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Suggested Mystery Books for Fifth Grade

 

Put on your detective cap and get sleuthing with one of these mystery stories.  Books are suggested for Fifth Grade, but remember that each reader is different and might find something interesting at another level.

In an alternate 1826 London, Ada Lovelace (the world's first computer programmer) and Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein) meet as girls and form a secret detective agency. Their first case involves a stolen heirloom, a false confession, and an array of fishy suspects.

During the summer before ninth grade, intrepid Gilda Joyce invites herself to the San Francisco mansion of distant cousin Lester Splinter and his thirteen-year-old daughter, where she uses her purported psychic abilities and detective skills to solve the mystery of the mansion's boarded-up tower.

The London Eye mystery by Siobhan Dowd

When Ted and Kat's cousin Salim disappears from the London Eye ferris wheel, the two siblings must work together--Ted with his brain that is "wired differently" and impatient Kat--to try to solve the mystery of what happened to Salim.

Lizzie is now an established member of Fitzy's Circus, but when the circus arrives in Kensal Green they are plagued by accidents and sickness.  Lizzie needs to put her psychic talents to use to solve the mystery of a graveyard haunted by a devil hound.

It's the dawn of an age of peace in medieval Japan, but a power-hungry warlord is plotting to plunge the nation into a deadly civil war. Enter Moonshadow, the newest agent for the Grey Light Order, a secret brotherhood of ninja spy warriors. Can Moonshadow defeat the evil warlord or will his first mission be his last?

Shadows of the silver screen by Christopher Edge

At the dawn of the age of silent films, a mysterious filmmaker proposes turning Montgomery Flinch's sinister stories into motion pictures with Monty as the star.  Filming begins but is plagued by a series of strange and frightening events of which only Penny can uncover the cause.

While on summer vacation at the seaside, twelve-year-old Irene Adler meets the young Sherlock Holmes, and his friend Arsène Lupin.  When a dead body floats ashore, the three young friends set out to solve the mystery.

The teenaged geniuses of STORM, a secret organization dedicated to eliminating the world's misery through science and technology, head to the Swiss Alps seeking the last of six scientists whose Project FIREball is of interest to MI6, the CIA, and an unknown assassin.

The way to stay in Destiny by Augusta Scattergood

Sixth-grader Theo leaves everything behind to live with his Uncle Chester, a Vietnam War veteran and loner, in Destiny, Florida.  While there, he is drawn to play the piano in Miss Sister's dance school and soon makes friends with the feisty Anabel, a baseball fanatic who invites Theo to help solve a mystery.