First Clues: Mysteries for Kids, your source for information on over 100 mystery series for children and young adults where each series is conveniently listed under three different age categories (New Sleuth, ages 4 to 7; Future Sleuth, aged 7 to 10; and Sleuth in Training, ages 10 and older), is pleased to feature another series of mysteries on our website.
The Kids on a Case mysteries feature a number of school-age children who investigate adult-type crimes. In the first book of the series, The Case of the Ten Grand Kidnapping, local trouble maker Tyler Bowen’s school crush, Kimberly Mockton, gets kidnapped by a gang of hardened criminals. He is determined to rescue her and stumbles onto a massive clue when he overhears a conversation at an abandoned house and believes that he’s discovered the location of Kimberly’s kidnappers. He sets out to convince his classmates to help him find and rescue her; the few who believe him form their own group of private investigators. In order to keep up with the criminals, the kids resort to calculated tactics and adult methods that put their lives in danger. They search deep within themselves to find the strength, determination and perseverance needed to succeed.
The author, Tony Peters, is reportedly working on a sequel, though no title has been announced.
The Kids on a Case mysteries are recommended for young private investigators aged 13 and older.
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