Staff Picks Genre Study - Teen Mystery

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
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The weather is getting cooler, everyone is thinking about mysterious happenings. What better time of the year than now to cuddle up with a twisty mystery! If you haven’t tried one before, teen mysteries offer not only the excitement of a who done it; but also, a dash of drama and maybe some light romance. This is the season to lock the doors, put on your thinking cap, and untangle mysteries that come with a side of fun. Keep reading for a plethora of titles that will spark your inner YA detective and keep you guessing until the end!

Ten by Gretchen McNeil

A smart and terrifying teen horror novel inspired by Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. Ten teens. Three days. One killer.

One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus

Five students walk into Bayview High detection. Only four walk out.... Simon was the creator of a high school gossip app. He planned to post juicy reveals about his four high-profile classmates. When he dies before detention is over, is one of them a murderer-- or are they the perfect patsies for a killer?

This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston

No one knows what happened that morning at River Point. Five boys went hunting. Four came back. The boys won't say who fired the shot that killed their friend, Grant; the evidence shows it could have been any one of them.

The Ivies by Alexa Donne

Enroll in this boarding school thriller about a group of prep school elites who would kill to get into the college of their dreams...literally.

All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban

What do the queen bee, star athlete, valedictorian, stoner, loner, and music geek all have in common They were all invited to a scholarship dinner, only to discover it's a trap. Someone has locked them into a room with a bomb, a syringe filled with poison, and a note saying they have an hour to pick someone to kill...or else everyone dies.

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