A fantastically imaginative detective story for readers looking for an interactive adventure.

One puzzling mystery. Several slippery suspects. Endless possibilities!

Welcome to Haventry, a town where the ordinary and extraordinary collide! With ghosts, werewolves and zombies living side by side, trouble is always brewing. And when a fiendish crime is committed, YOU are the detective in charge of the case.

Dr Franklefink’s precious Monster Maker has gone missing and there are lots of suspects! Along with your yeti partner, it’s up to YOU to find the culprit. Should you trail Bramwell Stoker, the terrifying vampire, or Grundle and Grinola, the mischievous goblin twins? Should you follow up a lead about the cunning witches? Or will investigating the doctor’s monstrous son Monty lead you to the thief? YOU decide!

With hundreds of paths to choose from and no dead ends, you’ll solve the mystery every time!


Gareth P. Jones is the author of many books for children, including the Ninja Meerkats, Pet Defenders and Dragon Detective series, and The Considine Curse, for which he won the Blue Peter Book of the Year in 2012. He lives in south London with his family.

Louise Forshaw is an illustrator (and sometimes author) living in a small town in the North East, UK. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Illustration and Animation from Newcastle College. Louise works from home in a small studio, supervised by her three noisy and very mischievous Jack Russell Terriers.


Funny, magical and quirky!… Sometimes I am reticent to promote books with ghouls and monsters when they might frighten young readers, but this is so cheeky in its approach that there is no ‘fear-factor’ in this story, it is just mischievous and filled with humour.


This is a mystery with a difference- you help decide the ending. Dr Frankle Finks monster maker has gone missing! And you are on the case with your yeti detective partner Klaus Solstaag. The Monster Maker was stolen at Monty’s birthday party. Suspects include a werewolf, goblins, a ghost, vampire, witches, a zombie clown and even Dr Franklefink and Monty. You choose which clues to follow and the path the story takes next. The series’ second book, The Time Thief, is out now too.

The Geelong Advertiser

This book made me feel I was right there in the action, that I was a real detective. I enjoyed the book so much that when I read it before bed I had dreams about it. One morning, I woke up sad because I thought I was in my detective’s office from the book. It felt so real. If you like mystery, fun-loving animals, and magic societies, then Solve Your Own Mystery: The Monster Maker, is the book for you.

Squiz Kids Book Club reviewer

I really enjoyed this book and the characters… I felt really mad at Klaus because he said I had to be his assistant. I didn’t want to be his assistant! I also felt like the book was speaking to me and was telling me what to do. I liked how there was a case file at the back of this book. I really had the feeling that the book was talking to me.

Squiz Kids Book Club reviewer

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