NEW FICTION BOOKS AT CAL YOUNG FOR 2008-2009!


Mysteries ~ Detective Fiction ~ Thrillers


All Hallow's Eve 13 by Vande Velde, Vivian
Presents thirteen tales of Halloween horrors, including ghosts, vampires, and
pranks gone awry.

Behind the Curtain : An Echo Falls Mystery by Abrahams, Peter
An avid Sherlock Holmes fan, eighth grader Ingrid Levin-Hill is kidnapped while
investigating mysterious happenings in her home town. 2007

Boxer and the Spy by Parker, Robert B.
Fifteen-year-old Terry, an aspiring boxer, uncovers the mystery behind the
unexpected death of a classmate. 2008

Calder Game by Balliett, Blue; Helquist, Brett (ILT)
When seventh-grader Calder Pillay disappears from a remote English village--
along with an Alexander Calder sculpture to which he has felt strangely drawn--
his friends Petra and Tommy fly from Chicago to help his father find him. 2008

Click by Park, Linda Sue; Almond, David; Colfer, Eoin; Ellis, Deborah;
Hornby, Nick; Doyle, Roddy; Wynne-Jones, Tim; Ozeki, Ruth; Lanagan,
Margo; Maguire, Gregory
An adventurous mystery features a cast of odd characters, messages from the
dead, and a dangerous secret that needs to be solved, written in collaboration by
a diverse cast of celebrated authors. 2007

Companions of the Night by Vande Velde, Vivian
When sixteen-year-old Kerry Nowicki helps a young man escape from a group of
men who claim he is a vampire, she finds herself faced with some bizarre and
dangerous choices. 2002

Crossroads by Grabenstein, Chris
When eleven-year-old Zack Jennings moves to Connecticut with his father and
new stepmother, they must deal with the ghosts left behind by a terrible accident,
as well as another kind of ghost from Zack's past. 2008

Diamond of Drury Lane by Golding, Julia
Orphan Catherine "Cat" Royal, living at the Drury Lane Theater in 1790s London,
tries to find the "diamond" supposedly hidden in the theater, which unmasks a
treasonous political cartoonist, and involves her in the street gangs of Covent
Garden and the world of nobility. 2008

Door of No Return by Sarah Mussi
Sixteen-year-old Zac never believed his grandfather's tales about their enslaved
ancestors being descended from an African king, but when his grandfather is
murdered and the villains come after Zac, he sets out for Ghana to find King Baktu's l
ong-lost treasure before the murderers do. 2008

Doppelganger by Hautman, Pete; Logue, Mary
High school newspaper reporter Roni finds an age-progressed photograph on a
missing children's website of a boy that looks just like her sidekick Brian,
throwing the pair into an investigation of Brian's past and family heritage. 2008

Evil Genius by Jinks, Catherine
As a diligent student of criminal mastermind Dr. Phineas Darkkon, Cadel Piggott
has grown into quite an intelligent thief and computer hacker, but at fourteen and
with new plots on the agenda, Cadel begins to rethink his future and the evil
plans his mentor has in store for the world. 2007

Eye of the Crow : The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His First Case
by Peacock, Shane
Living as an outcast amongst his classmates due to his family heritage, young
Sherlock finds comfort studying the world around him and reconstructing events,
but when he decides to snoop around for clues to solve a sensational murder,
Sherlock is accused of the crime and now must use all his mystery-solving clues
to save himself. 2008

Falling from Grace by Godwin, Jane
During a game of hide-and-seek on the beach during high tide, Grace goes
missing and soon all eyes are turned on fourteen-year-old Kip who must clear his
good name while trying to track down the clues left behind by his dearest friend.
2007

First Escape by Taylor, G. P.
At Isambard Dunstan's School for Wayward Children life is trouble for fourteen-
year-old identical twins Sadie and Saskia Dopple and their friend Erik Morrissey
Ganger, but when a mysterious woman adopts Saskia and takes her to a
mansion filled with secrets and threats, Sadie and Erik escape the
orphanage to save her. 9/2008

Found by Haddix, Margaret Peterson (#1 in a new series, The Missing)
When thirteen-year-olds Jonah and Chip, who are both adopted, learn they were
discovered on a plane that appeared out of nowhere, full of babies with no adults
on board, they realize that they have uncovered a mystery involving time travel
and two opposing forces, each trying to repair the fabric of time. 2008

James Bond Adventures by Higson, Charlie (See Action…)

London Eye Mystery by Dowd, Siobhan
When Ted and Kat's cousin Salim disappears from the London Eye ferris wheel,
the two siblings must work together--Ted with his brain that is "wired differently"
and impatient Kat--to try to discover what happened to Salim. 2008

More Bones by Arielle North Olson
Can you escape from an evil wizard? Can you outrun a corpse? Can you learn
secrets from a severed head? These terrifying questions -- and many more --
enliven twenty-two tales collected from around the world and retold. 2008

Mystery of the Third Lucretia by Runholt, Susan
While traveling in London, Paris, and Amsterdam, fourteen-year-old best friends
Kari and Lucas solve an international art forgery mystery. 2008

Sammy Keyes and the Wild Things by Van Draanen, Wendelin
While on her first hiking and camping trip, thirteen-year-old Sammy tries to solve
a mystery involving endangered condors while avoiding scorpions, ticks, and
embarrassment. 2007

Seance by Iain Lawrence
In 1926, magician Harry Houdini arrives in the city to perform magic and to expose
fraudulent mediums but thirteen-year-old Scooter King, who works for his mother making
her séances seem real, needs Houdini's help to solve a murder. 2008

Shift by Bradbury, Jennifer
When best friends Chris and Win go on a cross country bicycle trek the summer
after graduating and only one returns, the FBI wants to know what happened.
2008

Silver Kiss by Klause, Annette Curtis
Beautiful yet frightening, only Simon, the young vampire who comes to her house
in the middle of the night, can help Zoe overcome her brooding thoughts of her
dying mother and her own loneliness. 1992

Squad : Perfect Cover by Barnes, Jennifer Lynn
High school sophomore Toby Klein enjoys computer hacking and wearing
combat boots, so she thinks it is a joke when she is invited to join the
cheerleading squad but soon learns cheering is just a cover for an elite group of
government operatives known as the Squad. 2008

Squad : Killer Spirit by Barnes, Jennifer Lynn
As if it were not bad enough that sophomore computer hacker Toby Klein has to
be a cheerleader to be part of the elite group of government operatives called the
Squad, now she is part of the Homecoming court and has agreed to attend the
dance with the most popular boy in school. 2008