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Mysteries


Bauer, Cat. Harley Like a Person. - Library: Mahon
Fourteen-year-old Harley, an artistic teenager living with her alcoholic father and angry mother, suspects that she is adopted and begins a search for her biological parents.

Bloor, Edward. Tangerine. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke, Groves
Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer despite his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight.

Cooney, Caroline. The Face on the Milk Carton. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke, Patterson, Groves
A photograph of a missing girl on a milk carton leads Janie on a search for her real identity.

Cormier, Robert. In the Middle of the Night. - Library: Mahon
Sixteen-year-old Denny lives in the shadow of a deadly accident with which his father was connected when he was Denny's age, a disaster for which some of the survivors still blame his father.

Giles, Gail. Dead Girls Don't Write Letters. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke, Groves
Fourteen-year-old Sunny is stunned when a total stranger shows up at her house posing as her older sister Jazz, who supposedly died out of town in a fire months earlier.

Glenn, Mel. Who Killed Mr. Chippendale. - Library: Mahon
Free verse poems describe the reactions of students, colleagues, and others when a high school teacher is shot to death as the school day begins.

Haynes, Betsy. Deadly Deception. - Library: Patterson
When her boyfriend is arrested and charged with murdering the school guidance counselor, seventeen-year-old Ashlyn tries to find the real killer.

Konigsberg, E. L. Silent to the Bone. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke, Patterson, Groves
When he is wrongly accused of gravely injuring his baby half-sister, Branwell loses his power of speech and only his friend Connor is able to reach him and uncover the truth about what really happened.

L'Engle, Madeline. Troubling a Star. - Libraries: Mahon, Groves
As she tries to stay alive after being left on an iceberg in the Antarctic, Vicky recalls the series of events that brought her to the bottom of the world and involved her in a dangerous mystery.

McNamee, Graham. Acceleration. - Library: Mahon
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.

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. Sang Spell. - Library: Groves
When his mother is killed in an automobile accident, high-schooler Josh decides to hitchhike across country and finds himself trapped in a mysterious village somewhere in the Appalachian mountains.

Nixon, Joan Lowery. Nightmare. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke, Groves
Emily is sent to a camp for underachievers where she discovers a murderer on the staff who might provide an explanation for her recurring nightmares.

Plum-Ucci, Carol. The Body of Christopher Creed. - Libraries: Mahon, Groves
Torey Adams, a high school junior with a seemingly perfect life, struggles with doubts and questions surrounding the mysterious disappearance of the class outcast.

Sachar, Louis. Holes. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke, Patterson, Groves
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they atribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

Vande Velde, Vivian. Never Trust a Dead Man. - Libraries: Mahon, Patterson, Groves
Wrongly convicted of murder and punished by being sealed in the tomb with the dead man, seventeen-year-old Selwyn enlists the help of a witch and the resurrected victim to find the true killer.

Werlin, Nancy. The Killer's Cousin. - Libraries: Godeke, Patterson
After being acquitted of murder, seventeen-year-old David goes to Cambridge to stay with relatives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he finds himself forced to face his past as he learns more about his strange young cousin Lily.

Wersba, Barbara. You'll Never Guess the End. - Library: Mahon
In the middle of a small and largely unnoticed nervous breakdown, fifteen-year-old Joel tries to cope with the complications caused by his brother's sudden fame as a novelist, a devoted dog, and the kidnapping of his brother's former girlfriend.

Mystery Series

Pullman, Phillip. Sally Lockhart Trilogy. - Libraries: Mahon, Godeke, Groves
Set in Victorian England, this series features an exceptional female sleuth.