Warm up this winter by getting hot on the trail of a mystery with these gripping teen novels for fans of Maureen Johnson's Truly Devious.
The conclusion to the Truly Devious series is almost here, so I suggest you pick these up soon. The Ellingham murder takes place in the early 20th century at a prestigious boarding school for gifted students in the remote mountains of Vermont. Fast forward to present day, and interest in the case resurfaces, bringing with it a chain of murders and mysterious finds. The crimes are nothing if not truly devious. And, of course, you'll want to read No. 2 in the series, The Vanishing Stair. No. 3, The Hand On The Wall, is out in January.
In the thriller-esque novel Sadie, a young girl goes missing after heading out on a journey to investigate the atrocious murder of her younger sister. A radio personality begins a podcast after learning about Sadie's quest and follows the clues she's left behind in the hopes of finding the truth and Sadie. While this story will have you grappling with the sadistic and horrendous events, it's one that you won't want to walk away from.
The Diviners is a historical paranormal thriller set in the 1920s, when parties, fashion and summoning the occult spirits is considered the bee's knees. However, as you might expect, not everything is copacetic in New York's night scene. A group of young diviners is caught between the good and the demonic. Mystery, folklore, superstition and ghostly happenings mesh with a fantastic array of characters, you'll be turning gumshoe before the night is out.
If you're a Sherlock Holmes fan, you must check out A Study in Charlotte, a spin-off of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes set in modern time. Volatile genius Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson, the great-great-great grandson of John Watson, have a hard time connecting, which makes for a very tense relationship. But when a classmate is found murdered, they must bury their differences and help each other survive—lest they be next.