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
















Over sea, under stone
by Susan Cooper (1965)
First book in the Dark is rising series







Midnight for Charlie Bone
by Jenny Nimmo (2002)
First book in the Children of the Red King series
   
Holes
by Louis Sachar (1998)
First book in the Holes series








The invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick (2007)
















The curse of the blue figurine
by John Bellairs (1983)
First book in the Johnny Dixon series
   
The chicken dance
by Jacques Couvillon (2007)








Jimmy Coates: Killer
by Joe Craig (2005)
First book in the Jimmy Coates series
   
The London Eye mystery
by Siobhan Dowd (2007)
   
Small change for Stuart
by Lissa Evans (2011)
First book in the Stuart series
   

Inkheart
by Cornelia Funke (2003)
First book in the Inkheart series
   
Smith
by Leon Garfield (1967)
   

Dear Scarlett
by Fleur Hitchcock (2013)







The Thornthwaite inheritance
by Gareth P. Jones (2009)
First book in the Thornthwaite series
   
Mondays are murder
by Tanya Landman (2009)
First book in the Poppy Fields mystery series
   
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
   
I was a rat!
by Philip Pullman (1999)
   

Smart
by Kim Slater (2014)








Liar and spy
by Rebecca Stead (2012)
   
The mysterious Benedict Society
by Trenton Lee Stewart (2007)
First book in the Mysterious Benedict Society series
   
The last wild
by Piers Torday (2013)
First book in the Last wild series








Three times lucky
by Sheila Turnage (2012)
First book in the Mo LoBeau series





Chasing Vermeer
by Blue Balliett (2004)
First book in the Chasing Vermeer series







Number 8
by Anna Fienberg (2006)


Pure dead magic
by Debi Gliori (2001)
First book in the Pure dead series


The billionaire's curse
by Richard Newsome (2009)
First book in the Billionaire series








13
by James Phelan (2013)
First book in The last thirteen series








Rooftoppers
by Katherine Rundell (2013)









Wonderstruck
by Brian Selznick (2011)







The Egypt game
by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (1967)
First book in the Game series







Dead Man's Cove
by Lauren St John (2010)
First book in the Laura Marlin mysteries series



The silver spoon of Solomon Snow
by Kaye Umansky (2004)
First book in the Solomon Snow series