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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 sherbe... More

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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 ... More

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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! ... More

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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 ... More

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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 ... More

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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 ... More

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