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!

5. The Opposite of Amber

Gillian Philip

6. The Ruby in the Smoke

Philip Pullman
Shelter cover

7. Shelter

Harlan Coben
The Red Road cover

8. The Red Road

Denise Mina
Ketchup Clouds cover

9. Ketchup Clouds

Annabel Pitcher
39 Steps cover

10. The 39 Steps

John Buchan

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust