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Adventure Island Series

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Adventure Island is the perfect series for fans of Enid Blyton's Famous Five series aged 7+, following two brothers, a friend and their dog as they investigate curious mysteries. 

Welcome to the fictional island of Castle Key, off the coast of Cornwall, where brothers Scott and Jack Carter spend their summer holidays at their grandmother's while solving baffling mysteries. Together with them is Emily Wild, a local of the island, and her clever pet dog, Drift. 

Join them as their friendship grows and their detective skills improve by solving treasure thefts, discovering hidden treasure maps, catching years-old burglars, uncovering circus secrets and so much more. In each title is a new cosy-feeling mystery to solve, and you do not have to read the books in any particular order. Just pick up whichever one tickles your fancy!

Helen Moss is the brilliant author behind many other much-loved series, including Secrets Of The Tombs, and is a contributing author in Mystery and Mayhem. Most of her stories mix history with modern-day mysteries to solve through hidden secrets, codes or puzzling clues.

Fans of Robin Steven's Murder Most Unladylike MysteriesMysteries At SeaMuddlemoor Mysteries and of course Enid Blyton's Famous Five will love this nostalgic-feeling series full of mystery and adventure.

All the Adventure Island books in order:

Book 1: The Mystery of the Whistling Caves (2011)
Book 2: The Mystery of the Midnight Ghost (2011)
Book 3: The Mystery of the Hidden Gold (2011)
Book 4: The Mystery of the Missing Masterpiece (2011)
Book 5: The Mystery of the Cursed Ruby (2011)
Book 6: The Mystery of the Vanishing Skeleton (2011)
Book 7: The Mystery of the Dinosaur Discovery (2012)
Book 8: The Mystery of the Drowning Man (2012)
Book 9: The Mystery of the Smugglers' Wreck (2012)
Book 10: The Mystery of the Invisible Spy (2012)
Book 11: The Mystery of the King's Ransom (2013)
Book 12: The Mystery of the Black Salamander (2013)
Book 13: The Mystery of the Secret Room (2013)
Book 14: The Mystery of the Phantom Lights (2013)

Book 1
Book 1

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Whistling Caves: Book 1

When Scott and Jack Carter have to stay with their great aunt for the summer they steel themselves for the most boring h... MoreAdventure Island: The Mystery of the Whistling Caves: Book 1

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Book 2
Book 2

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Midnight Ghost: Book 2

When Scott , Jack and Emily hear that a film is being made at the nearby manor house they can't resist going to watch. B... MoreAdventure Island: The Mystery of the Midnight Ghost: Book 2

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Book 3
Book 3

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Hidden Gold: Book 3

A game of hide and seek in the old Castle Key lighthouse during a violent thunder storm leads to an amazing discovery - ... MoreAdventure Island: The Mystery of the Hidden Gold: Book 3

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Book 4
Book 4

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Missing Masterpiece: Book 4

When thieves raid the house of a neighbour, Emily, Jack and Scott are ready to investigate. But, strangely, the neighbou... MoreAdventure Island: The Mystery of the Missing Masterpiece: Book 4

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Book 5
Book 5

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Cursed Ruby: Book 5

The circus comes to town, full of conjurors, clowns, tightrope walkers and trapeze artists. But dark secrets lurk beneat... MoreAdventure Island: The Mystery of the Cursed Ruby: Book 5

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Book 6
Book 6

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Vanishing Skeleton: Book 6

A string of unusual crimes hits Castle Key and the chief suspect seems to be a skeleton! Scott, Jack, Emily and Drift th... MoreAdventure Island: The Mystery of the Vanishing Skeleton: Book 6

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Book 7
Book 7

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Dinosaur Discovery: Book 7

When Scott, Jack and Emily stumble upon some bones in the quarry above Castle Key, they're convinced they've discovered ... MoreAdventure Island: The Mystery of the Dinosaur Discovery: Book 7

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Book 8
Book 8

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Drowning Man: Book 8

When Scott, Jack and Emily rescue a drowning man from the waves they are keen to hear his story, but their new friend ca... MoreAdventure Island: The Mystery of the Drowning Man: Book 8

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Book 9
Book 9

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Smugglers' Wreck: Book 9

A research team arrives in Castle Key to explore the wreck of an old smugglers' ship that sank in Pirate Cove. When Scot... MoreAdventure Island: The Mystery of the Smugglers' Wreck: Book 9

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Book 10
Book 10

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Invisible Spy: Book 10

There's a new resident in Castle Key - and somebody is watching him! Scott, Jack, Emily and Drift soon suspect that the ... MoreAdventure Island: The Mystery of the Invisible Spy: Book 10

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Book 11
Book 11

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the King's Ransom: Book 11

When a young prince is kidnapped while on a school camping trip in Castle Key, Scott, Jack, Emily and Drift are eager to... MoreAdventure Island: The Mystery of the King's Ransom: Book 11

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Book 12
Book 12

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Black Salamander: Book 12

Scott, Jack and Emily are excited when they are invited to go and watch the testing of a top secret, super-advanced, pro... MoreAdventure Island: The Mystery of the Black Salamander: Book 12

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Book 13
Book 13

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Secret Room: Book 13

When Boomerang the cat disappears into a tiny gap behind the fireplace at Stone Cottage, Scott, Jack and Emily are amaze... MoreAdventure Island: The Mystery of the Secret Room: Book 13

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Book 14
Book 14

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Phantom Lights: Book 14

Something strange is afoot on the moors above Castle Key - sinister noises, lights in the sky and mysterious figures mov... MoreAdventure Island: The Mystery of the Phantom Lights: Book 14

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