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You killed Wesley Payne

Beaudoin, Sean.


When teen private investigator Dalton Rev transfers to Salt River High to solve the case of a dead student, he has his hands full trying to outwit the police, negotiate the school’s social hierarchy, and get paid.

The last good place of Lily Odilon

Beitia, Sara, 1977-


When Albert Morales becomes the main suspect in his girlfriend Lily's disappearance, he must deflect the worries of his parents, the suspicions of the police, and Lily's dangerous stepfather as he tries to find her.

What I saw and how I lied

Blundell, Judy.


In 1947, teenage Evie, smitten by a handsome ex-GI who seems to have a secret hold on her stepfather, finds herself caught in a complicated web of lies whose devastating outcome changes her life and that of her family forever.

Shelter : a Mickey Bolitar novel

Coben, Harlan, 1962-


After tragic events tear Mickey Bolitar away from his parents, he is forced to live with his estranged Uncle Myron and switch high schools, where he finds both friends and enemies, but when his new girlfriend, Ashley, vanishes, he follows her trail into a seedy underworld that reveals she is not what she seems to be.


Corrigan, Eireann, 1977-


High school juniors and best friends Finn and Chloe hatch a daring plot to fake Chloe's disappearance from their rural New Jersey town in order to have something compelling to put on their college applications, but unforeseen events complicate matters.

Nickel plated

Davis, Aric.


Raised in abusive foster homes, Nickel escapes at the age of ten and pays his way by blackmailing online pedophiles, selling marijuana to high school students, and investigating crimes. When a beautiful high school girl named Arrow asks him to find her runaway sister Shelby, Nickel takes the case, but soon discovers that finding Shelby is one thing, surviving is another.

A northern light

Donnelly, Jennifer.


In 1906, sixteen-year-old Mattie, determined to attend college and be a writer against the wishes of her father and fiance, takes a job at a summer inn where she discovers the truth about the death of a guest. Based on a true story.

The new annotated Sherlock Holmes. Volume I, The adventures of Sherlock Holmes ; The memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930.


The adventures of the world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes, as faithfully recounted by his comrade, Dr. Watson, have captivated readers of all ages for over a century.

The Christopher killer : a forensic mystery

Ferguson, Alane.


On the payroll as an assistant to her coroner father, seventeen-year-old Cameryn Mahoney uses her knowledge of forensic medicine to catch the killer of a friend while putting herself in terrible danger.

Theodore Boone : kid lawyer

Grisham, John.


With two attorneys for parents, thirteen-year-old Theodore Boone knows more about the law than most lawyers do. But when a high profile murder trial comes to his small town and Theo gets pulled into it, it's up to this amateur attorney to save the day.

The curious incident of the dog in the night-time : [a novel]

Haddon, Mark.


Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, an autistic teen, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor’s dog and uncovers secret information about his mother.

Deadly cool

Halliday, Gemma.


When sixteen-year-old Hartley Featherstone finds out that her boyfriend is cheating on her, she goes to his house to confront him and suddenly finds herself embroiled in a murder mystery.


Harrington, Kim, 1974-


Sixteen-year-old Clare Fern, a member of a family of psychics, helps the mayor and a skeptical detective solve a murder in a Cape Cod town during the height of tourist season--with her brother a prime suspect.

Rattled : a mystery

Harrington, Lisa.


When Lydia stumbles across something odd in her neighbor’s basement, she investigates the woman’s past—a dangerous thing to do.


Hiaasen, Carl.


Nick and his friend Marta decide to investigate when a mysterious fire starts near a Florida wildlife preserve and an unpopular teacher goes missing.


Jaffe, Michele.


The morning after an epic Memorial Day party on the Jersey shore, Jane Freeman wakes up paralyzed, lying in a rosebush after a hit-and-run. Everyone believes it was an accident, but as friends come to visit in the hospital Jane's memories begin to surface, not just from the party but from deeper in her past, including the night her best friend Bonnie died.

A spy in the house

Lee, Ying S.


Rescued from the gallows in 1850s London, 17-year-old orphan and thief Mary Quinn is offered a place at Miss Scrimshaw's Academy for Girls, where she is trained to be part of an all-female investigative unit called the Agency in order to infiltrate a rich merchant's home in hopes of tracing his missing cargo ships.

We were liars

Lockhart, E.


Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-


Boldly going where no woman has gone before, Precious Ramotswe is the very first female private detective in all of Botswana. Tactful, effective, and insightful detecting comes naturally to this very independent woman in this highly entertaining humorous cozy mystery series.


Mulligan, Andy.


Fourteen-year-olds Raphael and Gardo team up with a younger boy, Rat, to figure out the mysteries surrounding a bag Raphael finds during their daily life of sorting through trash in a third-world country's dump.

The ruby in the smoke

Pullman, Philip, 1946-


In nineteenth-century London, sixteen-year-old Sally, a recent orphan, becomes involved in a deadly search for a mysterious ruby.

The deadly sister

Schrefer, Eliot, 1978-


Abby Goodwin has always covered for her sister, Maya. but now Maya has been accused of murder, and Abby's not sure she'll be able to cover for her sister anymore. Abby helps Maya escape. But when Abby begins investigating the death, she find that you can't trust anyone, not even the people you think you know.

First shot

Sorrells, Walter.


As David enters his senior year of high school, a family secret emerges that could solve the mystery of why his mother was murdered two years ago.

Three bags full : a sheep detective story

Swann, Leonie, 1975-


In a cozy Irish village, when their beloved shepherd, George, is found struck down by a spade, his flock of clever sheep, led by Miss Maple, the smartest sheep in Glennkill, launches its own investigation to find George's killer among the local village inhabitants.

I am the messenger

Zusak, Markus.


After capturing a bank robber, nineteen-year-old cab driver Ed Kennedy begins receiving mysterious messages that direct him to addresses where people need help, and he begins getting over his lifelong feeling of worthlessness.

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