Title: Mystery & Mayhem
Authors: Katherine Woodfine, Clementine Beauvias, Elen Caldecott, Susie Day, Julia Golding, Frances Hardinge, Caroline Lawrence, Helen Moss, Sally Nicholls, Kate Pankhurst, Harriet Whitehorn, Robin Stevens
Published: May 2016
Length: 305 pages
Source: Received for review from the publisher through Netgalley
This is a collection on different crime cases for young children, I would probably say this was suitable for someone around the age of 8-12. The cases are really fun and engaging, and as this is meant to be an interactive book it provides enough information for the reader to attempt to solve each case. I also enjoyed that there quite a few cases and they all differed quite a bit, ensuring that you’d enjoy at least a few of them.
Again this isn’t something I’d read as it is aimed at a younger audience but I definitely think that it’s something my younger brother would enjoy!
There are twelve cases in this book, and so they are short but actually quite entertaining! Each story is captured within the case so it didn’t feel overwhelming, and for a younger audience it’s actually quite easy to keep up! They’re also really addictive; as soon as you finish a case you find yourself already half way through the next! This was really a great read, light, fast paced and thoroughly entertaining, even for someone who’s a bit too old to be reading it! I would definitely recommend this to families with younger children, I personally think it can be a great gateway to reading!