Dd would like to read a detective/ crime novel! I don't know of any other than famous five or Sherlock Holmes which she isn't impressed with. I think she would like something a bit more modern . Any ideas please?
The Phillip Pullman series about a Victorian girl who's a sort of detective might be suitable? Ruby In The Smoke I think the first one is called. Not sure if they might be a bit 'old' for a ten year old tho.
She might like John Grisham's [[ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Theodore-Boone-John-Grisham/dp/1444714503/ref=sr_1_2_bnp_1_pap?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1378068431&sr=1-2&keywords=theodore+booneTheodore Boone]] series about a 13 year old boy who wants to be a lawyer like his parents. They are very much a modern reworking of the oldfashioned child detective stories. My younger two (11 and 13) love them.