Belly up

By: Stuart Gibbs

This book was about a kid named Teddy. Teddy lived at a zoo with his parents that both worked there. This book is pretty much about how Teddy solves the mystery of how the zoos hippo mascot, Henry died. Everyone said that Henry died to natural causes, but Teddy knew that couldn't possibly be true. I totally recommend this book for your first mystery novel, as it was mine. The author is really great at what he does and his books are spectacular! Definitely recommend, READ IT!-Delaney

A study in Charlotte

By: Brittany Cavallaro

This was a very interesting mystery! It's about the descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. Jamie Watson meets the eccentric Charlotte Holmes at a private school in America. Together they solve the mysterious murder of one of their peers at school like the partnership their ancestors had. I really liked this book, there were many plot twists. It kept me on my toes throughout the whole thing. The relationship between them definitely grows stronger towards the end, but I don't want to spoil anything so go read it! Warning: there is some mature content in here.-Lena

Greenglass House

By: Kate Milford

A boy called Milo lives at a smugglers inn, Milo's parents own the smugglers inn. In winter some mysterious guests come in the Greenglass house, when nobody else comes. Milo and Meddy think they're here for some reason from what stories they tell are connected to the house. It was a good book to read, but wasn't a book that I could sit through to the end. It was kind of slow in the beginning until they actually start suspecting the people in the inn. -Lena
I read this book too, and was not impressed. Lena's right, it was a pretty slow, but it ended up being okay. It was fairly interesting, but then too much happened, and it got very confusing. The end escalated quickly and was a touch weird. Overall, I was not impressed, especially with the great things I've heard about his book. -Allie
This took me FOREVER to get through and when I finally did I was not that impressed. The plot was very complicated but in a bad way, all the characters have like 3 names, and it is so slow but when it finally picks up pace nothing makes sense. Although I have to say the folktales that are in-twined in the story and surprise ending were quite good. But, I implore you save your self some time and don't read this book or second book. It is truly terrible!-Norah
I also read this book. It was very slow and I didn't really love it. Near the end I started to like the book but the beginning was so slow. The plot was really complicates and didn't make much sense. I was so lost when the plot started to pick up. None of the characters make sense either and they are all so confusing. If you are reading this book, don't give up on it until you get to the middle/close to the end and see how you like it when it speeds up.-Bella

The Mysterious Benedict Society

By: Trenton Lee Stewart

This was not the best book I've ever read. It was funny and thrilling but there was no huge plot twists. The characters were always guessing what would happen so nothing was ever unexpected. -Norah

Shakespeare's Secret

By: Elise Broach

Shakespeare's secret was a really good mystery and it's only one book. A family moves into a house where the previous owner hides a precious secret in it's wall or ceilings I might say. Hero and her friend Danny are on their own little case to find out Shakespeare's secret with the help of Hero's neighbor, Mrs. Roth. I really liked this book and is so far my favorite mystery book that isn't in a series.-Lena

The Remarkable Journey of Charlie Price

By: Jennifer Maschari

The Remarkable Journey of Charlie Price is a great book if you like intense mysteries. It is about a boy who lost his mother and his sister has been in misery since then. One day his sister disappears down a hatch in her room that is under her bed. Charlie Price must rescue his sister and her memories before everything is lost.-Annabelle

Friday Barnes Series

By: R. A. Spratt

I loved this 8 book series it is about a girl that is a mega genius but has literally no social intelligents. She solves mysteries with humor that will have you cracking up for hours. Books 5; 6; 7; 8 you need to specially order from Australia but it is worth it.-Norah

Friday Barnes, Never Fear

By: R.A. Spratt

Friday Barnes is the eighth book of the series. It is one of my favorites in the series. It is about a girl detective who solves mysteries for rewards. The eighth book is where the original headmaster does not come back but a new and very efficient one turns up. There is also a rumor of gold that is hidden under the school. If you like a good mystery with drama, suspense and just the right mix of humor this is the book for you.-Annabelle