Do your 13-year-old children love good mystery books?
If so, then you are in luck! There are many good mystery books for 13 year olds that they will enjoy.
In this article, we will provide a list of the top 20 good mystery books for 13 year olds.
Pretty Girl – 13 by Liz Coley
This book is about a girl named Angela Delvecchio. She receives an anonymous note stating that her house will be blown up if she doesn’t stop being so mean to people at school.
After receiving the note, people around her start dying in horrible ways and no one knows why it’s happening or how to stop it.
Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn
This book is about a troubled teen named Nikki. After her mom’s death, she moves in with her dad and begins to see things that aren’t there.
She starts having strange dreams of being trapped in the basement by an invisible force.
Then one day, while visiting her best friend at college, something happens that changes everything for good.
The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes
This book is about a girl named Annabelle. She lives with her single mom and works as an ice cream scooper at the local ice cream shop, but that’s not all she does to earn money.
In order to make more money for herself and her mother, she starts breaking into empty houses at night and setting them on fire in hopes of collecting insurance from it.
One day after getting caught by police sneaking out of one of these houses however, everything changes for good when strange things begin happening inside their own home…
A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee
This book is about a 12-year-old girl named Min. She lives with her mother and works as an assistant for her family’s agency;
the Cheung Chau Fish Restaurant on the island of Hong Kong.
While working there, she discovers that one of their regular customers is suspected to be a spy for Japan during World War II! When some people begin disappearing from town, however, what will happen?
My Own Worst Frenemy by Kimberly Ried
This book is about a girl named Samantha. She moves into the house she’s always wanted, but then strange things start happening inside that eventually lead her to believe something else besides humans live there too!
Soon after, however, people around her begin disappearing and dying in horrible ways?
What could it be? You’ll have to read the book in order to find out!
This is our Story by Ashley Elston
This book is about a girl named April who was adopted into good circumstances.
When she turns 15 however, her birth mother contacts her for the first time in order to get back together with her biological father!
Out of fear that this will ruin everything good in April’s life, especially after hearing some rumors around town about what happened to him when he lived there before, what happens next?
Will April be able to save herself and everyone else from being hurt by his return?
What does it mean if he did see something horrible while living there before moving away? You have to read the book in order to find out!
Little Monsters by Kara Thomas
This book is about a girl named Eliza.
She recently moved to her dad’s hometown because of his remarrying, but she feels like everyone in town treats her differently than before and they all seem really nice now except for one person;
Iris! When strange things start happening around her however, will the truth be good or bad?
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
This book is about a girl named Josie. She lives with her mom in New Orleans and works at the local coffee shop on weekends, but after she meets up with an old friend;
Nola who gives her good advice for living life to it’s fullest…she starts changing!
When someone close to them gets killed however, will they be able to find out what happened before no one else does?
Follow me Down by Tanya Byrne
This book is about a girl named Harper.
She gets good grades and stays out of trouble, but when she finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time with someone bad; her life changes forever!
When he disappears without a trace however, what happens next? Will good come from it or will something even worse happen instead?
You’ll have to read this thrilling mystery novel to find out!
Overturned by Lamar Giles
This book is about a girl named Lexi.
She lives with her good friend, Maddy and they’re both good students at their school as well…but after someone from their past ends up dead; things begin to change!
Will the truth be good or bad? You’ll have to read this exciting mystery novel in order to find out!
The One that Got Away by Rachel Vincent
This book is about a girl named Zoey Redbird.
When she was younger, something really horrible happened that made everyone treat her differently because of it…and now years later on top of that, she finds herself falling for one of two vampire brothers who everything together and good at everything they do!
What happens when the one she loves becomes a blood-slave to another however? Will good or bad come from it and will this start something good in her life again, especially since he’s not completely lost yet?
The Silver Blonde by Elizabeth Ross
This book is about a girl named Vanessa.
She’s good at running, photography, and staying out of trouble…but when her beloved step-father disappears soon after she arrives for the summer; things start to change!
What exactly happened to him? Will good or bad come from it as time goes on?
You have to read this exciting mystery novel in order to find out more!
As Red As Blood by Salla Simukka
This book is about a girl named Nella. She’s good at school and loves her family, but when she finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time with someone bad; everything changes!
When he suddenly disappears without a trace however, what does this mean for her?
Will good come from it or will something even worse happen instead?
You have to read this thrilling mystery novel to find out more!
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
This book is about a girl named Izzy. She’s good at making friends and staying out of trouble, but when she finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time with someone bad; her life starts to change!
When he disappears without a trace however, what happens next?
Will good come from it or will something even worse happen instead? You have to read this exciting mystery novel in order to find out more!
They’ll Never Catch Us by Jessica Goodman
Sisters Stella and Ellie are best friends, but when their new cross-country running partner disappears without a trace it becomes clear that they aren’t really each others’ type.
Struggling through high school in Montclair leaves little room for romance or friendships outside of athletics (not to mention there’s always been something suspicious about Mila).
And then one day she turns up again — only this time things feel different; more intense than before…and not just because now both sisters want answers!
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
One of Us Is Lying is a suspenseful, thrilling novel about rival high school groups and their friendships that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
One day at lunchtime I picked up One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M Jackson because it looked like such an interesting book; boy was I right!
The story follows four different characters through what happens in one morning – which may sound boring but each character has secrets from their past they’re trying hard not to show anyone else or talk too much about for fear those closest to them find out too much truth…
Killing November by Adriana Mather
Get ready for a fast-paced mystery novel set at a secluded private school where students are taught the art of being an assassin or spy.
When one classmate is murdered, all fingers point to new girl November who just transferred in late with no knowledge about what transpired here before she arrived on campus?
As if things can get any worse there’s also this feeling that something mysterious might be going down–and it has everything to do with those crazy rumors everyone’s talking about…
The Ivies by Alexa Donne
The Ivies is a good mystery book that follows the lives of two kids who are best friends.
After they each get into their top choice for college, everything seems to be going great…until one fateful night when an accident changes things forever!
Will good come from it or will something even worse happen? You have to read this thrilling novel to find out.
The Girls are Never Gone by Sarah Glenn Marsh
The Girls Are Never Gone is a mystery book about two girls who are best friends.
When one suddenly goes missing, the other must all on her own try to figure out what happened back then – but that’s not easy when everyone has their own secrets they don’t want getting revealed!
Will good come from it or will something even worse happen instead? You have to read this good mystery book in order to find out more.
Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain
In this Southern Gothic mystery, best friends Grey and Chess discover a dark secret about their small town when they investigate the disappearance of one friend.
With local folklore to guide them in addition to a murky bayou that’s full of secrets, will good come from it or will something even worse happen instead? You have to read this good mystery book in order to find out more.
I hope this list of top 20 good mystery books for 13 year olds has given you a few ideas for your next great mystery read. With all of these marvelous books on the list, it is hard to pick just one.
If you have any other recommendations, feel free to share them in the comments! Have fun reading and happy sleuthing!