39 Clues

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So you like a good puzzling mystery? Try any of the titles on this list for mystery stories that contain a puzzle, code, or online component.


Blue Balliett, Brett Helquist
Description: When seemingly unrelated and strange events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal
Call Number: J FIC Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2012
Mary Downing Hahn
Description: When thirteen-year-old Logan and his family move into a run-down old house in rural Virginia, he discovers that a woman was murdered there and becomes involved with his neighbor Arthur in a dangerous investigation to try to uncover the killer
Call Number: J FIC Hah
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2012
Gabrielle Lord
Description: On New Year's Eve, 15-year-old Callum Ormond is chased down the street by a staggering, sick man with a deadly warning, "They killed your father. They'll kill you. You must survive the next 365 days". Hurled into a life on the run, with a price on his head, the fugitive is isolated and alone. Hunted by the law and ruthless criminals, Cal must somehow uncover the truth about his father's mysterious death and a history-changing secret. The clock is ticking. Any second could be his last
Call Number: J FIC Lor
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 20, 2012
Gregory Mone
Description: Eleven-year-old Fish, seeking a way to help his family financially, becomes a reluctant cabin boy on a pirate ship, where he soon makes friends--and enemies--and is asked to help decipher clues that might lead to a legendary treasure
Call Number: J FIC Mon
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2012
Patrick Carman
Description: Although housebound following an eerie accident, teenaged Ryan continues to investigate the strange occurences in his hometown of Skeleton Creek, recording his findings in a journal and viewing email video clips sent by fellow detective Sarah. The reader may view Sarah's videos on a website by using links and passwords found in the text
Call Number: J FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 20, 2012
Barbara (Barbara K.) Robertson
Description: For her tenth birthday, Rosemary Rita's grandmother Mimi sends her a magical hourglass, which takes Rosemary Rita back to 1870 in Germany to meet Mimi's great grandmother and help her decode a mysterious postcard
Call Number: J FIC Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2012
Donna Jo Napoli, Robert Furrow, Heather Harms Maione
Description: Sly uses her detective skills to help her friends solve mysteries that all involve some kind of code
Call Number: J FIC Nap
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2012
Odo Hirsch
Description: Every year Mr. Petrusca, a fishmonger, finds the biggest lobsters for one of his very best customers, Mr. Trimble. But when a thief steals the lobsters, Mr. Petrusca is more upset than anyone can understand.
Call Number: J FIC Hir
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2012
Mallory Kass
Description: For the past five hundred years, the Cahills have silently dominated the world. Their desperate hunt for the 39 Clues lies behind some of history’s biggest enigmas. And now – finally – the secrets are out.
Call Number: J FIC Kas
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2012
James Dashner, Bryan Beus
Description: Atticus "Tick" Higginbottom begins receiving mysterious letters from around the world signed only "M.G.," and the clues contained therein lead him on a journey to the perilous 13th Reality and a confrontation with evil Mistress Jane
Call Number: J FIC Das
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2012
Gordon Korman
Description: Unable to return to their normal lives despite the end of the Clue hunt, new Madrigal leaders Amy and Dan anxiously prepare for a retaliatory strike by the Vespers, who kidnap a number of Cahill family members and demand that Amy and Dan steal a famous painting.
Call Number: J FIC Kor
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2012
Geronimo Stilton
Description: When Thea hears that there is a secret map hidden beneath Mouse Island's most famous painting, the Monamouse, she and Geronimo have to get the scoop!
Call Number: J FIC Sti
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2012
Trenton Lee Stewart
Description: After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.
Call Number: J FIC Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 20, 2012
Kathryn Kenny
Description: While preparing for a fund-raiser antique show, Trixie and the other members of the Bob-Whites discover a secret code in the pages of an old magazine in the attic.
Call Number: J FIC Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2012
Pseudonymous Bosch
Description: Two eleven-year-old misfits try to solve the mystery of a dead magician and stop the evil Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais, who are searching for the secret of immortality.
Call Number: J FIC Bos
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 20, 2012
Eric Berlin
Description: Winston attends a weekend of puzzles at a famous musician's mansion, but when he and other young guests pursue a thief, they find themselves in big trouble. Puzzles for the reader to solve are included throughout the text.
Call Number: J FIC Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: May 16, 2012
Michael D Beil
Description: Catholic-schooled seventh-graders Sophie, Margaret, Rebecca, and Leigh Ann help an elderly neighbor solve a puzzle her father left for her estranged daughter twenty years ago.
Call Number: J FIC Bei
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 20, 2012
Penny Warner
Description: Using their code-breaking skills, four middle-schoolers solve the mystery of the eccentric man who draws stick figures on his second-floor bedroom window.
Call Number: J FIC War
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2012
Ellen Raskin
Description: The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance
Call Number: J FIC Ras
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2012
Patrick Carman, Michael Wenberg
Description: Collects ten tales of terror that are presented in three parts each, beginning with links and passwords to an online audio introduction, followed by the written text in the book, and ending with links to online video finales
Call Number: J FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 20, 2012
Patrick Carman
Description: When the mysterious Glyphmaster tricks Adam into solving a puzzle and then hacks his computers, Adam, Finn, Lewis, and Emily are pulled into a mystery that is more trouble than they ever imagined.
Call Number: J FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 20, 2012
Jude Watson, David Pittu
Description: Amy and Dan are in a race for their lives ... and the enemy may be closer than they think. When seven members of their family were kidnapped by a sinister organization known as the Vespers, thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, vowed they'd stop at nothing to bring the hostages home. But then the ransom comes in and the Vespers demand the impossible. Amy and Dan have just days to track down and steal an ancient map. The only catch? No one has seen the map for half a century.
Call Number: J FIC Wat
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 19, 2012
Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
Description: Sarah and Aidan begin to decipher a mysterious document that refers to the origins of Peter Pan and are suddenly pursued by a being that can take any form and will stop at nothing to get what it wants from them.
Call Number: J FIC Bar
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 19, 2012
Carolyn Keene, Laura Linney
Description: Nancy encounters a mysterious saleswoman in a perfume shop and a curious man on the train, then finds herself trying to decipher a strange code.
Call Number: J FIC Kee
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 19, 2012
Michael D Beil
Description: Seventh-graders Sophie, Margaret, Rebecca, and Leigh Ann follow a trail of cryptic clues to locate a rare violin, catch the person sneaking into St. Veronica's School for late-night cleaning and redecorating, and outsmart a conniving classmate.
Call Number: J FIC Bei
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 27, 2012
Blue Balliett
Description: In the midst of a series of unexplained accidents and mysterious coincidences, sixth-graders Calder, Petra, and Tommy lead their classmates in an attempt to keep Frank Lloyd Wright's famous Robie House from being demolished.
Call Number: J FIC Bal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 23, 2012
Pseudonymous Bosch
Description: As an evil dessert chef concocts a recipe for disaster in the form of a tempting chocolate bar, Cass and Max-Ernest attempt to stop an evil organization from carrying out its plot to gain immortality and wreak havoc on the world.
Call Number: J FIC Bos
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 23, 2012
D. K Hadley, Julie Corman
Description: Turtle Wexler's family just moved to a new neighborhood, right next to the haunted Westing Mansion. On a dare from her new friends, Turtle sneaks into the mansion only to find the scene of a crime. It's the biggest mystery in the city's history. With a handful of clues and house full of suspects, Turtle gathers the evidence with her brainy partner Chris to cash in on a $20 million dollar reward.
Call Number: Children
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 23, 2012
Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Harrison Ford
Description: After barely escaping a Shanghai nightclub brawl, Indiana Jones crash-lands into the wilds of India where he uncovers a scheme that has enslaved a remote village's children. Indy must save the children and avoid becoming a slave himself to the evil Thuggee cult.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 23, 2012
Nicolas Cage, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel
Description: Since his childhood, Benjamin Franklin Gates has known that he is a descendant of a long line of people whose job it has been to guard a treasure hidden by the Founding Fathers. They hid clues to its whereabouts in the country's currency and on the back of the Declaration of Independence. Now, Ben has learned of a plot to steal the Declaration, and has only one option: he had to steal it himself. Even if he pulls off this monumental task, keeping the treasure safe is still going to be incredibly hard, especially since the FBI now knows of his plans.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 23, 2012
Jerry Bruckheimer, Jon Turteltaub, Nicholas Cage
Description: When a missing page from the diary of John Wilkes Booth surfaces, Ben Gates' great-great grandfather is suddenly implicated as a key conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The page is one of 18 pages missing from Booth's diary. When doing more research, the conspiracy takes Ben, Abigail, and Riley from Buckingham Palace to the White House - both places they break into - and even stealing a page from a secret book. But in order to see more from the book, their choice is either get elected president or kidnap the President of the United States. So, Ben kidnaps the president. The conspiracy then crosses to Mount Rushmore. Now, Ben will have to clear his family's name so they will no longer be linked to the assassination.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 23, 2012
Steven Spielberg, Douglas Slocombe, George Lucas, Howard Kazanjian, Lawrence Kasdan
Description: Indiana Jones and his feisty ex-flame Marion Ravenwood dodge booby-traps, fight Nazis and stare down snakes in their incredible worldwide quest for the mystical Ark of the Covenant.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 28, 2013
Robert Rodriguez, Antonio Banderas
Description: When their international spy parents are kidnapped by Fegan Floop, Carmen and Juni Cortez must criss-cross the globe in a quest to save their parents.
Call Number: Children
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 27, 2012
Peter Winther, Noah Wyle, Kyle MacLachlan
Description: Noah Wyle (ER) heads a sterling cast in a fun, fantastical, special effects-laden adventure that soars around the world from the Metropolitan Library to the Amazon jungle to the Himalayas.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: Mar 23, 2012
Blue Balliett, Brett Helquist
J FIC Bal
Penny Warner
J FIC War
Mary Downing Hahn
J FIC Hah
Ellen Raskin
J FIC Ras
Gabrielle Lord
J FIC Lor
Patrick Carman, Michael Wenberg
J FIC Car
Gregory Mone
J FIC Mon
Patrick Carman
J FIC Car
Patrick Carman
J FIC Car
Jude Watson, David Pittu
J FIC Wat
Barbara (Barbara K.) Robertson
J FIC Rob
Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
J FIC Bar
Donna Jo Napoli, Robert Furrow, Heather Harms Maione
J FIC Nap
Carolyn Keene, Laura Linney
J FIC Kee
Odo Hirsch
J FIC Hir
Michael D Beil
J FIC Bei
Mallory Kass
J FIC Kas
Blue Balliett
J FIC Bal
James Dashner, Bryan Beus
J FIC Das
Pseudonymous Bosch
J FIC Bos
Gordon Korman
J FIC Kor
D. K Hadley, Julie Corman
Children
Geronimo Stilton
J FIC Sti
Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Harrison Ford
Action
Trenton Lee Stewart
J FIC Ste
Nicolas Cage, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel
Action
Kathryn Kenny
J FIC Ken
Jerry Bruckheimer, Jon Turteltaub, Nicholas Cage
Action
Pseudonymous Bosch
J FIC Bos
Steven Spielberg, Douglas Slocombe, George Lucas, Howard Kazanjian, Lawrence Kasdan
Action
Eric Berlin
J FIC Ber
Robert Rodriguez, Antonio Banderas
Children
Michael D Beil
J FIC Bei
Peter Winther, Noah Wyle, Kyle MacLachlan
Action