Murder by mistake

Lis Jardine


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The Detention Detectives are back! It’s been five months since Jonno, Lydia and Daniel solved the mystery of their teacher’s killer. But murder has returned to Hanbridge, and this time twelve-year-old Lydia leads the case. With the mystery VERY close to home, can our trio win the day once again?

ISBN: 9780241523407 Category:


‘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

Additional information

Weight 0.202 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.7 cm










Paperback original


823.92 (edition:23)


Children – juvenile / Code: J

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