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Gripping YA Thrillers and Mysteries

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These books will have teens putting away their screens and pulling up their covers at night.
The Hill

The Hill

edition:Paperback

Jared’s plane has crashed in the Alberta wilderness, and Kyle is first on the scene. When Jared insists on hiking up the highest hill in search of cell phone reception, Kyle hesitates; his Cree grandmother has always forbidden him to go near it. There’s no stopping Jared, though, so Kyle reluctantly follows. After a night spent on the hilltop—with no cell service—the teens discover something odd: the plane has disappeared. Nothing in the forest surrounding them seems right. In fact, thin …

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Hit the Ground Running

Hit the Ground Running

edition:Paperback

Seventeen-year-old Vancouver Island teen Eric receives an video message from his brother, Michael, who tells Eric not to trust anyone. At the end, it appears Michael is shot and captured. Eric tries to reach Michael and their parents but can't. Eric has distanced himself from everyone. He trains in parkour, and its principles have been helpful in dealing with his life. His academic parents took him all over the world when he was young, giving him extensive knowledge of history and culture, with …

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Chase

Chase

edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover

The Incredible Journey meets Gordon Korman's On the Run in this exciting middle-grade thriller.

     Chipper is a very special dog. He's part of a multi-million-dollar experiment at a secret organization known only as The Institute. The Institute has been experimenting with dogs, melding them with state-of-the-art computer technology. But there's a problem with Chipper. His natural dog instincts often overrule his computer side. No matter what he's doing, if he sees a squirrel or a mouse, he'll …

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Finding Melissa

Finding Melissa

edition:Paperback

An exciting suspense-filled novel about a missing child and the ongoing effect on her family.

Twelve years after the unexplained mystery of her sister Melissa's disappearance, Clarice Warren still deals with the aftermath. Her dad is gone now, leaving her with a mother who can't forgive her for surviving. She had always thought that her mother's favourite was her little sister - and nothing has changed now.

Melissa still gets 100% of her mother's attention even twelve years after her disappearance …

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The Dogs

The Dogs

edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover

Now in paperback-the internationally acclaimed psychological thriller from Governor General's Award nominee Allan Stratton.

Cameron and his mom have been on the run for five years. His father is hunting them-or at least that's what Cameron's been told.

When they settle into an isolated farmhouse, Cameron soon finds himself embroiled in the unsolved mystery of a woman and child who disappeared decades ago, and he starts to hear and see things that just aren't possible. What's hiding in the night? …

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Excerpt from The Dogs:

'Cameron, honey. We have to go. Get your things.'

'Go? What? Now?'

'I don't know how long we've got.' She gets up and heads to her room. 'He could be anywhere, around the block, who knows. But he'll be back, you can count on it. And the police will be too late.'

'Mom-'

'There's things you don't understand, Cameron.'

Oh yeah? I understand lots, Mom. I understand I'm scared, for a start. But why? Because he's tracked us down? Or because you're crazy?

My clothes are already in a suitcase under my bed; Mom made me pack two days ago, just in case. There's room in the car for our bags, some coats, a box of dishes, some sheets and towels and the little TV. My grandparents will store the rest of our stuff in their basement; there isn't much; the places we rent come furnished. I wish we could go to Grandma and Grandpa's. Mom says we can't. She says that's the first place he'd look.

He - him - the guy in the car: Dad.

Mom backs the car onto the street. I look at the house. After a year, I was getting used to the place. This city too. I'd actually started making friends at school. So much for that.

We drive away slowly with the headlights off.

 

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Double You

Double You

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

When Adam Murphy learns that his late, revered grandfather, David McLean, hid a huge stash of foreign cash and fake passports in the family’s cottage, he is stunned. Was Grandpa really a traitor, as some of the evidence suggests? And why was a loaded Walther PPK pistol hidden at the cottage? Determined to prove his grandfather’s innocence, Adam takes the famous James Bond gun and follows the clues to Bermuda, where he encounters danger, evidence of espionage, and an unusual girl named Angel …

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The Scratch on the Ming Vase

The Scratch on the Ming Vase

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Born in China, Nicki was abandoned to an orphanage before being adopted by a wealthy North American family. Now 16, Nicki divides her time between Hawaii and Ontario and is all set to train with a king fu grand master. When she reports to his studio, she finds him stabbed and near death. As he lapses into a coma, he begs her to find a priceless Ming dynasty vase that she discovers has once belonged to Pu Yi, the Boy Emperor. Part detective story, part spy thriller, the novel takes place over sev …

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The Adventures of Jack Lime

The Adventures of Jack Lime

edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover

Things might get rough, they might even get a little messy, but I was okay with rough and messy as long as I could shut the lid on this dirty case. Meet Jack Lime, private investigator, who solves problems for his fellow Iona High students. Sometimes he falls for the dames who hire him, sometimes he falls in the river and sometimes he falls asleep (he's narcoleptic). But rest assured that whether he's tracking down a missing banana-seat bike or a kidnapped hamster, or cracking open a trivia tour …

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