Dotty Detective Series

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The Dotty Detective books by author/ illustrator Clara Vuillamy are sweet, illustrated chapter books for readers 7+ and are perfect for kids who love books about friendship and mysteries to solve.

Dorothy Constance Mae Louise, or Dot as she prefers to be called, loves fiendish puzzles, super-sour apple sherbets and running.

Along with her best friend Beans and her dog McClusky, she forms the Join the Dots detective club. Her and her friends are always ready to solve a mystery, take on the school bullies and save the day - from stopping mean girls from sabotaging the school talent show to tracking down a missing puppy.

The books are in short diary entries, including clues, selfies and Dotty’s thoughts and observations. You can read the series in any order and if you love mystery stories, you may also like our list of the best mystery and detective books for kids

All the Dotty Detective Books in order:
Book 1: Dotty Detective (2016)
Book 2: The Paw Print Puzzle (2016)
Book 3: Midnight Mystery (2017)
Book 4: The Lost Puppy (2017)
Book 5: The Birthday Surprise (2018)
Book 6: The Holiday Mystery (2018)

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Dotty Detective

Meet Dorothy Constance Mae Louise, or Dot as she prefers to be called! Dot loves super-sour apple sherberts, r... MoreDotty Detective

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Book 2
Book 2

The Paw Print Puzzle

Dot, her best pal Beans and TOP DOG McClusky are back on the case in a brand-new story! When Dot starts hearin... MoreThe Paw Print Puzzle

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Book 3
Book 3

The Midnight Mystery

The Join the Dots Detectives: Dot, Beans and McClusky are back on the case in a third, brand-new mystery! Dot ... MoreThe Midnight Mystery

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Book 4
Book 4

The Lost Puppy

Dot, her best friend Beans and her dog McClusky all love sniffing out a good mystery and together they will solve the ca... MoreThe Lost Puppy

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Book 5
Book 5

The Birthday Surprise

Dot, her best friend Beans and her dog McClusky all love sniffing out a good mystery and together they will solve the ca... MoreThe Birthday Surprise

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Book 6
Book 6

The Holiday Mystery

Dot, her best pal Beans and TOP DOG McClusky are back on the case in a brand-new story! Dotty and Beans are SU... MoreThe Holiday Mystery

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  • Dotty Detective

    Dotty Detective

    This book is about a girl called Dot and her adventures, she loves super-sour apple sherberts, watching Fred Fantastic - Ace Detective puzzles and her...

  • The Midnight Mystery

    The Midnight Mystery

    by Effie

    I really like this book. It’s fun and interesting and a good chapter book for me to read myself with only a little bit of help. ...

  • The Birthday Surprise

    The Birthday Surprise

    by KyranWu

    I again love it when Dotty had helped to solve another mystery. In a bit of the story there was a new boy who came into Dotty's class and his name was...