Fiction: Mysteries

A word on my age designations:
— I list no upper age limits because well-written books appeal to readers far beyond ages typically listed for children’s books.
— Children vary enormously in what they enjoy, appreciate, and are able to digest. Use your judgement and check my reviews for more specific recommendations.

Hint: Many of these books have sequels by now. If you like one, check your library for more by the same author.

 Ages 7 and up:

The Alligator Case
Basil of Baker Street
The Big Six
The Buried Bones Mystery
The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity
The Case of the Missing Moonstone
The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken
Detective Gordon: A Case in any Case
Detective Nosegoode and the Museum Robbery
Detective Nosegoode and the Music Box Mystery
Detective Gordon: The First Case
Fabio, the World’s Greatest Flamingo Detective: The Case of the Missing Hippo
Fabio the World’s Greatest Flamingo Detective: Mystery on the Ostrich Express
Freddy the Detective series
The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe’s Very First Case
Horten’s Miraculous Mechanism: Magic, Mystery & A Very Strange Adventure
The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow
The Mystery of the Jeweled Moth
The Mystery of Meerkat Hill
The Mystery of the Painted Dragon

Pinky Pye
The Puzzling World of Winston Breen
Ruby Redfort Look Into My Eyes
The World’s Greatest Detective

Ages 10 and up:

Aggie Morton Mystery Queen: The Body Under the Piano
Aggie Morton Mystery Queen: Peril at Owl Park
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Greenglass House
The Ides of April
John Diamond
The London Eye Mystery
The Murderer’s Ape
The Romeo and Juliet Code
Smells Like Dog
The Spaghetti Detective
Three Times Lucky