Read Any Good Mysteries Lately?

posted Sep 12, 2012, 10:16 AM by Kevin Maassen   [ updated Oct 30, 2016, 11:49 AM ]
Mystery is a subgenre of narrative fiction.  It usually involves a mysterious death or a crime to be solved.  It's purpose is to engage you in solving a puzzle.  It is also one of the most requested and enjoyed genres of students.  Mysteries require a reader to put the puzzle pieces offered by the author together to figure out the mystery, to appreciate the detective's craft and to take moral satisfaction from the solution to the mystery.  Here are ten mysteries you may like to read:

1.)  The Bad Beginning (a Series of Unfortunate Events) by Lemony Snicket
2.)  The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew Mystery) by Carolyn Keene
3.)  The Tower Treasure (Hardy Boys Mystery) by Franklin W. Dixon
4.)  The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse (Chet Gecko Mystery) by Bruce Hale
5.)  Half Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer
6.)  The Westing Game  by Ellen Raskin
7.)  The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base
8.)  Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos 
9.)  The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
10.)  The Maze of Bones (39 Clues) by Rick Riordan