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FIC CHR

Christie, Agatha. Agatha Christie's Poirot. Auburn, CA : Audio Editions, 199?.
BBC full cast dramatization. The Belgian detective builds a case for blackmail and murder in The murder of Roger Ackroyd and then uses his legendary wit to solve the Murder on the Links.

FIC ABB

Abbott, Tony. The postcard. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2008.
While in St. Petersburg, Florida, to help clean out his recently-deceased grandmother's house, thirteen-year-old Jason finds an old postcard which leads him on an adventure that blends an unfinished detective story with his family's past.

FIC ABR

Abrahams, Peter, 1947-. Down the rabbit hole : an Echo Falls mystery. 1st ed. New York : Laura Geringer Books, c2005.
Like her idol Sherlock Holmes, eighth-grader Ingrid Levin-Hill uses her intellect to solve the murder of an eccentric local woman in her hometown of Echo Falls.

FIC ADL

Adlington, L. J. (Lucy J.), 1970-. Cherry Heaven. 1st ed. New York : Greenwillow Books, c2008.
Kat and Tanka J move with their adoptive parents to the New Frontier and settle into a home called Cherry Heaven, but Luka, an escaped factory worker, confirms their suspicion that New Frontier is not the utopia it seems to be.

FIC AIK

Aiken, Joan. Night fall. Holt, 1971,c1969.
Haunted by a recurrent nightmare, a young English girl travels to Cornwall to trace the source of the dream.

FIC AUL

Ault, Sandi. Wild inferno. 1st ed. New York : Berkley Prime Crime, c2008.
Bureau of Land Management agent Jamaica Wild is sent in to assist at a wildfire on the Southern Ute reservation, where she encounters a burning man whose final plea sends her on a quest to unravel a mystery more dangerous than mere murder.

FIC AVI

Avi, 1937-. The Traitors' Gate. 1st ed. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2007.
When his father is arrested as a debtor in 1849 London, fourteen-year-old John Huffam must take on unexpected responsibilities, from asking a distant relative for help to determining why people are spying on him and his family.

FIC BAB

Babbitt, Natalie. Goody Hall. Farrar, 1971.
The new tutor at Goody Hall is pleased with his job but can't help feeling there is something peculiar about the household.

FIC BAL

Balliett, Blue, 1955-. The Calder game. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2008.
When seventh-grader Calder Pillay disappears from a remote English village--along with an Alexander Calder sculpture to which he has felt strangely drawn--his friends Petra and Tommy fly from Chicago to help his father find him.

FIC BAL

Balliett, Blue, 1955-. Chasing Vermeer. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2004.
When seemingly unrelated and strange events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.

FIC BAL

Balliett, Blue, 1955-. The Wright 3. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2006.
In the midst of a series of unexplained accidents and mysterious coincidences, sixth-graders Calder, Petra, and Tommy lead their classmates in an attempt to keep Frank Lloyd Wright's famous Robie House from being demolished.

FIC BER

Berlin, Eric. The potato chip puzzles. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2009.
Winston and his friends enter a puzzle contest to win fifty thousand dollars for their school, but they must also figure out who is trying to keep them from winning, in this book that includes puzzles for the reader to solve.

FIC BER

Berry, Steve, 1955-. The Charlemagne pursuit : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, c2008.
Ex-Justice Department agent Cotton Malone searches for answers about his father's mysterious death, supposedly in a submarine in the North Atlantic, and follows clues linked to the Nazis, cryptic journals, and an ancient civilization in Antarctica while Admiral Ramsey plots to become the next leader of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

FIC BLA

Blackwood, Gary L. Shakespeare's spy. 1st ed. New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2003.
Widge, an orphan boy who has joined William Shakespeare's acting company, begins some investigative snooping when several thefts occur backstage.

FIC BRA

Bradley, C. Alan, 1938-. The sweetness at the bottom of the pie. New York : Delacorte Press, c2009.
Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is more delighted than scared when a dead bird is found on the doorstep of her family's decaying mansion with a postage stamp pinned to its beak, and a short time later she comes across a man in the cucumber patch just as he is taking his dying breath.

FIC
BRO

Brown, Dan. The Da Vinci code : a novel. New York : Doubleday, c2003.
The curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, and a baffling cipher is found near the body. A trail of clues are hidden in the work of Da Vinci. The curator, Da Vinci and other famous figures are members of a secret society extending through the centuries.

FIC BRO

Brown, Dan, 1964-. Deception point. New York : Pocket Books, [2002], c2001.
White House intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton is thrust into a life-or-death situation when she travels to the Arctic to investigate the discovery of a rare meteorite that might prove the existence of extraterrestrial life, and finds instead evidence of scientific trickery.

FIC CAR

Carman, Patrick. Patrick Carman's Skeleton Creek. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2009.
Although housebound following an accident, teenaged Ryan continues to investigate the strange occurrences in his hometown of Skeleton Creek, recording his findings in a journal and viewing e-mail video clips sent by fellow detective Sarah.

FIC CAR

Carman, Patrick. Trackers. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2010.
When the mysterious Glyphmaster tricks Adam into solving a puzzle and then hacks his computers, Adam, Finn, Lewis, and Emily are pulled into a mystery that is more trouble than they ever imagined.

FIC CHR

Christie, Agatha. The A.B.C. murders. Dodd, c1936.

FIC CHR

Christie, Agatha. Curtain. Pocket Books, 1976,c1975.

FIC CHR

Christie, Agatha. Death on the Nile. Bantam, 1963, c1938.

FIC CHR

Christie, Agatha. Murder on the Orient express. Pocket Books, 1940,c1934.

FIC DIX

Dixon, Franklin W. The billion dollar ransom. Pocket Books, 1988.
The Hardy boys help out when a magicians' tournament is threatened by mysterious happenings.

FIC DIX

Dixon, Franklin W. The mystery of the silver star. New York : Pocket Books, c1987.
The Hardy boys investigate when someone is determined to sabotage the Silver Star bicycle in the Bike-Aid cross-country race.

FIC DOW

Dowd, Siobhan. The London Eye mystery. 1st American ed. Oxford ; : David Fickling Books, [2008], c2007.
When Ted and Kat's cousin Salim disappears from the London Eye ferris wheel, the two siblings must work together--Ted with his brain that is "wired differently" and impatient Kat--to try to solve the mystery of what happened to Salim.

FIC DOW

Downs, Tim. Chop shop. West Monroe, LA : Howard Fiction., c2004.

FIC DOY

Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Harper, 1930.

FIC DUN

Duncan, Lois, 1934-. Don't look behind you. New York, N.Y. : Dell Pub., 1990, c1989.
April's father's job as an undercover F.B.I. agent forces the family to move far from home and assume new identities as part of the Federal Witness Security Program, and April must leave everything that she loves .

FIC FEI

Feinstein, John. Change-up : mystery at the World Series. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2009.
While covering baseball's World Series, teenage sports reporters Stevie and Susan Carol investigate a rookie pitcher whose evasive answers during an interview reveal more than a few contradictions in his life story.

FIC FEI

Feinstein, John. Cover-up. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2007.
As the Super Bowl draws nearer, teens Steve Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson learn that the entire offensive line of the California Dreams have failed their doping tests and that the Dreams' owner is trying to cover up the test results.

FIC FEI

Feinstein, John. Last shot : a Final Four mystery. 1st ed. New York : Knopf :, c2005.
After winning a basketball reporting contest, eighth graders Stevie and Susan Carol are sent to cover the Final Four tournament, where they discover that a talented player is being blackmailed into throwing the final game.

FIC FEI

Feinstein, John. The rivalry : mystery at the Army-Navy game. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, c2010.
Teen sportswriters Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson are assigned to cover the football game between long ime rivalries Army and Navy, and, after noticing the actions of secret service agents, they begin to suspect that the president, who is going to attend the event, is in danger.

FIC FEI

Feinstein, John. Vanishing act. 1st ed. New York : A. A. Knopf, c2006.
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.

FIC FEL

Feldman, Ronald A. The crossover mystery. Perfection Form, 1984.

FIC FER

Ferguson, Alane. The Christopher killer : a forensic mystery. New York : Viking/Sleuth, 2006.
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.

FIC FUN

Funke, Cornelia Caroline. The Thief Lord. 1st American ed. New York : Scholastic, 2002.
Orphaned brothers Prosper and Bo, having run away from their cruel aunt and uncle, decide to hide out in Venice where they fall in with the Thief Lord, a thirteen-year-old boy who leads a crime ring of street children.

FIC GIL

Giles, Gail. Dead girls don't write letters. 1st ed. Brookfield, CT : Roaring Brook Press, c2003.
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.

FIC GRI

Grisham, John. Theodore Boone : kid lawyer. 1st ed. New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2010.
Thirteen-year-old Theodore Boone, who knows every judge, police officer, and court clerk in the small town of Strattenburg, finds himself involved in a murder trial because of knowledge he might have about a cold-blooded killer.

FIC HAY

Hayes, Daniel. The trouble with lemons. 1st Ballantine Books ed. New York : Fawcett Juniper, 1992, c1991.
Tyler McAllister has always felt like an outsider, but when he and his friend Lymie discover the dead body of the school janitor, he decides to put aside his fears of being different and investigate the death.

FIC HOB

Hobbs, Will. Ghost Canoe. New York : Avon, 1997.
After a sailing ship breaks up on the rocks off Washington's storm-tossed Cape Flattery, 14 year old Nathan, son of the lighthouse keeper refuses to believe there are no survivors, especially when he finds unexplained footsteps on a deolate beach.

FIC HOO

Hoobler, Dorothy. In darkness, death. New York : Philomel Books, c2004.
In eighteenth-century Japan, young Seikei becomes involved with a ninja as he helps Judge Ooka, his foster father, investigate the murder of a samurai.

FIC HOR

Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-. The Falcon's Malteser : a Diamond brothers mystery. 1st American ed. New York : Philomel, 2004, c1986.
Tim Diamond, a poor-minded detective, is entrusted with a package worth five million dollars, until the owner of the package is murdered, and it is up to Tim and his brother, Nick, to outwit every crook in town who is trying to get the money.

FIC HOR

Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-. South by southeast : a Diamond brothers mystery. New York : Philomel, 2005, c1991.
Fourteen-year-old Nick and his bumbling detective brother Tim Diamond investigate a mystery involving international spies and assassins.

FIC JEF

Jeffries, Roderic. Against time! Harper, 1964.

FIC KAY

Kay, Mara. One small clue. Crown, 1982.
Sixteen-year-old orphaned twins, Madge and John, have only one small clue to finding their real parents in the port city of Odessa.

FIC KEE

Keene, Carolyn. The Haunting of Horse Island. New York : Pocket Books, 1990.
Friends of George's parents invite the girls to visit their rustic retreat in upstate New York complete with riding stables, canoes and a beaury overshadowed by a spernatural mystery.

FIC KEE

Keene, Carolyn. The mystery at Magnolia Mansion. Pocket Books, 1990.

FIC KEE

Keene, Carolyn. The triple hoax. Pocket Books, 1989,c1979.
Nancy Drew and friends track a group of swindlers and kidnappers from New York to Los Angeles.

FIC KON

Konigsburg, E L. Up from Jericho Tel. Yearling, 1986.
The spirit of a dead actress turns two children invisible and sends them out among a group of colorful street performers to search for a missing necklace.

FIC LIT

Littke, Lael. Lake of secrets. 1st ed. New York : Holt, 2002.
Having arrived in her mother's home town to try to find her long-missing brother, who disappeared three years before she was born, fifteen-year-old Carlene finds herself haunted by memories from a past life.

FIC MCC

McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. 1st Anchor Books ed. New York : Anchor Books, 2002.
This is the first novel in the series and tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe who is drawn to helping people. She sets shop up in Gaborone and is hried to track down a missng husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter, but the case that lands her in danger is that of a missing boy who may have been snatched by witch doctors.

FIC McN

McNamee, Graham. Acceleration. New York : Wendy Lamb Books, 2003.
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.

FIC MUL

Mulligan, Andy. Trash. 1st American ed. Oxford ; : David Fickling Books, c2010.
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.

FIC NIX

Nixon, Joan Lowery. The kidnapping of Christina Lattimore. 1st Harcourt pbk. ed. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, 2004, c1979.
A teenage girl is kidnapped, but when freed, is accused of masterminding the scheme to extort money from her wealthy grandmother.

FIC NIX

Nixon, Joan Lowery. The trap. New York : Delacorte Press, c2002.
Sixteen-year-old Julie agrees to spend the summer at her great-aunt and uncle's ranch in Texas, but gets more than she bargained for when valuables suddenly start disappearing and it appears that there may be a murderer in their midst.

FIC NIX

Nixon, Joan Lowery. The seance. [Dell, 1992 c1980].
A seance begun as a game when a young girl insists that she can communicate with the dead ends in murder when the lights suddenly go out and one of the participants suddenly vanishes.

FIC PAR

Parker, Robert B., 1932-. The boxer and the spy. New York : Philomel Books, c2008.
Fifteen-year-old Terry, an aspiring boxer, uncovers the mystery behind the unexpected death of a classmate.

FIC PEE

Peet, Mal. The penalty. 1st U.S. ed. Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2007.
Sports reporter Paul Faustino reluctantly investigates the disappearance of a young soccer star from San Juan who has not been seen since he missed a winning penalty kick during a big game, and unknowingly the journalist becomes entangled in a world of slavery and the occult.

FIC PUL

Pullman, Philip. The ruby in the smoke. Random, [1996 c1985].
In nineteenth-century London, sixteen-year-old Sally, a recent orphan, becomes involved in a deadly search for a mysterious ruby.

FIC RAS

Raskin, Ellen. The Westing game. New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Puffin Books, 1992.
The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.

FIC SHE

Shepard, Sara, 1977-. The lying game. 1st ed. New York : HarperTeen, c2010.
After seeing a girl who looks just like herself in a violent video, Emma, who lives with a foster family, begins a search to find out what happened to the girl.

FIC SIM

Simmons, Michael, 1970-. Finding Lubchenko. New York : Razorbill, [2006], c2005.
When his father is framed for murder and bioterrorism, high-school junior Evan, using clues from a stolen laptop, travels from Seattle to Paris with two friends to find the real culprit.

FIC STE

Sternberg, Libby. The case against my brother. 1st ed. Baltimore, MD : Bancroft Press, c2007.
An historical mystery set in 1922 Oregon at the height of the anti-immigrant, anti-Catholic referendum, that follows fifteen-year-old Carl, a Polish-Catholic, struggling against racism and violence from the Ku Klux Klan to clear his brother's name and solve the mystery of the theft of expensive jewels.

FIC THU

Thurlo, Aimée. The spirit line. New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2004.
Crystal Manyfeathers tries to discover who stole the rug for her Nahajo womanhood ceremony. Can she recover it in time for her ceremony?.

FIC VAN

Vande Velde, Vivian. Never trust a dead man. 1st ed. San Diego : Harcourt Brace, c1999.
Wrongly convicted of murder and punished by being sealed in the tomb with the dead man, seventeen-year-old Selwyn enlists the help of a witch and the resurrected victim to find the true killer.

FIC WAL

Wallace, Bill, 1947-. Trapped in Death Cave. 1st Aladdin Paperbacks ed. New York : Aladdin Paperbacks, 2002, c1984.
A posthumous letter referring to buried treasure convinces Gary that his grandfather did not die a natural death and, with his friend Brian, he sets out to find both the treasure and his grandfather's killer.

FIC WER

Werlin, Nancy. Black mirror : a novel. New York : Dial Books, c2001.
Convinced her brother's death was murder rather than suicide, sixteen-year-old Frances begins her own investigation into suspicious student activities at her boarding school.

SC Who

Whodunit? : detective stories. Boston : Kingfisher, c2007.
A collection of 16 detective stories by writers such as Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Dorothy L Sayers.