Rock by Rob MacGregor
his Hopi tribal police chief father, Will Lansa is drawn into an unusual murder
investigation that may be linked to a powaqu, a powerful witch, and the mystery
brings Will closer to his Hopi heritage.
on Miss Muller by Eve
Bunting YA Bunting, E.
Before World War II began, Jesse Drumm and her friends at Alveara
boarding school in Belfast liked their German teacher, Miss Muller. After Jesse
sees the teacher climbing to the roof at night, she and the others wonder if
Miss Muller is a secret agent, signaling the enemy. Hoping to prove her favorite
teacher's innocence, Jesse agrees to spy on her.
In the Middle of the
Night by Robert Cormier
YA Cormier, R.
Years before Denny was born, his father was involved in a tragic accident
that killed 22 children. Now Denny is 16 and all he wants is to be like other
kids his age--he isn't allowed to answer the phone or have a driver's license.
One afternoon Denny defies his parents and is drawn into a plot for revenge that
may prove deadly. From the author of The Chocolate War.
Angel's Gate by Gary Crew
Kimmy encounters two wild children who have grown up in the hills of
Australia and tries to protect them from the unknown person who murdered their
by Joan Lowery Nixon YA MYSTERY
chilling, supernatural thriller from the bestselling author of The Name of the
Game Was Murder. Holly Campbell's friend Cody Garnett's parents have just been
found brutally murdered in their home--and Cody is the main suspect. Holly knows
it's up to her to prove Cody's innocence. Will a mysterious psychic and a
supposedly magical amber barrette help her solve the case?
It by Nancy Springer
Dillon was the only person Tuff could rely on-no father in sight and a mother
who just barely survives caring for her pack of children in their riverside
trailer. Tuff's life is shattered when his older brother is senselessly murdered
before his very eyes. When Tuff leaves home in search of Dillon's killer, his
mother yells out a name, Penrose Leppo-Tuff's father. Tuff finds a haven at Pen
Leppo's little shack of a store. As he desperately attempts to figure out who
killed his brother, Tuff finds an ally in pen-and most importantly, a friend who
makes him realize that solving the murder won't bring Dillon back.
by Alane Ferguson
While working in her wealthy father's office,
Chelsea Smythe uncovers clues to a treasure hidden in a cave near Crystal Lake,
but when she and her best friend, Amber, set out to find the money, they find
themselves caught in a showdown with a would-be killer.
by Joan Lowery Nixon YA
MYSTERY Nixon, J.
Soon after she and her mother come to the small Texas town of Kluney and
experience a series of menacing events, Katie begins to suspect there is
something sinister going on involving a secret gang of high school students and
a company illegally storing toxic waste.
Midnight Club by Christopher
Pike YA Pike, C.
Rotterdam Home, a hospice where teenagers with terminal illnesses went to
die, was home to the Midnight Club--a group of five young men and women who met
at midnight and told stories of intrigue and horror. One night they made a pact
that the first of them to die would make every effort to contact the others . .
. from beyond the grave.
Phoenix by Kathryn Reiss
her parents take in a strange orphan girl with a mysterious past,
fifteen-year-old Miranda decides to find out why she seems to have come from
nowhere and how she seems to be able to disappear at will.
Name of the Game Was Murder by Joan Lowery Nixon
YA MYSTERY Nixon, J.
Novelist Augustus Trevor has written a manuscript that reveals the
darkestsecrets of his guests. Whoever can solve Trevor's clues can have his
storyremoved from the book. But when Trevor is bludgeoned to death, the
survivors (along with the reader) are challenged to find both the manuscript and
by Gary Crew
16-year-old Stephen Messenger finds an old iron pot containing a mummified hand
and a 300-year-old journal on a school biology field trip, he sets off a chain
of events that ends in the death of an old aborigine and in his own
disappearance. The story unfolds through a series of documents released by
anthropologists studying the artifacts, the serial publication of a journal
(which tells the strange and hopeless story of two castaway murderers, one of
whom is psychopathic--or possibly evil personified), newspaper accounts, and a
notebook Stephen sends to an anthropologist in which he tells of finding the pot
and the experiences that followed. The academic bickering of specialists
interpreting the journal and artifacts provides a wonderful contrast to
Stephen's matter-of-fact account of his visions and increasingly bizarre
Help Wanted by Richie Tankersley Cusick
When she gets a part-time job organizing a
collection of antique books for the family of handsome Parker Swanson, Robin
Bailey sees the ghost of Parker's stepmother, a medium who had committed
Trip by Bebe Faas Rice
A group takes a canoe trip to the isolated Shadow
Island, and when a storm destroys their canoes, the group discovers they're
helplessly trapped in the wilderness with a murderer in their midst.
Silent Witness by Patricia
H. Rushford YA
Mystery, Rushford, P.
2 in the Jennie McGrady Mystery series. Jennie's detective instincts help her to
intervene when a new girl she meets desperately needs someone to solve a murder.
A great young adult book.
Bit Dead by Chap
by his father, a trapper in the 1870s, Reece was taught to do what was right. So
when he comes across an Indian boy close to his own age about to be lynched by a
couple of U.S. marshals, he doesn't hesitate. He rescues the boy, Shanti,
leaving the marshals stranded but unharmed. He puts it all out of his mind when
he meets Kathryn, a considerably experienced dance hall girl willing to share
her knowledge. Then the lawmen arrive in town, claiming Reece murdered one of
the marshals, and Reece sets off to find Shanti and prove his innocence.
the Fall by Michael
Stanley becomes addicted to a ritual during which he
uses fear to make himself feel alive, but suddenly Stanley is faced with the
difficult choice of how to break the pattern before the danger of his habit can
swallow him up.
One Who Came Back by Joann Mazzio
When his best friend Eddie Chavez disappears after they have spent the
day together in the mountains of New Mexico, fifteen-year-old Alex cannot get
anyone to believe his story and is even suspected of murdering the missing boy.
Weekend Was Murder by Joan Lowery Nixon YA MYSTERY Nixon, J.
Foul play is the game at this
murder mystery weekend. Mystery and game buffs will love the murder within the
murder mystery weekend twist from three-time Edgar Award-winning author Joan
Lowery Nixon. "A masterfully constructed, engaging read that will delight
mystery fans . . . ingeniously plotted, fast-paced and lighthearted . .”.
The Highest Form of Killing by Malcolm Rose
three young people--Mark, Sylvia, and Derek--investigate a series of mysterious
deaths linked to a chemical weapon called T42, they become entangled in a web of
government intrigue, high-level conspiracy, and misunderstandings linked to the