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									                               MYSTERY BOOKLIST, GRADES 4-5

Ab     Abela, Deborah              Mission-Hollywood (See other titles by this author)
  Summary Eleven-year-old Max and other Spy Force agents investigate a dark plot involving the
movie industry as Max, Linden, and an unexpected guest work as extras on her father's latest film.

Ai     Aiken, Joan                The wolves of Willoughby Chase.
   Summary Two London children are sent to a country estate while their parents are away. Here
they outwit a wicked governess, escape from packs of hungry wolves, and restore the estate to its
rightful owner.

Ar     Arden, William             Alfred Hitchcock and the three investigators in : The mystery
       of the laughing shadow.
   Summary Three boys try to solve another mystery involving a gold Indian amulet and a weird
laughing shadow that appeared to them in the night.

Ar     Arthur, Robert.              Alfred Hitchcock and the three investigators in : The mystery
       of the screaming clock
   Summary The high pitched scream produced by an alarm clock sets three boys on the complicated
and dangerous trail of art thieves.

Av     Avi                         Something upstairs : a tale of ghosts /
   Summary When he moves from Los Angeles to Providence, Rhode Island, Kenny discovers that his
new house is haunted by the spirit of a black slave boy who asks Kenny to return with him to the early
nineteenth century and prevent his murder by slave traders.

Ba     Banks, Lynne Reid           The Indian in the cupboard / (See other titles in this series)
   Summary A nine-year-old boy receives a plastic Indian, a cupboard, and a little key for his
birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life in the cupboard and
befriends him.

Ba     Bartholomew, Barbara          The great gradepoint mystery /
   Summary When the grades of twelve-year-old Ricky and his friends inexplicably drop at the
beginning of junior high, they suspect someone may be tampering with the school computer during a
competition with a rival junior high.

Ba     Bauer, Marion                A taste of smoke /
   Summary Thirteen-year-old Caitlan looks forward to the camping trip with her older sister in the
woods of northern Minnesota, but she doesn't count on the intrusion of her sister's boyfriend or the
ghost of a boy who died in the fire that destroyed the forest a century before.

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Be     Bellairs, John.            The treasure of Alpheus Winterborn /
   Summary After stumbling upon a clue in the public library, Anthony searches for the treasure
long rumored to have been hidden by a wealthy, eccentric citizen of their small town.

Be     Berlin, Eric                Puzzling world of Winston Breen
   Summary Puzzle-crazy, twelve-year-old Winston and his ten-year-old sister Katie find themselves
involved in a dangerous mystery involving a hidden ring. Puzzles for the reader to solve are included
throughout the text.

Be     Best, Herbert                 Desmond the dog detective : the case of the lone stranger /
   Summary A series of robberies, a mysterious lone stranger, and a big black sedan lead Desmond
and his master, Gus, to investigate.

Be      Best, Herbert            Desmond's first case.
     Summary Desmond, the dog detective, and his master, Gus, are on the trail of the missing banker.

Bo      Bonham, Frank.               Mystery of the fat cat.
   Summary When their club, threatened by lack of finances, is forced to close down, four friends
devise a scheme to locate the fat aging tomcat whose inheritance, destined eventually to go to the
club, is being shared by a sly lawyer and the cat's caretaker.

Br    Brett, Simon.            The three detectives and the knight in armor /
   Summary Three young detectives suspect someone of trying to steal medieval suits of armor from
Scalethorpe Castle.

Br    Broach, Elise              Masterpiece
   Summary After Marvin, a beetle, makes a miniature drawing as an eleventh birthday gift for
James, a human with whom he shares a house, the two new friends work together to help recover an
Albrecht Dürer drawing stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Br    Brockmeier, Kevin            Grooves: A kind of mystery
   Summary After a seventh-grader discovers that the grooves in his Thigpen-brand blue jeans are
encoded with a cry for help, he sets out to save the factory workers from greedy entrepreneur
Howard Thigpen.

Br     Brooks, Walter R.        Freddy the detective /
   Summary Freddy the pig does some detective work in order to solve the mystery of a missing toy

Bu     Bulla, Clyde Robert.       The ghost of Windy Hill /
   Summary A professor with a reputation for being unafraid of ghosts moves with his family into a
house that is supposed to be haunted but his children find the neighbors more mysterious than the

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Bu     Bunting, Eve               Coffin on a case.
    Summary Twelve-year-old Henry Coffin, the son of a private investigator, helps a high school girl
in her dangerous attempt to find her kidnapped mother.

By    Byars, Betsy.                  Dead letter /
   Summary Herculeah Jones and her best friend Meat set out to crack the case of the mysterious
note which she finds in the lining of a second-hand coat.

By    Byars, Betsy                King of Murder
  Summary Herculeah meets a murder mystery writer, and has the uneasy feeling that he knows
more about murder than he should.

Ca    Carris, Joan.               Beware the ravens, Aunt Morbelia /
   Summary Todd Fearing, his aunt Morbelia, and his friend Jeff are shadowed by mysterious
characters when they visit London and their ancestral home.

Ch     Christian, Mary Blount      Sebastian (super sleuth) and the bone to pick mystery /
   Summary While investigating a case of breaking and entering at the local museum, the canine
detective uncovers a fraud involving dinosaur bones.

Ch     Christian, Mary Blount.       Sebastian (Super Sleuth) and the copycat crime /
   Summary While speaking at a crime writers conference, bumbling detective John Quincy Jones is
aided by his capable canine in solving the mystery of two missing manuscripts.

Ch     Christopher, Matt.         The hockey machine /
   Summary Abducted by a "fan" and forced to become a member of a professional junior hockey
team, thirteen-year-old star center, Steve Crandall quickly realizes that he must play not only to win
but to survive.

Ch    Christopher, Matt.          Red-hot hightops /
   Summary Normally fearful to play basketball in front of a crowd, Kelly becomes a confident and
aggressive player when she dons a mysterious pair of red sneakers that she finds.

Ch     Christopher, Matt.         Skateboard tough /
   Summary When Brett's skateboarding abilities dramatically and inexplicably improve after using
the Lizard, a skateboard mysteriously unearthed in his front yard, his friends start to wonder if the
skateboard is haunted.

Cl    Clifford, Eth                Harvey's marvelous monkey mystery /
   Summary Harvey finds himself embroiled in a mystery when a monkey appears at his bedroom
window in the middle of the night.

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Cl     Clifford, Eth             Never hit a ghost with a baseball bat /
    Summary While exploring a trolley car museum, eleven-year-old Mary Rose and her younger sister
Jo-Beth encounter voices from nowhere and other strange events that make them think the museum
is haunted.

Co     Corbett, Scott.             The case of the fugitive firebug
   Summary Amateur detective Roger Tearle must discover who set the fire that destroyed a
valuable car and prove that the boy hiding in his tree house isn't the suspected firebug.

Co    Corbett, Scott.             The case of the gone goose.
   Summary What could be more exciting than murder-even if the victim was only a prized goose!
Roger Tearle, the twelve-year-old Inspector, systematically sets out a list of strange suspects in this
case which threatened his summer career.

Co     Corbett, Scott.              Grave doubts /
   Summary Two sixteen-year-old boys, suspicious of the sudden death of an eccentric millionaire,
look for a clue to the mystery in the last crossword puzzle the old man worked on.

Co    Corbett, Scott.             Witch hunt /
   Summary Sixteen-year-old Les and his best friend get involved in a murder case when they
stumble across a coven of witches plotting revenge against a troublesome lawyer.

Cu    Curtis, Christopher Paul. Mr. Chickee's funny money /
   Summary Flint Future Detective Club members Steven Carter, his friend Russell, and Russell's
huge dog Zoopy solve the mystery of a quadrillion-dollar bill with the image of James Brown on it.

Es     Estes, Eleanor                  The Alley
   Summary Ten-year-old Connie, who lives in the Brooklyn neighborhood called The Alley, investigates a
burglary with her friend Billy Maloon.

Fr     Freeman, Martha            Who is stealing the twelve days of Christmas? /
   Summary When parts of outdoor Christmas displays go missing from neighborhood yards, nine-
year-old Alex and his friend Yasmeen investigate.

Fr      Freeman, Martha            Who stole Halloween? /
   Summary When eleven-year-old Alex and his friend Yasmeen investigate the disappearance of
cats in their neighborhood, they stumble onto a larger mystery involving a haunted house and a
ghostly cat.

De     DeFelice, Cynthia C.        The ghost of Fossil Glen / (See other titles by this author)
   Summary Allie knows it's not her imagination when she hears a voice and sees in her mind's eye
the face of a girl who seems to be seeking Allie's help.

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De      DeFelice, Cynthia            The missing manatee
   Summary While coping with his parents' separation, eleven-year-old Skeet spends most of Spring
Break in his skiff on a Florida river, where he finds a manatee shot to death and begins looking for
the killer.

De     Delton, Judy.             Kitty in the middle /
   Summary First love, a madcap mix-up at a stranger's wedding, and exploring a mysterious old
house are some of the experiences that make fourth grade exciting for three friends.

Du       Du Bois, William Pene       The 3 policemen, or, Young Bottsford of Farbe Island.
   Summary The ingenuity of ten-year-old Bottsford enables the three policemen of an isolated
idyllic isle to catch the thieves who have been stealing the islanders' fish and fishing nets.

Du     Du Bois, William Pene       The alligator case /
   Summary When a circus and three visitors come to town, the detective, known to most people as a
young boy who is an incessant day dreamer, meets his first challenge.

Ea     Eager, Edward.               Half magic /
   Summary Faced with a dull summer in the city, Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha suddenly find
themselves involved in a series of extraordinary adventures after Jane discovers an ordinary-looking
coin that seems to grant wishes.

El    Elmore, Patricia.            Susannah and the Blue House mystery /
   Summary After the death of the kindly old man who lives in a blue house, a girl and her friends
attempt to piece elusive clues together in hopes of finding a treasure they think he has left to one of

Fl     Fleischman, Sid            The 13th floor : a ghost story /
   Summary When his older sister disappears, 12-year-old Buddy Stebbins follows her back in time
and finds himself aboard a 17th-century pirate ship captained by a distant relative.

Go    Godden, Rumer              The rocking horse secret /
   Summary Terrible changes occur in the house where Tibby's mother works, but although Tibby
knows something that may make all the difference, she doesn't feel she can divulge the secret.

Gr     Griffin, Peni R.             The ghost sitter /
   Summary When she realizes that her new house is haunted by the ghost of a ten-year-old girl who
used to live there, Charlotte tries to help her find peace.

Gr    Griffin, Peni R.           The treasure bird.
   Summary With clues from a talking parrot, 10- year-old Jessy and her stepbrother Matt discover
the whereabouts of a hidden treasure in Uncle Matthew's old house in Texas.

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Ha     Haas, Jessie.             Beware the mare /
   Summary Gramps gets a good bargain on an apparently perfect bay mare for Lily, but because the
horse is named Beware he suspects that there may be something wrong with her.

Ha     Haddix, Margaret Peterson.                Running out of time /
   Summary When a diphtheria epidemic hits her 1840 village, 13-year-old Jessie discovers it is
actually a 1996 tourist site under unseen observation by heartless scientists.

Ha      Hahn, Mary Downing.       The dead man in Indian Creek /
   Summary When Matt and Parker learn the body they found in Indian Creek is a drug-related
death, they fear Parkers's mother may be involved.

Ha     Hahn, Mary Downing.         The doll in the garden : a ghost story /
   Summary After Ashley and Kristi find an antique doll buried in old Miss Cooper's garden, they
discover that they can enter a ghostly turn-of-the-century world by going through a hole in the

Ha     Hahn, Mary Downing.          The old Willis place : a ghost story /
   Summary Tired of the rules that have bound them ever since "the bad thing happened," twelve-
year-old Diana ignores her brother's warnings and befriends the daughter of the new caretaker,
setting in motion events that lead to the release of the spirit of an evil, crazy woman who once ruled
the old Willis place.

Ha     Hahn, Mary Downing.        Time for Andrew : a ghost story /
   Summary When he goes to spend the summer with his great-aunt in the family's old house, eleven-
year-old Drew is drawn eighty years into the past to trade places with his great-great-uncle who is
dying of diptheria.

Ha     Hahn, Mary Downing.        Wait till Helen comes : a ghost story /
  Summary Molly and Michael dislike their spooky new stepsister Heather but realize that they
must try to save her when she seems ready to follow a ghost child to her doom.

Ha      Hale, Bruce.                 The chameleon wore chartreuse : from the tattered casebook
        of Chet Gecko, private eye /       (See other titles by this author)
    Summary When hired by a fellow fourth-grader to find her missing brother, Chet Gecko uncovers
a plot involving a Gila monster's revenge upon the school football team.

Ha    Hamilton, Virginia            The house of Dies Drear
   Summary A black family of five moves into an enormous house once used as a hiding place for
runaway slaves. Mysterious sounds and events as well as the discovery of secret passageways make
the family believe they are in grave danger.

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Ha     Hamilton, Virginia.         The mystery of Drear House /
   Summary This sequel picks up the story of the Small family, and of the dilemmas that must be
resolved upon the discovery of the long-dead abolitionist's treasure hidden for one hundred years in a
cavern near their home.

Ha     Hayes, Daniel.             The trouble with lemons /
    Summary It's true that Tyler found the body. He sure didn't do it on purpose. But there it was.
The dead man turned out to be the high school janitor, and Tyler was determined to find out who did

He    Heide, Florence Parry.      Mystery of the mummy's mask /
   Summary The discovery of an ancient mummy mask involves the Spotlight Club detectives with
unscrupulous art dealers and danger.

He    Heisel, Sharon E.           Wrapped in a riddle.
   Summary While staying at the Jumping Frog Inn, a bed-and-breakfast establishment run by her
grandmother, 11-year-old Miranda investigates a mystery involving stolen letters supposedly written
by Mark Twain.

Hi     Hicks, Clifford B.        Alvin's swap shop /
   Summary While running a swap shop, a group of youngsters become involved in the mystery of a
sunken ship.

Hi     Hildick, E. W.              The case of the fantastic footprints : a McGurk mystery /
       (See other titles in this series)
   Summary McGurk and his team of detectives investigate the strange footprints that have begun
to appear in wet cement all over their neighborhood.

Hi     Hildick, E. W.            The Ghost Squad and the Halloween conspiracy /
   Summary Four young ghosts uncover a plot by a senator's stepson to have his stepfather
unwittingly pass out candy embedded with needles at a Halloween party.

Hi     Hildick, E. W.              Manhattan is missing
   Summary A young English boy and his family sublet an apartment in New York City on the
condition that they take care of the owner's prized Siamese cat, but suddenly the cat disappears.

Hi     Hightower, Florence.        The secret of the crazy quilt.
   Summary During a prolonged visit at their Massachusetts family home during the winter of 1944-
45, Jerry and her aunt try to unravel the mysterious events of another vacation visit twenty years

Ho     Hoeye, Michael.             Time stops for no mouse / (See other titles in this series)
   Summary When Linka Perflinger, a jaunty mouse, brings a watch into his shop to be repaired and
then disappears, Hermux Tantamoq is caught up in a world of dangerous search for eternal youth as
he tries to find out what happened to her.

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Ho     Hoffman, Mary             The four-legged ghosts /
   Summary Despite Carrie's asthma, her parents present her brother Alex with a pet mouse, but
the mouse has magic powers and creates havoc by summoning up the ghosts of all the animals that
have ever lived in the house.

Ho     Howe, Deborah.             Bunnicula : a rabbit tale of mystery /
   Summary Though scoffed at by Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human family
that their foundling baby bunny must be a vampire.

Ho     Howe, James               Bunnicula strikes again! /
   Summary When Bunnicula the rabbit starts acting strangely, the Monroe dogs and cat renew their
suspicions that he is a vampire.

Ho    Howe, James                 The celery stalks at midnight / (See other titles by this
   Summary Chester the cat is more than ever convinced that Bunnicula is a vampire when there is a
harvest of white vegetables on the morning after the night that Bunnicula was probably wandering
through the neighborhood.

Hu     Hutchins, Pat              The curse of the Egyptian mummy /
   Summary A group of cub scouts run into a mystery on their campout, which begins with the
discovery of a man dead from the bite of an asp (snake).

Hu     Hutchins, Pat           The Mona Lisa mystery /
   Summary Class 3 of Hampstead Primary School takes a school trip to Paris and lands right into
the middle of a mystery.

Ib     Ibbotson, Eva.           Dial-a-ghost / (See also other titles by this author)
   Summary A family of nice ghosts protects a British orphan from the diabolical plans of his evil

Ke     Kehret, Peg.                 Abduction! / (See also other titles by this author)
   Summary Thirteen-year-old Bonnie has a feeling of foreboding on the very day that her six-year-
old brother Matt and their dog Pookie are abducted, and she becomes involved in a major search
effort as well as a frightening adventure.

Ko     Konigsburg, E. L.          From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler /
  Summary Claudia and her younger brother, James, run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
While staying one step ahead of security guards they are determined to solve the mystery of the
maker of an alleged Michelangelo statue.

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Ko    Kotzwinkle, William           Trouble in Bugland : a collection of Inspector Mantis mysteries
   Summary A quick-witted insect sleuth, patterned after Sherlock Holmes, displays his brilliant
powers of deduction in solving five mysteries.

La    Langton, Jane G.          The diamond in the window /
   Summary Two children search for the lost children, Ned and Nora, who vanished from the old
room and the top of the house.

La    Lawrence, Caroline.        The thieves of Ostia : a Roman mystery / (See other titles in
      this series)
   Summary In Rome in the year 79 A.D., a group of children from very different backgrounds work
together to discover who beheaded a pet dog - and why.

Lo     Lowry, Lois.                 The one hundredth thing about Caroline /
   Summary When their mother starts to date the mystery man on the fifth floor who has been
instructed by his agent to "eliminate the children" by the first of May, eleven-year-old Caroline and
her older brother figure they're targeted to be the victims of a savage crime.

Lo      Lowry, Lois.                 Us and Uncle Fraud /
   Summary Mysterious things begin to happen after Uncle Claude comes to stay with his sister's
family. Is Uncle Claude a thief, an imposter, or just a dream weaver?

Ma       Mack, Tracy               Fall of the amazing Zalindas /(Sherlock Holmes & the Baker Street
         Irregulars series)
   Summary The ragamuffin boys known as the Baker Street Irregulars help Sherlock Holmes solve
the mysterious deaths of a family of circus tightrope walkers.

Ma      Mahy, Margaret.             The pirates' mixed-up voyage /
   Summary Captain Wafer and the crew of the Sinful Sausage set sail for the Thousand Islands
with a plot to kidnap a famous inventor, only to be thwarted by a witch, a firedrake, and the dastardly
Dr. Silkweed.

Ma     Martin, Ann M.             The doll people /
   Summary A family of porcelain dolls that has lived in the same house for one hundred years is
taken aback when a new family of plastic dolls arrives and doesn't follow The Doll Code of Honor.

Ma      Mass, Wendy                 11 Birthdays
    Summary After celebrating their first nine same-day birthdays together, Amanda and Leo, having
fallen out on their tenth and not speaking to each other for the last year, prepare to celebrate their
eleventh birthday separately but peculiar things begin to happen as the day of their birthday begins
to repeat itself over and over again.

Mc     McCall Smith, Alexander          Akimbo and the elephants /
   Summary On the African game preserve where his father works, Akimbo devises a dangerous plan
to capture a ring of elephant poachers.

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Mc     McKay, Hilary.             The amber cat /
   Summary While recovering from chicken pox, Robin and his friends are drawn into his mother's
story about the adventures she and her friends had years ago with an unusual girl who mysteriously
appeared on the nearby beach.

Mc     McMahan, Ian.                The fox's lair /
   Summary With the help of ALEC, a personality brought into being by some freak accident in the
circuits of giant computers, Ricky Foster clears his friend's father of charges of computer fraud.

Pa    Parish, Peggy.            Haunted house.
   Summary Three children are uneasy when they learn their parents have bought a reputedly
haunted house.

Pi     Pinkwater, Daniel Manus          The Werewolf Club meets Oliver Twit / (See also other
       titles in this series)
  Summary Mr. Talbot has taken the Werewolf Club to London! Unfortunately, they made the trip in
Uncle H.G. Talbot's unreliable time-and-space machine, and they've arrived in 1890 London.

Ra     Raskin, Ellen.                 The mysterious disappearance of Leon (I mean Noel).
   Summary The disappearance of her husband is only the first of the mysteries Mrs. Carillon must

Ri    Richler, Mordecai.          Jacob Two-Two's first spy case /
   Summary Eight-year-old Jacob Two-Two enlists the aid of his new neighbor, master spy X.
Barnaby Dinglebat, when I. M. Greedyguts, the new headmaster at his school, makes the lives of the
students miserable.

Ro     Roberts, Willo Davis.       The view from the cherry tree /
   Summary When he tries to tell his family that he thinks there has been a murder, they are to
busy with his sister's wedding to care. If he's not careful, Rob may be the mysterious murderer's
next victim.

Ro     Roberts, Willo Davis.        The absolutely true story of my visit to Yellowstone with the
   Summary What they thought would be a dream vacation turns into a nightmare for twelve-year-
old Lewis and his twin sister Alison, when they accompany their irresponsible new neighbors on a trip
to Yellowstone Park and are chased by two mysterious men.

Sa     Santopolo, Jill              Nina, the Pinta, and the vanishing treasure
   Summary When the entire Christopher Columbus exhibit disappears from the local museum,
fourth-grade sleuth-in-training Alec Flint investigates, aided by his new classmate and potential
partner, Gina, who wants his help looking into the disappearance of a teacher.

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Sh     Shura, Mary Francis         Don't call me Toad! /
   Summary An uneasy friendship with the strange, constantly angry new girl in her neighborhood
leads eleven-year-old Janie Potter to discover a hidden cache of money and stolen jewelry.

Si     Simner, Janni              Secret of the three treasures
   Summary While pretending to be the heroine of her father's adventure novels, Tiernay discovers
new friends, buried Revolutionary War treasure, and answers to a long-ago mystery.

Sl      Slote, Alfred.         My trip to Alpha I /
   Summary Voya-code is the most sophisticated form of interplanetary travel but a young boy finds
out it is not without dangers.

So     Sobol, Donald J              Encyclopedia Brown, boy detective. (See also other titles by
       this author)
   Summary The ten-year-old detective continues his war on crime in Idaville through more cases
for which the reader is invited to guess the solution before it is revealed.

St     Stanley, Diane.             The mysterious matter of I.M. Fine /
   Summary Noticing that a popular series of horror novels is having a bizarre effect on the
behavior of its readers, Franny and Beamer set out to find the mysterious author.

St     Strickland, Brad.            The specter from the magician's museum / (See also other
       titles by this author)
   Summary When the evil sorceress Belle Frisson ensnares Rose Rita Pottinger in a magic web in
order to steal her life force, Lewis Barnavelt must risk his own life to save his friend.

Ti     Titus, Eve.       Basil and the pygmy cats; a Basil of Baker Street mystery.
   Summary The famous English mouse detective sets out to solve the mystery concerning the
existence of pygmy cats.

Ti     Titus, Eve.          Basil in Mexico : a Basil of Baker Street mystery /
   Summary Basil, mouse and master detective seeking for the truth behind the theft of the Mousa
Lisa, must also solve the mystery of his companion's disappearance.

Ti     Titus, Eve.          Basil in the Wild West /
   Summary Headed for the Grand Canyon to investigate a mystery at a hotel, Basil finds himself
involved in dangerous adventures as he tries to foil the schemes of a ruthless smuggler.

Ti     Titus, Eve.         Basil of Baker Street /
   Summary Basil is the Sherlock Holmes of the mouse world, having studied scientific sleuthing at
the feet of the famous English detective.

Va      Van Draanen, Wendelin. Sammy Keyes and the art of deception / (See also other titles
        by this author)
     Summary Seventh-grade sleuth Sammy Keyes investigates mysterious happenings

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Va    Van Leeuwen, Jean.           The great Christmas kidnapping caper /
   Summary In comfortable residence at Macy's during the Christmas season, Merciless Marvin the
Magnificent and his gang are convinced that the store's Santa Claus has been kidnapped and
determine to save him.

Va     Van Leeuwen, Jean.         The great Googlestein Museum mystery /
   Summary Three adventurous mice escape from their home in Macy's department store and spend
an exciting week in the Guggenheim Museum.

Va     Vande Velde, Vivian.      Ghost of a hanged man /
   Summary An outlaw condemned to be hanged threatens to wreak vengeance from the grave on
those responsible for his death.

Va     Vande Velde, Vivian.         There's a dead person following my sister around /
   Summary Eleven-year-old Ted becomes concerned and intrigued when his five-year-old sister
Vicki begins receiving visits from two female ghosts.

Va    Vande Velde, Vivian.         Witch's wishes /
   Summary On Halloween, six-year-old Sarah encounters a witch who repays her kindness by making
her magic wand real for the night, resulting in a series of wishes come true that the witch then has to

Wa     Walker, Paul Robert.        The Sluggers Club : a sports mystery /
   Summary When baseball equipment starts disappearing from B.J.'s Little League team, he and his
friends form the Sluggers Club to investigate the crime.

Wa    Wallace, Barbara Brooks          Peppermints in the parlor /
   Summary Sent to San Francisco to live with beloved aunt and uncle, newly orphaned Emily
expectantly enters their once-happy mansion only to find unimaginable horrors.

Wa     Wallace, Barbara Brooks           The perils of peppermints /
   Summary Left at a New York boarding school by Aunt and Uncle Twice, eleven-year-old Emily
finds horrors even greater than those she faced at Sugar Hill Hall, especially after she gets word
that her inheritance is lost. Sequel to: Peppermints in the parlor.

Wa      Wallace, Barbara Brooks          The twin in the tavern.
   Summary A young orphan finds himself at the mercy of the unsavory owner of a tavern while he
tries to solve the mystery surrounding his past & a missing twin.

Wa     Wallace, Bill             Blackwater Swamp /
   Summary Having discovered the true nature of the old woman known as the Witch of Blackwater
Swamp, fifth grader Ted must decide whether or not to come to her aid when she is falsely accused
of theft.

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Wi     Winterfeld, Henry.         Detectives in togas /
  Summary In an effort to save a boy wrongly accused, a group of young friends living in ancient
Rome search for the culprit who scrawled graffiti on the temple wall.

Wr      Wright, Betty Ren.      Christina's ghost / (See also other titles by this author)
   Summary Christina's summer in a spooky, isolated Victorian house with her grumpy uncle turns
into a ghostly adventure.

Wr    Wright, Betty Ren.            Crandall's castle /
   Summary Charli's impulsive uncle, Will Crandall, decides to buy the town's abandoned, possibly
haunted castle and fix it up as a bed-and-breakfast, but Charli and Sophia, a clairvoyant orphan who
has come to stay with the Crandall family, know his plan is somehow dangerous.

Wr      Wright, Betty Ren.         The dollhouse murders /
   Summary A dollhouse filled with a ghostly light in the middle of the night and dolls that have
moved from where she last left them lead Amy and her sister to unravel the mystery surrounding
grisly murders that took place years ago.

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