Mystery & Mayhem


Twelve mysteries.

Twelve authors.

One challenge: can you solve the crimes before the heroes of the stories?

These are twelve brand-new short stories from twelve of the best children’s crime writers writing today. These creepy, hilarious, brain-boggling, heart-pounding mysteries feature daring, brilliant young detectives, and this anthology is a must for fans of crime fiction and detection.

With an introduction by Katherine Woodfine, the anthology also features a brand new short story set in the world of The Sinclair’s Mysteries, ‘The Mystery of the Purloined Pearls’ featuring chorus-girl turned detective Lil!

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Praise for Mystery & Mayhem

‘ A wonderful anthology… a mix of classic crime yarns, including locked room style mysteries, poison plots, safe-breaking and sabotage. There is something to suit every taste…’ – The Sun

‘The variety contained in these pages is breath-taking…. You’ll laugh, you’ll gasp with shock… But most of all, you’ll have lots and lots of fun.’ – The Bookbag

‘This appetizing assortment is a nifty invitation to further mystery-reading’ – Kirkus

More about Mystery & Mayhem



Looking back on 2016

Looking back on a very busy and exciting 2016!


Behind the Scenes: The Edwardian Theatre

Find out more about the world of the Edwardian theatre, which appears in ‘The Mystery of the Purloined Pearls’


Mystery & Mayhem on tour

To celebrate the publication of Mystery & Mayhem this month, I headed out on tour!