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Initial post: Sep 12, 2010 12:18:45 PM PDT
Family of 3 says:
Hey there-
I need help! We are stumped. My son is 10 loves to read History, but needs a mystery for school. Any suggestions for a Mystery/History book for him for school? Thanks!

Posted on Sep 12, 2010 1:56:16 PM PDT
K. McNamara says:
The Hooblers' The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn - a boy who wants to be a samurai helps solve a mystery. No actual ghost.
This is a good series, if your son likes the first one.
Winterfeld's Detectives in Togas. - set in Rome
Blackwood's The Shakespeare Stealer - maybe this doesn't count as a mystery, but its a good historical fiction read.

I think Ellis Peters The Cadfael mysteries are clean enough to be read by a 10 year old.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 12, 2010 4:51:23 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 12, 2010 4:55:24 PM PDT
"House of Dies Drear" by Virginia Hamilton is about a house that was a stop on the underground railroad. "Spy for the Confederacy" by Jeanette Covert Nolan is a juvenile biography of Rose O"Neal Greenhow who lived in Washington, DC. "Eagle of the Ninth" by Rosemary Sutcliff is about a Centurion who set out to solve the mystery of the disappearance of the Ninth Legion that was stationed in northern Britain. You will find all of these well written and exciting to read.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 12, 2010 6:36:19 PM PDT
Alice reads says:
Tom Lalicki's HOUDINI & NATE series is set in NYC in the early 1900s are adventurous mystery solved by Nate, a promising twelve-year-old detective, and his mentor Houdini. Lalicki is the author of a highly praised biography of Houdini, SPELLBINDER, and brings a great feel for the history of the period to the stories while keeping them lively. So far the series includes DANGER IN THE DARK, SHOTS AT SEA (involving Theodore Roosevelt) and FRAME-UP ON THE BOWERY.

Posted on Jul 30, 2012 6:06:40 AM PDT
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Posted on Jul 30, 2012 6:32:30 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 30, 2012 6:33:37 PM PDT
I'd suggest Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett. History, art, and mystery altogether, perfect for middle grade readers.

(eta the correct first book)
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