Whodunnit? 10 mystery books for teens Miss Scarlett in the library with the candlestick? The characters in these books take detective work off the game board and into the real world, with some spine-tingling, thrilling results! 1. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer John Grisham 2. Girl, Missing Sophie McKenzie 3. You Killed Wesley Payne Sean Beaudoin 4. The Vanishing of Katharina Linden Helen Grant 5. The Opposite of Amber Gillian Philip 6. The Ruby in the Smoke Philip Pullman 7. Shelter Harlan Coben 8. The Red Road Denise Mina 9. Ketchup Clouds Annabel Pitcher 10. The 39 Steps John Buchan Tags: mystery, thriller View the discussion thread.