Monday, July 7, 2008

More mysteries .... for younger readers

Many readers were introduced to the world of mysteries by Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys (such as our commenter to the post from June 17th, "What's in a Mystery?"). Young readers eagerly tagged along on their crime-solving adventures. While those characters are still around, here are some other detectives being read by a whole new generation of mystery lovers.

The Nate the Great series by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. The first book in this series bares the name of it's leading character, Nate the Great. Readers follow along as the Pancake-loving crime fighter solves the mystery of the missing picture.

Bones and the Birthday mystery by David A. Adler, 5th in the series. In his latest case, young Jeffrey Bones tries to discover the whereabouts of his grandfather's missing birthday present.

A new mystery series features Enola Holmes. (Can you guess who her big brother is?) The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets : an Enola Holmes mystery by Nancy Springer introduces Fourteen-year-old Enola Holmes, who disguises as a beautiful woman, to find clues in floral bouquets as she searches for the missing Doctor Watson, a companion of her famous older brother... Sherlock.

If the above characters are a little young for our Teenager readers, then how about these aspiring detectives:

The Angel of Death : a forensic mystery by Alane Ferguson
Seventeen-year-old high school senior Cameryn Mahoney uses skills learned as assistant to her coroner father to try to unravel the mystery of a local teacher's gruesome death, while also awaiting a possible reunion with her long-missing mother.

Rat Life : a mystery by Tedd Arnold
After developing an unusual friendship with a young Vietnam War veteran in 1972, fourteen-year-old Todd discovers his writing talent and solves a murder mystery.

No Time Like Show Time : a Hermux Tantamoq adventure by Michael Hoeye
Watchmaker-mouse Hermux Tantamoq enters the exciting and somewhat shady world of show business to investigate a mysterious blackmailer at the Varmint Theater.

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