Middle Grade Mysteries

Megan Staff Image

Logo shows the words, "For Kids" in bold text surrounded by stars.

A good mystery means solving puzzles, hunting for clues and putting it all together. Sometimes it’s a search for a criminal mastermind. Other times, it’s a bit more personal. Mysteries may be big or small, but they’re always fun to read about.

Check out these mysteries for middle grade readers. All of these titles were included in a recent recommendation through our Personalized Recommendations form.

You can sign up for a free library card here. If you are new to our eResources, check out these tutorial videos on how to get started.

If you have any additional questions, you can contact a librarian through FacebookInstagram or Twitter. You can also call us at 412-622-3114 or email us at info@carnegielibrary.org.

Liar and Spy

Seventh-grader Georges adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father’s efforts to start a new business, his mother’s extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby.

The Parker Inheritance

In 2007, Abigail Caldwell, the first female and African American city manager for the town of Lambert, South Carolina, was forced to resign after covertly digging up the municipal tennis courts in search of buried treasure. Now, a decade later, the late Abigail’s twelve-year-old granddaughter Candice is following the same arcane clues, hoping to uncover the Parker inheritance. But who was Parker? You can also check out this title as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby, as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on Hoopla.