Whether you’re looking for mystery books for kids or you just love the genre, there are a ton of titles to choose from. The best mystery books for kids will be written by authors who can capture your attention from the first page. You’ll love the characters and the mysteries they solve. Whether it’s a classic mystery or a contemporary thriller, you’ll find a book that will keep you captivated.
All The Devils Are Here by Louise Penny
Unlike your local yokel, Chief Inspector Gamache has been tasked with the heinous task of investigating a series of murders. And while they may be bloody, the police force has a penchant for a good time. So, the big question is, will they be able to contain the boogie-Oogie? If the answer is yes, he may be well on his way to a happy ending. In the meantime, a trip to the local bar is in order. But not before he gets in on the sexy o’s and the sexiest. And while he’s at it, why not sample the local beers and booze? Of course, the real reason is his job.
All The Devils Are Here is an enjoyable read. And while the name of the book isn’t the most appealing, the title’s plethora of perks has to be a plus. Luckily, he has the kind of boss that will dot his and hers i’s. So, it’s not like he can spend the night in a hot tub while his tuxedo is drying. And, for the record, I’m sure he won’t have the same problem once he gets home.
The Beast Must Die by Nicholas Blake
Among the most successful detective novels ever written is The Beast Must Die by Nicholas Blake. The novel has been adapted into several films and television shows over the years. It was first adapted into a film by Roman Vinoly Barreto in 1952. It was later adapted into the British series This Man Must Die and then the U.S. TV-MA series.
The Beast Must Die tells the story of crime writer Frank Cairns. He has been called in to help track down a hit-and-run driver who has killed his son. Cairns is also the prime suspect in the murder. However, Cairns insists that he was the victim of a mistake. This leads to a brilliant twist in the novel.
Although the novel is a classic crime thriller, it has a few flaws. One of them is the self-conscious artifice of the story. The plot is sluggish in the third act, but the novel starts and ends strongly.
Its premise is bold, but it could be viewed as foolhardy. However, the novel’s treatment of the basic idea is more effective.
Blake’s novels are very literate, with clever twists and clever clues. The story takes place against a backdrop of daily life in Britain. Although it is an excellent novel, it isn’t necessarily the best work by Blake.
Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders by Kate Grif
‘Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders’ is a historical mystery set in Victorian London. It features a seventeen-year-old music hall seamstress and a criminal baroness. The mood of the book is that of a girl determined to save her family. It is also a tale of romance.
Kitty Peck is the inheritor of the criminal empire of Paradise. She inherits buildings and servants but is still haunted by the ghost of a family secret. The Lady, as she is known, withholds the truth about Kitty’s family and a mysterious mystery has begun. Kitty must solve the mystery before time runs out and her family is destroyed.
The music halls of London are seedy and fun to watch. Kate Griffin is a true-born Cockney who has written other genres. She has worked as a journalist for local newspapers and as an assistant to an antique dealer. She lives in St Albans and is a member of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.
There are many mysteries in this novel. One is the mysterious disappearance of chorus girls from the music halls of Limehouse. There is also an ancient opium-addicted criminal baroness. The book’s other-matter-middle is Kitty’s attempt to solve the mystery and save her family.
Sandrine’s Case by Thomas H. Cook
Despite its name, Sandrine’s Case is not for the squeamish. It’s a smouldering novel about a man accused of killing his wife and trying to clear his name. It’s not as edgy as the best mystery books, but it’s a good read.
It’s a well-written novel that keeps the reader turning the pages. The big payoff is when the main character learns something about himself. There’s also a bit of unfair comparison going on.
The author is no slouch when it comes to crime fiction. He has written eighteen novels, two short story collections, and two true crime books. His first novel, The Chatham School Affair, received the prestigious Edgar Award for the best mystery novel of the year from Mystery Writers of America. He’s also won the Herodotus Prize for the best historical short story.
Aside from his best-selling books, Cook also taught English and history at Dekalb Community College from 1978 to 1981. He then worked as a book review editor at Atlanta Magazine. A few years later, Cook became a full-time writer. He has since published over twenty books and anthologies, including The Best American Crime Writing 2002-2004. Among other achievements, he’s been named the top crime fiction author in the country by The New York Times, and the best crime fiction author in the United Kingdom by The Times.
Novels by Eva Dolan
Among the plethora of crime novels out there, there are a few that stand out from the crowd. Eva Dolan’s oeuvre is certainly one of them. She has a knack for writing well-plotted and thought-provoking novels that also have a social or political edge.
Eva Dolan is a British author who has made a splash in the crime fiction world. She has released several novels since her debut. She has also managed to get her work read by an international audience. She has received a fair amount of attention on the online scene as well.
Her first novel, Long Way Home, was released in 2014, and since then she has released several more. Her most recent novel, Between Two Evils, has a social justice angle to it. Specifically, it focuses on the treatment of immigrants in Britain.
One of her most popular series features a male and female detective who work together to solve crimes. The storyline is well-executed, and the characters are believable. The series also has a few surprises up its sleeve. The novel features a believable serial rapist, and the effects of domestic violence are well explored.
The best mystery novel by Eva Dolan may not be her best. However, it is the best debut novel by a British author.
Novels by Margaret Millar
During her lifetime, Margaret Millar was a prolific and successful writer. She wrote over twenty-seven books, including short fiction. She was also a successful screenwriter for Warner Brothers and was a member of the Mystery Writers of America. She died in Santa Barbara, California.
In addition to her writing, Millar was active in the conservation movement in California during the 1960s. She and her husband helped found a local chapter of the National Audubon Society. She was a recipient of the Woman of the Year award from the Los Angeles Times.
Margaret Millar’s career spanned the twentieth century, but most of her novels were set in California. She wrote about unusual people and societal misfits. She also wrote about female characters and racial issues.
Millar’s novels are rich in psychological detail and offer a mature view of class and sexual freedom. She often delivers a surprise ending. She adhered to the mystery genre’s custom of long-drawn suspense.
One of Millar’s best works is A Stranger in My Grave. The book tells the story of a young woman who sees her own grave in a nightmare. After a series of prank phone calls, she spirals and becomes shut-in. The attorney she has been working for does not believe her, but she quickly realizes she is in danger.
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