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Boys 11 Ah the lure of a mystery, the fascination with the unknown and the adrenaline rush of discovering the truth regardless of the risk. Danger?? What danger?!



Try these first


Down the
              rabbit hole
Down the rabbit hole

by Peter Abrahams (2005)

First book in the Echo Falls series


Black cats
              and butlers
Black cats and butlers

by Janine Beacham (2017)

First book in the Rose Raventhorpe investigates series


Jimmy Coates: Killer
Jimmy Coates: Killer

by Joe Craig (2005)

First book in the Jimmy Coates series


The London Eye mystery
The London Eye mystery

by Siobhan Dowd (2007)

First book in The London Eye mystery series


The hound
              of the Baskervilles The hound of the Baskervilles

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (
1902)

Third book in the Sherlock Holmes series
Can be read & loved without having read any previous books in this series


Small change for Stuart
Small change for Stuart

by Lissa Evans (2011)

First book in the Stuart series


Inkheart
Inkheart

by Cornelia Funke (2003)

First book in the Inkheart series


Dear Scarlett
Dear Scarlett

by Fleur Hitchcock (2013)

 


Mondays are murder
Mondays are murder

by Tanya Landman (2009)

First book in the Poppy Fields mystery series


The
              thieves of Ostia
The thieves of Ostia

by Caroline Lawrence (2001)

First book
in The Roman mysteries series


January
January

by Gabrielle Lord (2009)

First book in the Conspiracy 365 series


The apothecary
The apothecary

by Maile Meloy (2011)

First book in The apothecary series


The glass
              children
The glass children

by Kristina Ohlsson (2013)

First book in The glass children series


I was a rat!
I was a rat!

by Philip
Pullman (1999)

 


The impossible clue
The impossible clue

by Sarah Rubin (2016)

First book in the Alice Jones series


Holes
Holes

by Louis Sachar (1998)

First book in the Holes series


The Blackthorn key
The Blackthorn key

by Kevin Sands (2015)

First book in The Blackthorn key series


The
              invention of Hugo Cabret
The invention of Hugo Cabret

by Brian
Selznick (2007)

 


Smart
Smart

by Kim
Slater (2014)

 


The
              mysterious Benedict Society
The mysterious Benedict Society

by Trenton Lee Stewart (2007)

First book in The mysterious Benedict Society series


Three times
              lucky
Three times lucky

by Sheila Turnage (2012)

First book in the
Mo and Dale mysteries series


The murderer's
              ape
The murderer's ape

by Jakob Wegelius (2014)

 



If you want more


Chasing Vermeer
Chasing Vermeer

by Blue Balliett (2004)

First book in the Chasing Vermeer series


The curse of
              the blue figurine
The curse of the blue figurine

by John Bellairs (1983)

First book in the Johnny Dixon series


The chicken
              dance
The chicken dance

by Jacques
Couvillon (2007)

 


Smith
Smith

by Leon Garfield (1967)

 


The
              Thornthwaite inheritance
The Thornthwaite inheritance

by Gareth P. Jones (2009)

First book in the Thornthwaite series


The
              billionaire's curse
The billionaire's curse

by Richard Newsome (2009)

First book in The billionaire's curse series


Rooftoppers
Rooftoppers

by Katherine Rundell (2013)

 


Wonderstruck
Wonderstruck

by Brian Selznick (2011)

 


The Egypt
              game
The Egypt game

by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (1967)

First book in the Game series


Liar and spy
Liar and spy

by Rebecca
Stead (2012)

 


The last wild
The last wild

by Piers Torday (2013)

First book in The last wild series


The
              clockwork sparrow
The clockwork sparrow

by Katherine Woodfine (2015)

First book in The Sinclair's mysteries series



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