Literature / Cam Jansen

The Cam Jansen series is a long-running series of children's mysteries, written by David A. Adler, starting in 1980.

Cam Jansen is a girl with a perfect photographic memory, which she uses to solve crimes, with the help of her friend Eric Shelton.

The books are aimed at kids around the ages of 7-9, despite Cam and Eric being in fifth grade.

There are over thirty books in the main series. There is also a Young Cam Jansen series which adds about 15 more.

These books contains examples of:

  • Kid Detective: Cam and Eric both try to solve crimes wherever they go.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Eric and most everyone else calls her Cam (short for "Camera"), except for her parents (who call her by her real name, Jennifer).
  • Photographic Memory: Cam's ability, which helps her solve the crimes.