The best story by the master of mystery, Agatha Christie! Ten strangers travel to a remote island for a weekend party that turns deadly when the guests begin to be picked off one by one. A clever, gripping book.
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
Call Number: YA FIC BRA bk. 1
11-year-old Flavia de Luce, living in a crumbling manor with her father and older sisters in the years following World War 2, has one great passion: poisons. Flavia's fascination for chemistry and crime, and her insatiable curiosity, kick into overdrive when a man is found dead in her back yard. You will love this irrepressable narrator!
High school journalist Mitch True smells something fishy when new football recruit Angel Marichal shows up at school. With the help of a classmate, he seeks to get to the heart of the mystery -- and learns that appearances are not always what they seem. An exciting story with a lot to interest sports fans.
In this cross between Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the Mysterious Benedict Society, twelve kids compete to escape from Mr. Lemoncello's wacky library -- and to win an incredible prize! Obviously a favorite with librarians.
6th grader Miranda feels like her life is going out of control -- her best friend Sal has stopped talking to her, her mom's apartment key is stolen, and a strange man is hanging around her block. Then she starts receiving mysterious letters. An intriguing story with a killer twist.
When Reynie Muldoon, a 12-year-old orphan with a knack for codes and puzzles, responds to a mysterious ad recruiting gifted children, he finds himself on a secret mission with three other uniquely talented youngsters. Readers love Stewart's imaginative books.
The summer before she starts high school, something terrible happens to Melinda Sordino, and she becomes known as the girl who called the cops on the biggest party of the year. Melinda seeks into a deep depression, but finally finds her voice and begins to heal using art. Laurie Halse Anderson's first young adult novel remains as powerful and affecting as when it was first published.
Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff
Call Number: YA FIC ROS
Mira's father's best friend has gone missing, and she knows she's just the girl to find him. Excited to travel from her home in England to New York, Mira soon finds that there are mysteries you may not want to solve.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Call Number: YA FIC LOC
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. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth.