List of fictional detectives for younger readers

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This list consists of fictional investigators written specifically for younger readers:

Detective Creator Debut
Basil of Baker Street Eve Titus Basil of Baker Street (1958)
Trixie Belden Julie Campbell The Secret of the Mansion (1948)
Brains Benton Charles Spain Verral The Case of the Missing Message (1959)
Bill Bergson Astrid Lindgren Bill Bergson, Master Detective (1946/1952)
Connie Blair Betsy Allen The Clue in Blue (1948)
Judy Bolton Margaret Sutton The Vanishing Shadow (1932)
Encyclopedia Brown Donald J. Sobol Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective (1963)
Ottoline Brown Chris Riddell Ottoline and the Yellow Cat (2007)
Grace Cavendish Grace Cavendish Lady Grace Mysteries: Assassin (2004)
KC Corcoran Ron Roy Who Cloned the President? (2001)
Louise and Jean Dana Harriet Adams By the Light of the Study Lamp (1934)
Tim and Nick Diamond Anthony Horowitz The Falcon's Malteser (1986)
Nancy Drew Carolyn Keene The Secret of the Old Clock (1930)
Dink Duncan Ron Roy The Absent Author (1997)
Meg Duncan Holly Beth Walker Meg and the Disappearing Diamonds (1982)
The Famous Five Enid Blyton Five on a Treasure Island (1942)
The Five Find-Outers Enid Blyton The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage (1943)
Flavia Gemina Caroline Lawrence The Thieves of Ostia (2001)
Luke Harding Malcolm Rose Framed! (2005)
Frank and Joe Hardy Franklin W. Dixon The Tower Treasure (1927)
Sam Hawkins, Pirate Detective Ian Billings The Case of the Cut Glass Cutlass (2003)
Enola Holmes Nancy Springer The Case of the Missing Marquess (2006)
The Boy Sherlock Holmes Shane Peacock Eye of the Crow (2007)
Young Sherlock Holmes Andrew Lane Death Cloud (2010)
Ken Holt Bruce Campbell The Secret of Skeleton Island (1949)
Cam Jansen David A. Adler The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds (1980)
Jigsaw Jones James Preller The Case of Hermie the Missing Hamster (1998)
Gilda Joyce Jennifer Allison Gilda Joyce: Psychic Investigator (2005)
Ace Lacewing David Biedrzycki Ace Lacewing: Bug Detective (2004)
Brandon Lake Justin Richards The Paranormal Puppet Show (2003)
Matthew Livingston Marco Conelli Matthew Livingston and the Prison of Souls (2007)
Jack McGurk E. W. Hildick Dolls in Danger (1974)
Fletcher Moon Eoin Colfer Half Moon Investigations (2006)
Nate the Great Marjorie W. Sharmat Nate the Great (1972)
Penny Parker Mildred A. Wirt Tale of the Witch Doll (1939)
Agaton Sax Nils-Olof Franzén Agaton Sax and the Diamond Thieves (1965)
The Secret Seven Enid Blyton The Secret Seven (1948)
Mandie Shaw Lois Gladys Leppard Mandie and the Secret Tunnel (1983)
Holly Short Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl (2001)
Saxby Smart Simon Cheshire The Curse of the Ancient Mask (2007)
Steve and Sim August Derleth The Moon Tenders (1958)
Tam Sventon Åke Holmberg Tam Sventon, Private Detective (1948/trans. 1965)
Thomson and Thompson (or: Dupond et Dupont) Hergé Cigars of the Pharaoh (1932)
The Three Investigators Robert Arthur The Secret of Terror Castle (1964)
Kay Tracey Frances K. Judd The Secret of the Red Scarf (1934)
Harriet M. Welsch Louise Fitzhugh Harriet the Spy (1964)

See also[edit]

  • List of fictional detectives found in child and young adult novels at the website Bookworm for Kids