Whodunit? 2: Male detectives

Continuing from the previous post on detective fiction, today it's the boys' turn, As before, this is not intended to suggest that these stories will only appeal to boys; it was just an excuse to look at twice as many books!

The 'Traces' series by Malcolm Rose follows Luke Harding, the youngest person ever to qualify as a forensic detective. Supported by MALC (his Mobile aid to Law and Crime), he solves crimes in a futuristic world. These books are great reads with much to recommend them!

You can find out more about Malcolm Rose's books on his website: http://www.malcolmrose.co.uk/

Andrew Lane's 'Young Sherlock Holmes' series looks at the career of that famous detective at the age of 14. Action packed, full-on adventures, Andrew Lane's troubled, brilliant and fascinating teenager remains true to the spirit of the original books. 

You can find out more at: http://youngsherlock.com/


Jonathan Stroud's detectives are on the trail of the ghosts that are haunting Britain. Only children have the power to fight them and so Anthony Lockwood, George Cubbins and Lucy Carlyle (Lockwood's Detective Agency) investigate some very spooky and dangerous hauntings. Fantastic stuff- but not for the faint hearted!

Find out more at: http://www.jonathanstroud.com/lockwoodandco.html


Many people know John Grisham for his adult books; Theodore Boone offers court room drama and detective work to a younger audience. Full of intrigue and suspense, these are stories that keep you guessing to the end.

Find out more at: http://www.theodoreboone.com/