Book Reviews

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)
"Who Could That Be at This Hour?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Snicket in fine form as a 12-year-old solving noir mystery.
By Lemony Snicket
(2012)
Shadowlands Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Serial killer stalks teen girl in spooky thriller.
By Kate Brian
(2013)
The Boxcar Children Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Engaging classic mystery series great for beginning readers.
By Gertrude Chandler Warner
(1942)
Hold Fast Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Touching story of resourceful girl solving a family mystery.
By Blue Balliett
(2013)
How to Lead a Life of Crime Book Poster Image
age 16+
School-for-criminals mystery turns very dark and violent.
By Kirsten Miller
(2013)
The Wig in the Window Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, suspenseful tale of smart tween spy girl and friends.
By Kristen Kittscher
(2013)
"When Did You See Her Last?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
More playful sequel, even as menace and mystery build.
By Lemony Snicket
(2013)
The Magician's Bird: A Tuckernuck Mystery, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Funny tween-sleuths mystery more complex than first.
By Emily Fairlie
(2013)
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)
Missing on Superstition Mountain Book Poster Image
age 8+
Suspenseful series opener leaves much unresolved for sequel.
By Elise Broach
(2011)
Treasure on Superstition Mountain Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action picks up in adventure-packed sequel.
By Elise Broach
(2013)
Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage: A Mystery with Hoverbots, Bristlebots, and Other Robots You Can Build Yourself: Nick and Tesla, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Crime-fighting kids return in fun, science-drenched mystery.
By "Science Bob" Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith
(2014)
File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents Book Poster Image
age 9+
Fun, clever mini-mysteries let readers play detective.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
We Were Liars Book Poster Image
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age 13+
A privileged life goes askew in haunting summer mystery.
By E. Lockhart
(2014)
"Shouldn't You Be in School?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Snicket trails an arsonist in compelling installment.
By Lemony Snicket
(2014)
The Copernicus Legacy, Book 2: The Serpent's Curse Book Poster Image
age 9+
Slapdash mystery misses potential.
By Tony Abbott
(2014)
Absolutely Truly:  A Pumpkin Falls Mystery Book Poster Image
age 8+
Mildly entertaining tween mystery falls short in resolution.
By Heather Vogel Frederick
(2014)
Vanishing Girls Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Plenty of twists in exciting, mature mystery.
By Lauren Oliver
(2015)
The Shadow Cabinet: Shades of London, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Nail-biting page-turner jolts ghost series back to life.
By Maureen Johnson
(2015)

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