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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.


3:15 Season 1.  Things that Go Bump in the Night Cover
Patrick Carman
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.
J FIC Car
Book
Mar 20, 2012
Chasing Vermeer Cover
Blue Balliett
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.
J FIC Bal
Book
Mar 19, 2012
Closed for the Season Cover
Mary Downing Hahn
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.
J FIC Hah
Book
Mar 27, 2012
Conspiracy 365. January Cover
Gabrielle Lord
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". The clock is ticking. Any second could be his last.
J FIC Lor
Book
Mar 20, 2012
Fish Cover
Gregory Mone
Eleven-year-old Fish, seeking a way to help his family financially, becomes a reluctant cabin boy on a pirate ship, where he is asked to help decipher clues that might lead to a legendary treasure.
J FIC Mon
Book
Mar 19, 2012
Patrick Carman's Skeleton Creek. Ryan's journal Cover
Patrick Carman
Although housebound following an eerie accident, teenaged Ryan continues to investigate the strange occurrences in his hometown of Skeleton Creek. The reader may view related videos online.
J FIC Car
Book
Mar 20, 2012
Rosemary Meets Rosemarie Cover
Barbara (Barbara K.) Robertson
For her tenth birthday, Rosemary Rita's grandmother Mimi sends her a magical hourglass, which takes Rosemary Rita back to 1870 in Germany to help her great grandmother decode a mysterious postcard.
J FIC Rob
Book
Mar 19, 2012
Sly the Sleuth and the Code Mysteries Cover
Donna Jo Napoli
Sly uses her detective skills to help her friends solve mysteries that all involve some kind of code.
J FIC Nap
Book
Mar 19, 2012
Something's Fishy, Hazel Green! Cover
Odo Hirsch
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.
J FIC Hir
Book
Mar 19, 2012
The Black Book of Buried Secrets Cover
Mallory Kass
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.
J FIC Kas
Book
Mar 19, 2012
The journal of curious letters Cover
James Dashner
Bryan Beus
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
J FIC Das
Book
Aug 23, 2012
The Medusa Plot Cover
Gordon Korman
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.
J FIC Kor
Book
Mar 19, 2012
The Mona Mousa Code Cover
Geronimo Stilton
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!
J FIC Sti
Book
Mar 19, 2012
The Mysterious Benedict Society Cover
Trenton Lee Stewart
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.
J FIC Ste
Book
Mar 20, 2012
The Mysterious Code Cover
Kathryn Kenny
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.
J FIC Ken
Book
Mar 19, 2012
The Name of this Book is Secret Cover
Pseudonymous Bosch
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.
J FIC Bos
Book
Mar 20, 2012
The Puzzler's Mansion Cover
Eric Berlin
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.
J FIC Ber
Book
May 16, 2012
The Ring of Rocamadour Cover
Michael D Beil
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.
J FIC Bei
Book
Mar 20, 2012
The Secret of the Skeleton Key Cover
Penny Warner
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.
J FIC War
Book
Mar 19, 2012
The Westing Game Cover
Ellen Raskin
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.
J FIC Ras
Book
Mar 19, 2012
Trackers Cover
Patrick Carman
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.
J FIC Car
Book
Mar 20, 2012
A King's Ransom Cover
Jude Watson
Amy and Dan are in a race for their lives ... and the enemy may be closer than they think.
J FIC Wat
Audiobook
Mar 19, 2012
The Bridge to Never Land Cover
Dave Barry
Ridley Pearson
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.
J FIC Bar
Audiobook
Mar 19, 2012
The Secret of Red Gate Farm Cover
Carolyn Keene
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.
J FIC Kee
Audiobook
Mar 19, 2012
The Vanishing Violin Cover
Michael D Beil
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, and outsmart a conniving classmate.
J FIC Bei
Audiobook
Mar 27, 2012
The Wright 3 Cover
Blue Balliett
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.
J FIC Bal
Audiobook
Mar 23, 2012
This Book is Not Good for You Cover
Pseudonymous Bosch
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.
J FIC Bos
Audiobook
Mar 23, 2012
Get a Clue! Cover
D. K Hadley
Julie Corman
Movie based on the Newbery award winner, The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. 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. 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.
Children
DVD
Mar 23, 2012
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Cover
Steven Spielberg
George Lucas
Harrison Ford
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.
Action
DVD
Mar 23, 2012
National Treasure Cover
Nicolas Cage
Jon Voight
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.
Action
DVD
Mar 23, 2012
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets Cover
Jerry Bruckheimer
Jon Turteltaub
Nicholas Cage
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
Action
DVD
Mar 23, 2012
Raiders of the lost ark Cover
Steven Spielberg
Douglas Slocombe
George Lucas
Howard Kazanjian
Lawrence Kasdan
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.
Action
Book
May 28, 2013
Spy Kids Cover
Robert Rodriguez
Antonio Banderas
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.
Children
DVD
Mar 27, 2012
The Librarian: Quest for the Spear Cover
Peter Winther
Noah Wyle
Noah Wyle 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.
Action
DVD
Mar 23, 2012
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Patrick Carman
J FIC Car
Michael D Beil
J FIC Bei
Blue Balliett
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
J FIC Car
Gregory Mone
J FIC Mon
Jude Watson
J FIC Wat
Patrick Carman
J FIC Car
Dave Barry
Ridley Pearson
J FIC Bar
Barbara (Barbara K.) Robertson
J FIC Rob
Carolyn Keene
J FIC Kee
Donna Jo Napoli
J FIC Nap
Michael D Beil
J FIC Bei
Odo Hirsch
J FIC Hir
Blue Balliett
J FIC Bal
Mallory Kass
J FIC Kas
Pseudonymous Bosch
J FIC Bos
James Dashner
Bryan Beus
J FIC Das
D. K Hadley
Julie Corman
Children
Gordon Korman
J FIC Kor
Steven Spielberg
George Lucas
Harrison Ford
Action
Geronimo Stilton
J FIC Sti
Nicolas Cage
Jon Voight
Action
Trenton Lee Stewart
J FIC Ste
Jerry Bruckheimer
Jon Turteltaub
Nicholas Cage
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Kathryn Kenny
J FIC Ken
Steven Spielberg
Douglas Slocombe
George Lucas
Howard Kazanjian
Lawrence Kasdan
Action
Pseudonymous Bosch
J FIC Bos
Robert Rodriguez
Antonio Banderas
Children
Eric Berlin
J FIC Ber
Peter Winther
Noah Wyle
Action