For True Crime Fans

Cold by Mariko Tamaki

Cold
by Mariko Tamaki

This is the story of a boy who died–and a girl who wants to know why. Todd Mayer is dead. Now he’s some sort of ghost, hovering over his body, which has just been found in the town park, naked and frozen in the snow. As detectives investigate Todd’s homicide, talking to the very people who are responsible for how he died, Todd replays the events that led him to his end in the park. Georgia didn’t know Todd. But she can’t stop thinking about him. Maybe it’s because they’re both outcasts at their school, or because they’re both queer. It might also be because Georgia has a feeling she’s seen Todd somewhere before, somewhere he wasn’t supposed to be. In the vein of The Lovely Bones, this dual narrative is told through the voices of Todd in his afterlife and Georgia as she uncovers the truth behind his death, resulting in an immersive, emotional, and provocative read.

The Twin by Natasha Preston

The Twin
by Natasha Preston

After sixteen-year-old Ivy’s twin sister, Iris, moves in with her and their father, Ivy learns that Iris is trying to push her out of her own life–and may be responsible for their mother’s death.

Murder of Crows by K. Ancrum

Murder of Crows
by K. Ancrum

When Tig Torres first moved back to her hometown of Hollow Falls, she solved the infamous Lit Killer case–and cleared her late Aunt Beth’s name in the process. Tig’s work on the case brought her to the attention of Hollow Falls’s local armchair detective group, the Murder of Crows. The eccentric group is obsessed with their town’s dark past–but their interests extend far beyond the Lit Killer. Members of the group are fixated on a decades-long search for the missing body of Hollow Falls’s founder. There are rumors about what’s buried with the body that could be life-changing for whoever finds it. With a mission like that underway, it’s not long before a member of the Murder of Crows turns up dead. Soon, Tig and her friends Max and Wyn are tangled up in the search, too. But the stakes are getting higher and the hunt more dangerous. Someone’s willing to kill to keep the town’s secrets buried, and if Tig’s not careful, she’ll be the next victim.

The Window by Amelia Brunskill

The Window
by Amelia Brunskill

Anna is outgoing and athletic, the opposite of her twin sister Jess. The same on the outside, so completely different inside- yet they tell each other everything. Or so Jess thought. After Anna falls to her death while sneaking out her bedroom window, Jess questions where Anna was going, who she was meeting. Jess soon discovers that her twin kept a lot of secrets. And as she digs deeper, she learns that the answers she’s looking for may be truths that no one wants her to uncover.

The Amateurs by Sara Shepard

The Amateurs
by Sara Shepard

As soon as Seneca Frazier sees the post on the Case Not Closed website about Helena Kelly, she’s hooked. Helena’s high-profile disappearance five years earlier is the one that originally got Seneca addicted to true crime. It’s the reason she’s a member of the site in the first place. So when Maddy Wright, her best friend from the CNC site, invites Seneca to spend spring break in Connecticut looking into the cold case, she immediately packs her bag. But the moment she steps off the train in trendy, glamorous Dexby, things begin to go wrong.

All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban

All Your Twisted Secrets
by Diana Urban

Welcome to dinner, and again, congratulations on being selected. Now you must do the selecting.” What do the queen bee, star athlete, valedictorian, stoner, loner, and music geek all have in common? They were all invited to a scholarship dinner, only to discover it’s a trap. Someone has locked them into a room with a bomb, a syringe filled with poison, and a note saying they have an hour to pick someone to kill…or else everyone dies. Amber Prescott is determined to get her classmates and herself out of the room alive, but that might be easier said than done.

You’ll Be The Death of Me by Karen M. McManus

You’ll Be The Death of Me
by Karen M. McManus

Estranged friends Ivy, Mateo, and Cal witness a murder while skipping school, and the only way they can solve it is by revealing what they have been hiding from one another–and themselves.

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

Grown
by Tiffany D. Jackson

When legendary R&B artist Korey Fields spots Enchanted Jones at an audition, her dreams of being a famous singer take flight. Until Enchanted wakes up with blood on her hands and zero memory of the previous night. Who killed Korey Fields? Before there was a dead body, Enchanted’s dreams had turned into a nightmare. Because behind Korey’s charm and star power was a controlling dark side. Now he’s dead, the police are at the door, and all signs point to Enchanted.

Jane Anonymous by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Jane Anonymous
by Laurie Faria Stolarz

In chapters alternating between “then” and “now,” seventeen-year-old Jane Anonymous chronicles the events leading up to her abduction and seven-month captivity and her painful return to family and friends.