Ah the lure of a mystery, the fascination with the unknown
and the adrenalin rush of discovering the truth regardless
of the risk. Danger?? What danger?!

A great and terrible beauty
by Libby Bray (2003)
First book in the Gemma Doyle series

And then there were none
by Agatha Christie (1939)

Tales of the unexpected
by Roald Dahl (Anthology 1979)
The red necklace
by Sally Gardner (2007)
First book in the French Revolution series
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time
by Mark Haddon (2003)
The woman in black
by Susan Hill (1983)

Set in stone
by Linda Newbery (2006)

The killer's cousin
by Nancy Werlin (1998)
The boy in the burning house
by Tim Wynne-Jones (2000)

Thirteen reasons why
by Jay Asher (2007)

The sweetness at the bottom of the pie
by Alan Bradley (2009)
First book in the Flavia de Luce series

The gathering
by Isobelle Carmody (1993)
Looking for JJ
by Anne Cassidy (2004)
First book in the Looking for JJ series

The Medici curse
by Matt Chamings (2007)
Graffiti moon
by Cath Crowley (2010)
The hound of the Baskervilles
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1902)
Fifth book in the Sherlock Holmes series
Can be read & loved without having read any previous books in this series

The girl is murder
by Kathryn Miller Haines (2011)
First book in the Iris Anderson series

The girl in the  blue coat
by Monica Hesse (2016)

The falconer's knot
by Mary Hoffman (2007)

The moth diaries
by Rachel Klein (2002)
Roxy's baby
by Catherine Macphail (2005)

   One of us is lying
by Karen M. McManus (2017)

by Graham McNamee (2003)

The adoration of Jenna Fox
by Mary E. Pearson (2008)
First book in the Jenna Fox series
by Mal Peet (2005)

The ruby in the smoke
by Philip Pullman (1985)
First book in the Sally Lockhart series

Broken soup
by Jenny Valentine (2008)

The haunting of Lily Frost
by Nova Weetman (2014)
The messenger
by Markus Zusak (2002)

I'm not scared
by Niccolo Ammaniti (2003)

by Jullie Bertagna (2002)
First book in the Exodus/Raging earth series
The maze runner
by James Dashner (2009)
First book in the Maze runner series

by Jennifer Donnelly (2010)
Can you keep a secret?
by Sandra Glover (2003)

Blood ties
by Sophie McKenzie (2008)
First book in the Blood series

Across the universe
by Beth Revis (2011)
First book in the Across the universe series

by Madeleine Roux (2013)
First book in the Asylum series

She is not invisible
by Marcus Sedgwick (2013)

The ant colony
by Jenny Valentine (2009)