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Why did you like them?

What were they about?

MG or YA or Adult.

I'm currently reading them faster than my library can keep up.

Thanks so much.

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#1 - September 03, 2013, 01:58 PM

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WHEN YOU REACH ME by Rebecca Stead. This is also time travel.

SHAKESPEARE'S SECRET and MASTERPIECE, both by Elise Broach. I was really blown away by MASTERPIECE.

Another recent one is THREE TIMES LUCKY by Sheila Turnage.
#2 - September 03, 2013, 02:03 PM
Adventures of Jenna V. Series
Caroline Grade Mysteries
The Journey of Emilie
Anne Bradstreet: America's Puritan Poet
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All the ones Marcia mentioned above, and add THE WIG IN THE WINDOW by Kristen Kittscher. Fabulous. "Rear Window" for the younger set, beautifully done.

P.S. I didn't even consider you may be asking for adults...   :oops
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#3 - September 03, 2013, 02:44 PM
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THE VOICE OF THUNDER, WiDo Publishing
THERE'S A TURKEY AT THE DOOR, Hometown520

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The Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries by Dorothy L. Sayers. (adult) I love them because they're intelligent but also feeling (well, the ones with Harriet Vane in them, anyhow!) And since in real life I'm married to someone who works with incunables, it's an extra perk to read about someone who collects them. :)
#4 - September 03, 2013, 02:59 PM

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Too many to list.  I have a books read list on my blog which includes both children's and adult books.  Majority of adult books are mysteries. 

Many of the kid's and YA books are mystery or adventure books. 

If you are on facebook, There is a group you can join for adult mysteries called Cozy Mysteries.  Authors and readers are in the group and they talk about new releases all the time. 

I am also one of those people that read books faster than my library can keep them in... Most of the new books I have already read. (I read a book a day - at least)
#5 - September 03, 2013, 03:35 PM
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Erin Dionne's first mystery just came out - MOXIE AND THE ART OF RULE BREAKING. I loved it & think it's a great example of using setting brilliantly as well as a first-rate mystery/treasure hunt story.
#6 - September 03, 2013, 07:40 PM
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OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW, Chronicle
MARTY MCGUIRE
CAPTURE THE FLAG
HIDE AND SEEK -Scholastic '13
WAKE UP MISSING- Walker, Fall '13

For adult mysteries Tana French is one of my favorite authors.
#7 - September 03, 2013, 07:58 PM

One of my favorite books of all time is The Westing Game. Great mystery--very puzzling and tricky. I like that the reader is provided with all the clues and can (theoretically) solve the mystery alongside the characters. I also love the characters; it's great to see how they change throughout the course of the novel.

Probably the most surprising mystery I've ever read is The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie.
#8 - September 03, 2013, 08:20 PM
The Echo Room (Tor Teen, 2018)
Where Futures End (Penguin, 2016)
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I also loved THE WESTING GAME.

I have a great soft spot for Agatha Christie's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE. As a young teen I was in an English class that had to read it with the ending cut out. (I did wonder, later, how the teacher was able to do that.) I figured out whodunit.  :grin
#9 - September 03, 2013, 09:58 PM
Adventures of Jenna V. Series
Caroline Grade Mysteries
The Journey of Emilie
Anne Bradstreet: America's Puritan Poet
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I figured out whodunit.  :grin

Wow, you're smart!! I was totally baffled by that one. Well, by all of her novels. :)
#10 - September 03, 2013, 10:44 PM
The Echo Room (Tor Teen, 2018)
Where Futures End (Penguin, 2016)
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Thank you everyone for the rich supply.   :fireworks

I also can read a book a day. 
#11 - September 04, 2013, 04:11 AM

That's funny I was just looking up Moxie and the art of Rule Breaking that Kate mentions the other day thinking the author looked really interesting. Elise Broach's books, already mentioned, are really cool too and she has a three-book adventure mystery series out too now.

I'll just throw in the Sammy Keyes mysteries since they haven't been mentioned here, I've only read the first but it's got a really nice first person voice and a not-too-big kid sized mystery.
#12 - September 04, 2013, 05:22 AM
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