CRACKS IN THE WALL (YA)
During major repairs to a wall in the library, the body of the general contractor of the original addition is discovered. He has been missing for five years-ever since the foundation was poured. Can concrete evidence bring a murderer to justice?
CRIME CAPER (3RD-5TH Gr)
Follow the clues to rescue a special work of art. The original bookplate designed by illustrator Mark Teague disappeared before the children’s librarian could put it on display. Who took it?
DEATH GETS A RED CARD (YA)
Jamie Stokes, star of the high school soccer team, was found strangled outside the local library. Why would anyone want to kill this talented athlete with such a bright future?
DISAPPEARANCE OF ANGELA DAY (YA)
Teenager Angela Day has been missing since yesterday afternoon. Is she a runaway, or did someone want her to disappear because she knew too much?
HEAVY METAL KIDNAPPING (YA)
A package delivered to two kidnapped children’s parents contains a ransom note, as well as a series of puzzling clues to finding and rescuing the kids. The clues lead students to search a wide variety of library resources — websites, dictionaries, atlases, the Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature and more — while using their critical thinking skills to uncover each clue and return the children to their parents.
MURDEROUS MELODRAMA (YA)
The body of student/actor Trent Tanner has been found center stage after the school play "Murderous Melodrama." Where are the witnesses?
MY GRANDMA'S GONNA KILL ME! (3rd-5th Gr)
Eleven-year-old Wanda Tuggle is missing a valuable gift from her grandmother. What is she missing? Was it stolen or did she misplace it? Help Wanda solve the mystery before her grandmother finds out!
THE PHARAOH'S CURSE (YA)
Just one hour after being crowned "Queen of the Nile" at her high school prom, Amara Fahdi was found injured and unconscious at the bottom of a staircase. Was it an unfortunate accident or attempted murder?
ROCK 'N' ROLL OVER DEAD (YA)
The body of music librarian Melinda Carey was discovered in the meeting room of the local library, with no immediate cause of death evident. Were natural causes to blame, or did she meet a more sinister demise?
WHO’S A FRAIDY CAT? (3rd-5th Gr)
Kathleen "Kat"O'Leary is the leader of the school spirit squad and a popular student at Garden Grove School. But someone is leaving threatening notes and messages in her locker and bedroom. Who would want to scare Kat away from school?