Book Reviews

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age 9+
 
Fascinating mystery nurtures a love of puzzles and codes.
By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
(2015)
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age 8+
 
Fun haunted-house romp has great heroine, sweet values.
By Jessica Lawson
(2015)
age 10+
 
Clever writing, characters shine in boarding-school mystery.
By Robin Stevens
(2015)
age 8+
 
Action-packed sequel has more mystery and depth.
By Octavia Spencer
(2015)
age 11+
 
Dark but fun 1890 murder mystery has feminist message.
By Julie Berry
(2014)
age 9+
 
Snicket trails an arsonist in compelling installment.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
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age 14+
 
Top-notch Finnish murder mystery has great female heroine.
By Salla Simukka
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Teen murder mystery is fun, flighty, formulaic.
By Beth Fantaskey
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Plucky heroine uncovers stolen painting in engaging mystery.
By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
(2014)
age 14+
 
Gripping psychological thriller for older teens.
By Lucy Christopher
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Smart teen spy sequel ups the action and explosions.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Don't Turn Around sequel maintains hacker thriller suspense.
By Michelle Gagnon
(2013)
age 8+
 
Funny, suspenseful tale of smart tween spy girl and friends.
By Kristen Kittscher
(2013)
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age 10+
 
Touching story of resourceful girl solving a family mystery.
By Blue Balliett
(2013)
age 10+
 
Tory and friends fight serial killer in thrilling sequel.
By Brendan Reichs, Kathy Reichs
(2013)
age 7+
 
Engaging classic mystery series great for beginning readers.
By Gertrude Chandler Warner
(1942)
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age 10+
 
Clever, fast-paced mystery mixes spy thrills and teen drama.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2012)
age 10+
 
Funny mystery with spunky girl touches on serious themes.
By Sheila Turnage
(2012)
age 7+
 
Chapter book mystery promises more fun for Fancy Nancy fans.
By Jane O'Connor
(2012)
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age 8+
 
Great premise overcomes an excess of clever embellishments.
By Lizzie K. Foley
(2012)

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