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Mysteries

Adler, C. S. –

•  Cam Jansen Adventures . Cam Jansen has a photographic memory that helps her solve different mysteries.

•  Houdini Club magic mystery . Aspiring magician Herman “Houdini” Foster and his cousin Janet solve mysteries.

Alcock, Vivien -

•  The Mysterious Mr. Ross –The mysterious Albert Ross, whom twelve-year-old Felicity saves from drowning on the dangerous seacoast where she lives, appears to be either an exotic world traveler or a fearsome liar, and he ultimately changes the lives of those who seek the truth about him.

•  The Sylvia game (186 pages). During a trip to the seaside with her ne'er-do-well artist father, twelve-year-old Emily makes friends with a gypsy's son and the young heir to a stately home, who are struck by her resemblance to mysterious, long-dead Sylvia, a girl in a painting by Renoir.

Anderson, Mary - R.I.S.K. (124 pages). Part of the Escapade series. Self-styled super spy Hector is scornful of Kathy and Ben's cat rescue operation until it lands them all in a big-time smuggling scheme.

Angell, Judi – Adventures of Shirley Holmes . Shirley Holmes is the great grand-niece of Sherlock Holmes and nothing will stop her from solving mysteries.

Apablasa, Bill - Rhymin' Simon and the mystery of the fat cat (62 pages).. Rhymin' Simon, a detective who loves to make rhymes, helps out when his neighbor's cat disappears.

Arden, William – Three Investigators . Three friends solve spooky mysteries.

Avi –

•  The Devil's Race (152 pages). John's assignment is simple enough - research his family history. But he didn't expect to discover that one of his ancestor's had been hanged as a demon. Even less did he expect to be confronted by his ghost.

•  The man who was Poe (213 pages). In Providence, R.I., in 1848, Edgar Allan Poe reluctantly investigates the problems of eleven-year-old Edmund, whose family has mysteriously disappeared and whose story suggests a new Poe tale with a ghastly final twist.

•  Something upstairs: a tale of ghosts (120 pages). When he moves from Los Angeles to Providence, Rhode Island, Kenny discovers that his new house is haunted by the spirit of a black slave boy who asks Kenny to return with him to the early nineteenth century and prevent his murder by slave trader.

Ayres, Katherine – History Mysteries

•  Under Copp's Hill (163 pages). In 1908, eleven-year-old Innie joins the library club at a settlement house that serves immigrant families of Boston's North End, but when items and money disappear from the settlement house, Innie's past as a troublemaker puts her under suspicion.

•  Voices at Whisper Bend (162 pages). In their Pennsylvania town in 1942 twelve-year-old Charlotte and her classmates collect scrap metal for the war effort only to have it disappear from the school basement.

Babbitt, Natalie - Goody Hall (176 pages). The new tutor at Goody Hall is pleased with his job but can't help feeling there is something peculiar about the household.

Bartholomew, Barbara - The great gradepoint mystery (106 pages). When the grades of twelve-year-old Ricky and his friends inexplicably drop at the beginning of junior high, they suspect someone may be tampering with the school computer during a competition with a rival junior high.

Bawden, Nina –

•  Kept in the dark (170 pages). When a mysterious eighteen-year-old comes to live with his grandparents and three half-cousins, sinister things begin to happen.

•  Witch's daughter (181 pages). On the Scottish island of Skua, a friendship develops between lonely and mysterious Perdita and a blind girl and her brother as the threesome look for rare orchids, explore the island caves, and meet up with jewel thieves.

Beatty, Patricia - The coach that never came (164 pages). While spending the summer with his grandmother in Colorado, thirteen-year-old Paul becomes involved in a dangerous adventure when he tries to trace the history of an unusual gold and ruby belt buckle that his grandmother claims is a family heirloom.

Bennett, Jay - The Skeleton Man (170 pages). Ray's shadowy Uncle Ed gives him $30,000 in cash on Ray's eighteenth birthday, making Ray swear he'll never tell where he got the money. The next day Uncle Ed commits suicide, which places Ray in a web of terror.

Branscum, Robbie - Cameo Rose (84 pages). Fourteen-year-old Cameo Rose's insatiable curiosity about the murder of a local ne'er-do-well gets her in trouble with her taciturn neighbors in the Arkansas hills.

Brenner, Barbara - Mystery of the plumed serpent (118 pages). Michael's knowledge of Mexican history and Elena's taste for adventure help the twins unravel the mystery of the golden snake.

Brett, Simon - The 3 detectives and the missing superstar (179 pages). The disappearance of Britain's leading rock star begins an investigation by the Three Detectives.

Brink, Carol Ryrie - The pink motel (214 pages). When Kirby, Bitsy, and their parents inherit an unusual and very pink motel in Florida, they find it filled with eccentric characters, mystery, and adventure.

Brookins, Dana - Who killed Sack Annie? (150 pages). A shopping bag lady disappears and murder is suspected. A boy and a girl who saw a figure threatening the victim in an alley fear the murderer may be someone they know.

Brown, Marc –

•  Arthur accused! (58 pages). Arthur's friend Buster is searching for a crime to solve. When the quarters Arthur has collected for Mrs. MacGrady's charity drive mysteriously disappear, Buster is committed to cracking the case. Will Buster be able to prove Arthur's innocence so that he can attend the class picnic? For beginning readers, this suspenseful adventure will surely be a hit.

•  Arthur's Mystery Envelope (64 pages). It looks like trouble when the principal asks Arthur to take home a large envelope marked "confidential". . His friends try to guess what's inside. It just might be information on...summer school! Will Arthur face the consequences or pretend to lose the envelope?

•  Mystery of the Stolen Bike (64 pages). When arthur and his friends ride their bikes to school, Francine is embarrassed by her hand-me-down bicycle, which used to belong to her father. It's a real clunker. But when Francine reports that the bike is stolen, her friends rally to find the thief. Will Arthur and his friends discover the true fate of Francine's bike?

•  Binky Rules (64 pages). Someone has been writing "Binky Rules" all over school property. The principal gets Arthur's friend Binky to clean up the mess, but Binky denies he's the one who did it. Super sleuths Buster and Fern try to solve the mystery.

Buckey, Sarah Masters - The smuggler's treasure (163 pages). Part of the History Mysteries series. Sent to live with relatives in New Orleans during the War of 1812, eleven-year-old Elisabet determines to find a smuggler's treasure to ransom her imprisoned father.

Bunting, Eve –

•  Coffin on a case (105 pages). Twelve-year-old Henry Coffin, the son of a private investigator, helps a gorgeous high school girl in her dangerous attempt to find her kidnapped mother.

•  The ghost children (182 pages). Matt's investigation of vandalism of life-sized dolls belonging to the strange but well-meaning aunt with whom he and his sister live takes him to the art world of Los Angeles.

Butler, Beverly - Ghost Cat (189 pages). (main & VTL only). Visiting for the first time on the family farm with relatives she doesn't quite feel comfortable around, fourteen-year-old Annabel gradually unravels a mystery involving a crying cat, an abandoned house, a forty-year-old feud, suspicions of murder, and her own grandparents.

Byars, Betsy – Herculeah Jones Mystery Series

•  Dark Stairs (130 pages). Mystery is in Herculeah Jones' blood. How could it be any other way, with a father on the police force and a mother who runs a private eye business? Herculeah can't resist the case of Dead Oaks. The old estate is a local legend, the site of a murder and an unsolved disappearance. Now history could be repeating itself--unless Herculeah can crack the case.

•  Tarot says beware (151 pages). Madame Rosa, the eccentric local fortune teller, has been brutally murdered, and the case has everyone baffled. Herculeah has a pretty good idea who the killer is, but someone else has a vision, too--and wants to make sure Herculeah won't be around to see the future.

•  Death's Door (134 pages When her best friend, Meat, narrowly escapes a hired gunman's bullet, Herculeah Jones has another mystery on her hands--her most terrifying adventure yet.

•  Disappearing acts (120 pages). Murder is no laughing matter in this hair-raising finale to a highly acclaimed series. When supersleuth Herculeah Jones buys a second-hand camera, little does she suspect that it holds the answer to a mystery she's grown up with--a mystery that began the day her best friend's father disappeared.

Calhoun, B. B. – Dinosaur Detective Follow the adventures of Fenton Rumplemayer amateur paleontogical private eye.

Cameron, Ann - Julian, secret agent (62 pages). When Julian, his little brother Huey, and their friend Gloria decide to be "crime busters," they find themselves in one adventure after another.

Campbell, Hope - Looking for Hamlet: a haunting at Deeping Lake (238 pages). While vacationing with a group of actors in an old Victorian hotel in the Adirondacks, a young actress uncovers a mystery surrounding the death of a girl who was to play the role of Ophelia in a 1943 production of "Hamlet."

Carris, Joan Davenport - Beware the ravens, Aunt Morbelia (141 pages). Todd Fearing, his aunt Morbelia, and his friend Jeff are shadowed by mysterious characters when they visit London and their ancestral home

Chambers, John W. - Fire Island forfeit (181 pages). When a beautiful model is murdered after giving a locked box to Jenny's friend Lauren, the two young girls decide to help search for the murderer and find themselves involved in a dangerous adventure.

Christian, Mary Blount –

•  Determined Detective Series. Pals Fenton P. Smith & Gerald Grubbs are determined to solve the case, follow their adventures.

•  Sebastian (Supersleuth) Series. Sebastian, a shaggy Old English Sheepdog, helps solve mysteries that other pets bring him.

Christopher, Matt –

•  Penalty shot (127 pages).. Jeff, already worried about losing his place on the hockey team because of low grades, suddenly finds himself the victim of sabotage in the form of forged papers.

•  Red-hot hightops ( 148 pages).. Normally fearful to play basketball in front of a crowd, Kelly becomes a confident and aggressive player when she dons a mysterious pair of red sneakers that she finds.

Clifford, Eth -

•  Harvey's mystifying raccoon mix-up (112 pages). Twelve-year-old Harvey and his bossy cousin Nora get involved with counterfeiters, imposters, and a pet raccoon when they find a prowler outside the house one night.

•  Scared silly (122 pages). Sensible eleven-year-old Mary Rose, constantly at odds with her imaginative seven-year-old sister Jo-Beth, finds that they need to work together when an unplanned visit to a strange shoe museum and house of magic illusions involves them in the disappearance of a Chinese emperor's shoes.

Climo, Shirley - Gopher, Tanker, and the Admiral (120 pages). When other money-making efforts fail, a boy and his dog accept a summer job as companions to an old man, only to become involved in solving some neighborhood burglaries.

Clise, Michele Durkson - Ophelia's voyage to Japan, or, The mystery of a lost doll (90 pages). Shop owner Ophelia and her bear friends become involved in a search for a missing Japanese doll.

Coleman, Evelyn - Mystery of the Dark Tower (149 pages). Part of the History Mysteries series. In 1928, when her father tears her and her brother from their mother in North Carolina and takes them to live with aunts in Harlem, twelve-year-old Bessie is trapped in a strange place, especially after her father mysteriously disappears.

Coleman, Michael – Internet Detectives. Follow these kid detectives as they solve cybermysteries.

Collins, Suzanne – Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. Based on the Nickelodean series featuring sixteen-year-old female detective Shelby Woo.

Conford, Ellen - A case for Jenny Archer (61 pages). After reading three mysteries in a row, Jenny becomes convinced that the neighbors across the street are up to no good and decides to investigate.

Cooney, Caroline B. - The Terrorist (198 pages). Sixteen-year-old Laura, who is living in London, tries to find who is responsible for killing her younger brother Billy, who died as a result of a terrorist bomb.

Coontz, Otto - Mystery madness (148 pages). When Murray overhears a shooting in the middle of a phone call to his sister, he hires a detective to help him clear her of the crime.

Corbett, Scott –

•  The great McGoniggle rides shotgun (49 pages). Mac and Ken accept a ride from a nervous stranger and find themselves involved in a robbery.

•  Witch hunt (135 pages). Sixteen-year-old Les and his best friend get involved in a murder case when they stumble across a coven of witches plotting revenge against a troublesome lawyer.

Cray, Jordan - Dead Man's Hand (210 pages). Part of Danger.com series. While on a brief vacation in Key West, sixteen-year-old Annie and her stepbrother Nick do an internet search that inadvertently involves them in a dangerous murder mystery.

Cross, Gillian –

•  Mystery at Loon Lake (127 pages). When three friends explore an old, man-made tunnel in the cliff beyond the swamp, they disturb someone who then attempts to murder them.

•  Tightrope (216 pages). When Ashly begins to receive bizarre threatening messages from someone who seems to know her every move; she comes to realize that she alone can end a stalker's deadly reign.

Curry, Jane Louise –

•  The great flood mystery (171 pages). Gordy and his friends find secret rooms, mysterious burglaries, and a shadowy villain on the trail of a treasure supposedly lost in Johnstown's flood of 1889.

•  Moon window (170 pages). While staying with her elderly relative at Winterbloom, Jo tries to solve the mysteries that haunt this strange old house situated in the midst of New Hampshire woods.

De Felice, Cynthia –

•  The ghost of Fossil Glen (167 pages). Allie knows it's not her imagination when she hears a voice and sees in her mind's eye the face of a girl who seems to be seeking her help.

•  The Light on Hogback Hill (139 pages). When she investigates the mysterious light up on Hogback Hill, eleven-year-old Hadley finds and befriends a hunchbacked old woman with a tragic past.

Dexter, Catherine - I dream of murder (155 pages). Fourteen-year-old Jere is haunted by a recurring dream about a murder he may have witnessed ten years earlier.

Dixon, Franklin W. – Hardy Boys. Follow the adventures of Frank & Joe Hardy as they solve mysteries in Bayport and abroad.

Dubowski, Cathy East – Mystery Files of Shelby Woo . Based on the Nickelodean series featuring sixteen-year-old female detective Shelby Woo.

Duffy, James -

•  The Christmas gang ( 69 pages). While celebrating Christmas together, May Gray's family persuade her to tell them again about her first assignment as a police officer when she solved the mystery of the Christmas Gang.

•  The man in the river (165 pages). Twelve-year-old Sandy and ten-year-old Kate, whose father has become the town drunk, receive investigative help from a retired policewoman when their father drowns mysteriously in the river after beginning to make a new life for himself.

Eisenberg, Lisa - Mystery at Camp Windingo (136 pages). Fourteen-year-old Kate Clancy, a summer counselor at Camp Windingo, encounters some frightening and unsettling events and finally confronts a dangerous thief.

Elmore, Patricia -

•  Susannah and the Blue House mystery (164 pages). After the death of the kindly old man who lives in a blue house, a girl and her friends attempt to piece elusive clues together in hopes of finding a treasure they think he has left to one of them.

•  Susannah and the poison green Halloween (106 pages). Susannah and her friends try to figure out who put the poison in their trick-or-treat candy at the Eucalyptus Arms apartments.

Erickson, John R. – Hank the Cowdog series. With cowdog smarts and a hero's heart, Hank the cowdog defends the ranch along with his faithful human deputy, Drover.

Ernst, Kathleen - Trouble at Fort La Pointe (163 pages). Part of the History Mysteries series. In the early 1700s, twelve-year-old Suzette, an Ojibwa-French girl, hopes that her father will win the fur-trapping contest so that he can quit being a voyageur and stay with his family year-round, but when he is accused of stealing, Suzette must use her knowledge of both French and Ojibwa ways to find the real thief.

Ferguson, Alane - Poison (246 pages). Following the mysterious death of her stepmother, Chelsea and her best friend Amber attempt to snare the killer, but instead find themselves wrapped up in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

Ferguson, Dwayne J . - The werewolf of PS 40 (68 pages). Kid Caramel and his trusty sidekick, Earnie, are up against their biggest case yet. All the neighborhood pets are disappearing and no one has any idea what's going on.

Fife, Dale - The sesame seed snatchers (97 pages). Ten-year-old Mike and his best friend form "The Two Guys Private Eyes" detective agency and discover how sesame seeds are mysteriously disappearing from Silas Newton's Wild Red Raspberry Jelly Factory in San Francisco.

Fleischman, Paul - Phoebe Danger, detective, in The case of the two-minute cough (58 pages). The first case to come to Phoebe Danger's detective agency involves a priceless cough syrup bottle, a group of Canadian ornithologists, and a shop specializing in Latin American curios.

Gallagher, Diana G . – Mystery Files of Shelby Woo . Based on the Nickelodean series featuring sixteen-year-old female detective Shelby Woo.

Gardner, Karen - The case of the basketball joker and other mysteries (123 pages). Twelve-year-old Jack B. Quick, the world's greatest sports detective, and two friends set out to solve several mysteries.

Geller, Mark - The strange case of the reluctant partners (88 pages). Thomas is dismayed by a seventh grade English assignment requiring him and the intelligent and unusual Elaine to write biographies of each other, but they soon become good friends.

Gelsey, James - Scooby-doo Mysteries. Scooby-Doo and the gang solve groovy mysteries.

George, Jean Craighead -

•  The missing 'gator of Gumbo Limbo: an ecological mystery (148 pages). Sixth-grader Liza K., one of five homeless people living in an unspoiled forest in southern Florida, searches for a missing alligator destined for official extermination and studies the delicate ecological balance keeping her outdoor home beautiful.

•  Who really killed Cock Robin?: an ecological mystery (149 pages). Two ecology-conscious children try to trace the imbalances in the environment that might have caused the death of the town's best-known robin.

Giff, Patricia Reilly –

•  Adventures of Minnie and Max series. Assisted by her cat Max, sixth grader Minnie starts up her new detective agency by investigating a kidnapping and a thief who will steal anything.

•  Have you seen Hyacinth Macaw ? (134 pages). Abby and her friend Potsie work on several mysteries: a mysterious new neighbor, a missing person, a theft, and the unusual actions of Abby's brother.

•  Loretta P. Sweeny, where are you? (131 pages). Determined crime-solver Abby finds a purple and orange wallet that she thinks may belong to a murderer.

•  Polka Dot Private Eye Series. Now Dawn, the Polka Dot Private and her friends solve mysteries.

Glenn, Mel - Foreign Exchange: A Mystery in Poems. A series of poems express the feelings of various townspeople about the murder of a beautiful high school student who recently moved to their small town.

Goldman, E. M. - Getting Lincoln's Goat: an Elliot Armbruster Mystery Tenth-grader Elliot wants to be a detective when he grows up, and when he discovers that Lincoln the goat, the school mascot, is missing, he and some of his classmates get a taste of what their chosen careers would really be like.

Gorman, Carol - Chelsey and the green-haired kid (110 pages). Convinced that the fatal accident she witnessed at the basketball game was not accidental, thirteen-year-old Chelsey, a paraplegic, and her unusual friend Jack join forces to prove it was a deliberate murder.

Guy, Rosa - New guys around the block (199 pages). Harlem teenager Imamu Jones, repainting his mother's apartment, hoping to help her overcome her alcoholism, is troubled as he begins to suspect one of his friends may be guilty of a series of burglaries and other crimes.

Haddix, Margaret Peterson - Running Out of Time (184 pages). When a diphtheria epidemic hits her 1840 village, thirteen-year-old Jessie discovers it is actually a 1996 tourist site under unseen observation by heartless scientists, and it's up to Jessie to escape the village and save the lives of the dying children.

Hahn, Mary Downing - Dead Man in Indian Creek (130 pages). When Matt and Parker learn the body they found in Indian Creek is a drug-related death, they fear Parker's mother may be involved.

Hale, Bruce - The chameleon wore chartreuse: from the tattered casebook of Chet Gecko, private eye (97 pages). When hired by a fellow fourth-grader to find her missing brother, Chet Gecko uncovers a plot involving a Gila monster's revenge upon the school football team.

Hall, Lynn –

•  Murder at the Spaniel Show (118 pages). (main only). Sixteen-year-old Tabby wonders what connection lies between her boss, a blind dog breeder, and the sinister death threats to his twin brother who has arrived to judge an important national show.

•  Ride a dark horse (165 pages). Seventeen-year-old Gusty finds herself in increasing danger as she tries to prove her suspicions about dishonest breeding practices at the horse farm where she works.

Hamilton, Virginia - The House of Dies Drear (246 pages). A black family of five moves into an enormous house once used as a hiding place for runaway slaves. Mysterious sounds and events as well as the discovery of secret passageways make the family believe they are in grave danger.

Heide, Florence Parry - Mystery at MacAdoo Zoo (127 pages). The three Spotlight Club members track down a pickpocket loose in the zoo.

Hicks, Clifford B. - Alvin Fernald, TV anchorman (140 pages). When Alvin takes a regular spot on a news show, he helps solve an 11-year-old crime.

Hildick, E. W. – McGurk Mysteries Series. 10 year old Jack McGurk, a young amateur detective, & his team of detectives solve mysteries.

Hilgartner, Beth - A murder for Her Majesty (214 pages). Horrified at having witnessed her father's murder and fearing that the killers are agents of Queen Elizabeth I, eleven-year-old Alice Tuckfield hides in the Yorkshire cathedral by disguising herself as one of the choirboys.

Hill, Laban Carrick – Xtreme Mysteries . Xtreme detectives Jamil and his pals solve mysteries that revolve around Extreme Sports.

Hinter, Parker – Clue Jr. Based on characters from the Parker Brothers game.

Hitchcock, Alfred – Three Investigators. Three friends solve spooky mysteries.

Hobbs, Will - Ghost Canoe . Set in 1874 in the wilds of Washington State, a ship's captain is murdered and 14-year-old Nathan wants to find what happened.

Holl, Kristi –

•  Cast a single shadow (126 pages). With her mom arrested as a thief and the police not looking any further for the real criminal, seventh-grader Tracy searches for the wily, dangerous thief alone.

•  The haunting of cabin 13 (117 pages). Camping in a park that may be haunted by someone posing as the ghost of a dead girl, thirteen-year-old Laurie vows to get to the bottom of the mystery.

Holland, Isabelle - The house in the woods (194 pages). Feeling overweight, unattractive, and unloved by her adoptive father, Bridget learns to put aside her escapist fantasies and live in the real world after uncovering the secrets of a mysterious house.

Howe, James –

•  Bunnicula . When the Monroe family brings home a small black-and-white bunny they find in the movie theater after seeing Dracula, Chester the cat and Harold the dog are instantly suspicious. After all the vegetables in the Monroe kitchen start turning white, Chester and Harold are certain that Bunnicula is a vegetarian vampire.

•  Bunnicula Strikes Again! When Bunnicula the rabbit starts acting strangely, the Monroe dogs and cat renew their suspicions that he is a vampire.

•  Celery Stalks at Midnight. Chester, the cat, Harold, the dog, Bunnicula, the vampire (?). rabbit, and Howie, the wirehaired dachshund puppy, return in this sequel to "Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery" and "Howliday Inn" to ask the question: Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of lettuce?

•  Howliday Inn. While their family is away, Harold and Chester, a dog and a cat, are boarded at Chateau Bow-Wow where Chester becomes increasingly alarmed by the strange behavior of his fellow guests and the sudden disappearance of one of them.

•  Return to Howliday Inn. In this sequel to "Howliday Inn, " the Monroe family pets are again boarded at Chateau Bow-Wow, where some spooky goings-on serve as a distraction from the kennel's poor food.

Howe, James – The Sebastian Barth mysteries

•  What Eric knew (138 pages). After Eric moves away he sends cryptic notes to Sebastian and David, who attempt to make sense of them by investigating a mysterious death.

•  Stage fright (146 pages). Young Sebastian Barth investigates the tangle of warnings and ominous accidents surrounding a famous actress visiting his home town.

•  Eat your poison, dear (139 pages). Young sleuth Sebastian and three friends probe the mystery of a poisoning in their school cafeteria.

•  Dew Drop Dead ( 156 pages). Part of the Sebastian Barth Mysteries. While setting up a homeless shelter at the church, Sebastan and his friends, Corrie and David, solve the mystery of a dead man found in an abandoned inn.

Hughes, Holly - Hoofbeats of danger (130 pages). Part of the History Mysteries series. In 1860, eleven-year-old Annie, who lives at the Red Buttes Pony Express station in the Nebraska Territory, asks Pony Express rider Billy Cody to help her find the person responsible for sabatoging her favorite pony Magpie.

Hutchens, Paul – Sugar Creek Gang . A Christian series that features a group of children who live on Sugar Creek and have lots of fun adventures.

Johnson, Lois Walfrid – Adventures of the Northwoods. A Christian series that feature 13 year old Kate and her stepbrother Anders. Set in 1907 uncover mysteries during their exciting adventures.

Jones, Elizabeth McDavid - History Mysteries

•  The night flyers (145 pages). In 1918, caring for her family's homing pigeons while her father is away fighting in World War I, twelve-year-old Pam comes to suspect that a mysterious stranger in her small North Carolina town is a German spy.

•  Secrets on 26th Street (144 pages). In New York City in 1914, eleven-year-old Susan encounters a mystery through an independent-minded female boarder and becomes involved in the growing suffrage movement.

•  Watcher in the piney woods ( 144 pages). In 1865, while helping her family keep their Virginia farm going through the end of the Civil War, twelve-year-old Cassie meets a Confederate deserter and a Yankee prisoner of war and tries to discover who has been stealing from the farm.

Joosse, Barbara M. - Wild Willie mysteries

•  The losers fight back (97 pages).

•  Ghost trap ( 66 pages). When Wild Willie's best friend Kyle moves back to the neighborhood the boys suspect that Kyle's new house is haunted.

Kemp, Gene - Juniper: a mystery ( 112 pages). For one-armed Juniper, whose father is a criminal and whose mother is "a bit loopy," her friends and teachers at Cricklepit School make it a comforting refuge from the secrets of her past.

Kidd, Ronald - Second Fiddle: A Sizzle & Splat Mystery (167 pages). Two members of the Pirelli Youth Orchestra find their lives in danger when they try to find the practical joker whose string of pranks includes destroying a 50,000 violin.

Klause, Annette Curtis - Alien Secrets (227 pages). On her journey to the distant planet where her parents are working, twelve-year-old Puck befriends a troubled alien and becomes involved in a dangerous mystery involving a precious artifact.

Klaveness, Jan O'Donnell - The Griffin legacy (184 pages). Amy Enfield becomes involved with the spirit of her ancestor Lucy Griffin and undertakes a quest for silver stolen from the parish church by Lucy's lover during the American Revolution.

Klise, Kate - Letters from camp (178 pages). Sent to Camp Happy Harmony to learn how to get along with each other, pairs of brothers and sisters chronicle in letters home how they come to suspect the intentions of the singing family running the camp.

Konigsburg, E. L . - Up from Jericho Tel (178 pages). The spirit of a dead actress turns two children invisible and sends them out among a group of colorful street performers to search for a missing necklace.

Landon, Lucinda - Meg Mackintosh and the case of the missing Babe Ruth baseball: a solve- it-yourself mystery (48 pages).

Lasky, Kathryn - Double trouble squared (232 pages). In London with their family, telepathic twelve-year-old twins Liberty and July receive strange emanations from an early residence of Arthur Conan Doyle and discover a literary ghost.

Lee, Marian - The missing room and other mysteries to solve (47 pages). The reader may match wits with J.P. Landers, Master Detective, in solving twelve mini-mysteries.

L'Engle, Madeleine – Troubling a Sta r (296 pages). As she tries to stay alive after being left on an iceberg in the Antarctic, sixteen-year-old Vicky recalls the series of events that involved her in a dangerous mystery.

Levin, Betty - Island Bound (218 pages). While trying to prove he can survive on an island off the coast of Maine, Chris Fossett meets Joellen Roth and the two become caught up in a mystery surrounding the island's 150-year-old ghost.

Levine, Caroline Anne - The Detective Stars and the case of the super soccer team (45 pages). Young detectives Veronica and Ernest are asked to find out how the worst soccer team has been able to make it to the finals.

Levy, Elizabeth –

•  Something queer at the haunted school (42 pages). Two amateur detectives investigate a haunting of their school that starts around Halloween.

•  Something queer is going on (a mystery). (48 pages).The mysterious kidnapping of Fletcher, the inert Bassett hound, leads Jill and Gwen on a frantic search that ends up in front of a TV camera shooting a dog food commercial.

•  Something queer at the library: (a mystery). (42 pages). Gwen and Jill's discovery of some mutilated library books strangely links up with a dog show in which they have entered their dog.

McDonald, Megan - Shadows in the glasshouse (131 pages). While working as an indentured servant for a Jamestown glassmaker in 1621, twelve-year-old Merry uncovers a case of sabotage.

MacDonald, Reby Edmond - The ghosts of Austwick Manor (144 pages). Hillary and Heather find themselves entering the sixteenth century as a direct result of their older brother Don's inheritance. Will they be able to save Don who is in grave danger from an ancient curse?

MacLeod, Charlotte - We dare not go a-hunting (188 pages). When Molly is hired to care for a child on Netaquid Island, she uncovers the truth about a kidnapping of the previous summer and becomes involved in an even more disastrous kidnapping.

Maifair, Linda Lee - Darcy J. Doyle, daring detective

•  The case of the nearsighted neighbor (57 pages). Fifth-grader Darcy's recently widowed neighbor cannot find his glasses anywhere, but when Luke, a classmate, explains to Darcy about the special reading class he attends, Darcy solves the mystery of the glasses with ease.

•  The case of the bashed-up bicycle (62 pages). When her brother's brand new mountain bike is stolen, Darcy helps the police track down the thief.

•  The case of the sweet-toothed shoplifter (62 pages). When snacks and candies disappear from the shelves at Remington's Grocery Store, detective D.J. Doyle takes on the case and makes a new friend in the process.

Markham, Marion M. -

•  The April Fool's Day mystery (42 pages). The Dixon twins try to discover who put the snake in the school cafeteria flour bin on April Fool's Day, clearing an unjustly suspected classmate in the process.

•  The birthday party mystery (56 pages). Attending Debbie's birthday party at the zoo, twin sleuths Kate and Mickey investigate the mysterious disappearance of her presents.

•  The Christmas present mystery (46 pages). Twin sisters Mickey and Kate combine their skills to discover the explanation for a mysterious face that has appeared in a family photograph.

•  The St. Patrick's Day shamrock mystery (46 pages). On Saint Patrick's Day, the twin Dixon sleuths become involved in a mystery unfolding right next door.

•  The Thanksgiving Day parade mystery ( 46 pages). Twin detectives Katie and Mickey suspect that the disappearance of a marching band before a parade is linked to an attempted robbery at the local bank.

Marshall, James - A summer in the South (97 pages). A great detective, Eleanor Owl, is drawn into a mystery while vacationing at a beachside hotel.

Martin, Terri - A family trait (157 pages). Living with her mother and grandparents on their Michigan farm, eleven-year-old Iris tries to find out about her father, who died before she was born, and to solve a local murder mystery involving a friend of her grandmother.

Mazer, Harry - Someone's Mother is Missing (166 pages). When Lisa's mother disappears, she and her cousin reluctantly team up to launch a search before it's too late.

Meyers, Susan -

•  The case of the Halloween hoot (132 pages). While designing the perfect costumes for a Halloween contest, P.J. and Stacy try to clear their school custodian's name by tracking down the thief who entered the school after hours and stole an antique samovar.

•  The case of the missing mouse (103 pages). P.J. and Stacy are on the trail of a missing mouse bank that belongs to their archenemy, Butch Bigelow.

Monsell, Mary Elise – Adventures of Mr. Pin

•  The chocolate files (53 pages). Mr. Pin, the rockhopper penguin who has traveled from the South Pole to be a detective in Chicago, investigates two cases involving chocolate. Sequel to "The Mysterious Cases of Mr. Pin."

•  A fish named Yum (57 pages). Mr. Pin, the rock hopper penguin detective in Chicago, investigates two cases involving a flood and a sinister fishnapping.

Monson, Ann M. - The secret of Sanctuary Island (164 pages). While still becoming accustomed to his father's remarriage, thirteen-year-old Todd and a friend set out to prove they observed a burglary no one believes happened.

Murphy, Elspeth Campbell – Three Cousins Detective Club . A Christian series that features three cousins who solve mysteries.

Murrow, Liza Ketchum -

•  Fire in the heart (255 pages). Fourteen-year-old Molly tries to uncover the mystery surrounding her mother's death ten years before.

•  The ghost of Lost Island (165 pages). While helping his grandfather herd and shear his flock of sheep on a small island off the coast of Maine, twelve-year-old Gabe encounters a mysterious woman who may be the ghost of a drowned milkmaid.

Myers, Bill – Bloodhounds, Inc. A Christian series. Sean and Melissa, a brother and sister detective team, use Biblical teachings and detective skills to solve mysteries.

Myers, Walter Dean - Smiffy Blue: ace crime detective: the case of the missing ruby and other stories (74 pages). Famous crime fighter Smiffy Blue blunders his way to solving the mystery of a missing formula and three other cases.

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds - Bernie Magruder mysteries

•  Bernie and the Bessledorf ghost (132 pages). Living at the Bessledorf Hotel, where his father works as the manager, Bernie tries to solve the mystery of a troubled, young ghost who wanders the halls of the hotel at night.

•  Bernie Magruder & the case of the big stink (138 pages). Sam suspects the culprit who is gassing assembly line workers in the parachute factory lives in the hotel his family manages.

•  The bodies in the Bessledorf Hotel ( 113 pages). Dead bodies which appear and disappear mysteriously are threatening to lose Sam's father his job as manager of the Besseldorf Hotel. What can be done? How do you find a ghost?

•  The bomb in the Bessledorf (136 pages). When Bernie Magruder sets out to prove that his sister isn't responsible for the bomb that went off in the Bessledorf bus depot, the next likeliest suspect turns out to be his brother, Joseph.

•  The face in the Bessledorf Funeral Parlor (144 pages). The vice-president of the Higgins Roofing Company has disappeared, along with the company's retirement fund, leaving behind only a mysterious chuck roast. Bernie Magruder is sure the answer lies in the Bessledorf Funeral Home--and its new drive-in window--and he's determined to solve the mystery.

•  The treasure of Bessledorf Hill (127 pages). When Officer Feeney says that there could be pirate treasure buried in Middleburg, Indiana, Bernie isn't convinced. But when the pirate's distant grandson appears, strange notes are found, and strange visitors are expected at the inn Bernie's family operates, it quickly becomes apparent that Bernie has a mystery to solve.

Newman, Robert –

•  The case of the Baker Street Irregular: a Sherlock Holmes story (216 pages). Brought to London under mysterious circumstances by his tutor, a young boy seeks the help of Sherlock Holmes when his tutor is kidnapped and he himself is threatened with the same fate.

•  The case of the frightened friend (168 pages). Andrew and Inspector Wyatt help a friend whose father has mysteriously died, whose grandfather is a complete invalid, and whose stepmother is behaving suspiciously with the doctor.

•  The case of the Indian curse (168 pages). While Inspector Wyatt and Andrew's mother are on their honeymoon, Andrew and Sara investigate a mysterious statue that produces light and sound.

•  The case of the murdered players (174 pages). When two actresses of the London stage in the 1890s die under circumstances suspiciously like those that killed three actresses ten years before, Andrew and Inspector Peter Wyatt fear for Andrew's actress mother.

•  The case of the Somerville secret (184 pages). Andrew and Sara help an inspector from Scotland Yard uncover the identity of a murderer and a monster associated with Lord Sommerville, an Assyriologist.

•  The case of the vanishing corpse (221 pages). When Andrew returns to London from boarding school, he becomes embroiled in several mysteries involving stolen jewels and the disappearance of a corpse after a brutal murder.

•  The case of the watching boy (171 pages). Two English schoolboys inadvertently become involved in a kidnapping which strangely connects with the succession to the throne of Rumania.

Niederman, Derrick - Inspector Forsooth's whodunits (96 pages). Presents twelve stories, each with a question and answer section at the end to help solve the mysteries. Provides answers at the back of the book.

Nixon, Joan Lowery –

•  Casebusters Series. Brian & Sean Quinn are two kids who are private detectives. Follow along to help them solve mysteries that take them all over.

•  High trail to danger (168 pages).

•  Who Are You? (197 pages). Sixteen-year-old Kristi, an aspiring artist, begins to think that there is a connection between an art museum theft and a man who was shot and has been keeping a file on her since she was a child.

Nolan, Lucy A . - Secret at Summerhaven (131 pages). Three young detectives investigate a series of strange events at the seashore and find themselves being led into greater and greater danger.

Norton, Andre - Ride the green dragon (231 pages). When Tracy and Jared's family moves into an old house designed like a castle, they find a former circus giant, the granddaughter of a gypsy fortuneteller, and the mystery of a missing fortune.

Osborne, Mary Pope - Spider Kane and the mystery at Jumbo Nightcrawler's (142 pages). Lieutenant Leon Leafwing and Detective Spider Kane investigate the mysterious disappearance of Leon's mother and members of the Order of the Moth.

Parish, Peggy –

•  The ghosts of Cougar Island (136 pages). Spending the summer with their grandparents, Liza, Jed, and Bill explore an island believed to be haunted by ghosts.

•  Key to the treasure (154 pages). Three children unravel a century-old mystery.

•  Pirate Island adventure (167 pages). Three children vacationing on Pirate Island discover a long-lost family "treasure."

•  Clues in the woods (154 pages). Missing garbage scraps, a red sweater found in the woods, and a trapped puppy lead three children, staying with their grandparents, to think someone is in need.

Patneaude, David - Someone Was Watching (220 pages). When his baby sister disappears from the river near their summer home, eighth grader Chris fights the assumption that she has drowned and uncovers evidence that something entirely different has happened to her.

Paulsen, Gary - Dunc and Amos go to the dogs (74 pages). Part of the Culpepper Adventures Series.

Pearce, Philippa - The way to Sattin Shore (182 pages). When a tombstone with her father's name suddenly disappears from the graveyard, Kate, an English school girl, witnesses the unraveling of a mystery surrounding the death of her father.

Petersen, P. J. - The Freshman Detective Blues (205 pages). Eddie, age fourteen, and Jack, age seventeen, find a skeleton weighted down in Muir Lake, and Jack thinks it just might be his father who's been missing for nine years.

Ponti, James – Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. Series Based on the Nickelodean series featuring sixteen-year-old female detective Shelby Woo.

Pratcher, Ray - Fish and Bones (255 pages). Thirteen-year-old Bones, intent on collecting the reward for finding a bank robber, discovers some of the ugly secrets hidden in his small Florida town.

Preller, James - Jigsaw Jones mystery Series. Jigsaw has been solving problems in his neighborhood and school since he was 5 years old. He puts all the pieces together to solve the mystery, just like his name.

Pryor, Bonnie - Marvelous Marvin and the wolfman mystery (131 pages). Marvin looks for clues after suspecting that his new neighbor is a werewolf and involved in a murder conspiracy.

Raskin, Ellen - The Westing game (185 pages). Newbery award book. 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.

Regan, Dian Curtis - Ghost twins series. Robbie & Rebeka are twins, they have a St. Bernard and fifty years ago they became ghosts! Now their house is a vacation rental. What do these ghost do with their spare time? Haunt unsuspecting guests.

Reiss, Kathryn – Riddle of the Prairie Bride (161 pages). Part of the History Mysteries series. In 1878, twelve-year-old Ida Kate and her widowed father welcome a mail-order bride and her baby to their Kansas homestead, but Ida Kate soon suspects that the bride is not the woman with whom Papa has corresponded.

Roberts, Willo Davis –

•  Baby-sitting is a dangerous job (161 pages). A baby sitter and her three willful charges make a formidable team to outwit their surprised kidnappers.

•  Caught (151 pages). After a bus journey in search of their father, thirteen-year-old Vickie and her younger sister discover that he is missing and may need their help.

•  The Kidnappers (137 pages). When Joel Bishop witnesses the kidnapping of a classmate, only his sister and his best friend think he's telling the truth. Roberts writes many mysteries.

•  Megan's island (187 pages). First eleven-year-old Megan is astonished when her mother insists on taking her and her younger brother up to the lake cottage a week before school is out; then they find mysterious strangers following them.

•  Twisted summer (156 pages). Fourteen-year-old Cici hopes for a romantic summer at the beach but instead finds herself trying to solve a murder which had occurred there the previous year.

•  The view from the cherry tree (181 pages). Rob admits having seen a murder, but no one believes him--except the murderer.

•  What could go wrong? (169 pages). During a frightening trip spent in airplanes and airports between Seattle and San Francisco, eleven-year-old Gracie and her two cousins Charlie and Eddie get involved with sinister characters, identical flight bags, and an assault on an innocent old lady.

Roos, Kelley - The incredible cat caper (136 pages). A move to a condominium where no pets are allowed forces twelve- year-old Jessie to hide her cat Simba in her room, until they become involved in the schemes of a greedy cat burglar.

Roy, Ron – A to Z Mysteries. Part of the Stepping Stone beginning chapter book series follows the adventures of these 3 sleuths, Dink, Josh & Ruth Rose.

Rushford, Patricia H – Jennie McGrady mystery series. A Christian series that features teenage sleuth Jennie McGrady. She starts out trying to find her father who has been missing in action for several years but along the way she solves mysteries.

Ryan, Mary Elizabeth – Alias (170 pages). Chase never questioned why he and his mother are always moving until they arrive in Donner, Idaho, a place he doesn't want to leave.

Scott, Michael - October moon (158 pages). After moving to a horsebreeding farm in Ireland, fifteen-year-old Rachel and her parents are beset with a series of stable fires and mysterious accidents that always seem to have Rachel as their target.

Shaw, Diana - Lessons in fear: a Carter Colborn mystery (172 pages). When a despised tenth grade biology teacher is found unconscious, everyone assumes she's had an accident; but, as "accidents" continue to happen, teenage sleuth Carter Colborn suspects that there's more than chance involved.

Shaw, Murray - Match wits with Sherlock Holmes Series. Presents two adventures of Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson, each accompanied by a section identifying the clues mentioned in the story and explaining the reasoning used by Holmes to put the clues together and come up with a solution.

Simon, Seymour - Einstein Anderson, science sleuth series. Adam "Einstein" Anderson uses his knowledge of science to discover the cause of different mysteries and solves other scientific riddles.

Skurzynski, Gloria - National parks mystery Series. 12 year old Jack and his family travel to different National Parks to find out why different animals are disappearing and learn important lessons about the environment.

Sleator, William –

•  The Beasties (198 pages). Fifteen-year-old Doug and his family move to a forested wilderness and encounter weird creatures whose lives are endangered.

•  The Spirit House (134 pages). Fifteen-year-old Julie investigates the suspicious behavior of the Thai exchange student staying with her family and comes to believe in the wish-granting power of a spirit that appears to have followed him across the ocean.

Smith, Alison - A trap of gold (176 pages). Thirteen-year-old Margaret finds a mysterious, shadowy figure watching her as she searches for a lost gold nugget from an abandoned mine.

Snyder, Zilpha Keatley –

•  Castle Court kids. Series Follow the adventures of these group of kids as they try to solve mysteries in their neighborhood.

•  Janie's private eyes (212 pages). Intent on investigating a rash of dog disappearances, eight-year-old Janie forms a detective agency and involves her friends and unwilling family in tracing clues and suspects.

Sobol, Donald J. –

•  The amazing power of Ashur Fine: a Fine mystery (114 pages). Endowed with an extraordinary power by an ancient African elephant, sixteen-year-old Ashur Fine finds himself relying on it as he tries to bring his aunt's mugger to justice.

•  Encyclopedia Brown Mysteries Series. Match wits with super sleuth 10 year old Leroy “Encyclopedia” Brown as you try to solve the mysteries before Encyclopedia Brown. If you get stumped the answers are at the end of each chapter.

•  Still More Two-Minute Mysteries

Stevenson, Drew –

•  The case of the horrible swamp monster (95 pages). When the sixth grade decides to film a monster movie as a class project, the camera reveals something unexpected.

•  The case of the wandering werewolf (128 pages). Raymond Almond, the Often Nervous, and J. Huntley English, Monster Hunger, try to track down the wolflike beast haunting Lost Woods. Sequel to The Case of the Horrible Swamp Monster.

•  One ghost too many (125 pages). Clark and Frog reluctantly join Kate on an investigation to determine whether or not Maplewood Manor is really haunted.

•  Terror on Cemetery Hill (90 pages). Only super detective Sarah Capshaw could link the Wilsonburg Bank robbery with a monster sighting on Cemetery Hill.

Stevenson, James –

•  Bones in the Cliff (119 pages). Pete knows someone wants to kill his father and while living on Cutlass Island, Pete watches the daily ferry boat looking for the hit man.

•  The unprotected witness (170 pages). Sequel to Bones in the Cliff. After the murder of his father, who has been hiding under the Witness Protection Program, Pete finds himself the target of sinister men who seem to think he knows where a large sum of money is hidden.

Strickland, Brad – Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. Series Based on the Nickelodean series featuring sixteen-year-old female detective Shelby Woo.

Tashjian, Janet - Marty Frye, private eye (78 pages). Marty Frye, a seven-year-old who likes to read poetry and talk in rhymes, solves three separate mysteries for a classmate, a toy store owner, and his younger sister.

Tate, Eleanora E. –

•  Minstrel's Meloday (163 pages). Part of the History Mysteries series. In 1904, twelve-year-old Orphelia follows her dream by running away from home to join an all-black minstrel show headed for the Saint Louis World's Fair, and learns about her family's troubled past in the process.

•  The secret of Gumbo Grove (266 pages). While helping restore the cemetery of the old Baptist church, eleven-year-old Raisin solves the mystery surrounding the founding of her home town and gains pride in her family's past.

Titus, Eve - Basil of Baker Street . Basil – famous sleuth of mousedom – lived in the cellar of Sherlock Holmes' house. He learned the craft by listening at the feet of Holmes himself and now solves mysteries for his fellow mice.

Tolan, Stephanie S. - Who's there? (235 pages). When fourteen-year-old Drew and her mute younger brother come to live with their father's estranged relatives after their parents' sudden death, they discover that the house is haunted by ghosts and a deadly family secret.

Travis, Falcon - Super sleuth: mini-mysteries for you to solve (128 pages). Describes forty-three crime puzzles, which the reader tries to solve with the aid of clues, codes, alibis, and other evidence.

Van Draanen, Wendelin – Sammy Keyes Mysteries Series . Thirteen-year-old Sammy uses her detective skills to solve mysteries.

Vivelo, Jackie – Super sleuth: solve-it-yourself mysteries. The reader assists the two partners of the Beagle Detective Agency in solving a variety of cases.

Voigt, Cynthia –

•  The Callender papers (214 pages). In nineteenth-century Massachusetts, orphaned Jean, employed to sort out the family papers of a reclusive artist, becomes curious about the mysterious, long-ago death of his wife and the subsequent disappearance of their young child.

•  Vandemark Mummy (234 pages). In a creepy thriller decked out with historical trappings, 12-year-old Phineas and his older sister, Althea, investigate the disappearance mummy.

Wallace, Barbara Brooks - The twin in the tavern (179 pages). Orphan Taddy watches as Neezer and Lucky, two sinister thieves, steal his family's possessions, and then make him a virtual prisoner. Forced to work long hours, carrying heavy blocks of ice to Lucky's delivery truck, Taddy has almost given up when he sees what might be a way out of his dilemma.

Wallace, Bill –

•  Blackwater Swamp (185 pages). Having discovered the true nature of the old woman known as the Witch of Blackwater Swamp, fifth grader Ted must decide whether to come to her aid when she is accused of the thefts plaguing his small Louisiana town.

•  Trapped in Death Cave (170 pages). A posthumous letter referring to buried treasure convinces Gary that his grandfather did not die a natural death and, with his friend Brian, he sets out to find both the treasure and his grandfather's killer.

Warner, Gertrude Chandler - Boxcar Children Mysteries . Follow the adventures for Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny in this fun mystery series that your parents may have read.

Werlin, Nancy - Locked Inside (259 pages). Sixteen year old Marnie is very welathy, and very alone. She takes to spending all of her time online with her favorite adventure game, trying to best someone she knows only as Elf. Little does she know that a gaming friend will come in so handy when she get kidnapped...

Whitman, John - Adventures of Shirley Holmes Series. Shirley Holmes is the great grand-niece of Sherlock Holmes and nothing will stop her from solving mysteries.

Winterfeld, Henry - Detectives in togas (249 pages). In an effort to save a boy wrongly accused, a group of young friends living in ancient Rome search for the culprit who scrawled graffiti on the temple wall.

Wishbone Mysteries . Wishbone and his friends solve mysteries, some are based on original mysteries like the Maltese Dog.

Wolfe, L. E. - The case of the "missing" playbook and other mysteries (124 pages). Twelve-year-old Jack B. Quick and his friends investigate a suspicious football defeat and three other sports-related mysteries.

Wright, Betty Ren -

•  Christina's ghost (105 pages). Christina's summer in a spooky, isolated Victorian house with her grumpy uncle turns into a ghostly adventure.

•  The dollhouse murders (149 pages). A dollhouse filled with a ghostly light in the middle of the night and dolls that have moved from where she last left them lead Amy and her retarded sister to unravel the mystery surrounding grisly murders that took place years ago.

Wynne-Jones, Tim - Stephen Fair: A Novel (218 pages). Stephen is having reoccurring nightmares and has a strong feeling that his mother is hiding something in this haunting novel.

Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn - Floating illusions (215 pages). Shortly after fourteen-year-old Millicent meets an intriguing stage magician on board an ocean liner, the cruise is disrupted by a series of apparently impossible murders.

Yep, Laurence – Chinatown Mysteries Series

•  The case of the Goblin Pearls (179 pages). Lily's famous action-movie-star aunt, Tiger Lil, comes to Chinatown to ride on a New Year's Parade float which will feature the priceless Goblin Pearls. But when the pearls are stolen, Auntie Tiger Lil refuses to let thieves ruin her plans. If the cops can't get the pearls back, she and Lily will!

•  The Case of the Lion Dance (214 pages). When $2000 is stolen during the opening of a restaurant, Lily and her aunt, a Chinese American movie actress, search for the thief throughout San Francisco's Chinatown.

•  The case of the firecrackers (179 pages). When a prop gun used during the making of a television show turns out to have real bullets, twelve-year-old Lily Lew and Auntie, her movie actress great-aunt, comb San Francisco's Chinatown in search of the culprit responsible for loading the gun.

Zach, Cheryl - Mind over matter series. Jamie, a 12 year old science genius, and her cousin Quinn solve supernatural mysteries.

Zindel, Paul - Reef of Death (177 pages). P.C. McPhee hops a plane to Australia to help his crazy uncle solve an offshore mystery. A tidal wave of adventure and a cast of villains--including the biggest, nastiest, man-eating fish on earth--await him Down Under.

 

 

 
 


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