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Middle Years Reading

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The mystery and detective fiction collection is located in the Kerferd Library Reading Lounge. Look for the books that have the green mystery and detective icon on the spine with an magnifying glass and a thumb print.

Click on the book cover or title in the gallery at the bottom of this page to borrow mystery and detective fiction from the library, or use the following link to browse the mystery and detective fiction collection in the library.

Key mystery and detective fiction authors are listed below. Some of books written by these authors are now considered to be classics so don't forget to look at the Classics collection as well as the mystery and detective fiction collection.

Mystery & Detective Fiction in the Kerferd Library | Click on the book cover to borrow via the catalogue.

As happy as here

Three teenage girls from very different backgrounds find themselves sharing a hospital ward. When they witness a crime in the park below their window, they bond over trying to solve the crime and each one undergoes a profound change. A beautiful coming-of-age story about identity, expectation, class, justice, society, fairness, and, above all, kindness.

Dead popular

Malice. Rumours. Murder? Queen bee Kate Jordan Ferreira doesn’t rule the school by playing nice. She’s ruthless. You don’t become the most powerful girl around without stepping on a few victims, right? But when other students start revealing long-hidden secrets about her, she realizes someone else is playing a dangerous game. They know far too much about Kate’s past. If she doesn’t figure out who’s behind this, she’ll be finished by the end of her final year at Pankhurst.

All the bad apples

When Deena's wild and mysterious sister Mandy disappears - presumed dead - her family are heartbroken. But Mandy has always been troubled. It's just another bad thing to happen to Deena's family. Only Deena refuses to believe it's true. And then the letters start arriving. Letters from Mandy, claiming that their family's blighted history is not just bad luck or bad decisions - but a curse, handed down through the generations. Mandy has gone in search of the curse's roots, and now Deena must find her. What they find will heal their family's rotten past - or rip it apart forever.

Sadie

A missing girl on a journey of revenge and a Serial-like podcast following the clues she's left behind. Sadie hasn't had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she's been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water. But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie's entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister's killer to justice and hits the road following a few meagre clues to find him.

The Last to Die

Harper Jacobs and her friends are just looking for some fun when they decide to start breaking into one another's houses. It's enough to give them a rush, and it's pretty harmless since they all promise not to take anything that can't be replaced. But when they target the home of a classmate, it crosses a line, and one of the group turns up dead. Harper needs to figure out what's happening fast...or else she might be next.

The vanishing deep

Two sisters. One dangerous secret. Twenty-four hours to uncover the truth. Seventeen-year-old Tempest was born into a world of water. The most skilled diver on the Equinox Reef, she searches drowned cities with her older sister Elysea, seeking out old world treasures to trade for Notes. After Elysea mysteriously drowns, Tempest scavenges the ruins alone, driven to collect enough Notes to buy her sister's life for 24 hours, and to finally learn the secret she had kept until her last breath.

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