Someone pointed out I hadn’t done a list of mysteries yet. Thanks someone, and here they are: 5 stand alone and 5 series.
- The London Eye Mystery, Siobhan Dowd. Ted, Kat and their cousin Salim wait in a queue for the London Eye. Salim is given a free ticket and gets on… but then doesn’t get off.
- Reality Check, Peter Abrahams. When Cody’s ex girlfriend disappears from her boarding school he sets off to investigate, putting himself in danger in the process.
- Liar, Justine Larbalestier. Micah has a secret friendship with Zach. When he’s found murdered their relationship is uncovered and Micah seems to be one of the suspects. Beware the title! Micah is what they call an “unreliable narrator”.
- What I Saw and How I Lied, Judy Blundell. A bit of a blockbuster noir novel. Complicated, intertwining relationships give complexity to the mystery surrounding the death of Peter, hot ex-GI (World War II is just over) who captivates 15 year old Evie, and her mother, obviously to his detriment.
- The Puzzling World of Winston Breen, Eric Berlin. Different sort of mystery, with no murder or disappearing bodies or whatnot. The mystery is more related to puzzles, mazes and treasure hunts.
- Traces, Malcolm Rose. Luke Harding is a teenage forensic investigator. Like CSI.
- The Janna Mysteries, Felicity Pulman. In 12th century England Janna sets out to find her father and avenge the death of her mother.
- The Bloodwater Mysteries, Pete Hautman. Set in Bloodwater, Minnesota (there’s bound to be murders to investigate in a place called Bloodwater), featuring two crime solving detectives.
- Sally Lockhart Mysteries, Philip Pullman. Set in Victorian London, Sally Lockhart begins her investigative career in The Ruby in the Smoke with the mysterious death of her father.
- Case Closed, Gosho Aoyama. Jimmy Kudo is a 17 year old detective in a 7 year old’s body.