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Best Mystery Adventure Books to Read

Looking for the best Mystery Adventure books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. Under Crook’s Wood: An adventure story for 9-13 year olds (Sophie Watson Adventure Mystery Series) (2018)

Best Mystery Adventure Books to ReadA mysterious wood. A dark secret. A deadly plot. Sophie and Sienna are in mortal danger in this thrilling adventure.A strange creature has been spotted in Crook’s Wood on the outskirts of Hampton Spa. Was it just a trick of the light or is there something more sinister and dangerous going on? There’s certainly something odd about Heath Grange, the mysterious ramshackle house on the edge of the wood.When Sophie and Sienna decide to investigate, they may have bitten off more than they can chew. There are dark forces watching their every move and the girls could be…
Author(s): A.B. Martin

2. Kestrel Island: An adventure story for 9 – 13 year olds (Sophie Watson Adventure Mystery Series) (2017)

Best Mystery Adventure Books to ReadA thrilling adventure story about friendship, courage and never giving up.In a sleepy English seaside town, Sophie Watson is enjoying a peaceful holiday in the sunshine. But when she befriends a mysterious and charismatic girl called Sienna, she is drawn into a heart-stopping adventure where the future security of the world may be under threat.To find out the truth, they must go to Kestrel Island. The plot they uncover is more mind-blowing than they could possibly have imagined.Why are armed guards patrolling Kestrel Island? What are they trying to hide? Will Sophie manage to overcome her fears and…
Author(s): A. B. Martin

3. Adventures of a Vegan Vamp (Vegan Vamp Mysteries) (Volume 1) (2017)

Best Mystery Adventure Books to ReadWaking up thin is one thing. But waking up gaunt, hangry, and undead makes for a very bad day. Mallory's killer better hide, because she's just discovered blood, meat, and dairy don't agree with her, and a future with no cheese is grim indeed. She's out to find her killer…and maybe a vegan cheese that doesn't melt her nose hairs….
Author(s): Cate Lawley

4. Survival on Mystery Mesa (Eagle Mountain Adventures) (2018)

Best Mystery Adventure Books to ReadA weekend ends with a doomed plane crash in the wilds of New Mexico. The pilot is injured, leaving thirteen-year-old Alex, and her two friends, Josh and Mickey, to find food, water, shelter, and a way home. Severe weather is closing in, wild animals are on the prowl, and a mysterious stranger lurks in the shadows as the kids fight for Survival on Mystery Mesa….
Author(s): George Goldthwaite , Twyla Beth Lambert, et al.

5. The Secret Lake: A children’s mystery adventure (2011)

Best Mystery Adventure Books to ReadWhen Stella and her younger brother, Tom, move to their new London home, they become mystified by the disappearances of Harry, their elderly neighbour’s small dog. Where does he go? And why does he keep reappearing wet-through? Their quest to solve the riddle over the summer holidays leads to a boat buried under a grassy mound, and a tunnel that takes them to a secret lake. Who is the boy rowing towards them who looks so terrified? And whose are those children’s voices carried on the wind from beyond the woods? Stella and Tom soon discover that…
Author(s): Karen Inglis

6. The Museum of Mysteries: A Cassiopeia Vitt Adventure (2018)

Best Mystery Adventure Books to ReadCassiopeia Vitt takes center stage in this exciting novella from New York Times bestsellers M.J. Rose and Steve Berry. In the French mountain village of Eze, Cassiopeia visits an old friend who owns and operates the fabled Museum of Mysteries, a secretive place of the odd and arcane. When a robbery occurs at the museum, Cassiopeia gives chase to the thief and is plunged into a firestorm.Through a mix of modern day intrigue and ancient alchemy, Cassiopeia is propelled back and forth through time, the inexplicable journeys leading her into a hotly contested French presidential election. Both candidates…
Author(s): Steve Berry, M.J. Rose

7. The Protocol: A James Acton Thriller (James Acton Thrillers) (Volume 1) (2011)

Best Mystery Adventure Books to ReadFor two thousand years the Triarii have protected us, influencing history from the crusades to the discovery of America. Descendant from the Roman Empire, they pervade every level of society, and are now in a race with our own government to retrieve an ancient artifact thought to have been lost forever.Caught in the middle is archeology professor James Acton, relentlessly hunted by the elite Delta Force, under orders to stop at nothing to possess what he has found, and the Triarii, equally determined to prevent the discovery from falling into the wrong hands.With his…
Author(s): J. Robert Kennedy

8. Legend of the Star Runner: A Timmi Tobbson Adventure (Solve-Them-Yourself Mysteries for Kids 8-12) (2018)

Best Mystery Adventure Books to ReadAges 8-12 | Chapter Book | Short Attention Spans | "With the exuberance of a caper, determined protagonists, and a message steeped in family legacy, this is a splendid homage to adventure." – FOREWORD MAGAZINE – 5 out of 5 Following the clues concealed within a centuries-old family legacy, Timmi Tobbson and his friends hope to save a dear friend. But only twenty-four hours remain to unravel the legend of a long-lost pirate ship, buried somewhere deep beneath the city streets. Unbeknownst to them, their search awakens a mystical dark power, sworn to protect what is hidden on board the once famous Star…
Author(s): J. I. Wagner , Tracy Phua, et al.

9. Calendar Mysteries #4: April Adventure (2010)

Best Mystery Adventure Books to ReadIt’s a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy! With the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries kids!April is for Adventure…In the fourth book of the Calendar Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery series—it’s springtime in Green Lawn, and Bradley, Brian, Lucy, and Nate are on an Easter egg hunt. They search high and law and find lots of eggs. But soon it’s clear that some of the eggs aren’t just well hidden. They’re gone! Who would steal Easter eggs? It’s up to the four kids to crack this eggs-cellent case. Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible…
Author(s): Ron Roy, John Steven Gurney

10. Summer of the Woods (The Virginia Mysteries) (2013)

Best Mystery Adventure Books to Read"Magic Tree House meets The Hardy Boys…A perfect summer reading adventure!"When young brothers Derek and Sam move with their family to Virginia, they have no idea what adventures the summer will bring. As they explore their creaky old house and the deep surrounding woods, they uncover a sixty-year-old mystery of a valuable coin collection stolen from the local museum. Join the boys as they spend their summer running from danger and searching the woods, secret caves, rushing waters, and hidden passageways for treasure and the rare 1877 Indian Head cent coin!Summer of the Woods is the first book in The Virginia Mysteries…
Author(s): Steven K. Smith

11. Mystery of the Maya (Choose Your Own Adventure #5) (2006)

Best Mystery Adventure Books to ReadMystery of the Maya by R. A. Montgomery takes YOU on a daring adventure to Mexico to find your lost friend! 9-12 year old readers can travel back in time to search for their friend Tom, becoming a great Mayan warrior or the next human sacrifice – or they can remain in the present, becoming a double agent fighting a modern revolution! Choose Your Own Adventure Mystery of the Maya is an interactive adventure book in which YOU decide what happens next.Your best friend Tom goes missing on assignment in Mexico, and you have to help find him! Do you take a…
Author(s): R. A. Montgomery

12. The Sorcerer’s Maze Collection: Three Books in One (You Say Which Way) (2017)

Best Mystery Adventure Books to ReadThe Sorcerer’s Maze Adventure Quiz, The Sorcerer’s Maze Jungle Trek, and The Sorcerer’s Maze Time Machine, all in one volume. The sorcerer has many tricks to keep you in his maze. Will you escape? These are interactive stories with YOU as the main character. A great collection for kids who love trivia, puzzles, riddles, mazes, animals and quizzes. ‘You Say Which Way’ books can be read in any order. And the big List of Choices makes it easy to find story lines you haven’t read yet….
Author(s): Blair Polly, DM Potter

13. The Abominable Snowman/Journey Under the Sea/Space and Beyond/The Lost Jewels of Nabooti/Mystery of the Maya/House of Danger (Choose Your Own Adventure 1-6) (Box Set 1) (2011)

Best Mystery Adventure Books to ReadThis 6-book boxed set of interactive, children's classics includes 6 books from the Choose Your Own Adventure series: * * * * * . These books are different from other books you've read before. There are dangers, choices, adventures, and consequences ahead of you, and only YOU can decide what happens next. BEWARE…the wrong decision could end in disaster–even death. But don't despair, at any time YOU can go back to make another choice and change the path of your story.This action-packed boxed set takes YOU on over one hundred adventures: travel back in time…
Author(s): R. A. Montgomery

14. Case Closed #1: Mystery in the Mansion (2019)

Best Mystery Adventure Books to ReadPick-your-own-path and puzzle-packed mystery collide in the first book in Lauren Magaziner’s new hilarious and high-stakes middle grade series in which the reader must help Carlos and his friends put together the clues to save his mom’s detective agency. In this wildly entertaining and interactive adventure, YOU pick which suspects to interview, which questions to ask, and which clues to follow. You pick the path—you crack the case!Carlos Serrano has never solved a mystery in his life. But when Carlos’s mom gets sick with a nasty flu on the morning of an investigation that could save her failing detective…
Author(s): Lauren Magaziner

Best Mystery Adventure Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some mystery adventure books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Stalking the herd : unraveling the cattle mutilation mystery

Author(s): O'Brien, Christopher
Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press, Year: 2014, Size: 4 Mb, Download: azw3
ID: 2091540

The Movie Mystery

Author(s):
Publisher: Random House, Bantam Dell Publishing, A Bantam Skylark Book, Year: 1987, Size: 21 Mb, Download: cbr
ID: 849495

The Mystery and Adventure Computer Storybook

Author(s): Stuart Paltrowitz
Publisher: Tribeca Communications, Year: 1983, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 232257

The Egyptian Cat Mystery (Rick Brant Science Adventure # 16)

Author(s): John Blaine
Publisher: , Year: 1961, Size: 968 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 551830

The Scarlet Lake Mystery (Rick Brandt Science-Adventure Series # 13)

Author(s): John. BLAINE
Publisher: , Year: 1958, Size: 987 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 538778

The Whispering Box Mystery ( A Rick Brant Electronic Adventure #5)

Author(s): John Blaine
Publisher: , Year: , Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 495921

The Blue Ghost Mystery (Rick Brandt Science-Adventure Series # 15)

Author(s): John Blaine
Publisher: , Year: , Size: 981 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 497534

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly best-sellers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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