Teen Booklist

  • South by Southeast: a Diamond Brothers mystery

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    By Horowitz, Anthony

    Fourteen-year-old Nick and his bumbling detective brother Tim Diamond investigate a mystery involving international spies and assassins.

  • The Morgue and Me

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    By Ford, John C.

    Eighteen-year-old Christopher, who plans to be a spy, learns of a murder cover-up through his summer job as a morgue assistant and teams up with Tina, a gorgeous newspaper reporter, to investigate, despite great danger.

  • The Ruby in the Smoke

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    By Pullman, PhilipIn 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
  • 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.

  • The Unknowns: a Mystery

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    By Carey, Benedict

    When people start vanishing from a desolate trailer park next to the Folsom Energy Plant, friends Lady Di Smith and Tom Jones investigate, using mathematical clues that were hastily planted by their friend Mrs. Clarke before she disappeared.

  • Three of Diamonds: a Diamond Brothers mystery trio

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    By Horowitz, Anthony

    A collection of three Diamond Brothers mysteries in which Tim and Nick bungle their way through a search for a missing philanthropist, find themselves in a Parisian prison, and are stranded on a Scottish island with a murderer.

  • 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.

  • Undercurrents

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    By Roberts, Willo Davis

    Fourteen-year-old Nikki has trouble accepting her new stepmother Crystal, and the problem grows worse when they visit the Northern California house where Crystal lived as a child and experienced some horrible event that she is trying to keep secret.

  • Unexpected: Eleven Mysterious Stories

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    By Williams, Laura E.

    An eerie house filled with forgotten treasures . . . A young detective from the future . . . A miniature village that feels like home . . . A mom abducted by trolls . . . These are just a few of the eleven mysterious encounters conjured up by some of today's most popular and acclaimed authors, including Gail Carson Levine, Graham Salisbury, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Norma Fox Mazer, Jane Yolen, Dian Curtis Regan, Peter Lerangis, and Bruce Coville.


  • Vanishing Act: mystery at the U.S. Open

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    By Feinstein, John

    Eighth-grade sports reporters Susan Carol and Stevie reunite at the U.S. Open tennis championships where they investigate the mysterious disappearance of a top Russian player.