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Who done it?  You will have to read the book to find out...... Look here for Mystery stories.
Captain Hawaii While vacationing in Hawaii, fifteen-year-old Arron becomes involved with a tour guide, his beautiful daughter, and a ruthless developer who seeks an ancient secret hidden on the island of Kanai.
Arkin, Anthony Dana
J  Fic  ARK

The Drum, the Doll, and the Zombie

When thirteen-year-old Johnny Dixon and his friend Professor Childermass try to save the life of the elderly Dr. Coote, they find themselves facing the forces of a menacing voodoo cult.
Bellairs, John
J  Fic  BEL

Coffin on a Case Like Sam Spade, Paul Coffin's dad is a private detective.  All Dad needs, Paul is sure, is either for Mom to come back or for a really gorgeous woman to ask them to take her case.  Enter gorgeous Lily Larson, age sixteen, whose mother is missing and who needs a detective.
Bunting, Eve
J  Fic  BUN

The Dark Stairs: A Herculeah Jones Mystery The daughter of a police detective and a private eye becomes a sleuth in this fast-paced mystery.
Byars, Betsy
J  Fic  BYA

Disappearing Acts: A Herculeah Jones Mystery Herculeah stumbles onto the trail of her friend Meatís long-lost father while she and Meat are investigating the disappearance of a dead body from the menís room of a comedy club.
Byars, Betsy
J  Fic  BYA

A Case For Jenny Archer After reading three mysteries in a row, Jenny becomes convinced that the neighbors across the street are up to no good and decides to investigate.
Conford, Ellen
J  Fic  CON

The Trouble with Diamonds After Jeff Adams gets a country job at a country inn, his first duty is to help the owner trap a suspected jewel thief.
Corbett, Scott
J  Fic  COR

Witch Hunt Sixteen-year-old Les and his best friend get involved in a murder case when they stumble across a coven of witches plotting revenge against a troublesome lawyer.
Corbett, Scott
J  Fic  COR

Terror Train! Two boys traveling from Chicago to Portland, Oregon, by train join forces with an elderly mystery writer to investigate a fellow passengerís sudden death.
Cross, Gilbert B.
J  Fic  CRO

Kid Caramel, Private
 Investigator: The Werewolf
 of PS 40
Kid Caramel and his trusty sidekick, Earnie are up against their biggest case yet.  All the neighborhood pets are disappearing and no one has any idea what's going on.
Ferguson, Dwayne
J  Fic  FER

The Missing ĎGator of Gumbo Limbo: an ecological mystery Sixth-grader Liza K., one of five homeless people living in an unspoiled forest in southern Florida, searches for a missing alligator destined for official extermination and studies the delicate ecological balance keeping the outdoor home beautiful.
George, Jean Craighead
J  Fic  GEO

The Fire Bug Connection:
an ecological mystery
Twelve-year-old Maggie receives European firebugs for her birthday, but they fail to metamorphose and grow grossly large and explode instead, she uses scientific reasoning to determine the cause of their strange death.
George, Jean Craighead
J  Fic  GEO

The Case of the Missing
Cutthroats: an ecological
After Spinner Shafter catches a cutthroat trout in the Snake River, she and her cousin Alligator, search the nearby mountains to determine where the endangered fish came from and how it survived.
George, Jean Craighead
J  Fic  GEO

Chelsey and the
Green-Haired Kid
After 2 teenagers witness a murder, they find their own lives are in danger.
Gorman, Carol
J  Fic  GOR

Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery Though scoffed at by Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their foundling boy bunny must be a vampire.
Howe, Deborah
J  Fic  HOW

Eat Your Poison Dear: a
Sebastian Barth mystery
Young sleuth Sebastian and three friends probe the mystery of a poisoning in their school cafeteria.
Howe, James
J  Fic  HOW

The Curse of the
Egyptian Mummy
A group of cub scouts run into a mystery on their camp out, which begins with the discovery of a man dead from the bite of an asp.
Hutchins, Pat
J  Fic  HUT

The Original Freddie Ackerman Twelve-year-old Trevor Frederick Ackerman refuses to spend another summer with his extended family of divorced parents, step parents, and step brothers and sisters, so he is sent up to Maine to stay with two eccentric great-aunts and there gets involved with some interesting people and an unexpected mystery.
Irwin, Hadky
J  Fic  IRW

Who Are You? When the police discover that a man who has been shot has been keeping a file of her entire life, sixteen-year-old Kristi, an aspiring artist, suspects a connection with the possible theft of a painting from a museum.
Nixon, Joan Lowery
J  Fic  NIX

Someone was Watching When his little sister disappears near their summer home and is presumed drowned, Chris discovers that something else may have happened to her.
Patneaude, David
J  Fic  PAT

Fat Fanny, Beanpole Bertha, and the Boys When Berthaís father vanishes in the Bermuda Triangle, and Fannyís theater agent parents are secretly divorced, the girls decide to teach Fannyís triplet brothers to tap-dance to raise money.
Porte, Barbara Ann
J  Fic  POR

The Westing Game Sixteen possible heirs try to decipher an enigmatic will.
Raskin, Ellen
J  Fic  RAS

Janieís Private Eyes Intent on investigating a rash of dog disappearances, eight-year-old Janie forms a detective agency and involves her friends and unwilling family in tracing clues and suspects.
Snyder, Zilpha Keatley
J  Fic  SNY

Sammy Keyes and the
Psycho Kitty Queen
When cats begin to mysteriously disappear in Santa Martina, thirteen-year-old friends Sammy and Holly start snooping around town to find out what is happening.
Van Draanen, Wendelin
J  Fic  VAN

The Vandemark Mummy When, as the new Classics professor at Vandemark College, their father is made responsible for a collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, 12-year-old Phineas and his older sister Althea try to find out why the collection is the target of thieves, especially when the mummy disappears.
Voight, Cynthia
J  Fic  VOI

The Twin in the Tavern A young orphan, afraid of being sent to the workhouse, finds himself at the mercy of the unsavory owner of a tavern in Alexandria, Virginia, while he tries to solve the mystery surrounding his past and a missing twin.
Wallace, Barbara
J  Fic  WAL

Adam Canfield of the Slash While serving as co-editors of their school newspaper, middle-schoolers Adam and Jennifer uncover fraud and corruption in their school and in the city's government.
Winerip, Michael
J  Fic  WIN

The Dollhouse Murders A dollhouse with a ghostly light in the middle of the night and dolls that have moved from where she left them lead Amy and her retarded sister to unravel the mystery surrounding grisly murders that took place years ago.
Wright, Betty R.
J  Fic  WRI