Mystery and Suspense for Grades 6–8

These novels can be found in the Junior High (Y) Fiction section.
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Author Title Call Number
AbbottThe Postcard
Jason finds an old postcard, leading him on an adventure connecting an unfinished detective story with his family's past. (358 pp.)
Y Abbott
AbrahamsDown the Rabbit Hole: An Echo Falls Mystery
Ingrid tries to solve a murder using the methods of her idol, Sherlock Holmes, in the small but dangerous town of Echo Falls. (375 pp.)
Y Abrahams
AndersonThe Last Treasure
Ellsworth joins forces with Jess, his cousin, to uncover family secrets and search for their ancestor's hidden treasure. (257 pp.)
Y Anderson
BalliettChasing Vermeer
When a precious Vermeer painting disappears, Petra and Calder must solve an international art scandal. (254 pp.)
Y Balliett
BoschThe Name of This Book Is Secret
Two misfits solve the mystery of a dead magician and stop evil Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais, who are searching for the secret of immortality. (360 pp.)
Y Bosch
BroachShakespeare's Secret
Hero, named after a Shakespearean character, searches for a valuable diamond supposedly hidden in her new house. (250 pp.)
Y Broach
CooneyThe Face on the Milk Carton
A photograph of a missing girl on a milk carton leads Janie on a search for her real identity. (184 pp.)
Y Cooney
DowdThe London Eye Mystery
When their cousin Salim disappears from the London Eye Ferris wheel, Ted and Kat must solve the mystery. (322 pp.)
Y Dowd
DowellDovey Coe
When accused of murder in her mountain town, Dovey Coe comes to a new understanding of others, including her deaf brother. (181 pp.)
Y Dowell
DuncanI Know What You Did Last Summer
Four teens who have tried to conceal their responsibility for a hit-and-run accident are pursued by a mystery figure seeking revenge. (198 pp.)
Y Duncan
FeinsteinLast Shot: A Final Four Mystery
Stevie and Susan are sent to cover the Final Four tournament, where they discover a talented player is being blackmailed. (251 pp.)
Y Feinstein
HahnAll the Lovely Bad Ones: A Ghost Story
Two pranksters awaken ghosts from their grandfather's inn's distant past who refuse to "rest in peace." (182 pp.)
Y Hahn
HainesThe Girl Is Murder
In 1942 New York City, Iris grieves her mother, who committed suicide, and secretly helps her father with his detective business. (342 pp.)
Y Haines
HamiltonThe House of Dies Drear
After Thomas moves into an old Underground Railroad house, mysterious events make him believe his family is in grave danger. (246 pp.)
Y Hamilton
Noah and Abbey must prove the owner of a floating casino is emptying his bilge tanks into the protected waters of the Florida Keys. (263 pp.)
Y Hiaasen
HooblerThe Ghost in the Tokaido Inn
Seikei joins a kabuki acting troupe in 18th century Japan while trying to solve the mystery of a stolen jewel. (214 pp.)
Y Hoobler
JaffeBad Kitty
While vacationing in Las Vegas, Jasmine stumbles upon a murder mystery that she attempts to solve with the help of her friends. (268 pp.)
Y Jaffe
JubyGetting the Girl: A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance, and Cookery
Sherman investigates the "Defilers," a secret group at his school that marks certain female students as pariahs. (341 pp.)
Y Juby
KonigsburgSilent to the Bone
When he is falsely accused of injuring his baby sister, Branwell loses his power of speech and his friend Connor must uncover the truth. (261 pp.)
Y Konigsburg
While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, Steve records his experiences in the form of a film script. (281 pp.)
Y Myers
PatneaudeSomeone Was Watching
When his baby sister disappears from the river, Chris fights the assumption that she has drowned. (220 pp.)
Y Patneaude
SpringerThe Case of the Missing Marquess
Enola Holmes, younger sister of Sherlock Holmes, must unravel the disappearance of her missing mother. (216 pp.)
Y Springer
StewartThe Mysterious Benedict Society
Four children are selected for a secret mission at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened. (485 pp.)
Y Stewart
Van DraanenSammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief
Irrepressible Sammy involves herself in the investigation of a robbery at the "seedy" hotel across the street. (168 pp.)
Y Draanen

Last Updated: 10/12


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