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Space Case: Moon Base Alpha, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Whip-smart space whodunit touts research, brains over brawn.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
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Murder Is Bad Manners Book Poster Image
age 10+
Clever writing, characters shine in boarding-school mystery.
By Robin Stevens
(2015)
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The Westing Game Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Would-be heirs compete for a fortune in classic mystery.
By Ellen Raskin
(1978)
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The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song from Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed Book Poster Image
age 14+
Smart, funny, and informative chronology of rap history.
By Shea Serrano
(2015)
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Mark of the Plague: Blackthorn Key, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teens fight plague, pursue murderers in thrilling sequel.
By Kevin Sands
(2016)
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Ghosts of Greenglass House Book Poster Image
age 10+
Engaging, spooky sequel has lots of charm and chills.
By Kate Milford
(2017)
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The Case for Jamie: Charlotte Holmes, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Edgy, thrilling, complex "finale" leaves doors open.
By Brittany Cavallaro
(2018)
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The Vanishing Stair: Truly Devious, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Hip mystery sequel is expertly paced and absorbing.
By Maureen Johnson
(2019)
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Confessions of a Murder Suspect Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen must prove she didn't kill parents in taut thriller.
By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2012)
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And Then There Were None Book Poster Image
age 14+
Masterful murder mystery takes dark view of justice.
By Agatha Christie
(1939)
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Hold Fast Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Touching story of resourceful girl solving a family mystery.
By Blue Balliett
(2013)
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Confessions: The Private School Murders Book Poster Image
age 14+
Romance and snakes add to intrigue in imaginative sequel.
By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2013)
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The Secret Box Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Magic, math, myths fill fast-paced, perilous series start.
By Whitaker Ringwald
(2014)
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Knightley & Son Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Clever, quirky kickoff to father-son detective series.
By Rohan Gavin
(2014)
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As Red as Blood Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Top-notch Finnish murder mystery has great female heroine.
By Salla Simukka
(2014)
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The Secret Cipher: The Secret Box Series, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Kids race to save world in fast-paced sequel.
By Whitaker Ringwald
(2015)
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A Study in Charlotte: Charlotte Holmes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Drugs, rape, murder in tense, edgy Holmes-Watson update.
By Brittany Cavallaro
(2016)
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Spaced Out: Moon Base Alpha, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Science-packed mystery set on moon explores human nature.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2016)
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The Last of August: Charlotte Holmes, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Art heists, tortured romance in Holmes-Watson teen tale.
By Brittany Cavallaro
(2017)
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Before I Let Go Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen investigates friend's death in spine-tingling mystery.
By Marieke Nijkamp
(2018)
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