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Mystery and Crime

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Secret Letters - Leah Scheier
Call Number: F SCH
ISBN: 9781423127581
Publication Date: 2012
Inquisitive and observant, Dora dreams of escaping her aristocratic country life to solve mysteries alongside Sherlock Holmes. So when she learns that the legendary detective might be her biological father, Dora jumps on the opportunity to travel to London and enlist his help in solving the mystery of her cousin's ransomed love letters. But Dora arrives in London to devastating news: Sherlock Holmes is dead. Her dreams dashed, Dora is left to rely on her wits-and the assistance of an attractive yet enigmatic young detective-to save her cousin's reputation and help rescue a kidnapped heiress along the way. Steeped in Victorian atmosphere and intrigue, this gripping novel, now in paperback, heralds the arrival of a fresh new voice in young adult literature.

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Disappearing act - James Molony
Call Number: STR F MOL
ISBN: 9780732295752
Publication Date: 2014
Matt Cooper is twelve, and spends quite a bit of his time honing his magic skills and tricks. He doesn't realise that his great-grandfather, Mattheus Coperneau, was a professional magician whose career came to a disastrous end when a trick he performed backfired spectacularly. What neither Matt nor Mattheus realise is that there's an even older story behind the failure of Mattheus's 'disappearing trick' and a tragic romance is at the bottom of it all. In 1889, Joachim Tannislaus is a young scientist with a stellar career in front of him and half the girls in the small principality of Montilagus pursuing him. But Joachim loves Princess Agneta, who is also studying at the university. When he and Agneta are caught in an embrace, he is thrown into prison to perish, but Agneta gives him a dose of the potion they have been working on in secret, little knowing that the elixir has given him the possibility of eternal life. When Matt and his family return to Montilagus to clear his great-grandfather's name, Matt discovers that there's more to magic than meets the eye

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Through my eyes Emilio - Sophie Masson
Call Number: F MAS
ISBN: 9781743312476
Publication Date: 2014
For high-school student Emilio Garcia Lopez, it's an ordinary school day. But that evening the knock on the door announcing the arrival of his police-officer cousin Juanita, flanked by a tall man in the uniform of the Federal Police, will turn his ordinary day into the beginning of a long nightmare. Emilio's mother has been kidnapped in broad daylight from a hotel carpark by unidentified criminals, who appear to know a great deal about her business and who have mistaken her for a wealthy businesswoman...An action-packed story set in a contemporary conflict zone.

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Captive - A. J. Grainger
Call Number: F GRA
ISBN: 9781471122927
Publication Date: 2015
Robyn's dad is the British prime minister, and someone wants him dead. Now Robyn is being held captive - but who is really at fault?

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Clarity - Kim Harrington
Call Number: F HAR
ISBN: 9781407130859
Publication Date: 2012
When you can see things others can't, where do you look for the truth? This paranormal murder mystery will have teens reading on the edge of their seats! Clarity "Clare" Fern sees things. Things no one else can see. Things like stolen kisses and long-buried secrets. All she has to do is touch a certain object, and the visions come to her. It's a gift. And a curse. When a teenage girl is found murdered, Clare's ex-boyfriend wants her to help solve the case but Clare doesn't want to get involved. Then Clare's brother becomes the prime suspect, and Clare can no longer look away. Teaming up with Gabriel, the smouldering son of the new detective, Clare must venture into the depths of fear, revenge, and lust in order to find the killer.

 

Mystery and Crime

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Kill the possum - James Maloney
Call Number: F MAL
ISBN: 9780143004202
Publication Date: 2008
A girl desperate to live a normal life.A family tormented by a monster's cruelty.Two boys with a plan to make him stop. Forever.From the award-winning author of Lost Property and Bridge to Wiseman's Cove comes a gripping and powerfully moving story of a family stretched to breaking point - and a portrait of a killer...

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The lost girls - Wendy James
Call Number: F JAM
ISBN: 9781921901058
Publication Date: 2013
From the bestselling author of the Mistake comes a hauntingly powerful story about families and secrets and the dark shadows cast by the past.Curl Curl, Sydney, January 1978.Angie's a looker. or she's going to be. She's only fourteen, but already, heads turn wherever she goes. Male heads, mainly . . .Jane worships her older cousin Angie. She spends her summer vying for Angie's attention. Then Angie is murdered. Jane and her family are shattered. They withdraw into themselves, casting a veil of silence over Angie's death.Thirty years later, a journalist arrives with questions about the tragic event. Jane is relieved to finally talk about her adored cousin. and so is her family. But whose version of Angie's story - whose version of Angie herself - is the real one? and can past wrongs ever be made right?

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The body finder - Kimberly Derting
Call Number: F DER
ISBN: 9780755378951
Publication Date: 2010
First in a series
Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies - or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes the dead leave behind in the world...and the imprints that attach to their killers. Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift, but now that a serial killer is terrorizing her small town Violet realizes she might be the only person who can stop him. Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet find the murderer - and Violet is unnerved by her hope that Jay's intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she's falling in love, Violet is getting closer to discovering a killer...and becoming his prey herself.

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Thyla - Kate Gordon  Icon
Call Number: E pub
ISBN: 9781864718812
Publication Date: 2011
My name is Tessa. I am strong. I am brave. I do not cry. These are the only things I know for certain. I was found in the bush, ragged as a wild thing. I have no memory - not even of how I got the long, striping slashes across my back. They make me frightened of what I might remember. The policewoman, Connolly, found me a place in a boarding school and told me about her daughter, Cat, who went missing in the bush. I think there is a connection between Cat, me, and the strange things going on at this school. If I can learn Cat's story, I might discover my own - and stop it happening again.

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The door that led to where - Gardner, Sally
Call Number: F GAR
ISBN: 9781471401114
Publication Date: 2015
Summary: When the present offers no hope for the future, the answers may lie in the past. AJ Flynn has just failed all but one of his GCSEs, and his future is looking far from rosy. So when he is offered a junior position at a London law firm he hopes his life is about to change - but he could never have imagined how much. Tidying up the archive one day, AJ finds an old key, mysteriously labelled with his name and date of birth - and he becomes determined to find the door that fits the key. And so begins an amazing journey to a very real and tangible past - 1830, to be precise - where the streets of modern Clerkenwell are replaced with cobbles and carts, and the law can be twisted to suit a villain's means.

 

Mystery and Crime

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The Wench is dead (Inspector Morse) - Colin Dexter
Call Number: F DEX
ISBN: 9780330450812
Publication Date: 1989
That night he dreamed in Technicolor. He saw the ochre-skinned, scantily clad siren in her black, arrowed stockings. And in Morse's muddled computer of a mind, that siren took the name of one Joanna Franks . . . The body of Joanna Franks was found at Duke's Cut on the Oxford Canal at about 5.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 22nd June 1859. At around 10.15 a.m. on a Saturday morning in 1989 the body of Chief Inspector Morse - though very much alive - was removed to Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital. Treatment for a perforated ulcer was later pronounced successful. As Morse begins his recovery he comes across an account of the investigation and the trial that followed Joanna Franks' death . . . and becomes convinced that the two men hanged for her murder were innocent . . .

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What I saw and how I lied - Judy Blundell
Call Number: F BLU
ISBN: 9780439903462
Publication Date: 2008
Murder and intrigue surround a girl in this mystery set in American in the aftermath of WWII When Evie's father returned home from World War II, the family fell back into its normal life pretty quickly. But Joe Spooner brought more back with him than just good war stories. When movie-star handsome Peter Coleridge, a young ex-GI who served in Joe's company in postwar Austria, shows up, Evie is suddenly caught in a complicated web of lies that she only slowly recognizes. She finds herself falling for Peter, ignoring the secrets that surround him . . . until a tragedy occurs that shatters her family and breaks her life in two.

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The scorch trials - James Dashner
Call Number: F DAS
ISBN: 9781906427795
Publication Date: 2010
Sequel to the "Maze runner"

Thomas was sure that escape from the maze meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one knew what sort of life they were going back to. The earth is a wasteland. Government and order have disintegrated and now Cranks, people driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim\.and meal.Thomas can only wonder - does he hold the secret of freedom somewhere in his mind? Or will he forever be at the mercy of WICKED? The pulse-pounding sequel to The Maze Runner.

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The Mystery of Hollow Places - Rebecca Podos
Call Number: F POD
ISBN: 9780062373342
Publication Date: 2016
The Mystery of Hollow Places is a gorgeously written, stunningly original novel of love, loss, and identity, from debut author Rebecca Podos. All Imogene Scott knows of her mother is the bedtime story her father told her as a child. It's the story of how her parents met: he, a forensic pathologist; she, a mysterious woman who came to identify a body. A woman who left Imogene and her father when she was a baby, a woman who was always possessed of a powerful loneliness, a woman who many referred to as "troubled waters." Now Imogene is seventeen, and her father, a famous author of medical mysteries, has struck out in the middle of the night and hasn't come back. Neither Imogene's stepmother nor the police know where he could've gone, but Imogene is convinced he's looking for her mother. And she decides it's up to her to put to use the skills she's gleaned from a lifetime of reading her father's books to track down a woman she's only known in stories in order to find him and, perhaps, the answer to the question she's carried with her for her entire life.

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