Five Fantastic Mystery Novels For The Young Sleuths

Everyone is fond of a good mystery. It is always thrilling to figure out the who in the whodunit. This love for mystery is not just restricted to adults.

Reading books is certainly one of the best habits in both kids as well as adults. The mystery genre is hands down one of the most beloved and preferred genres in books. It is because mystery provides a certain sense of suspense and intrigue that keeps every child engaged and captivates the minds of young readers. If you are looking for some good mystery books for your young bookworm to read, here are some novels that are worth giving a try!

Greenglass House

This fabulous mystery story is narrated from the perspective of a ten-year-old boy. The story is pivoted around Milo, who runs a family inn. The mystery begins when the family is away on vacation, and suddenly unexpected guests start checking in at the inn. A bizarre coincidence connects all of them to the inn, in one way or another. The daughter of the cook helps Milo to solve the mystery about everyone’s connection with the inn.

The Face on the Milk Carton

This nerve-wracking tale of mystery and suspense around love, friendship, and family is what your little one will enjoy reading. The story is about Janice Johnson, who ventures out on an adventurous journey to seek her true identity after noticing that the image of the kid that appeared on the milk cartons was her. What she uncovers thereafter is what the mystery is all about.

Enigma: A Magical Mystery

When the props of a magical troupe go missing, Bertie Badger takes up the responsibility of finding out the culprit. He interrogates all the residents at the retirement home of his grandfather until the perpetrator is found. The book consists of richly detailed illustrations that your young sleuth will love looking at for finding the lost items hidden within the artwork.

Detective Dinosaur Undercover

This book is humorous and perfect for kids who have just started reading. Each chapter of the book features a short mystery that is solved by Detective Dinosaur, and usually by accident. The language is fun and simple. Kids that love detectives or dinosaurs or both will love this book.

Detective Donut and the Wild Goose Chase

This story is about a bear detective named Donut who requires some help from the readers, as he is trying to save his friend and his birthday present. Kids can seek clues from the pictures in the book and try to solve the mystery before Donut does.

Gift some of these charming mystery books to your little sleuth, and they will surely love them!


Satavisha hails from the city of joy, Kolkata. She took up writing as my profession amid the pandemic when the world was at a standstill. Here, she acquired a balance between her passion for writing and sharing various ideas and facts through her stories.
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