Young Adult Mysteries & Thrillers Books

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.

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.

Sibylla of Earth: Book One of the Anunnakiverse

What happens when the one person who can lead Earth's forces against an alien invasion has sworn herself to peace?

Scarred by her father's death, Sibylla Cross fights to end the war. She protests in the streets, demonstrates against the government--anything she can do to stop the killing. But it's not enough. She needs to do more.

Desperate, she turns to her hacker boyfriend, Dillon, for help. Together, they break into the Hive--a maximum-security facility for the world's largest arms manufacturer and puppet master behind the global conflict. But once inside, they realize something's wrong.

Schematics don't match up. The main server is missing. And suddenly, she's discovered by the guardian of the network, an advanced A.I. named Morgana.

Arrested, she's forced into the Blood Eagles--a special branch of the military so dangerous that even death row inmates can enlist. Alone and frightened, she must form bonds with those whom she has hated while learning the art of war to survive. But will it be enough to prepare her for the coming invasion on the horizon?

Read Sibylla of Earth to find out!

The Purloined Curio: A Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective Mini-Mystery (Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective Mini-Mysteries Book 3)

Introducing Miss Lizzie Borden of Fall River, Massachusetts, a most excellent girl detective and the most remarkable young woman ever to take on the criminal underworld. Many years before her infamous arrest and trial for the murders of her father and stepmother, Lizzie Borden pursued a career as a private consulting detective as chronicled in this clever and imaginative series of short stories. When Elizabeth Wingate, a fraudulent spiritualist, comes to Fall River to exploit the grief of a bereaved widow, Lizzie Borden the Girl Detective joins forces with her cousin Sarah Borden and Homer Thesinger the Boy Inventor to protect the widow and expose a dark secret. Is the Cabinet of Curiosities haunted by the spirit of Awashuncks, Squaw Sachem of the Sakonnet? Find out in The Purloined Curio, the third mystery in the Lizzie Borden Girl Detective Mini-Mystery series.

The Forlorn Maggie: A Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective Mini-Mystery (Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective Mini-Mysteries Book 2)

Introducing Miss Lizzie Borden of Fall River, Massachusetts, a most excellent girl detective and the most remarkable young woman ever to take on the criminal underworld. Many years before her infamous arrest and trial for the murders of her father and stepmother, Lizzie Borden pursued a career as a private consulting detective as chronicled in this clever and imaginative series of short stories. Join Lizzie as she matches wits with the Forlorn Maggie in this wry tale of mystery set in a Victorian New England mill town. When Fiona Conway, the Forlorn Maggie, seeks revenge against Fleet Footed Fleet, the savage mastermind of the B.M.C. Durfee Mutiny, Lizzie Borden must summon all of her courage and confront her own dark secret. You have met Lizzie Borden before, but never like this!

The Agitated Elocutionist: A Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective Mini-Mystery (Lizzie Borden, Girl Detective Mini-Mysteries Book 1)

Introducing Miss Lizzie Borden of Fall River, Massachusetts, a most excellent girl detective and the most remarkable young woman ever to take on the criminal underworld. Many years before her infamous arrest and trial for the murders of her father and stepmother, Lizzie Borden pursued a career as a private consulting detective as chronicled in this clever and imaginative series of short stories. Join Lizzie as she matches wits with the Agitated Elocutionist in this wry tale of mystery set in a Victorian New England mill town. When Mrs. Arbuthnot, the Agitated Elocutionist of Fall River, reports the disappearance of her coveted Star of Swansea, Lizzie Borden the Girl Detective enters into a maze of secrets,lies and tongue twisters. Together with her loyal cousin Sarah Borden, Lizzie explores Fall River's dark side. You have met Lizzie Borden before, but never like this!

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

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!

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.

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)

Who'll Pick Me? (Adventures at Bell Buckle Inn Book 1)

Peri is afraid no one will pick her as a friend in her new town Bell Buckle, where she and her father move into a dilapidated house they are turning into an inn. To make matters worse, she's always losing or forgetting things. By caring for a litter of puppies, Peri hopes to earn back her father's trust; unfortunately all she gains is trouble when things she is responsible for start to disappear.

With the help of Lynn Ann, the girl who lives across the street, and Squirt, an eight-week Labrador, Peri conducts her own investigation to track down the stolen items. Could there be a burglar among the residents of Bell Buckle? More important, why is he stealing her things? During her probing into the mystery, Peri finds more than just the stolen items. She discovers the love of the people in Bell Buckle, and she finds a renewed faith in God's ability to answer seemingly impossible prayers.

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.

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.

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?

Alex Finch: Monster Hunter (The Monster Files Book 1): Volume 1

Meet Alex Finch - tomboy, techno geek, monster hunter. Reluctant monster hunter. A school project, an absentminded project partner, and a misplaced backpack all change sixteen-year-old Alex Finch's life forever. In a single afternoon Alex finds the missing backpack, has a run-in with Sam, the boy she's had a crush on since first grade - and discovers that monsters are real. That mind-blowing incident throws her life in a completely different direction, uncovering secrets that cost her more than she could ever imagine. And the further she digs, the darker and more dangerous the secrets become. What else is hiding behind the ordinary facade of her California beach town? Alex is about to find out. *Includes an exclusive excerpt of Truth and Consequences, the second Monster Files adventure, coming your way in time for the holidays!

The Keatyn Chronicles: Books 1-2

The Case of the Soggy Vandal (The Alex Mysteries Book 1)

A new sleuthing team is in town! Alex and Lexi are best friends and known around school as "The Alexes" - but more importantly, they are sleuthing partners. When they discover that a vandal has destroyed some property at Lexi's house, the dynamic duo spring into action to solve the mystery. Their keen observation skills are put to the test as they try to locate the soggy vandal, following clues until they are sure they've found the culprit! Join The Alexes in this first book in a new youth mystery series that is sure to inspire you to find your own sleuthing partner!

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?

Snowed

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.

The Cutting Room Floor

Good Enough: A Shay James Mystery

Shay is a teenage foster child who wants nothing more than to belong and she believes she has found her place at a run down stable. Her sense of belonging is threatened when the stableowner is hurt by a mysterious attacker and in the aftermath decides to sell his horses if the criminal isn't found. Shay and her two best friends determine to find the criminal - at the cost of their own safety.

The Illusion of Smoke: The Prequel: Volume 1 (Sonnclere Mysteries)

A strange smoke ... A genetically modified drug ... An intriguing encounter ... Scientist Dr Neroli Sonnclere stumbles into a mystery that will change the direction of her life. On the flight home to London from a Biomedical Engineering Conference in New York, Dr Sonnclere bumps into two people who have caught her attention. Indulging her natural curiosity, she follows them out of the airport. Little does she know that the trail would lead her right into a web of intrigue as well as a new discovery-of a genetically modified form of the most illegally consumed drug of abuse. Cannabis. As the prequel to the "Sonnclere Mystery Series," "The Illusion of Smoke" introduces us to an unusual character-a young female scientist with a unique gift. Born with "hyperosmia," or a heightened sense of smell, Dr Sonnclere possesses the ability to sniff out odours undetected by ordinary humans. When utilised in conjunction with her scientific knowledge, she discovers she can use her particular talent in ways reminiscent of Sherlock Holmes-by keenly observing her surroundings, swiftly arriving at a deduction and ultimately solving problems unlike those she's ever faced before.

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!"

Captive: Volume 1 (Behind the Stars)

I Didn't Kill Your Cat

I Didn't Kill Your Cat "Fast-paced, entertaining read ... a charming main character and a diverting plot sure to appeal to fans of whodunit novels." -- KIRKUS REVIEW Last year was one heck of a ride for 12-year old Mary Frances ("Frankie") Jackson. She was an inning away from becoming the first female all-state middle-school pitcher ... until a teammate double-crossed her. Then, she was arrested after she sought revenge... Full description

Molly of Mars: The Syndicate Series

RJ - Boy Detective #1: The Mysterious Crate

RJ Spencer is a lucky 12 year old. He lives in the big city and his parents are landlords of the high-rise apartment building that is his home.



The many tenants in the building, along with the endless possibilities of adventures in the city itself, are the perfect setting for the young detective as he sets out to solve every case he can get his hands on.



In this mystery, RJ and his younger pal Joey come upon Mr. Porter, the new tenant in 3B, while he is trying to maneuver a very large crate into his apartment. What is inside the mysterious box, and will RJ and Joey solve the mystery without blowing their cover?