Mysteries for Young Adults

Cynthia Blair (Cynthia Baxter)
  • Susan and Christine, the Pratt Twins

Jane Casey
  • Jess Tennant: 16-year old sleuth in Port Sentinal, England

Harlan Coben
  • Mickey Bolitar, a high school student living with his uncle Myron after his father is killed, in this series for Young Adults

Peter Cocks
  • Eddie Savage, a 17-year-old in the ganglands of south London, England

Evelyn Coleman
  • American Girl mysteries for young readers

Kathleen Ernst
  • American Girl mysteries

Amanda Flower
  • Andora “Andi” Boggs, a 12-year-old science geek living with her older sister Bethany and their eccentric twenty-something aunt

Chris Grabenstein
  • Zack and his stepmother Judy, in spine-tinglers for young adults

John Grisham
  • Theodore Boone: 13-year-old who dispenses legal advice and solves crimes in a series for young adults

April Henry
  • Non-series mysteries for young adults

Anthony Horowitz
  • Tim Diamond, the world’s worst detective, and his brainy younger brother Nick, in the Diamond Brothers novellas for children
  • Alex Rider, the teenage nephew of a former British secret agent [YA]

Andrew Lane
  • Young Sherlock Holmes

Gabrielle Lord
  • Conspiracy 365 young adult series

Mel Malton
  • Alan Nearing: 11-year-old sleuth in Canada

Owen Matthews
  • Young Adult thrillers

Gordon McAlpine
  • The Misadventures of Edgar and Allan Poe, 12-year old twins, in a middle grade series

Philip Pullman
  • Sally Lockhart, starting as a 16-year-old in 1872 London, England [YA historical thrillers]

Kathy Reichs
  • Tory Brennan: science-obsessed niece of Temperance Brennan, living on a remote island off the coast of South Carolina in a suspense series for teens

Willo Davis Roberts
  • Non-series mysteries for younger readers

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • The Mist Trilogy for young adults

Jennifer Sturman
  • Delia Truesdale: searching for her mother, an internet tycoon, who has gone missing, in New York City

Nancy Means Wright
  • Northern Spy Club children’s mysteries


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