Category: Mysteries & Detective Stories


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The Birthday Murderer

By: Bennett, Jay

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1979

Edition: Second printing

Seller ID: kb007602

ISBN: 0440905761

Condition: Very Good

150 pp; light edge wear, library stamp inside cover but no other markings, very light wear, no creasing; "Happy Birthday, Murderer," the card read. Shan Rourke is shocked, then horrified: the message is in his own handwriting. Shan is 17, on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Could he have contributed to his father's fatal illness? Why does his mother's boyfriend make Shan feel so uneasy? Shan knows what he has to do - he must find the answers to the questions from his past before he can live out his future. View more info

The Curse of Ravenscourt: A Samantha Mystery (American Girl Mysteries)

By: Buckey, Sarah Masters

Price: $0.99

Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc: 2005-03

Seller ID: kb014613

ISBN: 1584859873

Condition: Near Fine

181 pages; While their brownstone is being renovated, the O'Malley family moves to the top floor of Ravenscourt, a new "apartment-hotel." Samantha is excited until she learns there's a curse on the building's owner. Includes a tear-off bookmark on the back cover flap. Illustrations. View more info

Sudden Silence

By: Bunting, Eve

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1991

Seller ID: kb008468

ISBN: 0449703622

Condition: Very Good

105 pp; light edge wear; Jesse Harmon is tortured by guilt because he survived the hit-and-run accident that killed his brother, Bry. His guilt is compounded when he finds that he is attracted to Bry's girlfriend, Chloe. Together Jesse and Chloe try to track down the drunk who killed Bry - but discovering the driver's identity leads to other disturbing truths. View more info

The Mystery of the Aztec Warrior (Hardy Boys Mystery)

By: Dixon, Franklin W.

Price: $1.99

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1964

Seller ID: kb016888

Condition: Good

178 pages; edge wear, corners bumped, spine cover split; The handwritten will of a deceased world-traveler is strange and mysterious. Its cryptic instructions are to deliver 'the valuable Aztec warrior to the rightful owner, a descendant of an Aztec warrior.' What is the valuable object and where is it? What is the name of the owner and where is he? Frank and Joe Hardy have only one slim clue to work with: the name of a complete stranger who can help find the answers View more info

The Case of the Felon's Fiddle: A McGurk Mystery

By: Hildick, E. W.

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Weekly Reader Books: 1982

Edition: Book Club

Seller ID: kb008904

ISBN: 0027439003

Condition: Good

138 pages; edge wear, some dents to boards, corners bumped, previous owner's name inside cover;Finding a note hidden in an old violin starts the McGurk Detective Organization searching for a cache of uncut diamonds. View more info

The Slumber Party Secret (Nancy Drew Notebooks #1)

By: Keene, Carolyn

Price: $1.42

Publisher: New York, Aladdin: 1994-09-01

Seller ID: kb016533

ISBN: 0671879456

Condition: Good

76 pages; edge wear, cover creased; In the tradition of the multimillion-copy Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, here is a dynamic, illustrated chapter book series for young readers ages 5-8. In this series opener, young readers come along with 8-year old Nancy Drew as she becomes a detective and solves her first mystery. View more info

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The Ghost-Maker

By: Kilgore, Kathleen

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Avon: 1986

Seller ID: kb011040

ISBN: 0380700573

Condition: Good

162 pages; spine crease, some edge wear; Lee, suspecting that his wealthy grandmother is being victimized by a spiritualist, gets a job as an assistant to a friendly psychic in order to find out what is really going on. View more info

Esp McGee and the Haunted Mansion (An Avon Camelot Book)

By: Lawrence, Jim

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Avon Books: 1983

Edition: First - First edition

Seller ID: kb008885

ISBN: 0380840618

Condition: Good

96 pages; edge wear; Convinced that something spooky is going to happen at the old Frome mansion, Edward "ESP" McGee and his best friend, Matt Terrell, decide to test McGee's ESP and explore the supposedly empty house. View more info

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Counterfeit Caper (The Puzzle Club)

By: Mackall, Dandi Daley

Price: $0.99

Publisher: St. Louis, Lutheran Hour Ministries: 1997

Seller ID: kb015471

Condition: Good

80 pages; cover creased, some edge wear; View more info

Hawkeye Collins & Amy Adams in The case of the Clever Computer Crooks & Other Mysteries

By: Masters, M

Price: $0.99

Publisher: Deephaven, MN, Meadowbrook Press: 1983

Seller ID: kb010504

ISBN: 0915658119

Condition: Good

97 pages; edge and cover wear; Hawkeye and Amy myst find out how someonbe stole hundreds of computers from a warehouse. The video camera in the warehouse was working the whole time, but the film shows the strangest thing - one minute the computers were there and the next, they weren't! View more info

The Missing Rock Star Caper (Solve-It-Yourself)

By: McVey, R. Parker

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Troll Communications Llc: 1985

Seller ID: kb010516

ISBN: 081670399X

Condition: Very Good

117 pages; Choose-Your-Own-Adventure-style multiple ending novel; some light edge wear; The reader follows clues and directs the course of the investigation into the mysterious disappearance of a famous rock star. View more info

No Monsters in the Closet

By: Roberts, Willo Davis

Price: $0.99

Publisher: Middletown, CT, Weekly Reader Books: 1983

Seller ID: KB0001458

Condition: Fair

124 p. edge wear, some creasing to the cover. Steve's investigati on of a haunted house that seems to be in use involves him with criminals who think he knows too much. View more info

Walt Disney's Annette: The Desert Inn Mystery

By: Schroeder, Doris

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Racine, WI, Whitman Publishing Company: 1961

Seller ID: kb010608

Condition: Good

210 pages; previous owner's name on ffep, front hinge cracked, wear to extremities; At every turn Annette found herself becoming more deeply involved in the strange chain of events. A fire int he night, a live ghost, and a plot to ruin Mr. Kerry's name.. these were the problems Annette faced as she searched for the answer to the Desert Inn Mystery View more info

Deadly Waters

By: Skurzynksi, Gloria

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 2003

Seller ID: kb010924

ISBN: 0439537584

Condition: Good

143 pages; light edge wear, horizontal creases in spine; While in Florida's Everglades, the Landons come face-to-face with sharks, alligators, and a stranger who steals Jack's camera. In tracking down the thief, the kids unravel a mystery of why the park's already endangered manatees are dying. Includes a map of the Everglades Park View more info

The Ersatz Elevator (A Series of Unfortunate Events #6)

By: Snicket, Lemony

Price: $1.49

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 2002

Seller ID: kb010602

ISBN: 0439402042

Condition: Very Good

some edge wear; In their most daring misadventure, the Baudelaire orphans are adopted by very, very rich people, whose penthouse apartment is located mysteriously close to the place where all their misfortune began. Even though their new home in the city is fancy, and the children are clever and charming, I'm sorry to say that still, the unlucky orphans will encounter more disaster and woe. In fact, in this sixth book in A Series of Unfortunate Events, the children will experience a darkened staircase, a red herring, an auction, parsley soda, some friends in a dire situation, a secret passage... View more info

The Case of the Wandering Werewolf

By: Stevenson, Drew

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Aladdin: 1991

Seller ID: kb010547

ISBN: 067167238X

Condition: Good

128 pages; faint spien crease, some edge wear; This new suspense thriller from the author of The Case of the Visiting Vampire has laughs, action and a werewolf mystery--sure to appeal to middle grade readers. Tony, Raymond and Huntley are back in action when they investigate rumors of a werewolf lurking in Lost Woods. View more info

The Mudpack and Me

By: Thompson, Joan

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books: 1993

Seller ID: kb010546

ISBN: 0671728628

Condition: Fair

148 pages; heavy edge wear, some creasing to front cover, chip out of top edge of back cover; What are two 13 year-olds doing at a health resort? Susan Hubbard wants to lose ten pounds; her roommate, Tessa DeCosta is there on her soap opera star-mother's orders. Before long the two become great friends, and in no time they are into mudpacks, manicures, and mystery. View more info

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Sammy Keyes and The Skeleton Man

By: Van Draanen, Wendelin

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Scholastic Inc: 1999

Seller ID: KB002830

ISBN: 0439065089

Condition: New

0439065089 Now in Knopf Paperback, seventh-grade gumshoe Sammy Keyes returns in her second mystery--a Halloween intrigue involving Frankenstein and a skeleton man in a tale of greed, grudges, and getting even. View more info

The Mystery Girl (The Boxcar Children #28)

By: Warner, Gertrude Chandler

Price: $0.99

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 1992-02

Seller ID: kb014602

ISBN: 0590453750

Condition: Near Fine

121 pages; The Boxcar Children are working in a general store to help out a friend of Aunt Jane's. The nervous, secretive girl who also works there intrigues them, and when a strange man comes to the store asking about her, the children feel it's time to investigate. View more info

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The Case of the Golden Boy

By: Wilson, Eric G.

Price: $1.99

Publisher: Scarborough, ON, Canada, HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited: 1996

Seller ID: KB004843

ISBN: 0006481329

Condition: New

89 pages; An investigation into the kidnapping of his schoolmate leads young Tom Austen to the seedy Golden Boy Cafe and an unexpected encounter with a desperate criminal. After getting one step too close to the kidnappers, Tom is taken prisoner and needs all of his wits to survive. View more info