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Mystery/Suspense July 2015

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New in July 2015

Pretending to be Erica by Michelle Painchaud
Raised up by her foster father to become the world's best con artist, Violet's disguised as a girl who's both very rich and very dead. Ever since Vegas con man Sal found 5-year-old Violet in the foster system, he's raised her to commit the perfect crime. Now that she's 17, it's finally time for Violet to go into deep cover as kidnapped Erica Silverman.

No Such Person by Caroline Cooney
Two sisters spending the summer at their family cottage on the shore of the Connecticut River find themselves at the center of a murder investigation. Fifteen-year-old Miranda has always walked in the shadow of her older sister, rising med student Lander, yet it is Miranda who shines here, as she alone musters the courage and determination to do what it takes to save her family.

New in June 2015

Blood Will Tell (a Point Last Seen Mystery) by April Henry
A teenage sleuth becomes the prime suspect in a heinous murder case in Portland, Oregon. Nick Walker isn't the most popular kid around, but he's felt at home working for the Portland Search and Rescue team. With crush Alexis and friend Ruby at his side, Nick has helped the police many times. When a woman's body is discovered six blocks from his apartment, Nick thinks nothing of jumping into action with his SAR team.

Mapmaker by Mark Bomback and Galaxy Craze
Tanya Barrett is the daughter of deceased cartographer Michael Barrett, whose tragic passing while following his life's passion is devastating to both Tanya and her stepmother. When Tanya begins a summer internship at her father's company, MapOut, she accesses secret e-mails that her late father's partner has been trying to hack into. All in the blink of an eye, the son of her father's partner disappears, and she is kidnapped and nearly murdered, landing somewhere completely off the grid.

Nearly Found by Elle Cosimano
Nearly Boswell is excited about her new internship in the forensics lab of the local police station and is ready to put her past nightmares behind her. That is, until the corpse of a girl from her trailer park is brought in and a vicious cycle begins in which all of the incoming bodies are in some way tied to Nearly. With her internship on the line, she decides not to tell the police about her connections to the victims, and she begins a string of poor choices.

When You Leave by Monica Ropal
A skater girl-turned-private school coed investigates the death of her two-week-old hookup in this debut.After her single mom remarries and moves Cass to private school, the teen copes by maintaining her friendships with the male skateboarders from her old neighborhood, including her best friend, Mattie, who has become mute after a bout with throat cancer. In spite of her disdain for St. Bernadette's, Cass falls for Cooper, an attractive peer counselor who has the bad luck to be murdered two weeks after he and Cass meet. When Cass' skater friend Gav is accused of the murder, she is determined to clear his name.

The Edge of the Shadows by Elizabeth George
George continues the story of Becca King, who can hear the "whispers" of other people's thoughts. On the run from her evil stepfather, Becca was left on Whidbey Island by her mother in The Edge of Nowhere and found her powers beginning to grow even as she wove her life into the fabric of the island in The Edge of the Water.

Fall Out by Gwenda Bond
A teen reporter busts a cyberbullying ring at her new school in Metropolis. Lois Lane is new in town, and she's doing her best to keep her head down and her nose clean. Her Army general father is hoping to make their family's stay in Metropolis permanent, and Lois doesn't want to jeopardize that. She joins the Daily Scoop, a teen subsidiary of the Daily Planet, in an effort to make friends.


New in May 2015

Scarlet Undercover by Jennifer Lathan
"Scarlett, a sixteen-year-old private detective in the fictional city of Las Almas, finds herself at the center of a mysterious case--involving ancient curses, priceless artifacts, and jinn--as she discovers that her own family secrets may have more to do with the situation than she thinks"--Provided by publisher.

Vanished by E.E. Cooper
"A teen girl must race to solve the mystery left behind in the wake of one friend's disappearance and the suicide of another"--Provided by publisher.

Kate Triumph by Shari Arnold
Late is a super athlete, but her abilities far exceed normal excellence. After her mother's fatal car accident, events conspire to change her life dramatically, prompting Kate to figure out her true origin and why someone is trying to kill her.

Soulprint by Megan Miranda
Alina's spent her seventeen years imprisoned for the crimes of her past self, as shown by soul-fingerprinting when she was a newborn, but when a group of people with questionable motives helps her escape, she discovers she may not be as innocent as she believes and must wonder if she's fated to repeat her past.


New in April 2015

What Waits in the Woods by Kieran Scott
A hiking trip in the woods in upstate New York is out of the comfort zone for sixteen-year-old city girl Callie Velasquez, but she wants to bond with her new friends Lissa and Penelope, not to mention her new boyfriend, Jeremy. However, nothing could have prepared her for the true human darkness that waits for her in the woods.

Endangered by Lamar Giles
"When Lauren (Panda), a teen photoblogger, gets involved in a deadly game, she has to protect the classmates she despises"--Provided by publisher.

New in March 2015

The Third Twin by C.J. Omololu
Ava and Lexi, high school seniors nd identical twins, crated an imaginary triplet, Alicia, to date and dump boys but now they are being stalked and impersonated by the sister they invented and their former dates are turning up dead.

Enchantment Lake: A Northwoods Mystery by Margi Preus
Francie, seventeen, leaves summer school and auditions in New York City for Enchantment Lake in the woods of northern Minnesota when her great-aunts call and ask for her help investigating a mystery that centers on a road no one wants built, and on the legendary treasure said to be under enchantment.

Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes
Seventeen-year-old Max, his girlfriend Parvati, and best friend Pres form Liars, Inc., expecting that forging notes and lying for their peers will lead to easy cash, but when Pres asks Max to cover for him, it may be a fatal mistake.

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
"Two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident, a missing nine-year-old girl, and the shocking connection between them"-- Provided by publisher.

New in February 2015

The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson (Shades of London, book 3)
"Rory, Callum and Boo are still reeling from a series of tragic events, while new dangers lurk around the city from Jane and her nefarious organization."--Provided by publisher.

Rat Runners by Oisin McGann
In a future London controlled by WatchWorld, four thieves are employed to find a stolen box belonging to a murdered scientist and learn they are not the only ones looking for it.


New in January 2015

Vicious by Sara Shepard (Pretty Little Liars, book 16)
On trial for the murder of Alison DiLaurentis, Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily have one last chance to prove they are being framed. Series finale.

Twisted Fate by Norah Olson
Told from separate viewpoints, the story unfolds of how sisters Sydney and Ally Tate's relationship changes as they get involved with their new neighbor, an artist with a videocamera who has a mysterious--and dangerous--past.

All Fall Down by Ally Carter
There are many powerful people along Embassy Row who want Grace to block out all her unpretty thoughts. But Grace will not stop until she finds out who killed her mother and make the killer pay.

The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
When sixteen-year-old Avery West learns her family is part of a powerful and dangerous secret society, and that her own life is in danger, she must follow a trail of clues across Europe.