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Friday Barnes, Girl Detective
by R.A. Spratt
A genius girl detective discovers her ultra exclusive boarding school is a hotbed of crime, from missing homework and stolen lemon tarts to a mysterious yeti haunting the school swamp
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Friday Barnes
Isabel Feeney, Star Reporter
by Beth Fantaskey
In the 1920s, a ten-year-old newsgirl who aspires to be a reporter at the ChicagoTribune investigates the murder of a gangster.
Murder is Bad Manners
by Robin Stevens
At an English boarding school in the 1930s, crime-solving friends Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells struggle to find an exciting mystery to investigate and hit pay-dirt when Hazel discovers the dead body of Miss Bell, the science teacher.
Poached
by Stuart Gibbs
Twelve-year-old Teddy Fitzroy is the prime suspect when FunJungle's newly-acquired koala goes missing, thanks to a prank staged by middle school bully Vance Jessup.
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FunJungle
Sherlock Academy
by F. C. Shaw
When Rollie and his best friend, Cecily, are invited to attend a school where children learn the art of detection just like the great Sherlock Holmes, they discover a strange burglary has been committed and a mystery is afoot. Determined to investigate, Rollie discovers that appearances can be deceiving, the truth can be hurtful and friends sometimes turn into foes.
The Case of the Missing Moonstone
by Jordan Stratford
Imagines an alternate 1826 London, where Ada Lovelace (the world's first computer programmer) and Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein) meet as girls and form a secret detective agency. Their first case involves a stolen heirloom, a false confession, and an array of fishy suspects.
The Flinkwater Factor: a Novel in Five Thrilling Episodes
by Pete Hautman
Thirteen-year-old Ginger investigates a series of weird events taking place in her home town of Flinkwater, Iowa, beginning with people falling into comas while using their computers.
The Hamburgers of Doom
by Malcolm Judge
Twelve-year-old Jonny Jakes is an undercover reporter for a banned school newspaper, The Woodford Word, and right now he has the story of a lifetime--the new principal is an alien (he does not even try and hide it), Jonny is sure he is planning something nefarious, and it is up to the Word's star (really the only) reporter to find out what it is.
The Maypop Kidnapping
by Cynthia Surrisi
Quinnie's teacher has disappeared. Quinnie suspects a kidnapping but her mom, even though she's the sheriff of their small Maine town, disagrees. So Quinnie teams with her glamorous new neighbor to investigate the mystery
The Odds of Getting Even
by Sheila Turnage
Desperado Detectives--aka Mo Lo Beau and her best friend Dale, along with newly-appointed intern, Harm Crenshaw--must take on a new case when Dale's daddy goes on the lam just before his trial is about to start.
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Tupelo Landing
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