated. The police believe Henry lost his balance and fell, but Rachel and Jessica are convinced that he was pushed. That it was murder…
Pointing the Finger
Gibbets Hollow is part of Daniel’s paper round. It doesn’t worry him that this lonely lane is supposed to be haunted. He doesn’t believe in ghosts anyway. It’s the people who are more worrying. And when one of them is murdered – stabbed with a pitchfork, Daniel is convinced they have arrested the wrong person. With the help of his pal. Tim, they try to discover who the real killer is – but they are treading a dangerous path.
So, could you be an Ace Detective and solve these crimes?
Huge thank you to Rob Tysall of Tysall’s Photography for the cover images. And my granddaughter, Megan for being immortalised as my Little Tyke sleuth!
Available in paperback (£4.99) and kindle (99p). Buy links are below or contact me for personalised signed copies. Perfect for birthday and Christmas presents.
Find all 4 Little Tyke Murder Mysteries here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Little+tyke+murder+mysteries+ann+evans