Mystery

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Chasing Vermeer
by: Blue Balliet
When strange and seemingly unrelated events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, 11-year-old Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.J Fiction BallietCheck Availability
The Brixton Brothers, Bk. 1: The Case of the Case of the Mistaken Identity
by: Marc Barnett
When 12-year-old Steve Brixton, a fan of Baily Brothers detective novels, is mistaken for a real detective, he must elude librarians, police, and the mysterious Mr. E as he seeks a missing quilt containing coded information.J Fiction BarnettCheck Availability
The Potato Chip Puzzles
by: Eric Berlin
Winston and his friends enter a puzzle contest to win $50,000 for their school, but they must also figure out who is trying to keep them from winning, in a book that includes puzzles for readers to solve.J Fiction BerlinCheck Availability
The Madhattan Mystery
by: John J. Bonk
On her first day in New York City with her younger brother, Kevin, 12-year-old Lexi overhears thieves discussing where to hide stolen jewels, and the siblings, along with their aunt's neighbor, Kim Ling, skip day camp to investigate "the crime of the century."J Fiction BonkCheck Availability
Masterpiece
by: Elise Broach
After Marvin, a beetle, makes a miniature drawing as an 11th birthday gift for James, a human with whom he shares a house, the two new friends work together to help recover a Durer drawing stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.J Fiction BroachCheck Availability
Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms: Magic, Mystery, and a Very Strange Adventure
by: Lissa Evans
As if being small and have S. Horten as his name isn't bad enough, now 10-year-old Stuart is forced to move far away from all of his friends. But on his very first day in his new home, Stuart is swept up in an extraordinary adventure: a quest to find his great-uncle Tony and his long-lost workshop.J Fiction EvansCheck Availability
Double Identity
by: Margaret Peterson Haddix
13-year-old Bethany's parents have always been overprotective, but when they suddenly drop out of sight with no explanation, leaving her with an aunt she never knew existed, Bethany uncovers shocking secrets that make her question everything she thought she knew about herself and her family.J Fiction HaddixCheck Availability
Time Stops for No Mouse
by: Michael Hoeye
When Linka Perflinger, a jaunty mouse, brings a watch into his shop to be repaired and then disappears, Hermux Tantamoq is caught up in a dangerous world of the search for eternal youth as he tries to find out what happened to her.J Fiction HoeyeCheck Availability
Trial By Journal
by: Kate Klise
In this illustrated novel told through journal entries, news clippings, and letters, 12-year-old Lily finds herself on the jury of a murder trial while conducting her own undercover investigation of the case.J Fiction KliseCheck Availability
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
by: E.L. Koningsburg
Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 12-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself.J Fiction KoningsburgCheck Availability
Swindle
by: Gordon Korman
After unscrupulous collector S. Wendell Palamino cons him out of a valuable baseball card, 6th grader Griffin Bing puts together a band of misfits to break into Palamino's heavily guarded store and steal the card back, planning to use the money to finance his father's falling invention, the SmartPick fruit picker.J Fiction KormanCheck Availability
Capture the Flag
by: Kate Messner
When the original Star Spangled Banner is stolen, 7th graders Anne, Jose, and Henry - all descendants of the Silver Jaguar Society - pursue suspects on airport carts and through baggage handling tunnels while stranded at a Washington, D.C. airport during a snowstormJ Fiction MesnnerCheck Availability
Two Crafty Criminals!: And How They Captured...
by: Phillip Pullman
11-year-old Benny Kaminsky leads a rag-tag gang of neighborhood children as they use improbable disguises and crazy ruses while investigating such crimes as counterfeiting and stolen silver in 1894 London.J Fiction PullmanCheck Availability
The Inquisitor's Apprentice
by: Chris Moriaty
In early 20th century New York, Sacha Kessler's ability to see witches earns him an apprenticeship to the police department's star inquistor, Maximillian Wolf, to help stop magical crime and with fellow apprentice Lily Astral, Sacha investigates who is trying to kill Thomas Edison.J Fiction MoriatyCheck Availability
The Egypt Game
by: Zilpha Keatley Snyder
A group of children, entranced with the study of Egypt, play their own Egypt game, are visited by a secret oracle, and befriend the Professor before they move on to new interests.J Fiction SnyderCheck Availability
The Secret Tree
by: Natalie Standiford
After Minty discovers a secret tree with a hollow trunk that holds the secrets of everyone in the neighborhood, Raymond, a new boy drawn to the tree and Minty start watching their neighbors.J Fiction StandifordCheck Availability
The Mysterious Matter of I.M. Fine
by: Diane Stanley
Noticing that a popular series of horror novels is having a bizarre effect on the behavior of its readers, Franny and Beamer set out to find the mysterious author.J Fiction StanleyCheck Availability
Liar and Spy
by: Rebecca Stead
7th grader Georges adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father's efforts to start a new business, his mother's extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building.J Fiction SteadCheck Availability
The Mysterious Benedict Society
by: Trenton Lee Stewart
After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.J Fiction StewartCheck Availability
Three Times Lucky
by: Sheila Turnage
Washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, Mo LeBeau, now 11, and her best friend Dale turn detective when the amnesiac Colonel, owner of a café and co-parent of Mo, with his cook, Miss Lana, seems implicated in a murder.J Fiction TurangeCheck Availability
Johnny Swanson
by: Eleanor Updale
In 1929 England, 11-year-old Johnny Swanson helps his widowed mother by starting a newspaper advertising scam, which leads him to a real-life murder mystery that place his mother in mortal danger.J Fiction UpdaleCheck Availability
Pie
by: Sarah Weeks
After the death of Polly Portman, whose award-winning pies put the town of Ipswitch, Pennsylvania on the map in the 1950s, her devoted niece Alice and Alice's friend Charlie investigate who is going to extremes to find Aunt Polly's secret pie crust recips. (Includes 14 pie recipes!)J Fiction WeeksCheck Availability
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Bk. 1: The Mysterious Howling
by: Maryrose Wood
15-year-old Miss Penelope Lumley, a recent graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, is hired as governess to three young children who have been raised by wolves and must teach them to behave in a civilized manner quickly.J Fiction WoodCheck Availability