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Young Adult Mystery Books
The Leaving
by Tara Altebrando

Years after six kindergarteners go missing, five return as teens and struggle to reacclimate to life with their families in spite of trauma and an inability to remember much about their experiences or the fate of the sixth victim.
The Naturals
by Jennifer Barnes

Possessing an almost supernatural sense of intuition that helps her read people and places, 17-year-old Cassie is recruited by the FBI to help solve infamous cold cases and is sent to live with equally talented teens comprising an elite group of criminal profilers who will have to use all their gifts in order to survive when a new killer strikes.
Useless Bay
by Mary Jane Beaufrand

Serving as Whidbey Island's unofficial search-and-rescue team, the brawny Gray quintuplets embark on a search for a missing boy and realize that something sinister has happened when they discover the body of the child's mother instead. 
Find Me
by Romily Bernard

A mainstream release of an award-winning debut follows the high-stakes adventure of foster teen Wick Tate, who uses her computer-hacking talents to investigate classmate Tessa Waye's suicide after receiving Tessa's diary containing a suspicious message.
The Diviners
by Libba Bray

Evie O'Neill is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when a rash of murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the thick of the investigation. 
Look Past
by Eric Devine

The daughter of a prominent and very conservative local pastor is murdered, and the killer is now taunting Avery, a transgender boy, with messages claiming the murder was revenge for her relationship with Avery. The killer demands Avery repent for changing his gender identity, or he will be the next one killed. 
A Dark Inheritance
by Chris D'Lacey

Discovering his supernatural ability to alter reality, Michael Maline, a boy whose father has gone missing, is recruited by an organization dedicated to investigating paranormal phenomena.
These Shallow Graves
by Jennifer Donnelly

A young woman in 19th-century New York City must struggle against gender and class boundaries when her father is found dead of a supposed suicide that she believes is more than meets the eye, but in order to uncover the truth, she will have to decide how much she is willing to risk and lose.
Killing Mr. Griffin
by Lois Duncan

A joke about killing the toughest teacher in school, the one who demands the most and gives the lowest grades, becomes a topic of serious discussion among the boys in the local hangout. 
The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle
by Janet S. Fox

In 1940, during the Blitz, Kat Bateson is sent to a school in a Scottish castle that is said to be haunted by dark magic from the past, but when some of her classmates disappear, she wonders if the magic exists very much in the present. 
The Door That Led to Where
by Sally Gardner

Accepting a legal clerk position after failing out of school, AJ receives an old key labeled with his birth date before discovering a portal to the past, where he and his scrappy friends investigate a 200-year-old crime. 
The Underdogs
by Sara Hammel

When a popular teen is found murdered at an elite tennis club, 12-year-old Evie and her best friend, Chelsea, follow the footsteps of the case's lead detective during a summertime filled with tension, blame and heroism.
The Lie Tree
by Frances Hardinge

Concealing her curious nature behind the façade of a dull and respectable young lady, Faith acquires secrets gleaned from her inability to resist mysteries and resolves to avenge the murder of her scandal-fleeing scientist father. 
The Night She Disappeared
by April Henry

Horrified to discover that she was the actual target in a co-worker's abduction, pizza delivery girl Gabie teams up with another co-worker, Drew, to find the kidnapped girl. By the author of Girl, Stolen.
Skink No Surrender
by Carl Hiaasen

When their reckless cousin runs off with a guy she met online to avoid going to boarding school, long-suffering Richard and renegade Wild Skink brave storms, wildlife and violence in a swampy region of Florida to find her.
A Guide to the Other Side
by Robert Imfeld

Thirteen-year-old Baylor Bosco does not like ghosts, but as a medium he sees them--including his twin sister Kristina--everywhere but Kristina disappears after a strange ghost shows up and Baylor must try to find her on his own. 
The Name of the Star
by Maureen Johnson

Rory, a teenager from Louisiana, is spending a year at a London boarding school when she witnesses a murder by a Jack the Ripper copycat and becomes involved in the highly unusual investigation.
Hideout
by Watt Key

Using his fishing boat to explore the forbidden swampy areas near his Gulf Shore home, 12-year-old Sam discovers a mysterious boy in an abandoned cabin and resorts to telling lies to help his new friend as danger increases for both boys and hidden truths become harder to uncover. 
Dead Girls Society
by Michelle Krys

Tired of feeling overprotected because of her cystic fibrosis, Hope jumps at a chance for excitement when she receives an invitation to join a mysterious group that promises cash rewards in exchange for competing in a few dares.
Scarlett Undercover
by Jennifer Latham

Sixteen-year-old Scarlett, a 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, while also discovering that her own family secrets may have more to do with the situation than she thinks. 
Acceleration
by Graham McNamee

Stuck working in the lost and found of the Toronto Transit Authority for the summer, seventeen-year-old Duncan finds the diary of a serial killer and sets out to stop him. 
The Incident on the Bridge
by Laura McNeal

Knowing that her sister was not a victim of suicide despite a bad breakup and a public embarrassment, Ted teams up with new kid Fen to put the pieces together and discover what really happened. 
Trash
by Andy Mulligan

Fourteen-year-olds Raphael and Gardo team up with a younger boy, Rat, to figure out the mysteries surrounding a bag Raphael finds during their daily life of sorting through trash in a third-world country's dump. 
The Disappearances
by Emily Bain Murphy

Sent to live in a faraway rural community after their secretive mother's death, Aila and her younger brother are targeted by locals who blame their mother for a mysterious phenomenon that triggers the disappearances of sensory and mental experiences every seven years. 
Unrivaled
by Alyson Noel

When an aspiring reporter, a typecast actress, and a guitarist all receive VIP invitations to a Hollywood party organized with sinister intentions against an A-list starlet, the celebrity's subsequent disappearance threatens everything. 
Lock & Mori
by Heather Petty

In modern-day London, sixteen-year-old Miss James "Mori" Moriarty is looking for an escape from her recent past and spiraling home life when she takes classmate Sherlock Holmes up on his challenge to solve a murder mystery. 
I Am Princess X
by Cherie Priest

Years after writing stories about a superheroine character she created with a best friend who died in a tragic car accident, 16-year-old Libby is shocked to see stickers, patches and graffiti images of the superheroine appearing all over town.
Blue Voyage
by Diana Renn

Forced to accompany her politician mother on a trip to Turkey, thrill-seeker Zan finds more excitement than she imagined when her loved ones are threatened by antiquities smugglers who want Zan to locate a hidden treasure.
Tokyo Heist
by Diana Renn

Sixteen-year-old Violet agrees to spend the summer with her father, an up-and-coming artist in Seattle, but when her father's newest clients, the Yamada family, become victims of a high-profile art theft in which valuable van Gogh sketches are stolen from their home, everyone's lives--including Violet's and her father's--are in danger until they can produce the corresponding van Gogh painting.
The Chaos Code
by Justin Richards

When his father goes missing while in search of the ancient code that brought down the Mayans, his son, Matt, and his friend, Robin, must go on a dangerous journey around the globe to stop the code from being used by a madman with the sole intention of ending the world as it is known.
Jackaby
by William Ritter

Newly arrived in 1892 New England, Abigail Rook becomes assistant to R.F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with the ability to see supernatural beings, and she helps him delve into a case of serial murder which, Jackaby is convinced, is due to a nonhuman creature. 
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