Garvie Smith has the highest IQ ever recorded at Marsh Academy. And the lowest grades. His philosophy: What's the point? Life sucks. Nothing surprising ever happens. Until his ex-girlfriend's body is pulled from a pond and the facts surrounding her disappearance don't add up. Ambitious, uptight, methodical Detective Singh is on the case and he's determined to solve the mystery and get promoted. He doesn't need any help from a notorious slacker. Or does he?
McManus, Karen M.
One of us is lying
When the creator of a high school gossip app mysteriously dies in front of four high-profile students all four become suspects. It's up to them to solve the case.
To catch a killer
As a toddler, Erin survived for three days alongside the corpse of her murdered mother, and the case -- which remains unsolved -- fascinated a nation. Her father's identity unknown, Erin was taken in by her mother's best friend and has become a relatively normal teen. Fourteen years later, Erin is once again at the center of a brutal homicide when she finds the body of her biology teacher. Erin believes her mother's killer has struck again. Inspired by her uncle, an FBI agent, Erin turns to her longtime crush (and fellow suspect) Journey Michaels to help her crack the case before it's too late.
The girl I used to be
When Olivia's mother was killed, everyone suspected her father of murder. But his whereabouts remained a mystery. Fast forward fourteen years. New evidence now proves Olivia's father was actually murdered on the same fateful day her mother died. That means there's a killer still at large. It's up to Olivia to uncover who that may be. But can she do that before the killer tracks her down first?
The girl in the picture
When a popular high school boy is found murdered, everyone is surprised he carried pictures of himself with Nicole Morgan, a shy "music geek" no one knew was close to him.
When her best friend Cassie sends her a cryptic note asking for help, Wylie sets out to find her with Jasper, the guy who set Cassie off the rails. As Wylie and Jasper head farther and farther north into the dense woods of Maine, Wylie struggles to control her growing sense that something is really wrong.
A study in Charlotte
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson descendants, Charlotte and Jamie, students at a Connecticut boarding school, team up to solve a murder
My life before me
Cady has always wanted to be a reporter, like her hero Nellie Bly, so after a fire burns down the orphanage she lives in, she’s ready to leave small-town Ontario and make her mark as a newspaperwoman. A crumbling newspaper clipping leads her to Orrenstown, Indiana, where her investigation into a long-ago murder earns her a hard lesson in race relations.
Meet Scarlett, a smart, sarcastic fifteen-year-old, ready to take on crime in her hometown. When Scarlett agrees to investigate a local boy's suicide, she figures she's in for an easy case and a quick buck. But it doesn't take long for suicide to start looking a lot like murder.
Seventeen-year-old Max, his girlfriend Parvati, and best friend Pres form Liars, Inc., expecting that forging notes and lying for their peers will lead to easy cash, but when Pres asks Max to cover for him, it may be a fatal mistake.
The prince of Venice Beach
Robert "Cali" Callahan, seventeen, gets swept up into the private-investigator business and must deal with the ramifications of looking for fellow runaways who may not want to be found--and with falling in love with one of them.
Seventeen-year-old Millie joins forces with her classmate, gorgeous but mysterious Chase Colton, to try to uncover who murdered head football coach "Hollerin' Hank" Killdare--and why.
Guy Langman, crime scene procrastinator
Sixteen-year-old Guy Langman, his best friend Anoop, and other members of the school Forensics Club investigate a break-in and a possible murder, which could be connected to the mysterious past of Guy's recently-deceased father.
While on spring break in Aruba, a young girl is accused of her best friend's death and must stand trial for murder in a foreign country.
The killing woods
When her father, an ex-soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD, is arrested for murder, Emily's efforts to exonerate him take her into the woods to play the Game, an extreme version of childhood games.
The liar society
When Kate receives a mysterious e-mail from her dead friend Grace, she must prove that Grace's death was not an accident, but finds that her elite private school holds secrets so big people are willing to kill to protect them.
I hunt killers
Seventeen-year-old Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his notorious "Dear Old Dad," but believes he has a conscience that will help fight his own urges and right some of his father's wrongs, so he secretly helps the police apprehend the town's newest murderer, "The Impressionist."
The name of the star
Rory Deveaux, of Bénouville, Louisiana, is spending a year at a London boarding school when she witnesses a murder by a Jack the Ripper copycat and becomes involved with the very unusual investigation.
The deadly sister
Abby Goodwin has always covered for her sister. Tabitha's screw ups started out ordinary enough: Broken curfews. Failed classes. Hanging out with the wrong crowd.But now Tabitha's been accused of murder. And Abby's not sure she'll be able to cover for her anymore.