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I Have No Clue: Great Mystery Fiction

Who-dun-its, suspense and just plain-eerie-weird stories for you to try and figure out.

All Unquiet Things



All Unquiet Things
By Jarzab, Anna
2010-01 - Delacorte Press
9780385738354 Check Our Catalog

Carly: She was sweet. Smart. Self-destructive. She knew the secrets of Brighton Day School's most privileged students. Secrets that got her killed.
Neily: Dumped by Carly for a notorious bad boy, Neily didn't answer the phone call she made before she died. If he had, maybe he could have helped her. Now he can't get the image of her lifeless body out of his mind.
Audrey: She's the reason Carly got tangled up with Brighton's fast crowd in the first place, and now she regrets it--especially since she's convinced the police have put the wrong person in jail. Audrey thinks the murderer is someone at Brighton, and she wants Neily to help her find out who it is.
As reluctant allies Neily and Audrey dig into their shared past with Carly, her involvement with Brighton's dark goings-on comes to light. But figuring out how Carly and her killer fit into the twisted drama will force Audrey and Neily to face hard truths about themselves and the girl they couldn't save. …More

Blood on My Hands



Blood on My Hands
By Strasser, Todd
2010-09 - Egmontusa
9781606840238 Check Our Catalog

Callie Carson is happy--she finally got an invite to one of the coolest parties of the year. But her night with the inner circle quickly ends when she makes a horrifying discovery: her friend Katherine has been killed. …More

The Body at the Tower



The Body at the Tower
By Lee, Y. S.
2010-08 - Candlewick Press (MA)
9780763649685 Check Our Catalog

Disguised as an apprentice builder, Mary Quinn braves the grimy underbelly ofVictorian London to unmask the identity of a murderer. …More

Elixir



Elixir
By Duff, Hilary
2010-10 - Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
9781442408531 Check Our Catalog

Multi-talented star Duff ("Lizzie McGuire") makes her writing debut with the first book in a new series filled with romance, fame, mystery, and the supernatural. …More

The Last Good Place of Lily Odilon



The Last Good Place of Lily Odilon
By Beitia, Sara
2010-10 - Flux
9780738720685 Check Our Catalog

We've been over this, he says. We have to get to her first.

I know! Olivia snaps. I'm keeping company with a suspected murderer and I've probably become an accessory at this point, and a runaway besides. So don't tell me what I need to do. I'm doing it.

Lily Odilon--local wild child from a small Idaho town--has vanished after spending the night with her sometimes boyfriend, new kid Albert Morales. Suspected in her disappearance, Albert sets out to discover what happened to her. Kidnapped? Runaway? Murder victim?

Joining Albert is Lily's prickly younger sister, Olivia. Their distress is mirrored in a fast paced narrative that jumps through three timelines. Each thread adds a new level to the mystery and reveals clues that paint a startling picture of all three teens. Their intertwined destinies come to a head in an unconventional climax. …More

Suspect



Suspect
By Nitz, Kristin Wolden
2010-10 - Peachtree Publishers
9781561455430 Check Our Catalog

This well-plotted whodunit will hook readers from the start and keep them reading until the surprising solution is revealed. …More

The Case of the Gypsy Good-Bye



The Case of the Gypsy Good-Bye
By Springer, Nancy
2010-05 - Philomel Books
9780399252365 Check Our Catalog

As Enola searches for the missing Lady Blanchefleur del Campo, she discovers that her brother Sherlock is just as diligently searching for Enola herself--and this time he "really" needs to catch her, in the conclusion to the series. …More

The Body Finder



The Body Finder
By Derting, Kimberly
2010-03 - Harper
9780061779817 Check Our Catalog

Filled with suspense, a gripping romance, and deadly consequences, "The Body Finder" tells the story of a young woman with the ability to find the bodies of the murdered, and who may be the only one who can stop the serial killer terrorizing her town. …More

The Adventures of Jack Lime



The Adventures of Jack Lime
By Leck, James
2010-02 - Kids Can Press
9781554533640 Check Our Catalog

A film-noir novel featuring a hard-boiled, narcoleptic teenage PI who solves mysteries for his fellow high schoolers. …More

The Haunting of Charles Dickens



The Haunting of Charles Dickens
By Buzbee, Lewis
Illustrator Ruth, Greg
2010-10 - Feiwel & Friends
9780312382568 Check Our Catalog

Meg Pickel's older brother, Orion, has disappeared. One night, she steals out to look for him, and makes two surprising discoveries: She stumbles upon a seance that she suspects involves Orion, and she meets the author Charles Dickens, also unable to sleep, and roaming the London streets. He is a customer of Meg's father, who owns a print shop, and a family friend. Mr. Dickens fears that the children of London aren't safe, and is trying to solve the mystery of so many disappearances. If he can, then perhaps he'll be able to write once again.

With stunning black-and-white illustrations by Greg Ruth, here is a literary mystery that celebrates the power of books, and brings to life one of the world's best-loved authors. …More