The Three Detectives
Created by Simon Brett

STEWIE HINDE, EMMA COBBETT and MARCUS CONE are the daring trio known as The Three Detectives, as any fan of Simon Brett's series of mysteries aimed at younger readers can tell you.

Some kids play ball, some kids collect stamps, but Stewie (the inventor), Emma (the overly-emotional one) and Marcus (the eccentric rich kid) have decided to devote their time to something a little more interesting" the investigation of "anything that's strange and can't be easily explained." Which explains why they end up chasing paranoid rock stars and ghosts in suits of armor. Imagine the Scooby Doo gang, but younger, hipper and British. And, oh yeah, well-written.

Brett was born in Surrey, England, and graduated with honours in English. He's worked as a producer for the BBC, and has written plays and numerous revues, as well as editing several anthologies. But he's best known for his series of mysteries featuring actor/amateur sleuth Charles Paris.


  • The Three Detectives and the Missing Superstar (1987)...Buy this book
  • The Three Detectives and the Knight in Armor (1987) ...Buy this book


  • Kiddie Pulp
    Get 'em while they're young. A suggested reading list.

Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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