We’ve got a load of YA mysteries to recommend in honour of Jennifer Donnelly’s ‘These Shallow Graves’

When Jo’s father is found dead in his study after an alleged accident, she is unable to accept that her father could have been so careless. So she begins to investigate his death with the help of a young reporter, Eddie Gallagher. It quickly becomes clear he was murdered, and in their race against time to discover the culprit and his motive, Jo and Eddie find themselves battling dark characters on the violent and gritty streets of New York.

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We’re a sucker for a good mystery, so we thought we’d share some more of our favourite to keep you occupied after ‘These Shallow Graves’!

162085‘Pretty Little Liars’ by Sara Shepard

We’re huge fans of the show here at MP!, but we’ve also got a soft spot for the books. There’s a whopping 16 books to sink your teeth into, and though it can get a bit repetitive, we can’t look away…

In case you’ve managed to miss all the ‘Pretty Little Liars’ gloriousness, when their former best friend Allison disappears, Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily are thrown back together. Then they start receiving texts from the mysterious A, and A knows all of their secrets… But who is A? And what are they going to do to the girls?

download (1)‘We Were Liars’ by E Lockhart

This book was all anyone could talk about back in 2014, and yet talking about it could so easily spoil it! We’ll just leave you with the summary to tantalise you:

We are the Liars.
We are beautiful, privileged and live a life of carefree luxury.
We are cracked and broken.
A story of love and romance.
A tale of tragedy.
Which are lies?
Which is truth?

51TZBj2DMTL._SX316_BO1,204,203,200_‘The Diviners’ by Libba Bray

This gloriously chunky novel is a supernatural murder mystery set in 1920s New York City and it’s delicious fun.

Young women are being murdered across the city. And these aren’t crimes of passion. They’re gruesome. They’re planned. They bear a strange resemblance to an obscure group of tarot cards. And the New York City police can’t solve them alone and Evie has a mysterious power that could help catch the killer – if he doesn’t catch her first.

paper towns‘Paper Towns’ by John Green

We couldn’t leave Margo and Q off the list! You can’t beat a good John Green book in the summer.

Q has loved Margo Roth Spiegelman since she moved in next door, so when she invites him to join her on a night of revenge, he can’t say no. But the next morning she has disappeared. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance . . . and they are for him. Trailing Margo’s disconnected path across the USA, the closer Q gets, the less sure he is of who he is looking for.

picture me gone‘Picture Me Gone’ by Meg Rosoff

We’re huge fans of Meg Rosoff here at MP! and she you never know what her next book is going to be about. Her latest YA novel tackles a roadtrip and a mystery.

Mila is on a roadtrip across the USA with her father. They are looking for his best friend but Mila discovers a more important truth. Sometimes the act of searching reveals more than the final discovery can. Adults do not have all the answers. It all depends what questions you ask.

Grab your copy of ‘These Shallow Graves’ here!

Tell us all about your favourite mystery novels at @maximumpopbooks!

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Written by Sophie Waters

Sophie is the Head of Commercial at Maximum Pop! Having studied English Lit and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she came to MP! to satisfy her passion for books. Sophie is a diehard Hufflepuff and feminist. She's also a huge cat lover, and can often be found rocking her socks off at a gig.

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