10 Books About Murder from the Child's Perspective
Investigators or perpetrators?
A child’s voice describing murder is all the more poignant. In this list, radically different voices report from the scene of the crime. They range from innocent bystander to interested witness. Occasionally they play the tireless investigator, and once in a while the finger of suspicion turns to them. They are all strong characters – look out in particular for Gwenni Morgan in The Earth Hums in B Flat: inquisitive, bookish and full or spirit, she can fly in her sleep and conducts her own in investigation into a murder close to home and Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce, a heroine you either love or hate. Quirky and charismatic, this eleven-year-old amateur detective is precocious, maddening and nearly always right.