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Mystery: Project
Montessori List for Mystery Books

Solving Mysterious Crimes…


Fingerprints and Talking Bones: How Real-Life Crimes Are Solved by Charlotte Foltz Jones


For the Growing Mystery Lover…


The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King

Sherlock Holmes takes on a teen female apprentice in this delightful and well-wrought addition to the master detective’s casework…


Rinny and The Trail of Clues by Robyn Leslie (teacher’s manual available at Sugar Ducky Books)
also (out of print) Miss President and the Trail of Clues


Diamond Brothers Mysteries, by Anthony Horowitz (chapter books to pre-teen)

Nick Simple’s life is anything but simple. His parents have moved to Australia, leaving him in the care of his incompetent older brother who is trying to make a living as a private detective and changes the family name. Set in England and filled with a variety of colorful characters, the plot reads like a 1940s P.I. movie…

The Falcon’s Malteser
Public Enemy Number Two
The French Confection (from
I Know What You Did Last Wednesday (from
South by South East (from


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes:

The Extraordinary Cases of Sherlock Holmes
The Great Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Mysterious Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


For the Master Mystery-ian:


Agatha Christie (murder mysteries):

The A.B.C. Murders

And Then There Were None

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas

Murder on the Orient Express

and lots more…


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes (murder mysteries):

The Hound of the Baskervilles
A Study in Scarlet

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