Kids Books Genre: Mystery

Summary:
Mr. Paskey, owner of the Book Nook, plays an April Fools' Day prank on Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose. They hatch a plan to get back at him, but then the bookstore is robbed--no joke! Can the kids track down the crook? Or will this April Fools' be an April fail?

February 2017

Audacity Jones Steals the Show By Kirby Larson

Summary:
Audacity Jones and her best friend, Bimmy, are on their way to New York City, with Cypher, who is now a detective in the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, and their assignment involves Harry Houdini and the illusion he is planning--and it will take all of Audie's skills, and the help of her clever cat Min, to prevent the performance from being sabotaged.

April 2018

Charlie and Frog By Karen Kane

Summary:
While staying with his grandparents in Castle-on-the-Hudson, Charlie stumbles upon a mystery but must learn American Sign Language to keep up with Frog, a deaf girl who wants to help solve it.

December 2017

Curious Cat Spy Club: The Secret of the Shadow Bandit By Linda Joy Singleton

Summary:
The Spy Club explores Kelsey's new house, finding an abandoned tree house, a wad of cash, a missing heirloom, and a mysterious creature roaming the grounds.

November 2017

Digging for trouble By Linda Fairstein

Summary:
A Devlin Quick Mystery. When twelve year old aspiring detective Devlin Quick goes on a fossil dig in the badlands of Montana, she realizes that she's uncovering more than just dinosaur bones, but clues indicating that a crime is afoot.

Genre: Mystery
March 2018

Dog-gone Danger (Curious Cat Spy Club) By Linda Joy Singleton

Summary:
When Kelsey and her friends find an abandoned pug puppy, it looks like another case for the Curious Cat Spy Club (CCSC). But shortly thereafter, Kelsey's mother goes missing-possibly in the line of duty as an Animal Control officer-and it's up to the CCSC to discover what happened!

January 2019

Explorer Academy By Trudi Trueit

Summary:
Twelve-year-old Cruz Coronado leaves his home in Hawaii to study and travel with other young people invited to attend the elite Explorer Academy in Washington, D.C.

April 2017

First Class Murder By Robin Stevens

Summary:
On holiday with Hazel's father, Daisy and Hazel secretly investigate a murder on the Orient Express, rushing to solve it before another murder occurs, or someone else finds the killer.

February 2017

It's a Mystery, Pig Face! By Wendy Mcleod Macknight

Summary:
Eleven-year-old Tracy Munroe and her family have just gotten back from their family vacation, and she has big goals before she goes back to school. But when Tracy and Ralph discover an envelope stuffed with money in the dugout at baseball field (and Lester forces them to let him help), they have a mystery on their hands. Now they’re on a hunt to discover the truth, before the trio is accused of the crime themselves.

February 2018

Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans By Russell Ginns

Summary:
Samantha's uncle mysteriously disappears, leaving behind extravagant gifts for her siblings and an old, rusty, red umbrella for Samantha that may contain clues to his whereabouts. For fans of Mr. Lemoncello's Library and the Secret series.

September 2018

Saving Winslow By Sharon Creech

Summary:
Caring for a sickly newborn mini-donkey despite everyone's skepticism about the creature's fragility, Louie finds their growing bond shaped by remarkable, life-altering events.

Summary:
While on vacation in Martha's Vineyard, twelve-year-old Devlin Quick discovers a genuine pirate doubloon and investigates its origins.

Summary:
John Watson has barely settled into his new school, Baker Street Academy, when his teacher announces a trip to one of London's top museums, home to the Alpine Star, the world's most famous jewel.

September 2018

The Art of the Swap By Kristine Asselin

Summary:
When twelve-year-olds Hannah and Maggie switch places, Hannah must prevent a famous art theft in 1905 and Maggie must cope with modern life until they can switch back.

November 2016

The Devlin Quick Mysteries: Into the lion's den By Linda Fairstein

Summary:
Twelve year old Devlin Quick is determined to bring a thief to justice when someone steals a page out of a rare maps book in the New York Public Library.

November 2018

The Great Shelby Holmes and the Coldest Case By Elizabeth Eulberg

Summary:
Unexpected media attention in their Harlem neighborhood bring Shelby Holmes, nine, and John Watson, eleven, a new case that sends them undercover as figure skaters.

September 2017

The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match By Elizabeth Eulberg

Summary:
Nine-year-old Shelby Holmes and eleven-year-old John Watson team up again, this time to investigate the new science teacher at the Harlem Academy of the Arts.

November 2018

The Guggenheim Mystery By Robin Stevens

Summary:
While visiting their cousin Salim in New York City, Ted and Kat investigate the theft of a famous painting from the Guggenheim Museum for which Salim's mother is the prime suspect.

February 2017

The Impossible Clue By Sarah Rubin

Summary:
Maths-whizz Alice has already solved a mystery or two. Persuaded by wannabe sidekick Sammy to investigate a scientist's disappearance, she's soon entangled in her trickiest case yet. Dr Learner is reputed to have invented an invisibility suit, but is whacky science really to blame for his vanishing? With the unlikely help of erstwhile nemesis Kevin, Alice solves the puzzle - only to face another. Should she reveal the truth, or protect her most devoted friend?

October 2017

The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street By Lindsay Currie

Summary:
A girl unravels a centuries-old mystery after moving into a haunted house in this deliciously suspenseful mystery.