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J Fiction (Authors A - R)

Identified by J on the spine and shelved alphabetically by author's last name in the Juvenile Fiction section.

The Maze of Bones

39 clues

Grades 4 - 7

220 pages

The adventure continues in the 39 Clues series!

Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds

Adler, David A.

Grades 2 - 4

58 pages

Keep sleuthing with the Cam Jansen mysteries!

 

Edgar Allan's Official Crime Investigation Notebook

Amato, Mary

Grades 2 - 5

140 pages

Traitor in Williamsburg : a Felicity mystery

American Girl

Grades 3 - 5

179 pages

Want more American Girl mysteries?

Who Stole the Wizard of Oz?

Avi

Grades 3 - 5

116 pages

The Danger Box

Balliett, Blue

Grades 5 - 8

306 pages

The Ring of Rocamadour

Beil, Michael D.

Grades 4 - 7

299 pages

Unravel more mysteries with the Red Blazer Girls series!

The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn

Bellairs, John

Grades 3 - 6

180 pages

Like this story? Don't miss the sequel: The Dark Secret of Weatherend!

The Dark Stairs: a Herculeah Jones Mystery

Byars, Betsy

Grades 4 - 6

130 pages

Try the other Herculeah Jones mysteries!

The Seven Treasure Hunts

Byars, Betsy

Grades 2 - 5

74 pages

The Chihuahua Chase

Cannon, A. E.

Grades 2 - 5

122 pages

Sebastian (Super Sleuth) and the Impossible Crime

Christian, Mary Blount

Grades 3 - 5

64 pages

Sniff out the culprit with Sebastian (Super Sleuth)!

A Silent Witness in Harlem

Creary, Eve

Grades 3 - 5

91 pages

Secret of the Missing Grave

Crossman, David A.

Grades 4 - 6

184 pages

The Case of the Rock 'N' Roll Dog

Freeman, Martha

Grade 3 - 5

116 pages

Tessa and Cameron return in the First Kids mysteries!

Fourth Grade Weirdo

Freeman, Martha

Grades 3 - 5

147 pages

The Body Thief

Giles, Stephen

Grades 4 - 7

221 pages

House of Dies Drear

Hamilton, Virginia

Grades  4 - 8

279 pages

The Summer of the Bonepile Monster

Henderson, Aileen Kilgore

Grades  3 - 5

137 pages

The Case of the Absent Author

Hildick, E. W.

Grades  4 - 6

151 pages

Try the other McGurk mysteries!

Ghost Canoe

Hobbs, Will

Grades 5 - 9

195 pages

Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery

Howe, Deborah

Grades 3 - 6

92 pages

Want more Bunnicula?

The Star of Kazan

Ibbotson, Eva

Grades 5 - 8

405 pages

Wild Willie and King Kyle Detectives

Joosse, Barbara M.

Grades 2 - 4

66 pages

Don't miss the Wild Willie mysteries!

Don't Go Near Mrs. Tallie

Kehret, Peg

Grades 3 - 6

131 pages

Don't Tell Anyone

Kehret, Peg

Grades 4 - 7

137 pages

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Konigsburg, E. L.

Grades 4 - 8

162 pages

Shadow-Catcher

Levin, Betty

Grades 4 - 7

152 pages

School Spirit Sabotage

Levy, Elizabeth

Grades 2 - 4

87 pages

Brian and Pea Brain return in A Mammoth Mix-Up!

The St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Mystery

Markham, Marion M.

Grades 2 - 4

46 pages

Solve more holiday whodunits with the Dixon Twins!

A Family Trait

Martin, Terri

Grades 4 - 7

157 pages

Something Wicked's in Those Woods

Montes, Marisa

Grades 5 - 7

214 pages

The Billionaire's Curse

Newsome, Richard

Grades 4 - 7

344 pages

Gerald's quest continues in the Archer legacy

Search for the Shadowman

Nixon, Joan Lowery

Grades 4 - 7

149 pages

Murdered, My Sweet

Nixon, Joan Lowery

Grades 5 - 8

200 pages

Luke on the High Seas

Pryor, Bonnie

Grades 4 - 6

165 pages

Marvelous Marvin and the Wolfman Mystery

Pryor, Bonnie

Grades 3 - 5

131 pages

The Absolutely True Story...How I Visited Yellowstone Park with the Terrible Rupes

Roberts, Willo Davis

Grades 4 - 7

154 pages

 

J Fiction (Authors S - Z)

Identified by J on the spine and shelved alphabetically by author's last name in the Juvenile Fiction section (unless otherwise noted).

At the Sound of the Beep

Sachs, Marilyn

Grades 4 - 6

154 pages

The Haunting of Holroyd Hill

Seabrooke, Brenda

Grades 5 - 7

137 pages

Walls Within Walls

Sherry, Maureen

Grades 4 - 7

349 pages

Wolf Stalker

Skurzynski, Gloria

Grades 4 - 6

149 pages

Explore the outdoors with the National Parks mysteries!

The Case of the Gypsy Good-Bye

Springer, Nancy

Grades 5 - 9

166 pages

Like this book? Try Enola's first mystery: The Case of the Missing Marquess!

The Puzzle of the Pretty Pink Handkerchief

Stanley, George E.

Grades 2 - 4

62 pages

Want more of the Third Grade Detectives?

The Bones in the Cliff

Stevenson, James

Grades 4 - 6

119 pages

John Bellairs' Johnny Dixon in The Bell, The Book and the Spellbinder

Strickland, Brad

Grades 4 - 7

149 pages

Johnny Dixon returns in The Wrath of the Grinning Ghost!

Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief

Van Draanen, Wendelin

Grades 4 - 7

163 pages

Don't miss the other Sammy Keyes mysteries!

Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye

Venable, Colleen A. F.

Grades 1 - 4

(Located in J Graphic Novel, shelved by title)

Secret in St. Something

Wallace, Barbara Brooks

Grades 5 - 7

149 pages

Trapped in Death Cave

Wallace, Bill

Grades 4 - 7

170 pages

The Boxcar Children

Warner, Gertrude Chandler

Grades 3 - 5

163 pages

Solve the case with the Boxcar Children mysteries!

Edison's Gold

Watson, Geoff

Grades 5 - 8

312 pages

The Ghost of Lizard Light

Woodruff, Elvira

Grades 4 - 6

176 pages

Too Many Secrets

Wright, Betty Ren

Grades 3 - 5

116 pages

Don't miss Chad's first mystery: The Ghost Comes Calling!

The Case of the Lion Dance

Yep, Laurence

Grades 4 - 6

214 pages

Like this book? Try The Case of the Firecrackers!

 

Young Adult Fiction

Identified by YA on the spine and shelved alphabetically by author's last name in the Young Adult Fiction section.

Down the Rabbit Hole: An Echo Falls Mystery

Abrahams, Peter

Grades 6 - 9

407 pages

More confusion and crimes await in the Echo Falls mysteries!

Peeled

Bauer, Joan

Grades 6 - 9

248 pages

Burning Up

Cooney, Caroline B.

Grades 7 - 10

230 pages

In the Middle of the Night

Cormier, Robert

Grades 8 - 12

182 pages

A Northern Light

Donnelly, Jennifer

Grades 9 - 12

389 pages

The London Eye Mystery

Dowd, Siobhan

Grades 6 - 8

322 pages 

Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery

Feinstein, John

Grades 6 - 10

251 pages

Like this book? Try the other Final Four sports mysteries!

The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn

Hoobler, Dorothy

Grades 6 - 8

214 pages

Want more Samurai mysteries?

The Reformed Vampire Support Group

Jinks, Catherine

Grades 7 - 12

362 pages

A Spy in the House

Lee, Y.S.

Grades 7 - 12

335 pages

Mary Quinn's adventures continue in the Agency series!

Troubling a Star

L'Engle, Madeleine

Grades 7 - 10

296 pages

Hourglass

McEntire, Myra

Grades 8 - 12

390 pages

Don't miss the sequel: Timepiece!

A Circle of Time

Montes, Marisa

Grades 6 - 8

261 pages

How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found

Nickerson, Sara

Grades 6 - 9

281 pages

Don't Scream

Nixon, Joan Lowery

Grades 7 - 9

165 pages

Close to a Killer

Qualey, Marsha

Grades 9 - 12

182 pages

The Liar Society

Roecker, Lisa

Grades 7 - 10

361 pages

Phantom Victory

Service, Pamela

Grades 4 - 7

134 pages

Fall for Anything

Summers, Courtney

Grades 9 - 12

230 pages

Code Name Verity

Wein, Elizabeth

Grades 6 - 9

343 pages

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