Multcolib Teen Picks: Get a Clue (Mysteries)

Dead Is the New Black
Dead Is the New Black By Perez, Marlene Book - 2008 y PEREZ 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:While dealing with her first boyfriend and suddenly being pressed into service as a substitute cheerleader, seventeen-year-old Daisy Giordano, daughter and sister of psychics but herself a "normal," attempts to help her mother discover who is behind a series of bizarre attacks on teenage girls in their little town of Nightshade, California.

Wherever Nina Lies
Wherever Nina Lies By Weingarten, Lynn Book - 2009 y WEINGARTE 2009 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Two years after the disappearance of her older sister, sixteen-year-old Ellie goes on a quest to find her.

In the Path of Falling Objects
In the Path of Falling Objects By Smith, Andrew Book - 2009 y SMITH 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1970, after their older brother is shipped off to Vietnam, sixteen-year-old Jonah and his younger brother Simon leave home to find their father, who is being released from an Arizona prison, but soon find themselves hitching a ride with a violent killer.

Tamar By Peet, Mal Book - 2007 y PEET Available in some locations

Annotation:In England in 1995, 15-year-old Tamar, grief-stricken by the puzzling death of her beloved grandfather, slowly begins to uncover the secrets of his life in the Dutch resistance during the last year of the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.

Paranoid Park
Paranoid Park By Nelson, Blake Book - 2008 y NELSON 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:A sixteen-year-old Portland, Oregon skateboarder, whose parents are going through a difficult divorce, is engulfed by guilt and confusion when he accidentally kills a security guard at a train yard.

Kiki Strike
Kiki Strike The Empress's Tomb By Miller, Kirsten Book - 2007 y MILLER Available in some locations

Annotation:Fourteen-year-olds Ananka Fishbein, Kiki Strike, and the other Irregulars encounter a Chinese mummy, a ghost, trained squirrels, and old enemies as they try to stop an art forgery ring and safeguard the secret streets hidden beneath New York City.

Minerva Clark Gives up the Ghost
Minerva Clark Gives up the Ghost By Karbo, Karen Book - 2007 y KARBO Available in some locations

Annotation:Thirteen-year-old amateur sleuth Minerva Clark is contacted by a boy whose parents' Portland, Oregon grocery store burned down, but when she agrees to investigate the fire, she does not expect to become an arson suspect herself.

The Genius Wars
The Genius Wars By Jinks, Catherine Book - 2010 y JINKS 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Fifteen-year-old genius Cadel Piggot Greenaus sets aside his new, crime-free life when his best friend Sonja is attacked, and he crosses oceans and continents trying to track down his nemesis Prosper English, breaking whatever rules he must.

Stormbreaker By Horowitz, Anthony Book - 2001 y HOROWITZ Available in some locations

Annotation:"Targeted by a hitman and under threat of his past being exposed by the media, Alex reluctantly turns to MI6. But their help doesn't come cheap: they need Alex to spy on the activities at a GM crop plant. There he spots Desmond McCain, a high profile charity organiser, who realises that Alex is on to him and the real plans for the money he's raising. Kidnapped and whisked off to Africa, Alex learns the full horror of McCain's plot: to create an epic disaster that will kill millions. Forced to ask MI6 for protection, Alex finds himself being manipulated in a deadly game that could lead to the destruction of an entire East African country."

A Northern Light
A Northern Light By Donnelly, Jennifer Book - 2004 y DONNELLY Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1906, 16-year-old Mattie, determined to attend college and be a writer against the wishes of her father and fiance, takes a job at a summer inn where she discovers the truth about the death of a guest. Based on a true story.

Into the Dark
Into the Dark An Echo Falls Mystery By Abrahams, Peter Book - 2008 y ABRAHAMS Available in some locations

Annotation:Thirteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes aficionado Ingrid Levin-Hill tries to clear her grandfather's name when he is accused of murdering an environmental activist found dead on his farm.

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