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Calling all detectives in training! Outsmart even the keenest of criminal masterminds with this essential book for detecting and solving mysteries. Budding sleuths can learn how to pick criminals out of a crowd, distinguish fakes and forgeries and identify and analyse clues at a crime scene. Activities include spotting forged possessions at a crime scene, identifying fingerprints and spotting criminals in an identity parade. With Usborne Quicklinks to specially selected websites with more detective activities.

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Book information

Key Stage
KS1/2 E
ISBN: 9781409584377
Extent: 192 pages
Dimensions: 198 x 130mm
Colin King

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“Detective's Handbook”
This book is awesome !

Press reviews

“The perfect book for any youngster who wants to solve crimes when they're a grown up.”
“Any would-be Sherlock Holmes or Hercule Poirot will find this a fascinating and engaging book, sprinkled with plenty of humour to cheer you up if the detecting fails. It's full of things to do to keep children engaged for hours in a constructive and enjoyable way - observational skills will definitely be finely tuned by the end of the book.”


For links to specially selected websites with video clips and activities or a pronunciation guide for this book, visit the Usborne Quicklinks website.