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Your 33 Favorite Teen Mysteries

Kelly Jensen


Kelly is a former librarian and a long-time blogger at STACKED. She's the editor/author of (DON'T) CALL ME CRAZY: 33 VOICES START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH and the editor/author of HERE WE ARE: FEMINISM FOR THE REAL WORLD. Her next book, BODY TALK, will publish in Fall 2020. Follow her on Instagram @heykellyjensen.

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In this fresh and funny teen mystery, seventeen-year-old Millie joins forces with her classmate, gorgeous but mysterious Chase Albright, to try to find out who murdered Coach Killdare.

Putting the dead in deadline

To Bee or not to Bee? When the widely disliked Honeywell Stingers football coach is found murdered, 17-year-old Millie is determined to investigate. She is chasing a lead for the school newspaper – and looking to clear her father, the assistant coach, and prime suspect.

Millie’s partner is gorgeous, smart-and keeping secrets
Millie joins forces with her mysterious classmate Chase who seems to want to help her even while covering up secrets of his own.

She’s starting to get a reputation…without any of the benefits.

Drama-and bodies-pile up around Millie and she chases clues, snuggles Baxter the so-ugly-he’s-adorable bassett hound, and storms out of the world’s most awkward school dance/memorial mash-up. At least she gets to eat a lot of pie.


For this giveaway, we asked you to weigh in on your favorite teen mysteries. It’s no surprise there’s a mix of classic teen sleuths, long-running series, and new titles. There’s definitely something for every kind of mystery reader here, from those who want a good whodunit to those looking for a fast-paced heist.

A few of the titles that popped up multiple times: 

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley

Heist Society by Ally Carter

Paper Towns by John Green

Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz

Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene (by far your favorite!)

Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard

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What I Saw And How I Lied by Judy Blundell

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

The Diviners by Libba Bray

Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter

Prom Dates from Hell by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Pointe by Brandy Colbert

The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney

Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan

Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell

Harriet the Spy by Lois Fitzhugh

The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason

No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry

Killing Ruby Rose by Jessie Humphries

All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab

The Girl is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haines

Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

The Lying Game by Sara Shepard

The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Curtains by R. L. Stine

Sammy Keyes series by Wendelin Van Draanen

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

I Am The Messenger by Marcus Zusak