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Mystery Stories

TightropeCross, Gillian. Tightrope. When she begins receiving bizarre threatening messages from someone who seems to know her every move, teenage Ashley, after seeking help from the neighborhood tough guy, comes to realize that she alone can end the stalker's reign of terror.

Cooney, Caroline. Face on the Milk Carton. (and many others)A photograph of a missing girl on a milk carton leads Janie on a search for her real identity.

Duncan, Lois. Don't Look Behind You. (and many others) From the author of I Know What You Did Last Summer, comes a novel about April, who must enter the witness protection program to flee the pursuit of a hired killer.

Ghost in the Tokaido InnHoobler, Dorothy. Ghost in the Tokaido Inn. While attempting to solve the mystery of a stolen jewel, Seikei, a merchant's son who longs to be a samurai, joins a group of kabuki actors in eighteenth-century Japan

Silent to the BoneKoningsburg, E.L. Silent to the Bone. When he is accused of gravely injuring his baby half-sister, thirteen-year-old Branwell loses his power of speech and only his friend Connor is able to reach him and uncover the truth about what really happened.

Body of Christopher CreedPlum-Ucci, Carol. The Body of Christopher Creed. Torey Adams, a high school junior with a seemingly perfect life, struggles with doubts and questions surrounding the mysterious disappearance of the class outcast.

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

Westing GameRaskin, Ellen. The Westing Game. The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.

For MikeSykes, Shelley. For Mike.When Jeff's best friend Mike disappears in the fall of their senior year in high school, Jeff has disturbing dreams in which Mike urges him to come get him, and a secret begins to unfold.

Adult Mysteries for Teens

ScavengerSavage, Tom. Scavenger. Mystery writer Mark Stevenson has just published a bestselling novel based on a series of unsolved murders. Mark is contacted by a stranger, calling himself "Scavenger," who claims to know the truth behind his fiction. Scavenger proposes that Mark play a game with him--a nationwide hunt in which Mark will revisit the original crime scenes, ultimately leading to unmasking the Family Man's true identity.

Kay, Terry. The Kidnapping of Aaron Greene. Who would kidnap a nobody like Aaron Greene? Will anyone pay his ransom?

Nathan's RunGilstrap, John. Nathan's Run. Wrongly imprisoned at twelve years old, Nathan Bailey kills a guard in self-defense, escapes, and finds himself on the run from the police, the Mafia, and a county prosecutor determined to stop him at all costs.