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.

All aboard the Transylvanian Express! YOU and your yeti boss Klaus are headed to Castle Ursprung, home of the infamous vampire Count Fledermaus. But before you get there, you have a mystery to solve: Night Mayor Franklefink has vanished from the train.

Someone on board must have played a role in his disappearance, but who has the strongest motive? Could it be Franklefink’s archnemesis Bramwell Stoker? Or is Sandra Rigmarole, elf District Governor and colleague of the Night Mayor, a more likely suspect? Or perhaps Franklefink’s monster wife has suddenly turned against him? YOU decide!


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.


These sorts of books are fun and creative – a different kind of reading experience that encourages creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving.

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Fans of others in the Solve your own mystery series (The Monster Maker and The Missing Magic) will be thrilled to have the fun and excitement of another mystery to solve… Ideal for Halloween, this is a series that is sure to have appeal for young readers who enjoy humour and problem solving.


It’s packed with a cast of kooky characters (think goblins, monsters, and werewolves and you’ll get the idea), and has a touch of magic. Be prepared for anything when you start reading!

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