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Top 10 Children's & YA Chart

Waterstones November Children's Book of the Month

Amazon Number 1 Bestseller

The Bookseller One To Watch

The Guardian's Children's & Teens Best New Novels

Shortlisted for The Diverse Book Awards 2022



A wintery middle grade mystery collection of short stories by thirteen of the most exciting and diverse authors in children's books today!

Sleuthing through the snow on a merry mysterious day, in disguise we go, investigating all the way...


'Funny, surprising, creepy and chilling. There's something for everyone here. This book is a real treat.'

The Week Junior, Book of the Week


'Each story will keep readers glued to the edge of their seat!'

The Scotsman


'The Very Merry Murder Club is a brilliant new anthology, featuring short stories from a range of top authors!'



'Perfect for any budding detective'

Shout Magazine


'Full of fast-paced plots, delightfully evil villains and whip-smart protagonists, The Very Merry Murder Club will enthrall fans of mystery and those new to the genre. To top it off, the collection is beautifully illustrated by Harry Woodgate, with a charming illustration accompanying each story plus an absolutely stunning wraparound winter scene on the hardback cover, which cleverly incorporates an element from every story in the book.'

Scottish Booktrust

'An impressive line up of some of the most exciting and diverse authors in children's books'

Fiona Noble, One to Watch, The Bookseller


'Fast-paced and funny'

The Echo

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