Young Adult Mysteries & Thrillers Books

Visions: The Mystical Encounter Series: Volume 1

Book One of Thrilling Trilogy "Gifted or cursed? A yearning to be normal. And an unsolved murder refusing to be ignored. This is where the mysteries begin..." Heather Reiner isn't your typical teenager. Her abilities reach far beyond the norm, and she's just beginning to discover the possibilities. Growing up different from her peers hasn't been easy. Ridiculed by classmates, Heather moves to another state, but soon realizes she can't run from a problem that begins within. A guy from her new school, Barry, is captivated the first time he sees her. Determined to know her better, he learns her layers of complication run deep. With persistence, he chips away at her shield until each protective layer starts unveiling itself. Heather wants a chance to be normal, but secrets never stay hidden forever. They reveal themselves when least expected. Is normalcy obtainable, or will the mystery about herself be discovered? And if discovered, will Barry be like everyone else and turn away?

Cover Up: A Gripping Murder Mystery (Missing in Action Trilogy #2)

A GRIPPING MURDER MYSTERY

Cover Up is an absolutely gripping murder mystery guaranteed to hold you captive.

John Watson is given the option to save only one person he truly cares for. Racing against the clock, he cannot help but feel as if he had made the wrong decision. He finds himself having to make a life altering decision, and everything around him seems to be falling apart. While he is battling with his demons, another is battling her own.

Olivia Shapiro had finally found out the truth about Carlisle Castro, a man she was convinced had killed her mother. Giving the evidence to Mr. Watson, she waits to see what can be done, but as time passes her husband is found dead. Soon she is fueled by anger, and she is seeking vengeance for the man she lost - the man she loves.

At long last, everything seems to be going their way, but not after some difficult decisions had to be made. Those who had used Carlisle Castro to cover up were finally punished for their crimes, and soon it is easier for everyone to breathe. For a while, everything dulls down, but not before young Meghan Malone is abducted from her apartment. No one knows how much time she has left on the clock before her captors get what they want.

Detective John Watson is the cool, calm, and collected hero of Broken Trust. Putting his career on the line, he doesn't pull any punches, searching only for the truth. Intelligent, resourceful, and uncompromising, he will take readers on a memorable, white-knuckled journey in this suspenseful, gripping murder mystery with a shocking twist.

Stalk Me: Volume 1 (The Keatyn Chronicles)

Welcome to the crazy, addictive life of Keatyn in this USA TODAY bestselling series! Keatyn has everything she ever dreamed. Her life is following the script she wrote for the perfect high school experience. She's popular, goes to the best parties, dates the hottest guy, and sits at the most-coveted lunch table. She's just not sure she wants it anymore. Because, really, things aren't all that perfect. Her best friend is threatening to tell everyone her perfect relationship is a scam. Her perfect boyfriend gets drunk at every party they go to. It's exhausting always trying to look and act perfect. And, deep down, she isn't sure if she has any true friends. To add to the drama, her movie star mom has a creepy stalker. A hot, older man flirts with her and tells her they should make a movie together. And she's crushing on an adorable surfer. Dating him would mean committing social suicide. So she writes a new script. One where all the pieces of her life will come together in perfect harmony. But little does she know, there's someone who will do anything to make sure that doesn't happen.

The Paradise Beach Mysteries: Whitehaven Beach: Volume 1

Megan and Marcus can't wait for the summer holidays to begin at Bexhill-on-Sea, where their own incredible beach hut, Parry, doubles as a high-powered rocket ship. Before long, they are heading for Australia on a thrilling mission. As secret agents, they must confront a dangerous gang to try and save a beautiful beach from certain environmental ruin. When they spot a massive crocodile mysteriously devouring all the famous white soft sand on Whitehaven Beach, things start to go seriously wrong. Marcus sees Megan being swallowed by the reptile and does not hesitate to plan a daring rescue operation. Skilfully, he helps her to escape, but as they are planning how to recover the stolen sand, the thieves return and the two young agents find themselves in great danger. Will Whitehaven Beach be lost forever? Secret agents everywhere are invited to step inside the amazing Bexhill-On-Sea beach hut of The Paradise Beach Mysteries and join Marcus and Megan Morgan, as they travel at the speed of light to far-away top-rated world beaches, in a quest to save them from environmental ruin.

Countdown: A Mark Lee Thriller

A gripping financial crime novel.

Mark Lee is a rare creature indeed. Quite possibly, he's the luckiest man in the world. But is it possible to have too much luck? Mark is a millionaire who made his fortune through sheer providence. He has several mansions, a pop star girlfriend, and more money than he can possibly spend. He's arrogant, daring and sailing through life like a kite on a string. His latest stunt is a lawsuit against one of the largest banks in the world, the multi-national Hussein Bank, run by Rauf Hussein. With Mark's luck, he's sure to win, but is winning everything?

Mark Lee has simply pushed too many buttons and garnered the attention of some really powerful people who are willing to put his luck to the ultimate test. Rauf Hussein and his global network of billionaires decide to make a wager, against the indomitable luck of Lee.

It's an underground blood sport, a game of life and death where billionaires from all over the world can bet on the chances of Mark Lee surviving to see another day. He's already world-renowned for his extraordinary luck and cavalier attitude towards life, so Mark Lee quickly becomes the ideal candidate for an assassination experiment with a billion dollar jackpot.

They've stripped away his reputation, his freedom, his loved ones, everything. Now, they want to hunt him down and kill him. Surely, Mark Lee should crack under the pressure of a nationwide manhunt and a secret network of pissed-off billionaires out to see him squirm. Yet, somehow he manages to keep fighting back. As the bets come raking in, Mark gets closer to finding out exactly who is responsible for his recent troubles with fate. Lee better hope his luck doesn't run out in this gritty tale of fortune, fame and revenge.

Heist: Volume 1

Can one decision change the past? Jack Brodie has a sixth sense that someone has been watching him. Following him. One night he travels back in time to one of the world's largest art heists, the Gardner Museum Heist. Why that one moment in time? And what does it mean for Jack? When he returns, his world is different. His best friend is rougher, meaner. His dad hasn't been around in years. And then there's Jetta. The girl who took over his heart the moment she stepped into his life. No one is safe. Each time Jack goes back to the heist to fix his mistakes, he returns to face the fallout. Disaster strikes in the present until Jack must make a choice. His family and his own happiness. Or the girl he loves. Except, he learns that his sixth sense was right. Someone has been watching him and wants him dead.

Covert Affairs

In this Special Limited Edition duet, you'll meet two bold young women, lives derailed by destiny, determined to find justice.

False Truth, by award winning NYT and USA Today Bestselling author Diane Capri, rookie TV reporter Jordan Fox gets only one chance to stop the killers who murdered her mother before they return to finish what they started.

Spy Girl, by USA Today Bestselling author Jillian Dodd, Huntley Bond is removed from Spy Academy and tasked with her first mission: protect the Prince of a sovereign country and hone her spy craft skills to exact revenge on her mother's assassin.

Detective Riker - Night of the Vampire: A crime to solve (The Vampire Trilogy Book 1)

Detective Harry Riker, London's most infamous gumshoe, is getting long in the tooth and going heavy on the booze, and his chances to snag that dream case and cash out to an early island retirement are just about over.

Until the vampires show up.

Out of nowhere, police begin finding victims whose bodies have been massacred who've been entirely drained of blood. When the government gets involved in the case, Riker sees his chance for a once-in-a-lifetime payday.

Can the overweight, out-of-shape, private detective, Riker lead government agents to take on a rogue vampire splinter cell before they murder the royal family and take over the country?

Despite himself, this aging, over-the-hill detective might be just the hero his nation needs.

Enjoy this humorous free novella and join the crazy ride as London's finest Private detective, Harry Riker, is hot on the heels of the deathly vampires, and also hot on the heels of a vampire romance with the stunning Jane. With his unique brand of wit, bravado, brilliant use of dialogue and genuine likeable anti-hero roguish charm, Riker leads you through the edgy underbelly of London. This free novella will have you laughing out loud as you join in with the action, romance and mystery leaving you wanting more of the great private detective, Harry Riker.

About the author: Mixing genres as only he can, London novelist Steven Loton's latest book on the misadventures of everyone's favorite private eye is a tour de force tornado of old-school noir fiction and today's best supernatural thrillers, mixed with brilliant comedy, wit, this novella is a thrilling action packed ride.

The author of the groundbreaking Kai-Me-Rah and Jungle Shark, Loton injects his gift for observation and razor-sharp action into the latest misadventures of Riker - who could be the city's best detective, if only he could get out of his own way.

Rose Red

On Diana's first day of school at Tucson High a stranger is staring at her. He has a wilted rose in his pocket. She asks who he is. At first nobody will tell her. Then they shove an old newspaper story at her about how a girl from the high school was found murdered with a wilted rose vine around her neck, and that young man was arrested for the murder. But he got off on a technicality and got away with murder. Diana shivers when she finds one of his wilted roses on her locker next. What should she do? If she doesen't figure it out, she may be the next victim.

Rose Red is brought to you by Edward Ware Thrillers YA, an imprint of Cheops Books, LLC. If you liked Rose Red you will enjoy other young adult thriller novels by Dora Benley such as Dark 3: Special Edition, Mary's Gone, Murder on Spirit Island, and Latin Lessons. You might even enjoy the Dora Benley's latest novel in the Edward Ware Thrillers at War Series, the Salisbury Plot.

Touch of Mischief: A Ghost Bird Series Halloween Short Story (The Ghost Bird Series Book 7)

With Homecoming and everything else that's been going on in their world, everyone is on edge. But what better time to take in a few Halloween traditions like watching scary movies and carving pumpkins? Maybe kissing can be a new Halloween tradition now that Sang has joined the crew...



Follow Sang and Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Gabriel, Luke and North in this short slice of life story leading up to the homecoming dance.



The Academy, Eerily Spooky



Warning - if you haven't yet read House of Korba, this story will give away mild spoilers - read at your own peril!

The Coming Back: A Gripping Murder Mystery

A GRIPPING MURDER MYSTERY

The Coming Back is an absolutely gripping murder mystery guaranteed to hold you captive.

Stanley Douglas, a popular, autistic college student, goes missing one rainy night and the world is mystified by his sudden disappearance. However, he resurfaces ten years later, and the Douglas family is once again reunited.

The detective department in Savannah reopens the case to unravel the mystery of his ten-year absence. Detective David Wilson hires Doctor Lydia Chan, an ambitious psychiatrist who is struggling to deal with her own shortcomings in life, to help him unravel the mystery. As the two of them work their way through the files of the Stanley Douglas case, they build a strong liking towards each other. However, neither of them is prepared for the skeletons that start to tumble out of the closet as the mystery starts to unfold. What follows is a battle between law enforcers seeking justice and the unconditional love of a blinded family.

Does the truth have a righteous victory or will the heart triumph over the mind?

Psychiatrist Doctor Lydia Chan is the cool, calm, and collected hero of The Coming Back. Putting her career on the line, she doesn't pull any punches, searching only for the truth. Intelligent, resourceful, and uncompromising, Lydia will take readers on a memorable, white-knuckled journey in this suspenseful, gripping murder mystery.

Sound of Snowfall: A Ghost Bird Series Winter Short Story (The Academy Ghost Bird Series)

From USA TODAY Bestselling Author, C.

L. Stone.Sang and the boys share in a delightful winter morning in this slice of life story from the popular Academy Ghost Bird series.

This short story is an inside look at Sang as she enjoys a day off with Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Gabriel, Luke and North.

The Academy, Playful

Leonardo and the Mystery of the Villa Medici (Da Vinci's Cases)

In Vinci, the small village near Florence, 1462: A strange man has taken a room at the inn. Sure thing, that the ten-year-old Leonardo and his best friend Carlo do not let him out of their sight. What about these odd drawings he secretly produces up there? Leonardo and Carlo are convinced: The man is a spy! And must necessarily be exposed!

Alfred Bekker, born in 1964, writes fantasy, historical novels, criminal novels and books for young readers. His historical adventures for young readers are full of suspense, stuff which even kids who hate reading cannot resist.

A Spy Like Me: Volume 1 (Circle of Spies)

Games can be deadly. Eighteen-year-old Savvy Bent expects fireworks on her first date with Malcolm - in Paris! Except over a picnic of sparkling cider and strawberry tarts, a sniper shoots at them. That's only the beginning. From the top of the Eiffel Tower to the depths of the catacombs, Savvy must sneak, deceive, and spy to save her family and friends and figure out whether Malcolm is one of the bad guys before she completely falls for him.

A Hairy Tail (The Hairy Tail Series Book 1)

Hannah needed a project to get her through the long summer. Signing up at the local animal shelter, she finds exactly what she needs in the sad, lost dog Basil.

She sets her sights on finding his owner, promising him he would be reunited with his family. What she didn't anticipate was being distracted by her gorgeous co-volunteer, Harry.

Overcoming her inner shyness, Hannah needs to reel in Harry the hottie, find Basil's owner, and try to be a normal teenager for her mother. And do all this before the summer ends.

Love, paws, and fur balls abound in this fun short story that is bound to make your tail wag.

Also in the Hairy Tail Series:

A Hairy Tail

A Hairy Tail 2

A Hairy Tail 3

A Hairy Tail 4

A Hairy Tail Collection (All 4 stories in one place)

Another Hairy Tail

Another Hairy Tail 2

Another Hairy Tail 3

Another Hairy Tail 4

Another Hairy Tail Collection (All 4 stories in one place)

Kota: Meeting Sang #1 - The Academy Ghost Bird Series

From the USA TODAY bestselling The Academy: Ghost Bird series, comes a different look at the very beginning. Read Introductions with a whole new perspective--the boys'.

Kota Lee has been trying for weeks to get the girl up the street to notice him. She's beautiful and intriguing, but seems incredibly shy. Too shy. Every time he tries to get close, she dodges him, like a skittish little bird, flittering away out of his reach.

Troubled by her haunted looks, he's tried to give her some space, respect her need for solitude. Still, he can't forget those eyes that are haunted and--he thinks--maybe hiding secrets.

One dark night as thunderclouds are rolling in, he's driving home late and spots her standing in the road. It's too late for her to be out for a walk and the pack on her back tells him what she's doing: she's about to run away.

She could get hurt, or worse, disappear forever. He can't let her go; he'd never forgive himself if he did.

Captive: Volume 1 (Behind the Stars)

Masquerade (Secret Agent Shorts)

A teenage secret agent is sent out on a mission to a Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans to capture famous performer Andres Antonio, who secretly has his hands in a weapons trafficking business worth an estimated three-hundred-and-fifty million dollars in this action-packed thriller short story.

The Bonds of Blood: Volume 1

***ACCLAIM FOR THE BONDS OF BLOOD*** "I couldn't put the first book down! I read it in one weekend." Cinnamon Hollow "I love the way the author describes all of the amazing scenery and the creatures. I feel like I am right in the book with all of these people." mistee dawn "It had a driving story that induced a lot of just. one. more. page syndrome." Brooke *** The Revenant Wyrd Saga is a new adult dark fantasy series featuring: Working systems of magic with sorcerers, druids and other awesomeness. Lots of dwarves, elves and fae with a few dragons Top notch fantasy novels Necromancers In the world of Saracin, the Goddess damns the earth that killed her two beloved angels and tears it into six realms. As a reminder of their transgression, each person is branded with a stigmata on their palms as testament of their home realm and their separation from the Goddess. Thirty years later, in the Holy Realm, Jovian, Angelica, Amber, and Joya, quadruplets whose mother died in childbirth, have just reached their 21st spring and are now adults. When terrible visions depicting the downfall of their family stir within Jovian and Angelica, they struggle to make sense of what they have seen while trying to live a normal life. After Amber is kidnapped in the night, her three siblings are drawn into a dangerous pursuit across the Great Realms to find her. With every step they uncover more mystery surrounding their families past, and something far worse--an ancient enemy that could threaten their hope of ever seeing Amber alive again. Download the free fantasy book, THE BONDS OF BLOOD today, and get lost in get lost in the wyrd!"

Everyone Keeps Secrets

Tuppenny Hat Detective

Was the old Star Woman murdered? Young Billy Perks, who found her body, is sure she was, but the authorities disagree. Their haste to close the file heightens Billy's suspicions. He and his pals Yvonne Sparkes, and Kick Morely, decide to investigate, unwittingly awakening a long hidden killer and unearthing secrets of wartime conspiracy and betrayal. Written for adult and teenage readers, Tuppenny Hat Detective is a gentle, nostalgic mystery story, set in Sheffield, England, as the city struggles to recover from World-War-Two.

The Holy Duel (The Holy One's Book 4)

The Holy Duel wraps up where the Holy Would began. It is a great American mystery that features Scotty and Verily Fisher at the beginning of their endless honeymoon joining forces with L.A. private detective Michelle "Mike" October to solve the impossible Case of Overkill in which a Beverly Hills patriarch was murdered twelve different ways simultaneously. Mike's best friend Sindy Boyle is the youngest daughter of the victim and she has been framed by her eleven devilish siblings for the slaying of their evil father. The vital clue to solve the case is known only by notorious starlet Dy-Ann Lovechild who was murdered three years ago by a psycho stalker. The Fisher's raise the dead girl to life and then turn the blue bloods of tinsel town upside down before the high society wedding of Sindy to Dr. Cruz Whitewater. Angels of light, totem spirits of Native American Indians and mythical devils from a cathedral, a haunted mansion, a celebrity insane asylum, and an ancient cemetery try to assist or destroy the Holy One's destiny in Hollywood.

The Holy Would (The Holy One's Book 3)

The Holy Would is a great American mystery that features Scotty and Verily Fisher at the beginning of their endless honeymoon joining forces with L.A. private detective Michelle "Mike" October to solve the impossible Case of Overkill in which a Beverly Hills patriarch was murdered twelve different ways simultaneously. Mike's best friend Sindy Boyle is the youngest daughter of the victim and she has been framed by her eleven devilish siblings for the slaying of their father. The vital clue to solve the case is known only by notorious starlet Dy-Ann Lovechild who was murdered three years ago by a psycho stalker. The Fisher's raise the dead girl to life and then turn the blue bloods of tinsel town upside down before the high society wedding of Sindy to Dr. Cruz Whitewater. Angels of light, totem spirits of Native American Indians and mythical devils from a cathedral, a haunted mansion, a celebrity insane asylum, and an ancient cemetery try to assist or destroy the Holy One's destiny in Hollywood.

In Too Deep (#Hackers)

One talented hacker. One dead body. One explosive secret. When one reckless night leads Farris Barnett to the dead body of a classmate, she's as willing as everyone else to write it off as a suicide. That is, until cryptic messages start coming in from someone who knows the truth, and they want Farris on the case. Putting her hacker skills to work, she begins to unravel the life of a victim who might just have been the guiltiest of them all. Her personal life in turmoil, Farris turns to the only person she can trust to help her get to the bottom of things-a friend on the verge of becoming much more. Together, they confront a killer with a secret not even she could have decoded. The biggest bombs, the ones that do the most damage, are the ones you never see coming.

Losing Charley: Volume 1 (Full Circle)

After a horrific breakup with Dylan Sloan, the bad boy of the Dixon High Swim team, Charley Rice loses the confident swimmer she once was. Her best friend, Cash Montgomery is the only one who truly knows what happened that night and is a constant source of strength. After a summer of questioning who she wants to be, Charley decides to put the past behind and leave the small town of Grassy Pond to stand on her own two feet again. While Charley is living her life to the fullest at college she meets Joe Olsen and falls head over heels. But one letter is about to change everything and this time Cash isn't there to help her. Will she be able to escape her past and on her own? Will she run home to Cash? Or will she find comfort in the arms of Joe?

Alec Kerley and the Terror of Bigfoot: Volume 1 (The Monster Hunters)

Is the legendary Bigfoot real? Twelve year-old Alec Kerley finds out, in an adventure he'll never forget! Alec's mom died six months ago, and his world is upside down. Now, it's just Alec and his dad, alone, together but apart. Making matters worse, Alec has discovered that his dad works for a secret government agency that investigates monsters - real, living, breathing monsters! When Alec joined his dad and the Gonzalezes, longtime family friends of the Kerleys, on what he thought was a short getaway to the Branson, Missouri area, he and his best friend Ken Gonzalez - along with Ken's sister Sarah and her pretty friend Emily - expected to stay in cabins with a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi. What they got instead was a close encounter with a wiggly kid named Ethan Elvis Edgar, who breaks wind whenever he gets scared, and a terrifying attack by a group of the fabled Bigfoots, who are not happy the vacationers are there. And what Alec learns through his experience is that faith and hope and healing can be found in the most unexpected places - even in the midst of the Terror of Bigfoot. Alec Kerley and the Terror of Bigfoot is an upper middle grade/young adult action-adventure monster story for ages 12 and up. 22 chapters, 50,000 words.

Six Fellows: A Story of Friendship and Survival

This is the adventure story of six teenage boys, united together through hardship and chance. Their good character, creativity and courage withstand all sorts of trials for the triumph of their strong friendship. "We are not bad kids; we wouldn't steal and hide if we didn't have to. We all dream of a second chance, but deep down we doubt we'll ever get one."

The Story of Jess...And Her Dead Uncle's Undead Girlfriend

In this suspenseful comedic mystery, Jane Wicker used to be afraid of ghosts and ghouls, until she became one. Jane was a teenage nobody that one day woke up behind her high school DEAD. After a bit of soul searching and learning how to be a ghost, she determines that the key to moving on to the afterlife is graduating high school, but various obstacles keep getting in her way - Love and MURDER. In her third and final attempt to graduate, she once again returns to her former high school as Sarah Smith where she runs into Jess Whitcomb, a girl that reminds her of someone from her past. On the flip side, Jess is a new transfer student that just wants to enjoy her senior year. Within a short time she discovers friendship, a potential romance, and a diary from her late uncle. As Sarah and Jess's worlds clash, both need to solve a murder, all in time before graduation.

Deviation (Breaking the Pattern)

Fans of S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders will enjoy Deviation, award-winning author P.D. Workman's gut-wrenching story of Henry's battle against neglect and abuse. "You're a good kid, Henry." Everyone knew that he was a good guy; geeky, responsible, hard-working. Henry has had a lot to deal with in the past. Now, as he should be focusing on his schooling and preparing himself for the future, he is hindered by abuse, the challenge of raising his baby brother while dealing with his mother's deep depressions, and the return of a ghost from the past Henry has tried his best to forget. But it seems that Henry can't avoid the nastiness of life. As hard as he tries, it's one more disaster after another as his life spirals out of control. Can Henry escape the darkness, or is he doomed to be consumed by it? By the author of Ruby, Between the Cracks, a winner of the Top Ten Best Books for Teens 2015 award, this poignant account of Henry's descent into darkness will challenge you to look at youth crime in another light. Praise for Deviation -- I was caught up in the twists and turns of the plot from the beginning of Deviation and was still surprised at the end. -- This book could actually happen. That is what makes it so scary! I am really looking forward to the next book in the series. I am thoroughly intrigued and want to see what happens next. -- "Deviation" will play on your emotions and feed your doubts as you follow Henry through his many troubles and trials. Praise for P.D. Workman "Every single one of [P.D. Workman's] books has spoken to me in ways no one or almost anything else has. And I have found strength in the books I've read." "The way that P.D. Workman writes just flows amazingly and allows the reader to get really invested in a book."

Ruby, Between the Cracks

If you asked Ruby, she'd tell you she's happy with her life. She's tough and independent and doesn't depend on anyone else. The road that has led her here has not been easy, and she's blocked a lot of it from her memory. But things aren't as rosy as she would have everyone believe, and the road ahead of her is filled not only with gangs, drugs, and depression, but other challenges that Ruby hasn't even imagined. -You know it's a great book when you have to keep reminding yourself that the characters are not real people. I really cared about Ruby, and she gave me some bad moments. I desperately hoped her story would have a happy ending. - "Ruby" exposes the complex and brutal relationship between mental illness, poverty and abuse ... a page turner I had to finish - "Ruby" really put me through the wringer and I actually had to put it down a few times because I needed to return to reality ... There was no chance I was going to stop reading until I knew how the story ended! ... I seriously can't wait for book two!