Mystery Books

Balliett, Blue Chasing Vermeer

When strange and seemingly unrelated events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.

Bruchac, Joseph Skeleton Man

After her parents disappear and she is turned over to the care of a strange “great-uncle,” Molly must rely on her dreams about an old Mohawk story for her safety and maybe even for her life.

Clements, Andrew Room One

Ted Hammond, the only sixth grader in his small Nebraska town’s one-room schoolhouse, searches for clues to the disappearance of a homeless family.

DeFelice, Cynthia The Ghost Of Fossil Glen

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 Allie’s help.

Feinstein, John Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery

After winning a basketball reporting contest, eighth graders Stevie and Susan Carol are sent to cover the Final Four tournament, where they discover that a talented player is being blackmailed into throwing the final game.

George, Jean Craighead The Missing Gator Of Gumbo Limbo

Sixth-grader Liza Poole searches for Dajun, an alligator that helps to control the ecosystem of the Gumbo Limbo area of the Florida Everglades, against state officials who want to destroy it.

Hahn, Mary Downing The Old Willis Place: A Ghost Story

Tired of the rules that have bound them ever since “the bad thing happened,” twelve-year-old Diana ignores her brother’s warnings and befriends the daughter of the new caretaker, setting in motion events that lead to the release of the spirit of an evil, crazy woman who once ruled the old Willis place.

Higson, C. Silverfin: A James Bond Adventure

Young James Bond attends school at the prestigious Eton boarding school, and teams up with Red to investigate the mystery of the disappearance of a boy, Alfie Kelly, Red’s cousin, allegedly linked to a madman with a plot for global domination.

Raskin, 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.

Wright, The Dollhouse Murders

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 mentally handicapped sister to unravel the mystery surrounding grisly murders that took place years ago.