No mystery remains unsolved when Taya is around.

Mystery adventure 
stories for young readers
aged 8-12 years.

Author E.J. Gore

"Taya is the new age Nancy Drew."
                        Goodreads reader review.


Now that the Taya Bayliss mysteries have bright new covers when they come from the printers, we are selling our remaining stock with the old covers at half price...that's $5 each.  WOW! 

To purchase these "old cover" books...the story inside is exactly the same...please email [email protected]

Taya Bayliss Mysteries

My stories are about real kids who have problems to solve. They have no magic powers. Their own quick wits and observation skills are their weapons.’   E. J. Gore
The Taya Bayliss collection of mysteries for young readers follows in the grand tradition of Enid Blyton’s ‘Famous Five’ adventures.  
Themes of friendship, loyalty and independence underpin the stories. Taya and her best friend, Chris, are ordinary kids with no magic powers or special abilities. They have only their quick wits to help them as they confront some scary, challenging and downright dangerous situations.
Taya is an inquisitive eleven year-old with a keen eye for detail and a desire for her surroundings to be orderly. When things are not what she considers to be ‘normal’. Her interest is heightened and she strives to re-settle her world. 


Adventure Awaits!

The sixth Taya Bayliss mystery, "Secret Seeker", is now available. Yay!

A puzzle box given to Taya's dad by an elderly relative holds a clues for a scavenger hunt. Taya and Chris are excited to to explore Aunty Zina's house as they solve the puzzles. But, everything is not what it seems in that house.

What secret do Lazlo and his pals hold?
​Find out in "Taya Baylis - Secret Seeker".

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'Taya Bayliss - Tree Hugger'.