This is my list of the best adventure/mystery books for children. I’m listing them in reverse order, starting from ten to my favourite of all, number one.
10. The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage, by Enid Blyton.
A mystery with a very surprising solution. The Five Find-Outers solve the mystery with a bit of Sherlock-Homes-rivalling deduction and observance.
9. The Secret of Spiggy Holes, by Enid Blyton.
A wonderful adventure book, complete with secret passages and a gang of kidnapping criminals.
8. The Mystery of the Hidden Gold, by Helen Moss.
A brilliant story, expertly told.
7. The Mystery of the Invisible Spy, by Helen Moss.
I love the spy theme to this book and the way the plot completely twists half way through. A very, very good book.
6. The Adventurous Four, by Enid Blyton.
This is a very exciting book, with loads of adventure, and because of that, it’s getting a sixth place finish.
5. The Mystery of the Black Salamander, by Helen Moss.
This is a BRILLIANT book, and is possibly number one in the most complicated plot competition (if there is one!).
4. The Strike of the Shark, by Bear Grylls.
When I started reading this I thought it was going to be about a boy surviving all kinds of extreme locations and animals, which would have been brilliant, but it combines this with a whole load of mystery, which secures its number four finish.
3. The Mystery of the Secret Room, by Helen Moss.
I like this book because it is packed with adventure and kept me hooked until the very end. I also like sort of history-mystery thing because the feeling in the book that the mystery is centuries old makes this definitely the third best mystery book I’ve read so far.
2. The Extraordinary Cases of Sherlock Homes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
I have just bought this book and it is brilliant. It is a selection of eight Sherlock Homes cases and it is amazing. If I had to give it a rating out of ten, I would give it eleven!
1.The Mystery of the Phoenix Code, by Helen Moss.
This is, without a shadow of a doubt, my favourite mystery book ever, with one of the most unguessable plots ever. As soon as I bought it I read it three times in a row I liked it so much!
I hope you enjoy my list, and call back as I might be reviewing some of these books in more detail soon. 🙂