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Middle School Mystery
Book List
Wooster School
What is Mystery Fiction?
Mystery fiction stories are written to engage the reader in solving exciting, suspenseful plot twists, which are usually centered around a crime. Murder, theft, and trickery are the most common central themes of a mystery story.

SAMMY KEYES AND THE HOTEL THIEF, by Wendelin Van Draanen

SPARROWS IN THE SCULLERY, by Barbara Brooks Wallace (plus many others by this author)

THE TWIN IN THE TAVERN by Barbara Brooks Wallace

THE 13TH FLOOR by Sid Fleischman

COFFIN ON A CASE! by Eve Bunting

WITCH WEED by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (plus many others by this author)

SOMETHING UPSTAIRS by Avi

THE LAMP FROM THE WARLOCK'S TOMB by John Bellairs (plus many others by this author)

THE HOUSE ON THE HILL by Eileen Dunlop

THE TWISTED WINDOW by Lois Duncan (plus many others by this author)

THROUGH THE HIDDEN DOOR by Rosemary Wells

THE OTHER SIDE OF DARK by Joan Lowery Nixon (plus many others by this author)

THE BODIES IN THE BESSLEDORF HOTEL by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (plus many others by this author)

THE THIRD EYE by Lois Duncan (plus many others by this author)

THE DOLLHOUSE MURDERS by Betty Ren Wright (plus many others by this author)

HERE LIES THE BODY by Scott Corbett (plus many others by this author)

THE HOUSE OF DIES DREAR by Virginia Hamilton

THE VERY REAL GHOST STORY OF CHRISTINA ROSE by Deem

WAIT TILL HELEN COMES by Hahn (plus many others by this author)

GOODY HALL by Natalie Babbitt

THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS by John Bellairs (plus many others by this author)

GREENWILLOW by Eileen Dunlop (plus many others by this author)

MURDER FOR HER MAJESTY by Beth Hilgartner

HORROR AT THE HAUNTED HOUSE by Peg Kehret

UNDER THE MUMMY’S SPELL by Mc Mullan

THE CASE OF THE BAKER STREET IRREGULARS by Robert Newman (plus many others by this author)

EGYPT GAME by Snyder

DEATH KNELL by Wilde

THE WESTING GAME by Raskin

THE RUBY IN THE SMOKE by Pullman, Philip

SHADOW IN THE NORTH by Philip Pullman

THE WEEKEND WAS MURDER by Joan Lowery Nixon (plus many others by this author)

TEN LITTLE INDIANS by Agatha Christe (plus many others by this author)

THE FACE ON THE MILK CARTON by Cooney, Caroline B. (plus many others by this author)

DON'T LOOK BEHIND YOU by Duncan, Lois (plus many others by this author)

THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD by LeCarre, John (plus many others by this author)

THE HAUNTING OF HOLROYD HILL by Seabrook

THE ARM OF THE STARFISH by Madeleine L’Engle

WHO REALLY KILLED COCK ROBIN by Jean CraigheAd George

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT by Robert Cormier

NIGHTMARE by Willo Davis Roberts

 

 

 

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