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YA Mysteries Booklist



MYSTERY


Acceleration

By Graham McNamee

YA MCNAM GRA

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.


Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone

By Kat Rosenfield

Unveils the details of a horrific murder, its effects on permanent and summer residents of the small
Appalachian town where the body is discovered, and especially how the related violence shakes
eighteen
-
year
-
old Becca's determination to leave home as soon as possible.


Blood on my Hands

By Todd Strasser

YA STRAS TOD

At a high school party, Callie Carson finds her best friend Katherine murdered, only to be discovered
holding the weapon and accused of the crime.


Burning Blue

By Paul Griffin

YA GRIFF PAU

When beautiful, smart Nicole, disfigured by acid thrown in her face, and computer hacker Jay meet in
the school psychologist's office, they become friends and Jay resolves to find her attacker.


The Butterfly Clu
es

By Kate Ellison

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 abo
ut her brother's death.


Colin Fischer

By Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz

YA MILLE ASH

A boy with autism teams up with the high school bully to get to the bottom of a cafeteria crime.


Confessions of a Murder Suspect

By James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

YA PATTE JAM

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.


Cryer’s Cross

By Lisa McMann

YA

MCMAN LIS

Seventeen
-
year
-
old Kendall, who suffers from obsessive
-
compulsive disorder, lives with her parents on a
potato farm in a tiny community in Montana, where two teenagers go missing within months of each
other, with no explanation.


The Dark Days o
f Hamburger Halpin

By Josh Berk

YA BERK JOS

When Will Halpin transfers from his all
-
deaf school into a mainstream Pennsylvania high school, he faces
discrimination and bullying, but still manages to solve a mystery surrounding the death of a popular
footba
ll player in his class.


Down the Rabbit Hole: an Echo Falls Mystery

By Peter Abrahams

YA ABRAH PET

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.


Drawing a Blank, o
r How I tried to Solve a Mystery, End a Feud, and Land the Girl of my Dreams

By Dan Ehrenhaft

YA EHREN DAN

Carlton Dunne IV, an outcast boarding school student with a secret identity as a graphic novelist, teams
up with a beautiful Scottish girl who yearns

to be an American police officer, to resolve an ancient feud
and rescue Carlton's kidnapped father.


Fake ID

By Walter Sorrells

YA SORRE WAL

After a lifetime of moving and assuming new identities, sixteen
-
year
-
old Chass begins to piece together
the distur
bing past that haunts her and her mother and which involves a mysterious tape, a deceased
popular singer, and the secrets of several people in a small Alabama town.



Freaks Like Us

By Susan Vaught

YA VAUGH SUS

A mentally ill teenager who rides the "shor
t bus" to school investigates the sudden disappearance of his
best friend.


Getting the Girl: a Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance and Cookery

By Susan Juby

YA JUBY SUS

Ninth
-
grader Sherman Mack investigates the "Defilers," a secret group at his
British Columbia high
school that marks certain female students as pariahs, at first because he is trying to protect the girl he
has a crush on, but later as a matter of principle.


Half
-
Moon Investigations

By Eoin Colfer

YA COLFE EOI

Twelve
-
year
-
old priva
te investigator Fletcher Moon, nicknamed "Half Moon" because of his shortness,
must track down a conspiracy or be framed for a crime he did not commit.


Highway to Hell

By Rosemary Clement
-
Moore

YA CLEME ROS

On their way to spend spring break on a Texas be
ach, college freshmen Maggie Quinn and D&D Lisa are
stranded in a town where some believe a chupacabra is killing animals, and as the girls investigate they
get help from diverse and unexpected sources.


I Hunt Killers

By Barry Lyga

YA LYGA BAR

Seventeen
-
year
-
old Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his notorious "Dear Old Dad," but
believes he has a conscience that will help fight his own urges and right some of his father's wrongs, so
he secretly helps the police apprehend the town
's newest murderer, "The Impressionist."


Jasper Jones

By Craig Silvey

YA SILVE CRA

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.


Kiss Me Kill Me

By Lauren Henderson

YA HENDE LAU

Longing to be part of the in
-
crowd at her exclusive London school, orphaned, sixteen
-
year
-
old Scarlett, a
trained gymnast, eagerly accepts an invitation to a party whose disastrous outcome changes her life

forever.


The Liar Society

By Lisa & Laure Roecker

YA ROECK LIS

When Kate receives a mysterious e
-
mail from her dead friend Grace, she must prove that Grace's death
was not an accident, but finds that her elite private school holds secrets so big people a
re willing to kill
to protect them.



The London Eye Mystery

By Siobhan Dowd

YA DOWD SIO

When Ted and Kat's cousin Salim disappears from the London Eye ferris wheel, the two siblings must
work together
--
Ted with his brain that is "wired differently" and
impatient Kat
--
to try to solve the
mystery of what happened to Salim.


Paper Towns

By John Green

YA GREEN JOH

One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the
predictable boringness of his life until the b
eautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor
and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.


The Prom Queen Curse

By Michelle Kehm

YA KEHM MIC

Suzi

Clue, a mystery
-
obsessed freshman with her own sense of style, investigates "the curse of the prom
queen" at Seattle's Mountain High School.


The Rag and Bone Shop

By Robert Cormier

YA CORMI ROB

Trent, an ace interrogator from Vermont, works to procure a
confession from an introverted twelve
-
year
-
old accused of murdering his seven
-
year
-
old friend in Monument, Massachusetts.


Ryan’s Journal: Skeleton Creek

By Patrick Carman

YA CARMA PAT

Although housebound following an eerie accident, teenaged Ryan continue
s to investigate the strange
occurences in his hometown of Skeleton Creek, recording his findings in a journal and viewing email
video clips sent by fellow detective Sarah. The reader may view Sarah's videos on a website by using
links and passwords found
in the text.


Shelter

By Harlan Coben

YA COBEN HAR

After tragic events tear Mickey Bolitar

away from his parents, he is forced to live with his estranged
Uncle Myron and switch high schools, where he finds both friends and enemies, but when his new
girlfriend, Ashley, vanishes, he follows her trail into a seedy underworld that reveals she is no
t what she
seems to be.


Shakespeare’s Secret

By Elise Broach

YA BROAC ELI

Named after a character in a Shakespeare play, misfit sixth
-
grader Hero becomes interested in exploring
this unusual connection because of a valuable diamond supposedly hidden in he
r new house, an
intriguing neighbor, and the unexpected attention of the most popular boy in school.


Someone was Watching

By David Patneaude

YA PATNE DAV

When his baby sister disappears from the river near their summer home, eighth grader Chris fights the

assumption that she has drowned and uncovers evidence that something entirely different has
happened to her.


Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer

By John Grisham

YA GRISH JOH

With two attorneys for parents, thirteen
-
year
-
old Theodore Boone knows more about the law

than
most lawyers do. But when a high profile murder trial comes to his small town and Theo gets pulled into
it, it's up to this amateur attorney to save the day.


Through Her Eyes

By Jennifer Archer

YA ARCHE JEN

Sixteen
-
year
-
old Tansy is used to moving e
very time her mother starts writing a new book, but in the
small Texas town where her grandfather grew up, she is lured into the world of a troubled young man
whose death sixty years earlier is shrouded in mystery.


Tokyo Heist

By Diana Renn

YA RENN DIA

Af
ter a high
-
profile art heist of three van Gogh drawings in her home town of Seattle, sixteen
-
year
-
old
Violet Rossi finds herself in Japan with her artist father, searching for the related van Gogh painting.



Top 8

By Katie Finn

YA FINN KAT

When popular hi
gh school junior Madison's online profile is hacked, it sends her life into turmoil and
forces her to reevaluate some important matters as she figures out who committed the crime.


You Killed Wesley Payne

By Sean Beaudoin

YA BEAUD SEA

When hard
-
boiled, sev
enteen
-
year
-
old private investigator Dalton Rev transfers to Salt River High to
solve the case of a dead student, he has his hands full trying to outwit the police, negotiate the school's
social hierarchy, and get paid.


SPORTS MYSTERY


The Boxer and the
Spy

By Robert B. Parker

YA PARKE ROB

Fifteen
-
year
-
old Terry, an aspiring boxer, uncovers the mystery behind the unexpected death of a
classmate.


Change
-
up: Mystery at the World Series

By Jo
h
n

Feinstein

YA FEINS JOH

While covering baseball's World Series b
etween the Washington Nationals and the Boston Red Sox,
teenage sports reporters Stevie and Susan Carol investigate a rookie pitcher whose evasive answers
during an interview reveal more than a few contradictions in his life story.



Cover
-
up: Mystery at

the Super Bowl

By John Fein
stein

YA FEINS JOH

Fledgling fourteen
-
year
-
old sports reporters Susan Carol and Stevie investigate suspicious activities at
the Super Bowl after Stevie gets fired from his co
-
anchor job on a ground
-
breaking teen sports show.


Th
e Silence of Murder

By Dandi Daley Mackall

YA MACKA DAN

Sixteen
-
year
-
old Hope must defend her developmentally disabled brother (who has not spoken a word
since he was seven) when he is accused of murdering a beloved high school baseball coach.


SCI
-
FI/SUPE
RNATURAL MYSTERY


Across the Universe

By Beth Revis

YA REVIS BET

Teenaged Amy, a cryogenically frozen passenger on the spaceship Godspeed, wakes up to discover that
someone may have tried to murder her.


Clarity

By Kim Harrington

YA HARRI KIM

Sixteen
-
year
-
old Clare Fern, a member of a family of psychics, helps the mayor and a skeptical detective
solve a murder in a Cape Cod town during the height of tourist season
--
with her brother a prime
suspect.


Haunting Violet

By Alyxandra Harvey

YA HARVE
ALY

Sixteen
-
year
-
old Violet Willoughby has been part of her mother's Spiritualist scam since she was nine,
but during an 1872 house party in Hampshire, England, she is horrified to learn that she can actually see
ghosts, one of whom wants Violet to solve h
er murder.


The Name of the Star

By Maureen Johnson

YA JOHNS MAU

Rory, of Boueuxlieu, 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 investigatio
n.


The Reformed Vampire Support Group

By Catherine Jinks

YA JINKS CAT

Fifteen
-
year
-
old vampire Nina has been stuck for fifty
-
one years in a boring support group for vampires,
and nothing exciting has ever happened to them
--
until one of them is murdered an
d the others must try
to solve the crime.


HISTORICAL MYSTERY


The Book of Blood and Shadow

By Robin Wasserman

YA WASSE ROB

While working on a project translating letters from sixteenth
-
century Prague, high school senior Nora
Kane discovers her best friend

murdered with her boyfriend the apparent killer and is caught up in a
dangerous web of secret societies and shadowy conspirators, all searching for a mysterious ancient
device purported to allow direct communication with God.


Black Ice: Sherlock Holmes,
the Legend Begins

By Andrew Lane

YA LANE AND


In 1868, teenaged Sherlock Holmes faces danger in a train station for the dead, a museum of
curiousities, and downtown Moscow as he helps his brother, Mycroft, who has been framed for murder.


Death Cloud: She
rlock Holmes, the Legend Begins

By Andrew Lane

YA LANE AND

In 1868, with his army officer father suddenly posted to India, and his mother mysteriously "unwell,"
fourteen
-
year
-
old Sherlock Holmes is sent to stay with his eccentric uncle and aunt in their va
st house in
Hampshire, where he uncovers his first murder and a diabolical villain.


The Diviners

By Libba Bray

YA BRAY LIB

Seventeen
-
year
-
old Evie O'Neill is thrilled when she is exiled from small
-
town Ohio to New York City in
1926, even when a rash of oc
cult
-
based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of
American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the thick of the investigation.


Out of the Easy

By Ruta Sepetys

YA SEPET RUT

Josie, the seventeen
-
year
-
old daughter of a French Q
uarter prostitute, is striving to escape 1950 New
Orleans and enroll at prestigious Smith College when she becomes entangled in a murder investigation.


Picture the Dead

By Adele Griffin & Lisa Brown

YA GRIFF ADE

ter Jenn e o ell s anc ll s k l
led during the Civil War, she forms an alliance with a spirit
photographer and uses her ability to talk to the dead to investigate the secrets Will was hiding and how
he really died.



Ripper

By Stefan Petrucha

YA PETRU STE

Adopted by famous Pinkerton
Agency Detective Hawking in 1895 New York, fourteen
-
year
-
old Carver
Young hopes to find his birth father, but when he becomes involved in the pursuit of notorious killer
Jack the Ripper, Carver discovers that finding the truth can be worse than ignorance.