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OLD - Mystery and Suspense for Grades 6–8

Recommended fiction from the Junior High collection. Books are shelved in Y Fiction, alphabetically by the author's last name. Many authors on this list have written mysteries in addition to those listed. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.
Abrahams Down the Rabbit Hole: An Echo Falls Mystery
Allison Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator
Anderson The Last Treasure
Balliett Chasing Vermeer
Barrett Cold in Summer
Blackwood The Shakespeare Stealer
Bloor Taken
Bosch The Name of This Book Is Secret
Bowler Storm Catchers
Broach Shakespeare's Secret
Brooks The Road of the Dead
Bunting Blackwater
Colfer Half-Moon Investigations
Cooney Diamonds in the Shadow
Cooney The Face on the Milk Carton
Cormier In the Middle of the Night
Cross Phoning a Dead Man
Dowd The London Eye Mystery
Dowell Dovey Coe
Doyle The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes    (Short stories)
Draanen Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief
Duncan Killing Mr. Griffin    (Paperback only)
Feinstein Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery
Finney Betrayal    (Lady Grace Mysteries)
Golding The Diamond of Drury Lane    (Cat Royal Adventures)
Hamilton The House of Dies Drear
Hiaasen Flush
Holm The Creek
Hoobler In Darkness, Death
Hoobler The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn
Horowitz Public Enemy Number Two: A Diamond Brothers Mystery
Jaffe Bad Kitty
Juby Getting the Girl: A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance, and Cookery
Karbo Minerva Clark Gets a Clue
Kehret Abduction!
Konigsburg Silent to the Bone
Lachtman Looking for La Unica    (Paperback only)
Lalicki Danger in the Dark: A Houdini & Nate Mystery
Landy Skulduggery Pleasant
Lawrence The Wreckers
Lisle The Crying Rocks
Mack The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas    (Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars)
Miller Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City
Morton-Shaw The Hunt for the Seventh
Myers Monster
Nixon Murdered, My Sweet
Nixon The Name of the Game Was Murder
Parker Edenville Owls
Patneaude Someone Was Watching
Pullman The Ruby in the Smoke    (Paperback only)
Reiss The Strange Case of Baby H
Richardson The Intruders
Roberts Twisted Summer
Ruby Lily's Ghosts
Skelton Endymion Spring
Springer The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery
Stewart The Mysterious Benedict Society
Thurlo The Spirit Line
Vande Velde Never Trust a Dead Man
Weatherly Missing Abby
Whelan The Secret Keeper
Whodunit Whodunit: Detective Stories    (Short stories; paperback only; edited by Pullman)
Wynne-Jones The Boy in the Burning House

Last Updated: 3/13