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Mystery Book List


For Children K-5th Grades

Mysteries for Younger Readers

Adler, David Bones books
Cushman, Doug Dirk Bones & the Mystery of the Haunted House
Mystery at the Club Sandwich
Maitland, Barbara The Bookstore Burglar
McClements, George Jake Gander, Storyville Detective
Nash, Scott Tuff Fluff: the Case of Duckie's Missing Brain
Nixon, Joan Lowery Gus and Gertie and the Missing Pearl
Palatini, Margie The Web Files
Teague, Mark Detective LaRue: Letters from the Investigation
Yolen, Jane Piggins books


Mysteries for Middle Readers


Anderson, Janet The Last Treasure
Cirrone, Dorian The Missing Silver Dollar
DeFelice, Cynthia The Ghost of Cutler Creek
Freeman, Martha Who is Stealing the 12 Days of Christmas?
Hirsch, Odo Something's Fishy, Hazel Green
Howe, James Bunnicula
Jennings, Richard Mystery in Mt. Mole
Joosse, Barbara Dead Guys Talk
Levy, Elizabeth The Mixed-Up Mask Mystery
Mason, Jane Bella Baxter and the Lighthouse Mystery
Yep, Laurence The Case of the Goblin Pearls


Mysteries for Older Readers


Avi Windcatcher
Bailey, Linda What's a Serious Detective Like Me Doing in Such a Silly Movie
Balliett, Blue Chasing Vermeer
Broach, Elise Shakespeare's Secret
Colfer, Eoin Half-Moon Investigations
Coman, Carolyn The Big House
DeFelice, Cynthia The Missing Manatee
Fardell, John The 7 Professors of the Far North
Haddix, Margaret The House on the Gulf
Hamilton, Virginia The House of Dies Drear
Ibbotson, Eva The Star of Kazan
Reiche, Dietlof Ghost Ship: a novel
Ruby, Laura Lily's Ghosts
Simmons, Alex The Raven League: Sherlock Holmes is Missing
Springer, Nancy The Case of the Missing Marquess: an Enola Holmes Mystery
Stanley, Diane The Mysterious Matter of I.M. Fine
Wright, Betty Ren The Dollhouse Murders


Mystery Series 


Adler, David Cam Jansen
Rylant, Cynthia High Rise Private Eyes
Sharmat, Marjorie Nate the Great
Various authors American Girls
Erickson, John Hank the Cowdog
Hale, Bruce Chet Gecko
McCall-Smith, Alexander Harriet Bean
Byars, Betsy Herculeah Jones
Napoli, Donna Jo Sly the Sleuth
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds Bernie Magruder
Preller, James Jigsaw Jones
Roy, Ron A to Z Mysteries  &  Capital Mysteries
Various authors Scooby Doo Mysteries
Holm & Hamel Stink Files
Lawrence, Caroline Roman Mysteries
Skurzynski, Gloria Mysteries in our National Parks

*Created by Children's Librarians in the Monroe County Library System