Fredericks, Mariah. The Girl in the Park TEEN FIC FREDERIC
When a teenaged girl with a bad reputation is murdered in New York City’s Central Park after a party, her childhood friend is determined to solve the mystery of who caused her death. Grades 9-up.
Griffin, Paul Burning Blue TEEN FIC GRIFFIN
When beautiful, smart Nicole, disfigured by acid thrown in her face, and computer hacker Jay meet in the school psychologist’s office, they become friends and Jay resolves to find her attacker. Grades 8-up.
Hale, Kathleen No One Else Can Have You TEEN FIC HALE
As sixteen-year-old Kippy of Friendship, Wisconsin, reads her best friend Ruth’s diary, she is shocked at what she learns and spurred to solve Ruth’s murder, certain that the boy who was arrested is innocent. Grades 10-up.
Jaffe, Michele Ghost Flower TEEN FIC JAFFE
A former foster kid calling herself Eve Brightman enters a dangerous scheme to impersonate a missing heiress. In the coffee shop where Eve works, an expensively dressed brother and sister approach her with a proposition: Eve, a dead ringer for their cousin Aurora Silverton, will pass herself off as Aurora to collect a multi-million dollar inheritance, of which Eve will receive a share. Grades 8-up.
Klise, James The Art Of Secrets TEEN FIC KLISE
When some quirky art donated to a school fundraising effort to help a Pakistani American family, victims of a possible hate crime, is revealed to be an unknown work by a famous outsider artist worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, adults and teenagers alike debate who should get the money and begin to question each other’s motivations. Grades 6-up.
Mulligan, Andy Trash TEEN FIC MULLIGAN
Fourteen-year-olds Raphael and Gardo team up with a younger boy, Rat, to figure out the mysteries surrounding a bag Raphael finds during their daily life of sorting through trash in a third-world country’s dump. Grades 7-up.
Petrucha, Stefan Ripper TEEN FIC PETRUCHA
Adopted by famous Pinkerton Agency Detective Hawking in 1895 New York, fourteen-year-old Carver Young hopes to find his birth father, but when he becomes involved in the pursuit of notorious killer Jack the Ripper, Carver discovers that finding the truth can be worse than ignorance. Grades 8-up.
Renn, Diana Tokyo Heist TEEN FIC RENN
After a high-profile art heist of three van Gogh drawings in her home town of Seattle, sixteen-year-old Violet Rossi finds herself in Japan with her artist father, searching for the related van Gogh painting. Grades 7-up.
Scheier, Leah Secret Letters TEEN FIC SCHEIER
Sixteen-year-old Dora travels to London to meet Sherlock Holmes, who might be her biological father, and ask his help for her cousin who is being blackmailed over some stolen letters, but although Holmes dies before she arrives, a handsome young detective comes to Dora’s aid. Grades 7-up.
Sepetys, Ruta Out of the Easy TEEN FIC SEPETYS
Josie daughter of a French Quarter prostitute, is striving to escape 1950 New Orleans and enroll at prestigious Smith College when she becomes entangled in a murder investigation. Grades 8 and up.
Shepherd, Megan The Madman’s Daughter TEEN FIC SHEPHERD
Inspired by H. G. Wells’s classic, The Island of Dr. Moreau: Dr. Moreau’s daughter, Juliet, travels to her estranged father’s island, only to encounter murder, medical horrors, and a love triangle. Grades 9-up.
Yancey, Rick The Monstrumologist (series) YA FIC YANCEY
In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi.