• By Jacquelyn White
  • Posted Saturday, October 1, 2016

Creepy Crawlies, Groaning Ghosts and Maddening Mysteries!

There's a nip in the air and a mystery to solve. And what better way to start enjoying the longer nights than with a good mystery series?


Ghostly echoes (Aug 2016) /By: Ritter, William/Series: Jackaby, 3

Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghostlylandlord of 826 Augur Lane, has enlisted the services of her detective-agency tenants to solve a decade-old murder--her own. Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R. F. Jackaby, dive into the cold case, starting with a search for Jenny's fiance´, who went missing the night she died. But when a new, gruesome murder closely mirrors the events of ten years prior, Abigail and Jackaby realize that Jenny's case isn't so cold after all, and her killer may be far more dangerous than they suspected. Fantasy and folklore mix with mad science as Abigail's race to unravel the mystery leads her across the cold cobblestones of nineteenth-century New England, down to the mythical underworld, and deep into her colleagues' grim histories to battle the most deadly foe she has ever faced.

The door that led to where (Nov 2016) /By: Gardner, Sally

When sixteen-year-old AJ Flynn finds a mysterious key at his new job at a London law firm, he and his scrappy friends begin a series of journeys to 1830 where they discover a crime only they can solve..

Strike (Apr 2016) /By: Dawson, Delilah S. /Series: Hit (Delilah S. Dawson), 2

After faking her own death to escape her term as an indentured assassin for Valor Savings Bank, Patsy is on the run with her boyfriend, Wyatt. Left with no good choices, Patsy's only option is to meet with a mysterious group that calls itself the Citizens for Freedom.

The assassin game (Aug 2016) /By: McKay, Kirsty /Series: Jane Jess Tennant mysteries, 3

Sixteen-year-old Jess Tennant is pleased to see that tiny Port Sentinel, England, goes all out for Christmas, but when Gilly Poynter, one of Jess's classmates, disappears, leaving behind only her diary and unanswered questions, Jess join the investigation to find Gilly before it is too late.

Ages 0-8

Inspector Flytrap (Aug 2016) /By: Angleberger, Tom /Series: Inspector Flytrap

Hoping to become the greatest detective that ever grew, Inspector Flytrap, a Venus Flytrap, and his assistant, Nina the Goat, investigate "big deal" mysteries at an art museum, a cookie shop, and a garden..

Return (Aug 2016) /By: Becker, Aaron /Series:Journey trilogy (Aaron Becker), 3

Failing to get the attention of her busy father, a lonely girl turns back to a fantastic world for friendship and adventure. It’s her third journey into the enticing realm of kings and emperors, castles and canals, exotic creatures and enchanting landscapes. This time, it will take something truly powerful to persuade her to return home, as a gripping backstory is revealed that will hold readers in its thrall.

Ages 9-12

Friday Barnes, under suspicion (Aug 2016) /By: Spratt, R. A. /Series: Friday Barnes, 2

"The mystery continues in this middle-grade series about a genius girl detective who solves crimes at her exclusive boarding school"--.

Framed! (Aug 2016) /By: Ponti, James /Series: T.O.A.S.T. mysteries, 1

In Washington, D.C., twelve-year-old Florian Bates, a consulting detective for the FBI, and his best friend Margaret help thwart the biggest art heist in United States history.

Paths & portals (Aug 2016) /By: Yang, Gene Luen/Series: Secret coders, 2

In a secret room below their elite school, Hopper, Eni, and Josh discover that the campus was once home to The Bee School, where teachers, students, and robots worked together to unravel the mysteries of coding.

The Iron Tomb (Aug 2016)/By: Vegas, Peter /Series: Pyramid hunters, 1

"Following the various clues his uncle left behind, using the same knowledge of Ancient Egyptian history, culture, and religion he once hated, Sam makes his way across Egypt, trying to solve the mystery of his uncle's disappearance and, eventually, the secret of the Iron Tomb"


The queen's accomplice: a Maggie Hope mystery (Oct 2016) /By: MacNeal, Susan Elia /Series: Maggie Hope mysteries, 6

This New York Times bestselling mystery series continues as American-born codebreaker extraordinaire, Maggie Hope, returns to England to continue her intelligence work during World War II. England, 1942. Great Britain and the U.S. have joined forces to fight the Nazis. In London, Maggie Hope takes on the biggest challenge of her career: finding a killer who models himself on Jack the Ripper--and who targets female intelligence agents...like Maggie

Betrayals: the Cainsville series (Aug 2016) /By: Armstrong, Kelley /Series: Omens and shadows, 4

When someone starts killing street kids in Cainsville, Illinois, and the police tie her biker boyfriend Ricky to the crime, Olivia and criminal lawyer Gabriel Walsh must clear his name while trying to stay true to their real bonds as forces conspire to tear them all apart..

Dead in a flash (Aug 2016) /By: Bonner, Brynn /Series: Family history mysteries, 4

The genealogical gumshoes in the cozy southern Family History Mystery series give new meaning to the old saying “keep the home fires burning” when their investigation into a long-ago house fire leads to a modern-day murder

The question of the felonious friend: an asperger's mystery (Sep 2016) /By: Copperman, E. J. /Series: Asperger's mysteries, 3

It’s been one year, two weeks, and three days since Samuel Hoenig opened the doors of Questions Answered. The personality traits of his Asperger’s Syndrome help Samuel maintain objectivity in his work—a critical component for his business’s continuing success. But when Tyler Clayton, a young man who also has Asperger’s, asks if a store clerk is truly his friend, Samuel, for the first time, can’t bear to give an objective answer. It’s a dicey situation that only gets worse when one of the key players ends up dead. Resolving to do the right thing, Samuel, with help from his associate Ms. Washburn, wades into the murky waters of friendship, and the answer he finds may be a revelation to himself most of all.

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