Detective’s Assistant, by Kate Hannigan

Summary:  In 1859, eleven-year-old Nell goes to live with her aunt, Kate Warne, the first female detective for Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency. Nell helps her aunt solve cases, including a mystery surrounding Abraham Lincoln, and the mystery of what happened to Nell’s own father.

Little, Brown and Company

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The Bullet Catch: Murder by Misadventure, by Amy Axelrod

Summary: In early twentieth-century New York City, in the golden age of magic, Leo, an orphaned magician’s apprentice, becomes involved in a murder mystery when he trusts a dishonest man.

Holiday House

The Case of the Missing Moonstone, by Jordan Stratford

Wollstonecraft Detective Agency#1
Summary: Imagines an alternate 1826 London, where Ada Lovelace (the world’s first computer programmer) and Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein) meet as girls and form a secret detective agency. Their first case involves a stolen heirloom, a false confession, and an array of fishy suspects.

Knopf

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Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery in Mayan Mexico, by Marcia Wells

Summary: On vacation in Mexico, Eddie Red and his best friend Jonah must once again rely on Eddie’s talent for drawing and his photographic memory to uncover clues to catch a crook when Eddie’s father is falsely accused of a crime.

HoughtonMifflin

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Forgotten Sisters, by Shannon Hale

Princess Academy series
Summary:  Miri is eager to return to her beloved Mount Eskel after a year at the capital, but the king and queen ask her to first journey to a distant swamp and start her own miniature princess academy for three royal cousins, but once there she must solve a mystery before she can return home.

Bloomsbury

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I am Princess X, by Cherie Priest

Summary:  Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure.
Once upon a few years later, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her.
Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees Princess X stickers, graffiti, and webcomic at IAmPrincessX.com. The more May explores the webcomic, the more she realizes that only one person could have started this phenomenon—her best friend, Libby, who lives.

Scholastic

A Little Bit of Spectacular, by Gin Phillips

Summary:  When eleven-year-old Olivia finds a strange message written on the bathroom walls of a few public places in her new hometown, she finds herself in the midst of a mystery to solve–and in need of a new friend to help her solve it.

Dial

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