Books for armchair detectives.

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Reality Check (Laura Geringer Books)
Peter Abrahams

MYS TEEN ABRAHAMS

After a knee injury destroys sixteen-year-old Cody’s college hopes, he drops out of high school and gets a job in his small Montana town, but when his ex-girlfriend disappears from her Vermont boarding school, Cody travels cross-country to join the search.


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Peeled
Joan Bauer

TEEN BAUER

In an upstate New York farming community, high school reporter Hildy Biddle investigates a series of strange occurrences at a house rumored to be haunted.


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You Killed Wesley Payne
Sean Beaudoin

TEEN BEAUDOIN

When hard-boiled, seventeen-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.


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Guy Langman, Crime Scene Procrastinator
Josh Berk

TEEN BERK

Sixteen-year-old Guy Langman, his best friend Anoop, and other members of the school Forensics Club investigate a break-in and a possible murder, which could be connected to the mysterious past of Guy’s recently-deceased father.


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The Road Of The Dead
Kevin Brooks

TEEN BROOKS

Two brothers, sons of an incarcerated gypsy, leave London traveling to an isolated and desolate village, in search of the brutal killer of their sister.


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Shelter (Book One): A Mickey Bolitar Novel
Harlan Coben

MYS TEEN COBEN

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 new girlfriend, Ashley, vanishes, he follows her trail into a seedy underworld that reveals she is not what she seems to be.


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The Musician's Daughter
Susanne Dunlap

HIST TEEN DUNLAP

In eighteenth-century Vienna, Austria, fifteen-year-old Theresa seeks a way to help her mother and brother financially while investigating the murder of her father, a renowned violinist in Haydn’s orchestra at the court of Prince Esterhazy, after his body is found near a gypsy camp.


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The Butterfly Clues
Kate Ellison

MYS TEEN 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 about her brother’s death.


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The Girl in the Park
Mariah Fredericks

TEEN FREDERICKS

When a teenaged girl with a bad reputation is murdered in New York City’s Central Park after a party, her childhood friend is determined to solve the mystery of who caused her death.


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Paper Towns
John Green

TEEN GREEN

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


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Clarity (Clarity Novel)
Kim Harrington

MYS TEEN HARRINGTON

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.


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The Night She Disappeared
April Henry

MYS TEEN HENRY

Told from various viewpoints, Gabie and Drew set out to prove that their missing co-worker Kayla is not dead, and to find her before she is, while the police search for her body and the man who abducted her.


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The Agency 2: The Body at the Tower
Y.S. Lee

MYS TEEN LEE

As a nearly full-fledged member of the Agency, the all-female detective unit based in Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls, Mary Quinn, disguised as a poor apprentice builder, must brave the sinister underworld of Victorian London in order to unmask a murderer.


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I Hunt Killers
Barry Lyga

TEEN LYGA

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.”.


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The Book of Blood and Shadow
Robin Wasserman

MYS TEEN WASSERMAN

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.


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