Check out the below five books to find out what are some of the top teen mystery books being read in Tucson. If you have not read them, then you might enjoy checking them out. The list is based on the most checked out books at the Woods Memorial Branch Library.
1. Dead and Gone by Norah McClintock - This book is the third in the author's Mike and Riel series. This book is about a shallow grave and an unsolved murder from years ago.
2. The Entomological Tales of Augustus T. Percival: Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone by Dene Low - In this mystery book, guests disappear from Petronella Arbuthnot's 16th birthday party and their are strange ransom notes. He bug-eating guardian, Uncle Augustus, works to solve the mystery.
3. Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan - This book is about teenagers planning to get back at a strict teacher, but ending up killing the teacher and trying to cover up the murder. It was originally written in the 1970s, but it has been updated to some extent with references to modern technology, although it still has outdated references as well.
4. Book Girl and the Famished Spirit by Mizuki Nomura - This is a mystery book originally published in Japanese. The plot is based off Wuthering Heights. In it the Tohko and Konoha work to solve coded messages about a ghost and a literature-eating goblin at their school.
5. Hit and Run by Norah McClintock - This is the first book in the author's Mike and Riel series. In this book 15-year-old Mike McGill and his ex-cop history teacher, Riel, discover information about Mike's mother's death that points to it not being an accident.