Rad Reads

Our *fave* mystery books to cozy up with during the cold weather

Winter weather is the *perfect* time to catch up on your reading. There's nothing like curling up in a heap of blankets and puzzling over "whodunnit?" Whether you're obsessed with shows with dramatic twists and turns like Riverdale or Pretty Little Liars, or you've read every Nancy Drew book written, channel your inner Enola Holmes and check out these mystery books that will have you hooked for hours. 

A Good Girl's Guide To Murder

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Everyone knows that Sal Singh murdered Andie Bell, and then took his own life. Case closed. Five years later, Pippa Fitz-Amobi is determined to prove Sal's innocence and find the real killer. Her list of suspects is long, and it's hard to tell who really *is* innocent. Filled with twists and turns, and starring loveable and quirky "good girl" Pip, A Good Girl's Guide To Murder is exciting for every young detective. 

Truly Devious

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Ellingham Academy is home to some of the sharpest minds— and one of the most famous murders. The kidnapping and murder that took place in the academy in 1936 were traced to the famous "Truly, Devious" letter which has puzzled true crime lovers for years. In the present day, Stevie Bell has been accepted to the prodigious boarding school and has only one goal—to solve the Ellingham affair. Until she and her housemates find themselves in a mystery of their own. Truly Devious intertwines two mysteries that somehow keep getting more mysterious. 

And Then There Were None

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A private island, a mysterious eccentric millionaire host, and ten strangers in a mansion with seemingly nothing in common except for their wicked secrets that have marked them for murder. A must-read mystery, And Then There Were None is a thriller where the murders follow a nursery rhyme as the guests struggle to find the culprit and leave the island alive. 


We Were Liars 

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The Sinclairs are a perfect and respected family who spend their summers on a private island. A friendship turned destructive, secrets, accidents, love and lies. Perfect for fans of Genuine Fraud, and hauntingly beautiful, We Were Liars will have you unsure of the truth the whole time. 

The Mysterious Benedict Society 

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The Mysterious Benedict Society is an exciting read with the most peculiar and loveable of characters. Young children who are brilliant (and a little strange) are recruited by Mr. Benedict to infiltrate his villainous twin's evil institution. That's right—an evil twin. The first in a four-book series, The Mysterious Benedict Society will keep you entertained for hours. 

One Of Us Is Lying

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Described as The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, five students: Bronwyn, Addy, Nate, Cooper and Simon enter detention at Bayview high on a Monday Afternoon. Simon is found dead at the end of detention and the four remaining students are thrown into a whirlwind of accusations and suspicions. 

Happy solving! 

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by Abigail Adams | 1/21/2021