Book Lists, Mystery

Check out a Mystery!

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.

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