Young Adult Book Read Alikes for "The Mystery of Mrs. Christie" 

In the Time of ButterfliesJulia Alvarez

It is November of 1960 and three beautiful sisters have been found dead near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their death as accidental but doesn’t mention that a fourth sister lives.

 

This is Our Story - Ashley Elston 

No one knows what happened that morning at River Point. Five boys went hunting, four came back. The boys won’t say who fired the shot that killed their friend, and the evidence shows it could have been any one of them.

 

OverturnedLamar Giles

Nikki Tate’s father has been on death row for killing his best friend in a gambling dispute, but he has always maintained his innocence. Now his conviction has been overturned and he’s back at the casino, where Nikki is drawn into his dangerous search for the real killer.

 

Monday’s Not ComingTiffany D Jackson

Monday Charles is missing, and only her best friend Claudia seems to notice. As Claudia begins to dig deep into her friend’s disappearance, she discovers that no one seems to remember the last time they saw Monday.

 

Truly DeviousMaureen Johnson

When Stevie Bell, an amateur detective, begins her first year at a famous private school in Vermont, she sets a plan to solve the cold case involving the kidnapping of the founder’s wife and daughter shortly after the school opened.

 

A Spy in the HouseYS Lee

Rescued from the gallows in 1850s London, young orphan and thief Mary Quinn is offered a place at Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for girls where she is trained to be part of an all-female investigative unit and she infiltrates a rich merchant’s home in hopes of tracing his missing cargo ships.

 

Time Will TellBarry Lyga

Four teens dig up the time capsule their parents buried in 1986, and in addition to the mixtapes, photos, letters, and assorted junk, they discover a hunting knife stained with blood and wrapped with a note reading “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to kill anyone.”

 

The Lost Girl of Astor StreetStephanie Morrill

When her best friend Lydia disappears, Piper Sail goes searching for answers in the dark underbelly of 1924 Chicago, uncovering deep corruption that may lead back to her affluent neighborhood.

 

The ArsonistStephanie Oakes

Molly Mavity and Pepper Yusef are dealing with their own personal tragedies when they are tasked by an anonymous person with solving the decades-old murder of Ava Dryman, an East German teenager whose diary was published after her death.

 

Pride and PremeditationTirzah Price

Seventeen-year-old aspiring lawyer Lizzie Bennet seeks to solve a murder before her rival Mr. Darcy beats her to it.

 

Siri, Who am ISam Tschida

A young woman wakes up in a Los Angeles hospital with amnesia and a head wound and must work backward, using her Instagram account, to piece together her identity.