YA Book Lists: Cracking The Case: Young Adult Comedy

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Jennifer Barnes / YP FIC BARNES
The Naturals
Cassie, who has a natural ability to read people, joins an elite group of criminal profilers at the FBI in order to help solve cold cases.

Josh Berk / YP FIC BERK
Guy Langman: Crime Scene Procrastinator
Guy, his best friend Anoop, and other members of the Forensics Club investigate a break-in and a possible murder.

Romily Bernard / YP FIC BERNARD
Find Me
When teen hacker and foster child Wick Tate finds a dead classmate's diary on her front step with a note reading "Find me," she sets off on a perverse game of hide-and-seek to catch the killer.

Anne Cassidy / YP FIC CASSIDY
Killing Rachel
Rose wonders if the recent death of her former best friend may hold a clue to the disappearance of Rose's mother and Joshua's father.

Lucy Christopher / YP FIC CHRISTOPHER
The Killing Woods
When her father is arrested for murder, Emily's efforts to exonerate him take her into the woods to play the Game, an extreme version of childhood games.

Suzy Cox / YP FIC COX
The Dead Girls Detective Agency
When Charlotte is pushed in front of the F train, she wakes up as the newest member of the Dead Girls Detective Agency and learns that she must solve her own murder before she can pass to the Other Side.

Aric Davis / YP FIC DAVIS
Nickel Plated
Nickel lives by his wits on the streets, blackmailing pedophiles and selling marijuana, but when a young girl, Arrow, needs help finding her runaway sister, Nickel's investigation leads to the dark world of child traffickers.

Ursula Dubosarsky / YP FIC DUBOSAR
The Golden Day
Set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, follows the chilling stories of 11 school girls who struggle to identify a mysterious poet in the aftermath of a teacher's innocence-shattering disappearance.

Kate Ellison / YP FIC ELLISON
The Butterfly Clues
Having experienced compulsive behaviour all her life, Lo's symptoms are getting her into trouble when she witnesses a murder while wandering dangerous quarters of Cleveland, Ohio, collecting things that do not belong to her, obsessing about her brother's death.

Alane Ferguson / YP FIC FERGUSON
Forensic Mystery series On the payroll as an assistant to her coroner father, 17-year-old Cameryn Mahoney uses her knowledge of forensic medicine to catch killers.
The Christopher Killer
The Angel of Death
The Circle of Blood
The Dying Breath

Lizzie Friend / YP FIC FRIEND
Poor Little Dead Girls
Starting her junior year at an exclusive East Coast girls' boarding school on a lacrosse scholarship, small-town Sadie uncovers a murder mystery after being inducted into a powerful secret society.

Risa Green / YP FIC GREEN
Projection
The sole remaining guardians of an amazing ability are members of the exclusive Oculus Society — until their leader, Octavia Harris, is killed in her own home. With no leads on the case, Octavia's daughter vows to find her mother's murderer at any cost.

Abigail Haas / YP FIC HAAS
Dangerous Girls
While on spring break in Aruba, a young girl is accused of her best friend's death and must stand trial for murder in a foreign country.

Michelle Jaffe / YP FIC JAFFE
Rosebush
After being critically injured in a hit-and-run accident that she doesn't believe was an accident at all, Jane must unravel the mystery before her would-be killer attacks again.

Dawn Klehr / YP FIC KLEHR
The Cutting Room Floor
When 17-year-old Riley Frost swears off romance and starts investigating a murder, she confides in her best friend, budding filmmaker Desmond Brandt, who may not have Riley's best interests at heart.

Barry Lyga / YP FIC LYGA
Jasper Dent series
Jasper Dent wants to live a normal life, but being raised in the family business (serial killing) makes him see the world differently. When people end up dead near Jasper, he realizes he'll have to use his skills to catch a killer or end up a victim himself.
I Hunt Killers
Game

Norah McClintock / YP FIC MCCLINTO
The Robyn Hunter Mysteries
Teen Sleuth Robyn solves mysteries that always seem to hit close to home.
Out Of The Cold
Change of Heart
In Too Deep

Ashley Edward Miller / YP FIC MILLER
Colin Fischer
A boy with autism teams up with the high school bully to get to the bottom of a cafeteria crime.

Gregg Olsen / YP FIC OLSEN
Envy
Twins Hayley and Taylor Ryan investigate a former friend's Christmas suicide and, along the way, discover a secret from their own past

James Patterson and Maxine Paetro / YP FIC PATTERSON
Angel Family series
Tandy Angel was raised by hyper-perfectionist parents to be better than the best. Now she must use these skills to solve murders.
Confessions of a Murder Suspect
Confessions: The Private School Murders

Joy Preble / YP FIC PREBLE
The Sweet Dead Life
After dying in a car accident, Jenna's older brother returns as an angel to help Jenna solve a mystery that not only holds the key to her survival, but also to their mother's mysterious depression and their father's disappearance.

Madeleine Roux / YP FIC ROUX
Asylum (also available as an ebook)
Three teens at a summer program for gifted students uncover shocking secrets in the sanatorium-turned-dorm where they're staying — secrets that link them all to the asylum's dark past.

Todd Strasser / YP FIC STRASSER
The Thrillogy
Three novels that use murder, teens, and technology to set up fiendish mysteries with life and death on the line!
Wish You Were Dead
Blood on My Hands
Kill You Last

Kara Taylor / YP FIC TAYLOR
Prep School Confidential
When Anne's misbehavior sends her from her Upper East Side prep school to a prestigious boarding school outside of Boston, her only goal is to get back home until her roommate, Isabella, is murdered and Anne decides to find out what happened, whatever the cost.
Prep School Confidential
Wicked Little Secrets

Tim Tharp / YP FIC THARP
Mojo
A boy who feels powerless in his own life sets out to investigate the mystery of a missing high school girl in his town who attends an elite private high school very unlike his own.

Jennifer Shaw Wolf / YP FIC WOLF
Dead Girls Don't Lie
Jaycee and Rachel were best friends until a terrible night when their friendship faltered and Rachel was found dead, but her last text message starts Jaycee on a search that may prove Rachel's death was no random crime.