Book Reviews

age 9+
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
age 9+
Funny, intriguing mystery of school's hidden treasure.
By Emily Fairlie
(2012)
age 14+
Teen must prove she didn't kill parents in taut thriller.
By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
(2012)
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age 15+
Swell start to a spooky but fabulous Prohibition-set series.
By Libba Bray
(2012)
age 12+
Decent start to girl-who-hears-others'-thoughts series.
By Elizabeth George
(2012)
age 13+
Exciting, nonstop techno-thriller raises big issues.
By Michelle Gagnon
(2012)
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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)
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age 12+
Manga, art, and life lessons in topnotch mystery adventure.
By Diana Renn
(2012)
age 12+
Exciting series gets personal with Boone accused of theft.
By John Grisham
(2012)
age 9+
Smart kids, lessons in Mysterious Benedict Society prequel.
By Trenton Lee Stewart
(2012)
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age 12+
Psychological thriller about ex-assassin proves unsettling.
By Chris Lynch
(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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age 14+
Fast-paced story of teen who can see from a killer's eyes.
By Jill Hathaway
(2012)
age 14+
Masterful murder mystery takes dark view of justice.
By Agatha Christie
(1939)
age 10+
Kids search for pirate treasure in adventurous sequel.
By Kathy Reichs
(2011)
age 14+
More of the same in Book 3 of mean-girl murder mystery.
By Sara Shepard
(2012)
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age 13+
Fast-paced YA thriller from "suburban noir" pro.
By Harlan Coben
(2011)
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age 14+
Teen flees mom's killer in gripping thriller.
By Charlie Price
(2011)

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