Mysteries

Fiction
 

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.

 

Bayerl, Katie
A Psalm For Lost Girls
JUV B335.p YA
"Determined to protect her sister Tess's memory, Callie da Costa sets out to prove Tess wasn't really a saint and finds herself pulled into a kidnapping investigation"-- Provided by publisher.  2017

 

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.

 

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.
 

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)
JUV D8676.e YA
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.

 

Elston, Ashley
This Is Our Story
JUV E513.t YA
"When a hunting accident claims a boy's life, his best friends all come under suspicion"-- Provided by publisher.  2017

 

Foxlee, Kren
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.

 

French, Gillian
The Lies They Tell
JUV ME COLL F8838.l YA
A tragic local mystery from the past is blown wide open when a girl from the poor side of town infiltrates a group of reckless, wealthy boys and uncovers more than she could have imagined.  2018

 

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)

 

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.

 

Jackson, Tiffany
Monday Is Not Coming
JUV J1397.m YA
Monday Charles is missing, and Claudia seems to be the one person who notices. They've always been inseparable, and when Monday doesn't show up for school for two weeks, Claudia knows that something is wrong. Monday's mother refuses to give Claudia a straight answer, and her sister April is even less help. How can a teenage girl just vanish without anyone noticing that she's gone? 2018

 

Johnson, Maureen
The Name of the Star (Shades of London bk 1)
JUV J6199.n YA
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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

McManus, Karen
One Of Us Is Lying
JUV M2267.o YA
Five students walk into Bayview High detection. Only four walk out.... Simon was the creator of a high school gossip app. He planned to post juicy reveals about his four high-profile classmates. When he dies before detention is over, is one of them a murderer-- or are they the perfect patsies for a killer? 2017

 

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.


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.)

 

Noel, Alyson
Unrivaled (Beautiful Idols bk 1)
JUV N684.u YA
"Aspiring reporter Layla, budding actress Aster, and future guitar hero Tommy find themselves with a VIP invite to the world of Los Angeles's nightlife and lured into a competition where Hollywood's hottest starlet, Madison Brooks, is the target. Just as their hopes begin to gleam like stars through the California smog, Madison Brooks goes missing"-- Provided by publisher.  2016

 

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.

 

Pollock, Tom
This Story is a Lie
JUV P7631.s YA
"Seventeen-year-old Peter Blankman is a math genius. He also suffers from devastating panic attacks. Pete gets through each day with the help of his mother--a famous scientist--and his beloved twin sister, Bel. But when his mom is nearly assassinated in front of his eyes and Bel disappears, Pete finds himself on the run. Dragged into a world where state and family secrets intertwine, Pete must use his extraordinary analytical skills to find his missing sister and track down the people who attacked his mother. But his greatest battle will be with the enemy inside: the constant terror that threatens to overwhelm him. Weaving between Pete's past and present, This Story Is a Lie is a testimony from a protagonist who is brilliant, broken and trying to be brave"--Publisher's description.  2018


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
JUV Q64.g
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.

 

Rosoff, Meg
Picture Me Gone
JUV R7305.p YA
Twelve-year-old Mila travels with her father to upstate New York to visit friends and family, who may lead them to clues to the whereabouts of her father's best friend, who has gone missing.  2013

 

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.

 

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.

 

Sedoti, Chelsea
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett
JUV S449.h YA
Bad things don't happen to popular girls like Lizzie Lovett-- until her disappearance became the one fascinating mystery the sleepy town of Griffin Mills has ever had. Hawthorn is convinced she'll turn up at any moment, and comes up with her own theory for Lizzie's disappearance. A theory way too absurd to take seriously ... at first. She decides to immerse herself in Lizzie's life, getting a job at the diner where Lizzie worked and hanging out with Lizzie's boyfriend. After all, it's not as if he killed her, is it?  2017

 

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

 

Silvey, Craig
Jasper Jones
JUV S5898.j YA
In small-town Australia, teens Jasper and Charlie form an unlikely friendship when one asks the other to help him cover up a murder until they can prove who is responsible. 2011

 

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.

 

Snicket, Lemony
Who Could That Be At This Hour? (All the Wrong Questions bk 1)
JUV LARGE TYPE S674.wh YA
Thirteen-year-old Lemony Snicket begins his apprenticeship with S. Theodora Markson of the secretive V.F.D. in the tiny dot of a town called Stain'd By The Sea, where he helps investigate the theft of a statue.  2012

 

Strasser, Todd
Kill You Last
JUV S89705.k YA
When three teenage clients of her fashion photographer dad go missing, Shelby's near perfect life crumbles when her dad is named a prime suspect in the girls' disappearance.  2011

 

Tucholke, April
Wink, Poppy, Midnight
JUV T793.w YA
"Wink, Poppy, and Midnight's three separate voices come together to reveal the secrets and mysteries hiding in the woods around their home"-- Provided by publisher.  2016

 

Wallenfells, Stephen
Bad Call
JUV W157.b YA
Tennis teammates Colin, Ceo, Grahame, and Rhody make a pact to go on a camping trip in Yosemite National Park. The first sign that they should ditch the plan is when Rhody backs out. The next is when Ceo replaces him with Ellie, a girl Grahame and Colin have never even heard of. When there's a forest fire at their intended campsite, they decide to take the treacherous Snow Creek Falls Trail to the top of Yosemite Valley. From there, the bad decisions really pile up. Then one of them doesn't make it back to the tent.  2017

 

Wynne-Jones, Tim
The Ruinous Sweep
JUV W986.ru
On the night Donovan Turner is thrown out of a car on a highway in the middle of nowhere, he can barely remember his own name, let alone the past twenty-four hours. Where is he? Where is his girlfriend, Bee? In an attempt to flag down the next passing car, he startles the driver, causing a fatal accident. With sirens in the distance and the lingering feeling that he's running from something--or someone--Donovan grabs the dead driver's briefcase and flees. Meanwhile, Bee is fighting for Dono's life every bit as much as he is. But when the police show up and hint that he is the prime suspect in a murder, Bee is determined to put together the pieces of what happened and clear his name.  2018