The Secret Seven
The Secret Seven are a secret society who hold regular meetings and organize things to do, whether it's helping the community in some way, solving mysteries that turn up, or just having fun playing Red Indians in the woods.
The Seven have a secret password, a badge, and a secret headquarters in a garden shed. The Seven are led by Peter and include Peter's sister Janet, and their friends Jack, Colin, George, Pam and Barbara. They are joined by their golden spaniel, Scamper.
The society was actually formed in a short story prior to the first book in this series. The first was At Seaside Cottage, featuring Peter and Janet, and the second was The Secret of Old Mill, which featured the entire gang in their first Society meeting.
Peter enforces the rules and delegates tasks for the members. The Seven investigate mysteries by shadowing, interviewing and, most importantly, looking for clues. The Seven tackle all sorts of mysteries from missing dogs to mail robbery, and always come out on top.
|1. The Secret Seven (1949)
In this, the Seven's first adventure together, Jack's adventure on a snowy night leads them to an old house, a deaf caretaker, and a thrilling mystery!
|2. Secret Seven Adventure (1950)
A pearl theft and a strange man in Little Thicket lead the Secret Seven to a circus field. But what is the secret of the lions, and what did old One-Leg William have to do with the burglary?
|3. Well Done Secret Seven (1951)
The Seven build a new summer meeting place—a tree house! But after meeting a dirty boy and his kitten, can they put their collection of strange clues together and solve the mystery before it's too late?
|4. Secret Seven on the Trail (1952)
A trick by Susie and her infuriating Famous Five group send George and Jack on a trek to Tigger's Barn. But when the boys end up at a rail yard on a dark, foggy November night, things really get dangerous!
|5. Go Ahead Secret Seven (1953)
A little shadowing practice puts the Seven on the trail of a man who apparently shoves dogs down a coal hole. Who is waiting below, and what is happening to the valuable dogs?
|6. Good Work Secret Seven (1954)
Peter and Janet's father's car is stolen—with them inside! But rather than feel sorry for themselves, the Seven investigate—and keep watch on the mysterious Sid's Place. And what on earth is Q8061?
|7. Secret Seven Win Through (1955)
The Seven are evicted from their shed while it is painted, and find a glorious new meeting place—a cave! But when there is a strange intruder, a mystery begins—who is Albert Tanner, and what is the excitement surrounding the scarecrow?
|8. Three Cheers Secret Seven (1956)
Susie's model aeroplane launches the Secret Seven into their next adventure—who is using the top room in the empty Barlett Lodge, and why?
|9. Secret Seven Mystery (1957)
When a schoolgirl is reported missing the Seven begin their search, with Susie hindering them at every turn. Where is Elizabeth Sonning, and who stole the money from her school?
|10. Puzzle for the Secret Seven (1958)
The Seven witness a house fire, and help the family in need to rebuild their lives—but who stole a valuable violin, and what is making the baffling wailing noises on the hills at night?
|11. Secret Seven Fireworks (1959)
What a shock for the Secret Seven when Jack's annoying sister forms a rival club called the Tiresome Three. But surely Susie wouldn't really steal their guy's clothes and firework money? And who are the nasty looking men lurking in the hut on Peter's farm?
|12. Good Old Secret Seven (1960)
Jack's new telescope promised hours of fun until Susie claimed her half share. But after Janet spots a strange face at the window of Torling Castle, The Seven must investigate.
|13. Shock for the Secret Seven (1961)
Dogs are going missing all over town, and when poor Scamper also disappears and they also suddenly become the Secret Six, can they find it within themselves to solve the mystery?
|14. Look Out Secret Seven (1962)
Medals belonging to a kindly old General have gone missing, and Colin promises to find them—but what can they do when there are no clues and the police are baffled?
|15. Fun for the Secret Seven (1963)
Poor old Tolly and his horse have been treated badly, and the Seven are determined to help. But when horse thieves strike, they must protect Peter and Janet's beloved horses as well as Tolly.