May Brings Murder, Mysteries & More!

In honor of "Get Caught Reading Month" we at CHPL have compiled a list for you of our most compelling mysteries, true crime and forensic science reads. 
Check 'em out!

Newer Titles - Fiction:

All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab
After the death of his ex-girlfriend Carly, northern California high school student Neily joins forces with Carly's cousin Audrey to try to solve her murder.

The Big Splash by Jack Ferraiolo
Matt Stevens, an average middle schooler with a glib tongue and a knack for solving crimes, uncovers a mystery while working with "the organization," a mafia-like syndicate run by seventh-grader Vincent "Mr. Biggs" Biggio, specializing in forged hall passes, test-copying rings, black market candy selling, and taking out hits with water guns.

Black Rabbit Summer by Kevin Brooks
When two of sixteen-year-old Pete's childhood classmates disappear from a carnival the same night, he is a suspect, but his own investigation implicates other old friends he was with that evening--and a tough, knife-wielding enemy determined to keep him quiet.

Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann
Seventeen-year-old Kendall, who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, lives with her parents on a potato farm in a tiny community in Montana, where two teenagers go missing within months of each other, with no explanation.

Elixir by Hilary Duff (yes, that Hilary Duff)
Clea Raymond, a talented young photojournalist who has spent her life in the spotlight, and her best friends, Rayna and Ben, travel the globe trying to unravel a centuries-old mystery that could reveal her soul mate's identity and the secret of her father's disappearance.

Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers
As she searches for clues that would explain the suicide of her successful photographer father, Eddie Reeves meets the strangely compelling Culler Evans who seems to know a great deal about her father and could hold the key to the mystery surrounding his death.

The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
Seventeen-year-old Emma Paxton steps into the life of her long-lost twin Sutton to solve her murder, while Sutton looks on from her afterlife.

Trash by Andy Mulligan
Fourteen-year-olds Raphael and Gardo team up with a younger boy, Rat, to figure out the mysteries surrounding a bag Raphael finds during their daily life of sorting through trash in a third-world country's dump.

Theodore Boone by John Grisham
With two attorneys for parents, thirteen-year-old Theodore Boone knows more about the law than most lawyers do. But when a high profile murder trial comes to his small town and Theo gets pulled into it, it's up to this amateur attorney to save the day.

                                                      True Crime, Forensic 
                                  Science, & More - Nonfiction:

The Black Dahlia: shattered dreams by Brenda Haugen
Seventeen real girls, real-life stories: true crime by Seventeen Magazine
An Unspeakable Crime: the prosecution and persecution of Leo Frank by Elaine Marie Alphin
Who Killed My Daughter? by Lois Duncan  
The Year We Disappeared: a father-daughter memoir by Cylin Busby & John Busby
The Zodiac Killer: terror and mystery by Brenda Haugen

Crime Scene: the ultimate guide to forensic science by Richard Platt
The Dark Game: true spy stories by Paul B. Janeczko
The Medical Examiner by Toney Allman
Police Lab: how forensic science tracks down and convicts criminals by David Owen

Coming Soon!

Every Bone Tells a Story: hominin discoveries, deductions and debates by Jill Rubalcaba
How They Croaked: the awful ends of the awfully famous by Georgia Bragg
Spies of Mississippi: the true story of the spy network that tried to destroy the civil rights movement by Rick Bowers