Teen Read Week 2012 – Mysteries

The Killer’s Cousin by Nancy Werlin

Recently acquitted of murder, David moves to Cambridge to live with his aunt and uncle, in order to proceed with his life. It starts out uncomfortable and quickly moves to scary when his 11 year old cousin begins to play terrifying tricks on him. It turns out she has a secret that can ultimately tear her family apart.

Reality Check by Peter Abrahams

After a knee injury destroys sixteen-year-old Cody’s college hopes, he drops out of high school and gets a job in his small Montana town, but when his ex-girlfriend disappears from her Vermont boarding school, Cody travels cross-country to join the search.

Dead Girls Don’t Write Letters by  Gail Giles

Fourteen-year-old Sunny is stunned when a total stranger shows up at her house posing as her older sister Jazz, who supposedly died out of town in a fire months earlier.

The Christopher Killer by Alane Ferguson

On the payroll as an assistant to her coroner father, seventeen-year-old Cameryn Mahoney uses her knowledge of forensic medicine to catch the killer of a friend while putting herself in terrible danger.

Ripper by Stefan Petrucha

Adopted by famous Pinkerton Agency Detective Hawking in 1895 New York, fourteen-year-old Carver Young hopes to find his birth father, but when he becomes involved in the pursuit of notorious killer Jack the Ripper, Carver discovers that finding the truth can be worse than ignorance.

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

Adopted by famous Pinkerton Agency Detective Hawking in 1895 New York, fourteen-year-old Carver Young hopes to find his birth father, but when he becomes involved in the pursuit of notorious killer Jack the Ripper, Carver discovers that finding the truth can be worse than ignorance.

Paper Towns by John Green

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.

You Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin

When hard-boiled, seventeen-year-old private investigator Dalton Rev transfers to Salt River High to solve the case of a dead student, he has his hands full trying to outwit the police, negotiate the school’s social hierarchy, and get paid.

Moon Spinners by Mary Stewart

As a secretary at the British Embassy on the island of Crete, Nicola Ferris takes time off for some rest and relaxation and meets two hiking companions, leading to an adventure filled with danger and romance.

The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie

Private investigator Hercule Poirot must decipher the cryptic messages of a clever serial killer who is choosing victims in alphabetical order.

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