The Detention Detectives: Murder By Mistake

The Detention Detectives: Murder By Mistake


‘Top-grade misbehaviour’ – THE GUARDIAN

THE DETENTION DETECTIVES ARE BACK! And there's been another murder...

Headstrong LYDIA leads the new case. As a school reporter, she’s great at getting the facts. But when someone unexpected arrives at Gran’s, it’s clear she’s missing some clues…

Sensitive DANIEL is convinced this case is linked to their first. As a young carer he’s got a lot on his plate, so he needs the trio to work on this together. He just needs to persuade…

Not-so-new-boy JONNO, who’s settled in at Hanbridge High. But he’s so distracted by his new band – maybe solving crimes just isn’t cool anymore? Or maybe he’s scared of finding out the truth…

Can you solve the case before THE DETENTION DETECTIVES?

Praise for book one:

'a fresh new take on the murder mystery genre' - The School Library Association

'Friendship, trust, courage and determination are at the heart of this extremely funny murder-mystery tale' - BookTrust

'Lis Jardine is an exciting new voice...This new school set crime series is well worth investigating' - LoveReading4Kids

'splendidly assured' - The Guardian


  • Ideal for fans of Robin Stevens
    The Week Junior

About the author

Lis Jardine

Lis Jardine grew up in various vicarages across London and the Black Country. She has been a lifelong reading addict and is rarely spotted in the wild without a book, usually a Golden Age murder mystery or a comic fantasy.
She currently lives in Cheshire with her husband and nearly-grown daughters, where she combines the two best jobs in the world: secondary school librarian and children’s novelist.

Lis studied English Literature at the University of Warwick and completed the MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. She has not won any prizes since a General Knowledge quiz at primary school.

In her spare time, Lis likes to watch TV, learn Norwegian (1300 day Duo streak!) and invent unlikely vegan sandwich recipes.
Follow Lis Jardine on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @LisJardine
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