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.