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Two Can Keep a Secret Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen thriller is heavy on clichés, light on thrills.
By Karen M. McManus
(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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The Towering Sky: The Thousandth Floor, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Mystery series finale is a little less everything.
By Katharine McGee
(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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Waste of Space: Moon Base Alpha, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Attempted murder, mechanical crisis spark satisfying finale.
By Stuart Gibbs
(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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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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Time Bomb Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Explosive high school thriller marred by flat characters.
By Joelle Charbonneau
(2018)
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People Like Us Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Surprise twists and turns in sharp boarding-school thriller.
By Dana Mele
(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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Truly Devious: A Mystery Book Poster Image
age 14+
Clever murder mystery at truly hip, mature boarding school.
By Maureen Johnson
(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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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 Dazzling Heights:  The Thousandth Floor, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compelling, character-driven mystery among wealthy teens.
By Katharine McGee
(2017)
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One of Us Is Lying Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dirty secrets abound in fun but intense high school mystery.
By Karen M. McManus
(2017)
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The Scattering: The Outliers, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sequel has more twists, turns but less all around.
By Kimberly McCreight
(2017)
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Panda-monium: FunJungle, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Lively zoo whodunit takes on animal welfare, trafficking.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2017)
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The Initiation: Lock and Key, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Suspenseful intro to a modern-day young Sherlock Holmes.
By Ridley Pearson
(2016)
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