Finding Fortune, by Delia Ray

Summary: Angry with her mother, twelve-year-old runaway Ren finds an unusual boarding house in a nearby ghost town, Fortune, where she meets some interesting people and learns of a forgotten treasure from when the town was famous for buttons made of Mississippi River shells.

FS&G

Young Houdini: the Demon Curse, by Simon Nicholson

Young Houdini #2
Summary: In 1886, a secret organization dedicated to the overthrow of evil sends young escape artist Harry Houdini and his friends to New Orleans to help a local community of fishermen accused of using voodoo magic to put the city’s mayor in a zombified coma.

Sourcebooks

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The Book Scavenger, by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

Summary: Just after twelve-year-old Emily and her family move to San Francisco, she teams up with new friend James to follow clues in an odd book they find, hoping to figure out its secrets before the men who attacked Emily’s hero, publisher Garrison Griswold, solve the mystery or come after the friends.

Henry Holt

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The Year we Sailed the Sun, by Theresa Nelson

Summary:  In St. Louis, Missouri, in 1911, orphaned eleven-year-old Julia Delaney rails against countless disappointments and the nun’s strict rules at the House of Mercy, especially after her sister Mary turns fourteen and must leave, but she, her family, and best friend get tangled up with a gangster and a decade-old mystery.

Atheneum

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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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