Mystery & Mayhem

Mystery & Mayhem

Book Review for Mystery & Mayhem Series published by Nomad Press

Aimed at ages 9-12 years old, the Mystery & Mayhem Series seeks to tell factual tales of some of history’s most amazing exploits, adventures, catastrophes, and brain-boggling, heart-pounding mysteries. 

Each book highlights five different true stories within its subject matter. The books give what some would say are good or positive stories from history along with a few not so positive tales.  

For example: In Great Escapes: Real Tales of Harrowing Getaways, author Judy Dodge Cummings covers  

  • The survival of Douglas Mawson in the extremely harsh conditions of the Antarctic,  
  • The escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery,  
  • The escape of an eleven-year-old Jewish boy, Simon Gronowski, from a train headed to Auschwitz, 
  • The tale of Tunnel 29 under the Berlin Wall, and 
  • A crime club of Alcatraz inmates escaping from prison in 1962. 


      Here is the full list of books in the Mystery & Mayhem series listed by the author: 

      Judy Dodge Cummings - 

      • Great Escapes: Real Tales of Harrowing Getaways 
      • Earth, Wind, and Rain: Real Tales of Temperamental Elements 
      • Rebels and Revolutions: Real Tales of Radical Change in America 
      • Tomb Raiders: Real Tales of Grave Robberies 
      • Eruptions and Explosions: Real Tales of Violent Outbursts 
      • Epidemics and Pandemics: Real Tales of Deadly Diseases 


          Tom McCarthy - 

          • Survival: Real Tales of Endurance in the Face of Disaster 
          • Daring Heists: Real Tales of Sensational Robberies and Robbers 
          • Pirates and Shipwrecks: Real Tales of Terror on the High Seas 
          • Weird Disappearances: Real Tales of Missing People 


            Do not confuse this series with the Mystery & Mayhem anthology of compiled stories written by fictional crime writers Frances Hardinge, Harriet Whitehorn, Susie Day, Caroline Lawrence, Clementine Beauvais, Elen Caldecott, Julia Golding, Helen Moss, and Robin Stevens the author of Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries series. 


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