Armentrout, Jennifer L. Don’t look back
Seventeen-year-old Sam seems to have everything until she and her best friend, Cassie, disappear one night and now Sam has returned with amnesia, striving to be a much better person and aware that her not remembering may be the only thing keeping Cassie alive.
Carter, Ally. All Fall Down
Grace Blakely is absolutely certain of three things: 1. She is not crazy. 2. Her mother was murdered. 3. Someday she is going to find the killer and make him pay.
As certain as Grace is about these facts, nobody else believes her.
Cavallaro, Brittany. A Study in Charlotte
When a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance from Charlotte Holmes. Jamie and Charlotte are being framed for murder, and only Charlotte can clear their names. But danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.
Coben, Harlan. Shelter
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.
Cooney, Caroline. No Such Person
A sibling rivalry between a free-spirited younger sister and her success-driven older sister escalates into tragedy and mystery for a family during a lakeside summer.
Crutcher, Chris. Period .8
Period 8 has always been a safe haven and high school senior Paulie “The Bomb” Baum a constant attendee, but as Paulie, Hannah, their friends, and a sympathetic teacher try to unravel the mystery of a missing classmate, the ultimate bully takes aim at the school.
Feinstein, John. Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery (paperback)
As winners of a writing contest, eighth-graders Steven and Susan travel to the NCAA Final Four as journalists where the two uncover a plot to fix the championship game.
Green, John. Paper Towns (paperback)
One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin “Q” Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q’s neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.
Henry, April. Two Truths and a Lie
When Nell’s theater group is stranded in a creepy motel during a blizzard, it becomes clear that a murderer is hiding among them. Being a group of those accustomed to lying and performing makes the situation doubly hard to puzzle out.
Hiaasen, Carl. Skink–No Surrender
With the help of an eccentric ex-governor, a teenaged boy searches for his missing cousin in the Florida wilds.
Howland, Ethan. The Lobster War
Although he fears being in the water, sixteen-year-old Dain is determined to be a professional lobsterman, despite pressure from his older brother and widowed mother that he attend college instead, and despite the fact that someone is sabotaging his lobster traps.
Jackson, Tiffany. Monday’s Not Coming
Monday Charles is missing, and only Claudia seems to notice. Claudia and Monday have always been inseparable—more sisters than friends. So when Monday doesn’t turn up for the first day of school, Claudia’s worried. When she doesn’t show for the second day, or second week, Claudia knows that something is wrong.
Jaffe, Michele. Bad Kitty
While vacationing with her family in Las Vegas, seventeen-year-old Jasmine stumbles upon a murder mystery that she attempts to solve with the help of her friends, recently arrived from California.
Johnson, Maureen. Truly Devious
True-crime aficionado Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year at Ellingham Academy, and she has an ambitious plan: She will solve the school’s cold case. That is, she will solve the case when she gets a grip on her demanding new school life and her housemates: the inventor, the novelist, the actor, the artist, and the jokester. But something strange is happening. This is the first book in what is now a four-part series.
Lane, Andy. Death Cloud
In 1868, with his army officer father suddenly posted to India, and his mother mysteriously “unwell,” fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes is sent to stay with his eccentric uncle and aunt in their vast house in Hampshire, where he uncovers his first murderand a diabolical villain.
Latham, Jennifer. Scarlett undercover
Scarlett, a sixteen-year-old private detective in the fictional city of Las Almas, finds herself at the center of a mysterious case–involving ancient curses, priceless artifacts, and jinn–as she discovers that her own family secrets may have more to do with the situation than she thinks.
Lockhart, E. Genuine Fraud
Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat. Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete. An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.
Lockhart, E. We Were Liars
A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret.
MacColl, Michaela. Always Emily : a novel of intrigue and romance
Young Emily and Charlotte Brontè stride across the moors trying to learn the identities of a mysterious camper and a hysterical woman, as well as the reason for their brother’s suspicious behavior.
McManus, Karen. One of Us is Lying
The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.
Mele, Dana. People Like Us
Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but the past is past, and she’s reinvented herself entirely. Now she’s a star soccer player whose group of gorgeous friends run their private school with effortless popularity and acerbic wit. But when a girl’s body is found in the lake, Kay’s carefully constructed life begins to topple.
Nixon, Joan Lowery. Nightmare
Emily is sent to a camp for underachievers where she discovers a murderer on the staff who might provide an explanation for her recurring nightmares.
Parker, Robert B. The boxer and the spy
Fifteen-year-old Terry, an aspiring boxer, uncovers the mystery behind the unexpected death of a classmate.
Preus, Margi. Enchantment Lake : a Northwoods mystery
Francie, seventeen, leaves summer school and auditions in New York City for Enchantment Lake in the woods of northern Minnesota when her great-aunts call and ask for her help investigating a mystery that centers on a road no one wants built, and on the legendary treasure said to be under enchantment.
Ruby, Laura. Bone Gap
As we follow the stories of Finn, Roza, and the people of Bone Gap—their melancholy pasts, their terrifying presents, their uncertain futures—acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a heartbreaking tale of love and loss, magic and mystery, regret and forgiveness—a story about how the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.
Ruby, Lois. Rebel spirits
Sixteen-year-old Lorelei is not happy when her family moves into an old bed-and-breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania–and that is before she meets the Civil War ghost, Nathaniel, who needs her help, and discovers that some of the hotel staff are not what they seem to be.
Sorrells, Walter. Fake ID
After a lifetime of moving and assuming new identities, sixteen-year-old Chass begins to piece together the disturbing past that haunts her and her mother and which involves a mysterious tape, a deceased popular singer, and the secrets of several people in a small Alabama town. (First in series – next book: Club Dread)
Summers, Courtney. Sadie
A missing girl on a journey of revenge. A Serial like podcast following the clues she’s left behind. And an ending you won’t be able to stop talking about.
Thomas, Kara. The Cheerleaders
There are no more cheerleaders in Sunnybrook, but that doesn’t mean anyone else is safe.
Tromly, Stephanie. Trouble is a friend of mine
After meeting the compelling misfit Philip, Zoe soon finds herself in a series of hilarious and dangerous situations as they investigate a local teenage girl’s kidnapping that may be related to the disappearance of his kid sister eight years ago.
Werlin, Nancy. Double Helix (paperback)
Eighteen-year-old Eli discovers a shocking secret about his life and his family while working for a Nobel Prize-winning scientist whose specialty is genetic engineering.
All titles can be found in the Young Adult Section. Unless otherwise noted, titles listed are HARDCOVER books.