Museum Mystery Squad and the Case from Outer Space

Mike Nicholson; Illustrated by Mike Phillips

Not yet published - due 27 Apr 2023

Quick Look

  • A brand-new Space Zone exhibit, a blackmail letter and a gravity defying thief -- it’s another baffling case for the Museum Mystery Squad!
  • Nabster the technical whizz, quick-witted Kennedy and lateral-thinking Laurie (along with Colin the hamster) are back in action, proving that museums are interesting and exciting places
  • In this entertaining introduction to outer space, children will learn about everything from gravity and the solar-system to what it takes to be an astronaut
  • Fun facts, interactive games and puzzles and dynamic, funny illustrations will engage young and reluctant readers
  • Perfect for amateur sleuths and young quiz fanatics

Join the Museum Mystery Squad (best friends and highly effective kid detectives) as they investigate puzzling planets, amazing astronauts and marvellous moon rocks to try to solve their latest case. A fun-packed, illustrated series for early readers.

Floris Books
Young Kelpies
Age Range:
From 6 to 9 years
176 pages
Publication date:
27 Apr 2023
Young Kelpies


Some people think that museums are boring places full of glass cases, dust and stuff no one cares about: wrong! In a hidden headquarters below the exhibits there's a gang ready to handle dangerous, spooky or just plain weird problems: the Museum Mystery Squad.

Techie-genius Nabster, mile-a-minute Kennedy and sharp-eyed Laurie (along with Colin the hamster!) tackle the surprising conundrums happening at the museum. From prehistoric creatures that move and secret Egyptian codes to missing treasure and strange messages from the past, there's no brain-twisting, totally improbable puzzle the Squad can't solve.

Someone's sent the museum a blackmail letter threatening to steal a prized exhibit from the brand-new Space Zone. Can the Squad make one giant leap in their investigation, and stop the gravity-defying thief before an out-of-this-world artefact 3,2,1... takes off?

In the Case from Outer Space, the Squad investigate puzzling planets, amazing astronauts and marvellous moon rocks to try to solve their latest mystery.

Young readers will love the riddles, red herrings and big reveals jam-packed into this fun-filled series of mystery stories by Mike Nicholson. The enjoyable extras like wacky facts and activities, as well as zany illustrations by Mike Phillips, will keep amateur detectives entertained for hours.


Mike Nicholson is a prize-winning author of humorous children’s books. His first novel, Catscape, was published after winning the Kelpies Prize for new Scottish children's fiction. His books including the Museum Mystery Squad series and the Thistle Street picture books. Mike lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Mike Phillips is the illustrator of many children's books series including the Museum Mystery Squad , Fact-tastic Stories from Scotland’s History, Horrible Histories: Gruesome Guides and Horrible Geography. Mike lives in North Devon, England.

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