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One of Us Is Next: The Sequel to One of Us Is Lying Book Poster Image
age 14+
Truth or Dare turns deadly in fun but formulaic mystery.
By Karen M. McManus
(2020)
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Ali Cross Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Exciting first case for detective's middle-school son.
By James Patterson
(2019)
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The Secrets of Winterhouse: Winterhouse, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Return visit has more puzzles and the same spooky vibe.
By Ben Guterson
(2018)
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The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages Book Poster Image
age 9+
Kid geniuses are grown up in exciting 4th mystery-adventure.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2019)
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Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation Book Poster Image
age 10+
Nonstop adventure, science, and young genius in fun mystery.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2019)
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Swipe Right for Murder Book Poster Image
age 15+
Teen takes on terrorists in page-turning LGBTQ thriller.
By Derek Milman
(2019)
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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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The Impossible Crime: Mac B., Kid Spy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 7+
Inspired silliness in laugh-out-loud spy mystery.
By Mac Barnett
(2018)
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Sawkill Girls Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teens hunt shape-shifting beast in eerie fantasy thriller.
By Claire Legrand
(2018)
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The Parker Inheritance Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids investigate past racist incident in thrilling mystery.
By Varian Johnson
(2018)
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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 Downward Spiral: Lock and Key, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Moodier young Sherlock sequel is chock-full of secrets.
By Ridley Pearson
(2017)
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Neverworld Wake Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Dark, gripping, time-shifting psychological thriller.
By Marisha Pessl
(2018)
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Charlie & Frog Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun, educational mystery introduces kids to sign language.
By Karen Kane
(2018)
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Winterhouse Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Perfectly set bookish mystery with some spooky stuff.
By Ben Guterson
(2018)
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Batman: Nightwalker: DC Icons Series Book Poster Image
age 13+
Suspenseful teen Batman tale leaps from comic to novel form.
By Marie Lu
(2018)
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Spy School Secret Service: Spy School, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Distrust and nonstop peril make for thrilling adventure.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2017)
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Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race: Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids battle fake-news-posting villains in exciting episode.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2017)
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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 Empty Grave: Lockwood & Co., Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Rousing finale to scary ghost series sure to satisfy fans.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2017)
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