‘Sharply drawn… convincingly humorous and stroppy’ – The Guardian”Finding a dead body at my new school was a pretty rubbish way to start. But actually getting mixed up in the case? I was bound to get into deep, deep trouble for that!”Murder comes to Hanbridge High, and three Year Seven misfits want to solve the crime:New boy Jonno hopes playing detective will convince his parents that moving to Hanbridge was a big mistake.

School reporter Lydia thinks her news story will sweep everything else off the front page. And young carer Daniel needs the police to arrest the right culprit – for his mum’s sake. They may not be friends, but they’re about to become.

. .The Detention Detectives. ‘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’ – BookTrustMisfits and murder meet in this brilliantly fun new mystery series by debut author Lis Jardine.

A perfect next read for fans of Sharna Jackson’s The High-Rise Mysteries, Fleur Hitchcock’s Murder in Midwinter, and Robin Stevens’ Murder Most Unladylike.