Mindy McGinnis’s A Madness So Discreet is an intensely dark and unapologetically feminist take on the Sherlock and Watson trope.
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Ellie Marney’s Every series wraps up with the swoony and suspenseful Every Move.
The tea-leaf-reading part of Emily Arsenault's The Leaf Reader is original, but the mystery falls flat.
Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland’s new graphic novel, Spill Zone, is a spooky and suspenseful time.
Elizabeth Wein is back, with a prequel to Code Name Verity.
After her sister's sudden death, Callie must deal with the fallout of a kidnapped girl, a grieving mother, and a town of people petitioning the Pope to make her sister a saint.
What would you do if you knew the exact moment every person around you would die?
Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson are back for more Moriarty Mystery Fun Time, and this go-round, they're solving crimes and almost kissing in EUROPE.
Jennifer Latham's brilliant Dreamland Burning is so much more than just the story of a girl uncovering a historical mystery.
Bamboozled billionaires and counterfeit wine come together in this international mystery.
Things get heated in The Burning Page, the third book in Genevieve Cogman’s The Invisible Library series.
Looking for a gripping mystery, as well as a stark look into the realities of teen suicide? We Know It Was You isn't it.
Nancy Drew meets Reddit with the launch of Sara Shepard's new mystery series, The Amateurs.
Photos can come back to haunt you. Sometimes, so can your dead boyfriend.
Sometimes best laid plans go completely awry—but in the case of Gordon Jack’s debut novel, The Boomerang Effect, it’s actually for the best.
Death falls into the lap of the main character of Marni Bates’ Dial Em for Murder—literally.
Unnatural Deeds by Cyn Balog is a page-turning tale of obsession, murder, and lust.
Michaela MacColl’s latest, Secrets in the Snow, pits a fictional Jane Austen against family drama and a mysterious murder.
Some people can Look Past the fact that Avery is transgender. But some can't. And now someone wants him dead.
January is missing: did she run away, or did something more sinister happen? Her ex-boyfriend Flynn wants to solve the mystery in Caleb Roehrig's Last Seen Leaving.
There's a crazy serial killer on the loose in Victorian London, dissecting women and taunting the police...let's find him!
When Jude's best friend is found dead in a swimming pool, suddenly everyone begins to look like a suspect.
What happens when your kidnapped sister returns after thirteen years?
The second book in Genevieve Cogman’s Invisible Library series, The Masked City, turns the tired “damsel in distress” trope on its head.
Get to know more about 926 Augur Lane’s resident specter—and the evil that lurks in the shadows of New Fiddleham—in Ghostly Echoes, the third book in William Ritter’s Jackaby series.
Four friends. One loney cabin in the woods. One dark secret. Brent Hartinger challenges us to find the real story in Three Truths and a Lie.
Lucinda Gray’s The Gilded Cage is a Gothic-ish mystery with a heroine who won’t let the man (or men) get her down.
Emily France’s debut novel, Signs of You, adds a new stage to the Kübler-Ross model of mourning: mystery solving.
Five teens that mysteriously vanished as children suddenly reenter their old lives with no memory of the past -- or what happened to the sixth victim -- in Tara Altebrando's latest novel.
The magic of the Cirque Americain is back in Gwenda Bond’s Girl in the Shadows.
Romeo and Juliet meet Nancy Drew—at the circus—in Gwenda Bond’s Girl on a Wire.
Go on an adventure through alternate universes to procure obscure books in Genevieve Cogman’s The Invisible Library.
Investigate murder and a missing gem in A.J. Hartley’s Steeplejack, the first in the new Alternative Detective series.
Fans of The Diviners and Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries will love The Secret Life of Anna Blanc, about a 1907 Los Angeles socialite who wants to solve murders.
Rebecca Podos’ debut novel, The Mystery of Hollow Places, investigates a case of missing parents.
The Casquette Girls is a delicious Southern Gothic vampire story that will make you want to catch the next flight to New Orleans.
While the YA genre has grown exponentially over the years, there's still some things missing.
Barnabas Miller's The Girl With the Wrong Name is a wild ride.
Get your sleuth on with Jennifer Donnelly's These Shallow Graves, a satisfying mystery set in 1890s New York.
Fall in love (GET IT?!) with The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle.
Abigail Rook and R.F. Jackaby are back on the case in William Ritter’s Beastly Bones, a no-less delightful follow-up to his debut novel, Jackaby.
Teenage Sherlock meets a female Moriarty in Heather W. Petty’s debut novel Lock & Mori.
The second book in Ellie Marney’s Every series, Every Word, does not fall prey to the dreaded Bridge Book Blues. In fact, it might even be better than the first (which is saying something).
Poirot goes to the beach!
It's not about murderous kids, you guys, calm down.
Lamar Giles shows us how much the simple act of revenge can Endanger you.
Lori Rader-Day takes a look at the darker side of small-town living—and high school memories—in Little Pretty Things.
Light the Bat signal—there’s a new gang of detectives in town in Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl’s Welcome to Gotham Academy.
Thinking about murder and following through on it have never been closer.
Because Gwenda Bond’s Lois Lane: Fallout is everything we’d hoped and dreamed for the original Crack Reporter.
There's the regular kind of family secrets, and then there's the kind that involves the Japanese mafia.
So creepy! SO good!
Jennifer Latham mixes mystery with religious mythology (plus a sassy teenage private eye) in her debut novel Scarlett Undercover.
People are dying left and right in this book, you guys! You may be next!
Michaela MacColl returns with another mystery based on the real life of a literary lady with The Revelation of Louisa May.
Celebrate the holidays the old-fashioned way (you know, with murder!).
It must be hard for this ship to stay afloat, with all the dead bodies piling up!
This is not your mother's Carolyn Keene.
Cat Hellisen's Beastkeeper is a lovely and melancholic middle-grade retelling of Beauty and the Beast.
What's better than Hercule Poirot? Hercule Poirot and a dog, obviously!
Okay, Wallace doesn’t really go missing in this book, but he’s not in it nearly enough for Meredith’s satisfaction.
In her debut novel, I'm Glad I Did, acclaimed songwriter Cynthia Weil gives us a taste of what life was like for aspiring young female songwriters in the 1960s.
Dame Agatha lets it all hang out on this one, you guys.
Something is rotten in the kingdom of Allies & Assassins by Justin Somper.
Who knew digging for antiquities could be so deadly?
Alexandra Monir’s Suspicion was inspired by the likes of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca and a fascination with the British peerage system.
Solving crimes and thwarting conspiracies is a total fam jam for Knightley and Son.
There's a serial killer on the loose and only Hercule Poirot can save us!
The Prince of Venice Beach by Blake Nelson. There are a thousand stories in the naked city...
Crusher by Niall Leonard. Murder, mystery, and mayhem. Do you want chips with that?
A book in which Jill thinks she's smart enough to figure it out, only to find out she's been duped yet again!
In Every Breath, author Ellie Marney brings the suspense and the swoon.
The second book in Colleen Gleason’s Stoker and Holmes series involves steampunk, the occult, mysterious men—and builds on an already great series.
Of Scars and Stardust is a psychological -- or is it paranormal? -- mystery and thriller.
Jill really enjoys this little gem of a murder mystery.
If you like your consulting detectives with floppy hair and their partners with a sassy attitude, then William Ritter’s debut novel Jackaby is for you.
Unmade, the last installment in Sarah Rees Brennan's The Lynburn Legacy trilogy, will shock, delight, and wrap up all those loose ends.
Sarah Rees Brennan's Untold raises the stakes and brings the swoon.
Feral by Holly Schindler. It's too late for you. You're dead.
Sarah Rees Brennan's Unspoken is a Gothic mystery with a charming protagonist and a leather-clad love interest.
The Weight of Blood, a non-YA novel by Laura McHugh. Forgive me for what I do, but if you want out, then it's up to you...
Pack your bags for a trip to Blackfin, where mysterious circuses can be found in the woods and dead girls don’t stay that way.
Jill discovers that even without Hercule Poirot, this book is a fun read.
Adele Griffin’s The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone tells the story of an unusual girl through the recollections of her friends, family and acquaintances.
In which Jill ponders why this classic doesn't hold up this time around.
Every Inferno by Johanna Parkhurst. 'Ello. My name ees J.J. Jones. You keel my parents. Prepare to die.
Tess Sharpe's Far From You explores such lighthearted topics as murder, drug addiction and teen sexuality.
Uh, Spoiler Alert, Ms. Christie!
Katherine Howe's Conversion blends current high school drama with centuries-old drama in this new book.
Is Danny a sociopath who killed his aunt, or a victim of a terrible misunderstanding?
E. Lockhart's We Were Liars will enchant you with its poignant descriptions then slay you with the dark depths of its soul.
James Klise's The Art of Secrets. Someone in this school is a thief. I don't want to point any fingers, but it was totally...
Only Hercule Poirot can stop Britain's socialites from behaving very badly.
Head six feet under with The Secrets of Lily Graves.
Find yourself mired in Sherlock gifs, wondering if and when a new series will ever come to pass? Amanda gives you Portia Adams, granddaughter of John Watson, who is here to scratch your Holmesian itch!
Hang on to your drinks, everyone-- this one's about to get spooky!
A teenage band unravels the mystery surrounding a famous (and dead) grunge rocker in Kevin Emerson's latest novel.
M.C. Morison's Time Sphere is an exciting mystery with heavy doses of history, philosophy, metaphysics, and dry wit.
A teenage prophet comes face-to-inner voice with a murder mystery in Kimberly Pauley’s Ask Me.
In She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick, a pair of siblings fly across the Atlantic to look for their missing father in New York City. What could possibly go wrong?