It’s their very first adventure and the Secret Seven super-sleuths are already on the trail of a mystery! The gang are dressed in disguise, following a lead to a spooky old house in the snow!

This is the first in a series of adventures written by Enid Blyton.

About the Author

Enid Blyton died in 1968 but remains one of the best-known and best-loved writers of children’s stories. She is consistently voted a children’s favourite in author polls. She has over 600 children’s books to her credit, including the Famous Five series, the Secret Seven series, the Naughtiest Girl series (all Hodder) and the Malory Towers and St Clare’s series (both available from Hodder on audio).


This information was compiled by the Kiwi Families team.


  1. loved these books as a child and felt like i was truly one of the gang while reading these adventure stories.

  2. These books are also a childhood favourite of mine. My Mum and Dad
    got the series through (I think!) the Readers’ Digest?? We had the books
    that had a couple of stories in them. Loved them!!

  3. She has a knack for being able to transport you into the story. I
    loved these books as a child and felt like i was truly one of the gang
    whilst reading. I still have the set but my girl hasn’t taken an
    interest yet.

  4. I loved this when i was growing up and now my daughter has all my
    old book that my mother kept in a very good condtion. During these
    holidays my daughter got a few from her grandmother and enjoyed reading
    them on raininy days.

  5. I used to love reading the secret seven series. i always made time
    to read one to the books. I was hooked and whish my chidren would read
    these book than half the rubbish they read.

  6. another book to read. Read this as a child and worth reading to my elder child.

  7. I grew up in a family with seven kids, we used to pretend to be the secret seven!

    I loved these stories as a kid.

  8. I grew up reading all her books. Another good book. I read this as a child and loved it

  9. I believe I used to have the whole series (in hardcover even) –
    Great stories! Following the adventures of these kids and Scamper the
    dog was a lot of fun! I read the other day that the Famous Five are
    getting a modern make over, it would be nice to see the same happen to
    the “Secret Seven Society”!

  10. I remember reading the Famous Five books as a kid (a long time ago
    now) and love them. Enid Blyton is such a wonderful storyteller.

  11. I read these books as a child and just spent hours reading in my treehouse.

  12. I just loved reading books about famous five when i was young. I
    introduced it to my daughter at an early age and she was hooked on it

  13. I love this series. My kids have grown up reading these books. adventures and suspense

  14. my kids just love reading the Famous Five Series. Great old fashion books.

  15. Grew up reading these books and its good to see they are still top of the list for our young morder generations.

  16. Enid Blyton’s books are just great. I grew up reading the famous five series. Its filled with adventure and suspence.

  17. I grew up reading these books. i used ask my neibour for her books
    as we didn’t really have the money to buy each new book. Its an old
    fashion book and worth reading for the new generations now days.

  18. I loved this as a kid, great for the imagination and a great book for the young adult reader.

  19. I used to steal my friends books and read them as a child. Great advanture stories.

  20. Rocketpower Reply

    I read this as a child.

    Loved it!

    Adventure, suspence! Its an oldy but a goody

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