Enjoy lining up clues, figuring out puzzles, and trying to figure out ‘who dunit?’ before the main character? Give one of these mysteries a try, ranging from dark to adventurous to historical to laugh out loud!
Famous Last Words by Kate Alender
Willa has started seeing things that aren’t there, but they may be more real than she thinks.
The Naturals by Jennifer Barnes
Cassie has recently joined an elite teen division (and experiment) in the FBI and her first case hits close to home.
I Hunt Killers by Lyga, Barry
Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his father and now he’s using that knowledge to help the police (and his conscience).
You Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin
17 year old P.I. Dalton moves to town to solve the case of the death of Wesley Payne (in case the victim wasn’t already clear).
Find Me by Romily Bernard
The journal of a dead classmate is left on Wick’s front step, the beginning of a game of hide-and-seek to catch the killer.
The Diviners by Libba Bray
It’s 1926 and Evie is thrilled to be in NYC. But she has a supernatural secret and soon finds herself part of an occult murder investigation.
Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne Blankman
In 1933 Gretchen returns to Germany, and her Jewish boyfriend, and investigate a murder. She is also Adolph Hitler’s niece.
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Descendants of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, team up to solve a boarding school mystery.
The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher
Emily’s father has been arrested for murder and she’s determined to exonerate him.
Shelter by Harlan Coben
When Mickey’s girlfriend disappears he follows her trail, into a dark and seedy underworld.
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Violet uses her psychic ability to help solve her town’s recent murders, and soon finds herself a target.
Blind Spot by Laura Ellen
Tricia was last seen the night she argued with Roz. Can Roz help solve the murder and clear her own name?
Buzzkill by Beth Fantaskey
Millie, and mysterious classmate Chase, team up to figure out who murdered the football coach, and why.
Fake ID by Lamar Giles
After spending most his life in the witness protection program Nick finds the dead body of the first friend he’s made in years.
The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason
Murder, a secret society, and time travel. Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes investigate the recent deaths of young women in London.
No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale
Kippy’s bestfriend is dead and she’s positive the boy that’s been arrested in innocent.
Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
Hanneke delivers black market goods in Nazi occupied Amsterdam and is enlisted to help find a Jewish girl who escaped from hiding.
Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen
Richard’s cousin has taken off with a guy she met online. He enlists Skink’s help (the one-eyed former governor) in tracking her down.
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Rory, at boarding school in London, witnesses a Jack the Ripper copycat murder.
Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann
Kendall plans to leave her small Montana town, but when girls start disappearing her dreams are put on hold.
How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller
Flick has been recruited to Mendel Academy, school for criminals, that only allows the best to move on – the rest …. disappear.
Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson
Tandy is a suspect in her parents’ murder. In trying to clear her name she uncovers dark secrets and disturbing memories.
Lock & Mori by Heather Petty
James Moriarty (Mori) is trying to escape from her tumultuous past, when classmate Sherlock asks for her help in a murder investigation.
Virals by Kathy Reichs
Tory and her friends are exposed to a rare virus. Side effects include the development of special powers.
Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig
When your girlfriend goes missing you’re usually a suspect. Now Flynn needs to figure out his girlfriend’s secrets.
The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
Emma becomes her twin in order to solve her murder.
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
1960s, small town Australia, Charlie follows outcast Jasper into the night and finds himself helping him cover up a murder while they look for who is responsible.
The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud (Fantasy)
A London psychic detective agency deals with a ghost epidemic.
The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
Tessa is back in her childhood hometown, where her testimony got a serial killer convicted. But what if she was wrong?
Beautiful Lies by Jessica Warman
Twins, Alice and Rachel have always had a special bond. And when one disappears the other uses it to try and find her.
Who Killed Christopher Goodman? by Allan Wolf
The title says it all.