Teen Book Spotlight--Detective Stories!!!

Teen Book Spotlight--Detective Stories!!!

Our teen book spotlight this week is taking a look at Detective Stories!!!  Now, these stories do not have to be your traditional Sherlock Holmes type stories for them to be considered “detective”.  Instead, these stories are ones that our main characters are trying to solve and figure something out; for some it may be a murder or a dead body but for others it could be something from their past or even a trying to figure out if a stranger is really a famous author.  You will be trying to solve right along with the leads and become a detective yourself!  These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #yamysteries as well as on Libby and Hoopla.  Check back next week for a new teen book spotlight and if you have any book suggestions, please let us know!!

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson--When Claudia comes back from summer vacation, her best friend Monday is gone. They've been friends since childhood, and now no one can tell her what happened. In fact, nobody even seems concerned about Monday's disappearance. Claudia is determined to find out where her friend is and what happened to her.

The Silence of Bones by June Hur--Sixteen-year-old orphan, Seol, has been sent to the city of Hanyang in Korea in the year 1800 to work as an indentured servant in the police department. As Seol assists in the investigations of gruesome murders across the city, she secretly seeks the location of her older brother who has been missing for twelve years.

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett--Eighteen-year-old Birdie Lindberg coped with her isolated upbringing under the home-schooled guidance of her grandmother by nurturing a fantastical imagination where she is a heroic detective. She takes a summer job at a Seattle hotel where she is pressed into working with one-time hookup and hotel driver nineteen-year-old Daniel Aoki. Knowing Birdie loves mystery books, Daniel suggests they investigate a mysterious, long-time resident of the hotel who might be a famous, reclusive writer. But the real mystery is Birdie’s growing feelings for Daniel.

Who Killed Christopher Goodman by Allan Wolf--Christopher Goodman. He was the kind of guy who at first seemed a little odd, the kind of guy who shook your hand when he met you, wore bell-bottom jeans, and used words like "ennui." But as you got to know him, Chris Goodman became the kind of guy who you liked to be around, always ready for fun and always willing to lend a hand. So, the question is: How could a good teenage boy like Chris be murdered? With this multi-voiced narrative, including the voice of Chris's 15-year-old killer, author Wolf explores this painful question, based on a tragic true event from his past. 

With Malice by Eileen Cook--Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital, unable to remember the past six weeks, including the accident that killed her best friend, if it was, in fact, an accident.

A Deadly Game of Magic by Joan Lowery Nixon--Lisa and her three friends find themselves unwilling players in a cat-and-mouse game with a murderous magician whose identity and motivation baffle them.