Mystery solving books

(7 Posts)
dontyouknow Mon 21-Apr-14 11:00:49

My 7 year old DD found an old book of mine - Piccolo mysterysolvers - where each chapter is a "mystery". There are two children who investigate then there is a picture at the end and you have to solve the mystery using clues in the chapter/picture. The solutions are at the back in mirror writing.

The one I had was like this Case of the Chocolate snatcher

I bought a few more in the series and found they have reprinted them New Version

Does anyone have any ideas for other books she might like?

She has just discovered my old fighting fantasy choose your own adventure books (Warlock of Firetop Mountain etc) and loves those too.

tiredandsadmum Mon 21-Apr-14 11:06:16

I don't know these, but there are the Caroline lawrence roman mysteries. Also another set I have just bought DS - I will check the name later.

The famous Five were "amended" (same story and characters and ending) and I bought 1 for DS where the child chose the route through the story. He doesn't get on with it though so we stopped.

MiddleEnglish Mon 21-Apr-14 11:12:22

Usborne used to do something similar but they might be a bit young compared to the ones you have mentioned. Think they are called puzzle adventure, short chapters with a puzzle after each one. More illustration and less text than something like fighting fantasy IIRC.

dontyouknow Mon 21-Apr-14 12:25:11

Thanks the roman mysteries look like something she would enjoy.

Yes, the Usbourne Puzzle books. We have some of those and she does still like them. I found one in a charity shop only a few weeks ago and she was really pleased! I was looking for something with a bit more reading though.

Batmansunderpants Mon 21-Apr-14 12:31:38

Choose your own adventure? You read to a set spot and choose the path you take. Many different story lines.

Batmansunderpants Mon 21-Apr-14 12:33:39

http://www.cyoa.com

tiredandsadmum Mon 21-Apr-14 21:20:47

The other series I mentioned is by Helen Moss. I had bought a couple in a charity shop and thought they looked quite good. I then got a box set on the Book People. www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_10?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=helen%20moss%20adventure%20island%20collection&sprefix=helen+moss%2Caps%2C251

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