The City of Ember

By Jeanne DuPrau

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In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.
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By anthony horowitz

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After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6.
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Heist Society

By by Ally Carter

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Kat Bishop is your average fifteen-year-old…except she is also an extraordinary thief. Brought up in a family of con artists, she tries to leave that life behind and start anew. But when her father, an accomplished art thief himself, is in danger, Kat must rally a group of fellow teens to save him in the greatest heist of all.

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Muletrain To Maggody: an Arly Hanks Mystery

By Joan Hess

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The Stump County Historical Society has funded a documentary film on the Skirmish at Cotter's Ridge of 1863. No one seems interested until it is mentioned that a shipment of Confederate gold was hidden somewhere during the skirmish and hasn't been seen since.
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Cat On the Scent

By Rita Mae Brown

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Leave it to Mrs. Murphy and Tee Tucker to figure out the connection between the murder during the Civil War battle reenactment and a missing plane. Who knew they could drive a car?
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A-Z Mysteries: The White Wolf

By Ron Roy

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While visiting their friend Wallis and her adopted daughter on Mount Desert Island, Maine, Josh, Dink, and Ruth Rose investigate why three white wolf cubs were stolen, and by whom.

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Shadow of the Wind

Carlos Ruiz Zafón; translated by Lucia Graves

"The time is the 1950s; the place, Barcelona. Daniel Sempere, the son of a widowed bookstore owner, is 10 when he discovers a novel, The Shadow of the Wind, by Julián Carax. The novel is rare, the author obscure, and rumors tell of a horribly disfigured man who has been burning every copy he can find of Carax's novels. The man calls himself Laín Coubert-the name of the devil in one of Carax's novels.


Rock of Ages

Howard Owen

"In this sequel to Littlejohn (1992), the author's first novel, Littlejohn McCain has been dead for more than a decade. His daughter, Georgia, is now a university professor, a widow, and a divorcee, preparing for the long, gentle slide toward the end of her life. But when her cousin Jenny dies, and Georgia returns home to the North Carolina town of East Geddie, she not only discovers there's a murder mystery to be solved but also experiences, quite unexpectedly, the emotional rush of true love." (Book Description)


Mistress of the Art of Death 

Ariana Franklin

A chilling, mesmerizing novel that combines the best of modern forensic thrillers with the detail and drama of historical fiction. In medieval Cambridge, England, four children have been murdered. The crimes are immediately blamed on the town's Jewish community, taken as evidence that Jews sacrifice Christian children in blasphemous ceremonies. To save them from the rioting mob, the king places the Cambridge Jews under his protection and hides them in a castle fortress. King Henry I is no friend of the Jews-or anyone, really-but he is invested in their fate.


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If you enjoy Mistress of the Art of Death, you may also enjoy:
  •  The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco, historical fiction and a mystery
  •  Margaret Frazer’s series of mysteries about a medieval nun, Sister Frevisse
  • God and My Right by Alfred Leo Duggan

The Thieves of Ostia : a Roman Mystery

By Caroline Lawrence

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In Rome in the year 79 A.D., a group of children from very different backgrounds work together to discover who beheaded a pet dog -- and why. Learn a little Latin as you read. Enjoy the background information on the homepage:
Recommended for ages 9 and up.

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