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At Greenglass House, a smuggler's inn, twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers' adopted son, plans to spend his winter holidays relaxing, but soon guests are arriving with strange stories about the house that send Milo and Meddy, the cook's daughter, on an adventure.
Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price
Call Number: FIC Pri
Seventeen-year-old aspiring lawyer Lizzie Bennet seeks to solve a murder before her rival Mr. Darcy beats her to it.
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
Call Number: FIC Joh
New at Ellingham Academy, Stevie Bell tries to both solve a murder at campus and the cold case of a double kidnapping.
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
Call Number: FIC Bal
When seemingly unrelated and strange events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.
Girl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond
Call Number: FIC Bon
Sixteen-year-old Jules Maroni gets to join her family on the high wire, but the Flying Garcias, the Maronis' rivals, and bad luck talismans, threaten to derail her future. Jules teams up with Remy Garcia to try to find out who is planting the talismans before her dream falls into the nets.
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
Washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, Mo LoBeau, now eleven, and her best friend Dale turn detective when the amnesiac Colonel, owner of a café and co-parent of Mo with his cook, Miss Lana, seems implicated in a murder.
Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick
Call Number: FIC Fre
Twelve-year-old Truly Lovejoy's family moves to a small town to take over a bookstore. Soon, she has to solve two mysteries involving a missing book and an undelivered letter.
All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor
Call Number: FIC Con
Eleven-year-old Perry was born and raised by his mom at the Blue River Co-ed Correctional Facility in Tiny Surprise, Nebraska. His mom is a resident on Cell Block C, and so far Warden Daugherty has made it possible for them to be together. That is, until a new district attorney discovers the truth--and Perry is removed from the facility and forced into a foster home. Desperate to be reunited with his mom, Perry goes on a quest for answers about her past crime. As he gets closer to the truth, he will discover that love makes people resilient no matter where they come from ... but can he find a way to tell everyone what home truly means?
The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk
Call Number: FIC Ber
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 football player in his class.
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 occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the thick of the investigation.
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
Call Number: FIC Jac
As her senior capstone project, Pippa Fitz-Amobi is determined to find the real killer in a closed, local murder case, but not everyone wants her meddling in the past
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Call Number: FIC McM
When the creator of a high school gossip app mysteriously dies in front of four high-profile students all four become suspects. It's up to them to solve the case.
Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano
Call Number: FIC Cos
A math-whiz from a trailer park discovers she's the only student capable of unravelling complex clues left by a serial killer who's systematically getting rid of her classmates.
There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
Call Number: FIC Per
Hawaii-born Makani Young's new life in Nebraska is thrown into chaos when a serial killer begins to target her fellow high school students.
They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman
Call Number: FIC Goo
At an exclusive prep school on Long Island, Jill Newman looks forward to her senior year as a member of the school's most elite clique, the Players, until new evidence surfaces about the murder of her close friend Shaila.
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Call Number: FIC Atw
Fact-based story of Grace Marks, a sixteen-year-old girl who received a life sentence in 1843 for allegedly taking part in the murder of her employer and his lover, but whose case continued to stir debate throughout her prison stay, resulting in her release in 1872.
In the Woods by Tana French
Call Number: FIC Fre
Dublin detective Bob Ryan has never been able to recall what happened when as a child in 1984 he and two friends went into the woods and only he returned, but he sees a chance to solve the mystery of the past through his investigation of the murder of a twelve-year-old girl whose body has been found in the same woods.
This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston
Call Number: FIC Els
When a hunting accident claims a boy's life, his best friends all come under suspicion.
Ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to an isolated mansion on Indian Island by a host who, surprisingly, fails to appear. On the island they are cut off from everything but each other and the inescapable shadows of their own past lives. One by one, the guests share the darkest secrets of their wicked pasts. And one by one, they die…
Which among them is the killer and will any of them survive?
Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
Call Number: 813.52 POE
A complete collection of the writings of Poe, including his mysteries, fantasies, satires, and poems
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
Call Number: FIC Doy
Sherlock Holmes is asked to investigate the tale of a hound that haunts the lonely moors around the Baskervilles' ancestral home.
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
Call Number: FIC Chr
A murder on a cruise ship on the Nile baffles everyone except ace detective Hercule Poirot.
Portrait of a Killer by Patricia Cornwell
Call Number: 364.152 COR
Crime writer Patricia Cornwell uses historical documents and modern technological advances to try and identify the nineteenth-century killer Jack the Ripper.
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Call Number: FIC DuM
In this mystery-cum-Gothic romance, a young woman marries an older man only to be plunged into the swirling secrets surrounding his first wife’s demise.
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Call Number: FIC Dos
Raskolnikov, a former Russian student, murders an old pawnbroker and her sister, and the subsequent guilt with which he struggles results in a tragedy of tension and terror.
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
Call Number: FIC Chr
Inspector Hercule Poirot, having retired to the small English village of King's Abbot, is drawn into the investigation of the murders of the widow Mrs. Ferrars and her suitor, local squire Roger Ackroyd.
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Call Number: FIC Chr
Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the curious murder of millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett in a locked compartment aboard the Orient Express while the train is stranded by a snowdrift. He must find the murderer before he decides to strike again.
Mystery books focus on solving a crime, usually a murder. The crime is the so-called "inciting incident" that sets the events of the book in motion.
The protagonist (an investigator), along with the reader, tries to piece together the available clues that lead him or her to the crime's perpetrator. The story usually concludes with the discovery and capture of the evil-doer