Sunday, September 7, 2014

Crime Fiction For Youth

Got a mystery-minded kid at home?  Here are some titles from our Children's and Young Adult collections that they might enjoy, if you are not ready for them to jump into adult mystery fiction just yet. If you want to test the waters with mysteries written for grownups, try Alan Bradley and Lisa Lutz.

All books in this list are from our Children's collection unless otherwise noted.

Al Capone Does My Homework by Gennifer Choldenko

The Art of Secrets by James Klise

Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn [YA]

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

From Norvelt to Nowhere by Jack Gantos [YA]

The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

The Mystery of Meerkat Hill: A Precious Ramotswe Mystery for Young Readers by Alexander McCall Smith

Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff [YA]

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart [YA]

She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick   [YA] 

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes [YA]

Spirit and Dust by Rosemary Clement-Moore [YA]

Burning Blue by by Paul Griffin [YA] 

The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George [YA]  

Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City by Kirsten Miller 

The End of Everything by Megan Abbott [YA]

How to Fall by Jane Casey [YA]


Top 10 Crime Fiction for Youth [Booklist]

Edgar Awards -  choose Juvenile or Young Adult as category

Mystery Books for Pre-Teens [Cozy Mystery List Blog]

Two Boys and a Body: Mystery Fiction for Teenage Boys [NoveList]

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