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May 28

Reading through the Library: Mystery series

Posted on May 28, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Read through the library with these staff picks based on specific genres.

Want to try new books but not sure where to go or what to read? The easiest way to find new books is through readalikes, which is a way of grouping books based on factors such as genre, topic, or characters. In our new Reading through the Library series, we'll take you on a journey through the library, focusing on books that have similar themes regardless of targeted age.

Today we will explore some puzzling mysteries, from juvenile books to adult fiction and back again.

A to Z Mysteries series by Ron Roy
Book 1: The Absent Author
Summary: This engaging series has been hooking young readers for years. Dink, Josh and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z in delightful chapter books perfect for early elementary schoolers.

Theodore Boon series by John Grisham
Book 1: Theodore Boon, Kid Lawyer
Summary: Thirteen-year-old legal buff Theodore Boone dreams of being a trial lawyer when he's older. But when Theo discovers information that could keep a murderer from going free, he'll have to use all his legal knowledge to ensure justice is served. This fast-paced suspenseful series, written by a prolific adult author of thrillers, presents new and exciting cases in every volume. A study in Charlotte book cover

Charlotte Holmes series by Brittany Cavallaro
Book 1: A Study in Charlotte
Summary: In this contemporary classics-inspired mystery series, Charlotte and Jamie, descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, respectively, team up to solve mysteries at their Connecticut boarding school. With witty dialogue and good chemistry between the sleuths, fans of anything Sherlock will thoroughly enjoy these books.

The Longmire Mystery series by Craig Johnson
Book 1: The Cold Dish (audiobook)
Summary: These gritty mysteries, set in the vividly depicted and insular Absaroka County, WY, feature sheriff Walt Longmire, an kindly Vietnam vet, along with his sassy and idiosyncratic crew. The fast-paced stories balance humor, seriousness, a bit of romance, and the satisfying and engaging plots are enhanced by webs of intrigue.

We hope this shows you how you can find a little mystery anywhere in the library.