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The Hummingbird Dagger

by Cindy Anstey
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 13
tagged: mysteries & detective stories

From the author ofSuitors and Sabotagecomes a suspenseful and enthralling new YA Regency novel, perfect for readers who like their Jane Austen classics with a side of mystery and murder.
1833. A near-fatal carriage accident has deposited an unconscious young woman on the doorstep of Hardwick Manor and into the care of young Lord James Ellerby. But …

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Songs from the Deep

by Kelly Powell
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 99
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: mermaids, historical, mysteries & detective stories

A girl searches for a killer on an island where deadly sirens lurk just beneath the waves in this “twisty, atmospheric story that grips readers like a siren song” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

The sea holds many secrets.
Moira Alexander has always been fascinated by the deadly sirens who lurk along the shores of her island town. Even tho …

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Magic Dark and Strange

by Kelly Powell
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 99
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, death & dying

The Bone Witch meets Sherlock Holmes in this thrilling historical fantasy about a girl with the ability to raise the dead who must delve into her city’s dangerous magical underworld to stop a series of murders.

Catherine Daly has an unusual talent. By day she works for a printer. But by night, she awakens the dead for a few precious moments with …

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Tell

by Norah McClintock
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Hardcover eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: law & crime, blended families, mysteries & detective stories

When his step-father Phil is shot dead in an apparent robbery, David becomes the prime suspect. Where was David that night, and what does he know about Phil?

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The Jagged Circle

by Shelley Peterson
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: horses, mysteries & detective stories, runaways

A spine-tingling adventure with as many twists and turns as a steeplechase course.

The Jagged Circle is full of suspense and a perfect book for horse lovers.” — Amber Marshall, equestrian and star of CBC's Heartland

It’s spring break and Evangeline Gibb is bored, stuck at her Gran Mary’s farm mucking stalls while her friends are away on va …

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Deadly Curious

by Cindy Anstey
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 13
tagged: mysteries & detective stories

A twisty tale reminiscent of Jane Austen—with a dash of murder—Cindy Anstey'sDeadly Curious is perfect for fans of Kerri Maniscalco and Agatha Christie.
Some secrets are better left buried...
1834. Sophia Thompson wants nothing more than to be one of the famed Bow Street Runners, London's most elite corps of detectives. Never mind that a woman …

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The Wild

by Owen Laukkanen
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: thrillers & suspense, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, mysteries & detective stories

A girl is sent against her will to a remote wilderness boot camp where things aren't what they seem in this riveting and twisty paperback thriller.

FROM THIS MOMENT ON, YOU'RE A BEAR CUB. YOU'LL LEARN RESPONSIBILITY AND RESPECT. HOW TO SURVIVE. IT'S EASIER IF YOU JUST ACCEPT IT.

Dawn isn't a bad person--she's just made some bad choices: wrong guy, wr …

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The Silence of Bones

by June Hur
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 13
tagged: mysteries & detective stories

June Hur's elegant and haunting debutThe Silence of Bonesis a bloody YA historical mystery tale perfect for fans of Kerri Maniscalco and Renée Ahdieh.
I have a mouth, but I mustn't speak;
Ears, but I mustn't hear;
Eyes, but I mustn't see.
1800, Joseon (Korea). Homesick and orphaned sixteen-year-old Seol is living out the ancient curse: “May you …

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