Mysteries

 

Non-Fiction

 

Pullman, Philip (editor)
Whodunit?
JUV 813.08.W6202wYA
Filled with puzzling mysteries, mysterious disappearances, clever thefts, and the greatest sleuths of all time, including Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot, this unrivaled volume features an impressive collection of classic and contemporary crime fiction. 1998. (12 yrs. & up)

 

Fiction

Abrahams, Peter
Down The Rabbit Hole (an Echo Falls Mystery bk 1)
JUV A158.dYA
Like her idol Sherlock Holmes, eighth grader Ingrid Levin-Hill uses her intellect to solve a murder case in her home town of Echo Falls.  2005.


Alphin, Elaine Marie
Counterfeit Son
JUV A44705.cYA
When serial killer Hank Miller is killed in a shoot-out with police, his abused son Cameron adopts the identity of one of his father's victims in order to find a better life. 2002. (12 yrs. & up)


Alphin, Elaine Marie
The Perfect Shot
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Brian uses basketball to block out memories of his girlfriend and her family who were gunned down a year ago, but the upcoming murder trial and a high school history assignment force him to face the past and decide how far he should go to see justice served. 2005.  (12 yrs. & up)

 

Armentrout, Jennifer l
Don't Look Back
JUV A714.d YA
Seventeen-year-old Sam seems to have everything until she and her best friend, Cassie, disappear one night and now Sam has returned with amnesia, striving to be a much better person and aware that her not remembering may be the only thing keeping Sam alive.  2014.

 

Blythe, Daniel
Shadow Breaker
JUV B6283.s YA
After moving from London to what seems like a dull seaside town, twelve-year-old Miranda is recruited by a group of friends from school to help identify and stop the evil that is shadowing Miranda and causing weird events in town.  2012.


Broach, Elise
Desert Crossing
JUV B77074.dYA
A summer trip across the New Mexico desert turns nightmarish for fourteen-year-old Lucy, her older brother Jamie, and his best friend Kit, as they become involved in the suspicious death of a young girl.  2006. (13 yrs. & up)

 

Cameron, Sharon
Rook
JUV C142.r YA
History has a way of repeating itself. In the Sunken City that was once Paris, all who oppose the new revolution are being put to the blade. Except for those who disappear from their prison cells, a red-tipped rook feather left in their place. Is the mysterious Red Rook a savior of the innocent or a criminal? Meanwhile, across the sea in the Commonwealth, Sophia Bellamy's arranged marriage to the wealthy René Hasard is the last chance to save her family from ruin. But when the search for the Red Rook comes straight to her doorstep, Sophia discovers that her fiancé is not all he seems. Which is only fair, because neither is she. As the Red Rook grows bolder and the stakes grow higher, Sophia and René find themselves locked in a tantalizing game of cat and mouse.  2015.

 

Carey, Ann
Blackbird
JUV C1782.b YA
"A teenage girl wakes up on the Los Angeles subway tracks with no memory of who she is or how she got there. One thing she does know is that people are trying to kill her, and she must race to uncover her past and outwit her hunters before it's too late"-- Provided by publisher.  2014.

 

Carter, Ally
Don't Judge a Girl By Her Cover (Gallagher Girls Series)
JUV C24112.d YA
When Cammie Morgan arrives at her friend Macey's five-star hotel for the Democratic National Convention, where Macey's father is about to receive the vice presidential nomination, she thinks she's in for an exciting end to her summer break. But if you're a Gallagher Girl, 'exciting' and 'deadly' are never far apart.  2009

 

Clement-Moore, Rosemary
Spirit and Dust
JUV C5827.s YA
Waking up in a mob boss's guest bedroom, psychic detective Daisy Goodnight is forced to use her ability to speak with ghosts in order to search throughout the country to locate her captor's daughter and discover the identity of the Black Jackal.  2013.


Clements, Andrew
Things Hoped For
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Seventeen-year-old Gwen, who has been living with her grandfather in Manhattan while she attends music school, joins up with another music student to solve the mystery when her grandfather suddenly goes missing. 2006. (13 yrs. & up)

 

 

Crutcher, Chris
Period.8
JUV C888.p YA
Period 8 has always been a safe haven and high school senior Paulie "The Bomb" Baum a constant attendee, but as Paulie, Hannah, their friends, and a sympathetic teacher try to unravel the mystery of a missing classmate, the ultimate bully takes aim at the school.  2013.

 

Duff, Hilary
Elixir (Elixir bk. 1)
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Clea Raymond, a talented young photojournalist who has spent her life in the spotlight, and her best friends, Rayna and Ben, travel the globe trying to unravel a centuries-old mystery that could reveal her soulmate's identity and the secret of her father's disappearance.  2010.

 

Ellis, Kat
Blackfin Sky
JUV E47344.b YA
When Skylar Rousseau is told that she has been believed to be dead for three months when she has experienced life as usual, she must unravel both the present and the past to solve the mystery of her existence.  2014.

 

Ellison, Kate
The Butterfly Clues
JUV E4745.b YA
Having experienced compulsive behavior all her life, Lo's symptoms are getting her into trouble when she witnesses a murder while wandering dangerous quarters of Cleveland, Ohio, collecting things that do not belong to her, obsessing about her brother's death.  2012.


Feinstein, John
Vanishing Act
JUV F334.vYA
Eighth-grade sports reporters Susan Carol and Stevie reunite at the U.S. Open tennis championships where they investigate the mysterious disappearance of a top Russian player. 2006.  (11 - 14 yrs.)

 

Ferguson, Alane

The Christopher Killer: A Forensic Mystery

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On the payroll as an assistant to her coroner father, seventeen-year-old Cameryn Mahoney uses her knowledge of forensic medicine to catch the killer of a friend while putting herself in terrible danger. 2006.  (14 yrs. & up)

 

Fienberg, Anna
Number 8
JUV F462.nYA
After his mother witnesses some shady dealings at the casino in which she performed, Jackson, a numbers freak, is forced to move to the suburbs where he becomes a pawn in a dangerous high-stakes game that leads to the disappearance of his new girlfriend. 2006. (11 - 14 yrs.)

 

Foxlee, Karen
The Midnight Dress
JUV F8374.f YA
Rose, nearly sixteen, is used to traveling around with her alcoholic father but connects with the people of a small, coastal Australian town, especially classmate Pearl and reclusive Edie, who teaches her to sew a magical dress for the Harvest Festival while a mystery unfolds around them.  2013.

 

Giles, Lamar
Fake ID
JUV G3925.f YA
"An African-American teen in the Witness Protection Program moves to a new town and finds himself trying to solve a murder mystery when his first friend is found dead"-- Provided by publisher.  2014.

 

Gleason, Colleen
The Spiritglass Charade (A Stoker and Holmes Novel)
JUV G4823.s YA
In 1889 Evaline Stoker, Mina Holmes, and their time traveler friend, Dylan are asked by the Princess of Wales to find out what happened to Robby Ashton, who may have drowned--but the reappearance of vampires in the heart of London threatens to become a more urgent problem.  2014.

 

Griffin, Adele
The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone
JUV G8795.u YA
When a celebrated New York City teenager, known for her subversive street art, mysteriously dies, her life is examined in a series of interviews with her parents, friends, boyfriends, mentors, and critics.  2014.

 

Haines, Kathryn Miller
The Girl is Murder
JUV H1244.gYA
In 1942 New York City, fifteen-year-old Iris grieves for her mother who committed suicide and for the loss of her life of privilege, and secretly helps her father with his detective business since he, having lost a leg at Pearl Harbor, struggles to make ends meet. 2011. (14 yrs. & up)

 

Hale, Shannon
Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters
JUV H1336.pf YA
Miri is eager to return to her beloved Mount Eskel after a year at the capital, but the king and queen ask her to first journey to a distant swamp and start her own miniature princess academy for three royal cousins, but once there she must solve a mystery before she can return home.  2015.


Hautman, Pete
Snatched
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Too curious for her own good, Roni Delicata, crime reporter for her high school newspaper, teams up with Brian Bain, freshman science geek, to investigate the beating and kidnapping of their snobby classmate, Alicia Camden. 2006. (12-15 yrs.)

 

Howe, Katherine
Conversion
JUV H82985.c YA
When girls start experiencing strange tics and other mysterious symptoms at Colleen's high school, her small town of Danvers, Massachusetts, falls victim to rumors that lead to full-blown panic, and only Colleen connects their fate to the ill-fated Salem Village, where another group of girls suffered from a similarly bizarre epidemic three centuries ago.  2014.



Howe, Norma
Blue Avenger Cracks the Code
JUV H8299.bYA
In his new identity as Blue Avenger, sixteen-year-old David visits Venice, Italy, and continues to pursue various crusades, including trying to solve the mystery of who really wrote Shakespeare's works. 2000. (12 yrs. & up)


Higson, Charlie
Blood Fever
JUV H542.b
During a summer holiday in Italy, the teen-age James Bond tangles with an underground empire of criminals as he attempts the rescue of a kidnapped young girl. 2006. (11-15 yrs.)



Jaffe, Michele
Bad Kitty
JUV J175.bYA
While vacationing with her family in Las Vegas, seventeen-year-old Jasmine stumbles upon a murder mystery that she attempts to solve with the help of her friends, recently arrived from California. 2006. (14 yrs. & up)

 

Johnson, Maureen
The Name of the Star (Shades of London bk 1)
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Rory, of Bénouville, Louisiana, is spending a year at a London boarding school when she witnesses a murder by a Jack the Ripper copycat and becomes involved with the very unusual investigation.  2012.

 

Laidlaw, S J
The Voices In My Head
JUV L1372.v YA
2014

 

Laurie, Victoria
When
JUV L3676.w YA
Sixteen-year-old Maddie Flynn cannot help but see the death date of everyone she meets or sees in a photograph or on-screen, and her alcoholic mother exploits this by having her do readings for money, but when Maddie predicts the death of a young boy, she becomes the center of an FBI investigation.  2013.


Lisle, Janet Taylor
Black Duck
JUV L689.bYA
Years afterwards, Ruben Hart tells the story of how, in 1929 Newport, Rhode Island, his family and his best friend's family were caught up in the violent competition among groups trying to control the local rum-smuggling trade. 2006. (12 - 14 yrs.)

 

Ludwig, Elisa
Pretty Sly
JUV L96653.pr YA
Fifteen-year-old Willa takes to the road with Aidan in a stolen car after her artist mother disappears, heading for the Santa Barbara, California, hotel from which her mother sent an email, but soon they are the targets of a nationwide manhunt.  2014


MacColl, Michaela
Always Emily
JUV M134.a YA
Young Emily and Charlotte Brontë solve a mystery.  2014.


Madison, Bennett
Lulu Dark Can See Through Walls
JUV M2567.lYA
Having little interest in being one of the so-called popular crowd, Lulu Dark steps to the beat of her own drummer, but when her purse is stolen during a concert, Lulu's city-smart attitude transforms her into detective-extraordinaire as she hunts down clues to find out who took it in order to get back the important contents it contains. 2005. (12-15 yrs.)

McNamee, Graham
Acceleration
JUV M241423.aYA
Stuck working in the Lost and Found of the Toronto Transit Authority for the summer, seventeen-year-old Duncan finds the diary of a serial killer and sets out to stop him. 2003. (12 yrs. & up)

 

Moore, Kelly
Amber House
JUV M7839.a YA
After her grandmother's death Sarah Parsons, nearly sixteen, delights in exploring her family's centuries-old Maryland estate with new friend Jackson, but soon she is having vivid visions of her ancestors, one of whom may be a threat to Sarah's autistic brother, Sam.  2012.



Mowil Joshua
Operation Red Jericho
JUV M8654.oYA
The posthumous papers of Rebecca MacKenzie document her adventures, along with her brother Doug, in 1920's China as the teenaged siblings are sent to live aboard their uncle's ship where they become involved in the dangerous activities of a mysterious secret society called the Honourable Guild of Specialists. 2005. (10 - 12 yrs.)



Mulligan, Andy
Trash
JUV M922.tYA
Fourteen-year-olds Raphael and Gardo team up with a younger boy, Rat, to figure out the mysteries surrounding a bag Raphael finds during their daily life of sorting through trash in a third-world country's dump. 2010. (12 - 14 yrs.)

 


Nixon, Joan Lowery
Nobody's There
JUV N654.noYA
Following an act of vandalism against her father's girlfriend, seventeen-year-old Abbie is paired by the court with Mrs. Merkel, an eccentric elderly woman who is a member of the town's crime prevention group. When Mrs. Merkel is attacked and hospitalized after bragging that she is onto something, only Abbie, with the help of Mrs. Merkel's quirky notes, is in a position to find the assailant. 2000. (12 yrs. & up)

 

Patterson, James
Confessions of a Murder Suspect (Confessions Novels bk 1)
JUV P2775.c YA
Tandy Angel is, along with her brothers, a suspect in their parents' murder but having grown up under Malcolm and Maud Angel's perfectionist demands, Tandy decides she must clear the family name no matter what. 2012.

 

Pauley, Kimberly
Ask Me
JUV P28194.a YA
Blessed--or cursed--as an Oracle who cannot decipher her own predictions, Aria Morse must reply truthfully to questions asked about her best friend Jade's disappearance, and although her answers seldom make sense they make her the next target.  2014.


Platt, Kin
A Mystery for Thoreau
JUV P696.mYA
In 1846 Concord, Massachusetts, sixteen-year-old Oliver Puckle, a reporter for his uncle's newspaper, investigates a woman's murder, aided by the tracking skills of his Algonquin friend, Charley Bigbow, and the deductive skills of Henry David Thoreau. 2008.

 
Plum-Ucci, Carol
The Night My Sister Went Missing
JUV P72468.nYA
When his sister goes missing under mysterious circumstances, seventeen-year-old Kurt spends a night at the local police station overhearing statements from a variety of witnesses that reveal the deep secrets of his small beach community.  2006. (14 YRS. & UP)



Price, Charlie
Dead Connection
JUV P927.dYA
A loner who communes with the dead in the town cemetery hears the voice of a murdered cheerleader and tries to convince the adults that he knows what happened to her.  2006.  (13 yrs. & up)

 

Quirk, Katie
A Girl Called Problem
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In 1967 Tanzania, when President Nyerere urges his people to work together as one extended family, the people of Litongo move to a new village which, to some, seems cursed, but where thirteen-year-old Shida, a healer, and her female cousins are allowed to attend school.  2013.



Reiss, Kathryn
Blackthorn Winter
JUV R2763.bYA
An idyllic seaside artists' colony in England is the scene of murder, and fifteen-year-old American-born Juliana Martin-Drake attempts to solve the crime while unraveling the mystery of her own past. 2006.  (12 yrs. & up)

 

Rubin, Lance
Denton Little's Death Date
JUV R8235.d YA
"In a world where everyone knows the day they will die, a teenage boy is determined to outlive his upcoming expiration date"-- Provided by publisher.  2015.

 

Scieszka, Jon
Who Done It? Investigation of Murder Most Foul
JUV S419.w YA
When over eighty prominent children's authors learn they are suspects in the murder of despicable book editor Herman Mildew, they provide less-than-credible alibis.  2012.



Schrefer, Eliot
The Deadly Sister
JUV S3778.dYA
Abby Goodwin has always covered for her sister, Maya. but now Maya has been accused of murder, and Abby's not sure she'll be able to cover for her sister anymore. Abby helps Maya escape. But when Abby begins investigating the death, she find that you can't trust anyone, not even the people you think you know. (14 yrs.& up)

 

Sedgwick, Marcus
She Is Not Invisible
JUV S4485.s YA
Laureth Peak's father has taught her to look for recurring events, patterns, and numbers, a skill at which she's remarkably talented. Her secret: she is blind. But when her father goes missing, Laureth and her younger brother Benjamin are thrust into a mystery that takes them to New York City. Surviving will take all her skill at spotting the amazing, shocking, and sometimes dangerous connections in a world full of darkness.  2013.

 

Sharpe, Tess
Far From You
JUV S53057.f YA
"After Sophie Winters survives a brutal attack in which her best friend, Mina, is murdered, she sets out to find the killer. At the same time she must prove she is free of her past Oxy addiction and in no way to blame for Mina's death"-- Provided by publisher.  2013.

 

Shepard, Sara
Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars bk 1)
JUV S5469.p YA
When one of their tightly-knit group mysteriously disappears, four high school girls find their friendship difficult to maintain when they begin receiving taunting messages from someone who seems to know everything about their past and present secrets.  2007

 

Simmons, Michael
Finding Lubchenko
JUV S594.fYA
When his father is framed for murder and bioterrorism, high-school junior Evan, using clues from a stolen laptop, travels from Seattle to Paris with two friends to find the real culprit. 2005. (13 yrs. & up)

 

Smith, Roland
Independence Hall (I.Q. bk 1)
Thirteen-year-old Q and fifteen-year-old Angela expect their lives to become complicated when his mother and her father, wildly popular musicians, marry, but not that they will face spies and terrorists in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  2008.


Sorrells, Walter
First Shot
JUV S714.fYA
As David enters his senior year of high school, a family secret emerges that could solve the mystery of why his mother was murdered two years ago. 2007. (13yrs. & up)

 

Stolarz, Laurie Faria
Deadly Little Secret (A Touch Novel bk 1)
JUV S8749.d YA
When someone starts stalking high school junior Camelia, everyone at school assumes that it is Ben, who is new at school and rumored to have killed his previous girlfriend, but Camelia is nevertheless inexplicably drawn to him.  2008.


Van Draanen, Wendelin
Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief (Sammy Keyes bk 1)
JUV V2884.sh YA
Thirteen-year-old Sammy's penchant for speaking her mind gets her in trouble when she involves herself in the investigation of a robbery at the "seedy" hotel across the street from the seniors' building where she is living with her grandmother.  1998.


Zusak, Markus
I Am the Messenger
JUV Z865.iYA
The dull and drab life of Ed, an underage cab driver with a coffee-addicted dog, takes an unexpected turn when he accidentally stops a bank robbery and finds himself being placed in charge of watching out for the entire town per a visit from the mysterious Ace. 2005. (14 yrs. & up)