The Novels


“This is a brilliant Young Adult and Teen mystery thriller.” Susan Hampson – AMAZON TOP 500 REVIEWER – Vine Voice

Epic tales of history, mystery and adventure, where girls are brave and boys get nervous. The Da Vinci Code for kids.

Meet schoolboy Chester Bentley, the world’s most famous treasure hunter!

Chester Bentley has a positive outlook on life, which is sadly often overshadowed by his below average scores when it comes to exams. That is for the simple reason he is never examined on ghosts or things that go bump in the night.

You see, Chester Bentley, or Bentley as everyone calls him, has a set of rather unique skills that he has yet to discover. In the cold sweat of an exam he falls apart, but before the seemingly insurmountable challenge of a mystery and the chance of unearthing long lost treasure, Bentley is a fearless and unrivalled genius.

For finding treasure he has an almost magical gift, with a little help from his friends that is. And with each national treasure that Bentley uncovers he soon becomes a household name, attracting the attention of a mysterious collector who turns against him. But why? And what is it he knows about Bentley’s hidden childhood?

So will Bentley fulfill his destiny and the adventure of a lifetime by locating some of the greatest lost treasures from England’s dramatic past? Or will he go on to fail when he learns the truth behind the strange dreams that haunt him and why his opponent is obsessed with stopping him?

Here is a sample from novel #2 The Last Treasure of Ancient England:

When Chester Bentley is bundled off to a remote boarding school in rural Devon he discovers the old house not only conceals a ghost, but also a dark secret and a string of intriguing riddles that will lead him and his new-found friends to resolve the greatest mystery in all English history…

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MJ Colewood is the collaboration between two authors who have a passion for history, mystery and a taste for an authentic adventure.

With educational backgrounds in History and English Literature, this knowledge has been poured into creating a series of epic treasure hunts to challenge even the sharpest reader, while sending them back in time to relive some of the most daunting episodes in English history.

Our aim is a simple one though: to deceive you, scare you and finally amaze you with a treasure you thought was obvious, but you could not have guessed in your wildest imagination.


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