Suggested Reads: Teen Murder Mysteries

With all the NCIS and other murder investigation shows on TV, it isn’t surprising that books are following this trend as well.  James Patterson, the well-known author of the Maximum Ride series, and author Maxine Paetro have started another teens series with Confessions of a Murder Suspect.  After her parents are murdered, Tandy and her brother are the only suspects.  Tandy plays detective and starts to have flashbacks that could help her figure out who killed her parents.

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga takes a more personal look at the life of a serial killer through the eyes of Jazz, whose father is in prison for a series of murders.  When copy-cat murder victims start appearing in Jazz’s hometown, he needs to find out who, besides himself, knows the small details about his father’s victims.

For a more “Bones” feel, The Body Finder series by Kimberly Derting fits the bill. Violet has a strange ability to sense the presence of the dead, usually small animals or beloved pets. But when a serial killer starts working in her hometown, she feels compelled to use her talents to find out who the killer is before he can find another victim.


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Beth is a Librarian at the Gaines Township branch of KDL. She really loves reading, especially all the wonderful teen books, but also enjoys genealogy and crafts!

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