Mysteries

Tightrope

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By Cross, Gillian 

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.

The Terrorist

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By Cooney, Caroline 

Sixteen-year-old Laura, an American living in London, tries to find the person responsible for the death of her younger brother Billy, who has been killed by a terrorist bomb.

Face on the Milk Carton

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By Cooney, Caroline 

A photograph of a missing girl on a milk carton leads Janie on a search for her real identity.

Nick's Secret

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By Blatchford, Claire  Nick, a deaf seventh grader, befriends a mysterious girl who is training and protecting a pack of valuable sheepdogs on her own.

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief

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By Van Draanen, Wendelin 

Here comes Sammy Keyes, a resourceful, brave, too-curious-for-her-own-good young sleuth who gets into trouble with her grandmother's binoculars. Sammy was just killing time when she looked across the street with the binoculars. She certainly didn't imagine that she would see a thief in the act of stealing something from one of the rooms at the Heavenly Hotel. The worst part is that the thief saw Sammy spying! And what did "smart" Sammy do then? She waved at the thief! Now Sammy is in loads of trouble. Can she solve the mystery of the hotel thief before the thief finds her and before the police discover that she has been living illegally with her grandmother? First in a series.

What I Saw and How I Lied

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By Blundell, Judy 

In 1947, with her jovial stepfather Joe back from the war and family life returning to normal, teenage Evie, smitten by the handsome young ex-GI who seems to have a secret hold on Joe, finds herself caught in a complicated web of lies whose devastating outcome changes her life and that of her family forever.

The Ruby in the Smoke

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By Pullman, Philip  In nineteenth-century London, sixteen-year-old Sally Lockhart, a recent orphan, becomes involved in a deadly search for a mysterious ruby. Sequels: The Tiger in The Well, The Shadow in the North

Body of Christopher Creed, The

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By Plum-Ucci, Carol 

Torey Adams, a high school junior with a seemingly perfect life, struggles with doubts and questions surrounding the mysterious disappearance of the class outcast.

Half-Moon Investigations

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By Colfer, Eoin  Twelve-year-old private investigator Fletcher Moon, nicknamed "Half Moon" because of his shortness, must track down a conspiracy or be framed for a crime he did not commit.

Grooves: A Kind of Mystery

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By Brockmeier, Kevin  After a seventh-grader discovers that the grooves in his Thigpen-brand blue jeans are encoded with a cry for help, he sets out to save the factory workers from greedy entrepreneur Howard Thigpen.
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