Mystery Novels for Grades 6–8

These novels can be found in the Junior High (Y) Fiction section. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.

Author Title Call Number
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
ChariFinding Mighty
Looking for a link between Myla's mysterious necklace and the disappearance of Peter's brother, the two enter a world of parkour, graffiti, and smuggling. (316 pp.)
Y Chari
CooneyThe Face on the Milk Carton
A photo of a missing girl leads Janie on a search for her real identity. (184 pp.)
Y Cooney
DionneMoxie and the Art of Rule Breaking: A 14-Day Mystery
Years ago, Moxie's grandfather hid stolen art for the mob. Now he can't remember where he hid it. Moxie must find the art before the mob comes after him! (252 pp.)
Y Dionne
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
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
GibbsSpace Case: A Moon Base Alpha Novel
Dashiell Gibson, who lives on Moon Base Alpha, has to solve a murder of one of the moon's most prominent doctors. (337 pp.)
Y Gibbs
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
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
A boy's life revolves around hiding his obsessive compulsive disorder until he gets a mysterious note that changes everything. (292 pp.)
Y King
KliseThe Art of Secrets
After a suspicious fire destroys Saba's home, her school holds an auction to help. When a valuable piece of art is donated, could it too good to be true? (258 pp.)
Y Klise
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
LathamScarlett Undercover
Scarlett, a 16-year-old private detective, finds herself at the center of a mysterious case involving ancient curses, priceless artifacts, and jinn. (310 pp.)
Y Latham
LawrenceThe Case of the Deadly Desperados
After finding his foster parents murdered and scalped, Pinky, son of a railroad detective and a Sioux Indian, must hide from a gang of desperados. (279 pp.)
Y Lawrence
MilfordGreenglass House
Milo, an innkeeper's son, plans to spend his vacation relaxing, but soon guests arrive with strange stories, sending him on an adventure. (384 pp.)
Y Milford
While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, Steve records his experiences in the form of a film script. (281 pp.)
Y Myers
PauleyCat Girl's Day Off
When Natalie Ng learns (from a cat!) that a celebrity has been replaced by an imposter, she and her friends become movie extras to investigate. (334 pp.)
Y Pauley
PrellerBetter Off Undead
Adrian, a middle school zombie, and his friends navigate a mystery involving global warming, disappearing bees, and billionaire developers. (275 pp.)
Y Preller
PriestI Am Princess X
May is shocked when graffiti of the superhero character she created with her dead best friend suddenly appears around Seattle. (227 pp.)
Y Priest
SenzaiSaving Kabul Corner
Ariana and Laila don't get along but pull together when a rival Afghani grocery store opens, rekindling an old feud and threatening their family's livelihood. (273 pp.)
Y Senzai
StevensMurder Is Bad Manners
When Hazel discovers the dead body of her science teacher at an English boarding school in the 1930s, she and her friend Daisy investigate. (307 pp.)
Y Stevens
TurnageThree Times Lucky
Mo and Dale turn detective when Mo's co-parent, the amnesiac Colonel, is implicated in a murder. (312 pp.)
Y Turnage
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
VaughtThings Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry
A family mystery leads Dani Beans to investigate the secrets of Ole Miss and the dark history of race relations in Oxford, Mississippi. (342 pp.)
Y Vaught
ZettelPalace of Spies
In 1716 London, an orphaned girl from a good family impersonates a lady-in-waiting only to discover that the real girl was murdered. (362 pp.)
Y Zettel

Last Updated: 2/18


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