Book Reviews

Young Adult Murder Mystery Books: Genre Recommendations

Thrilling, intriguing, exhilarating, electrifying…. What are these? Perfect descriptions for the YA murder mystery genre. These books hold a certain kick for us, with the perfect combination of refreshing plot twists, horrifying betrayals and a momentous climax at the end. But when the suggestions run dry, a book slump might be incoming. If, that is, you hadn’t found In a Nutshell’s collection of the top Young Adult Murder Mystery Fiction Books.

One of Us Is Lying

Voila, our most recent read (as of this morning!). One of BookTok’s and Bookstagram’s favourites, I’m sure you’ll have heard of it. And its widespread acclaim is well-deserved, because with this book, you definitely won’t be bored.

Murder Most Unladylike

Finally, a good series with enough books! Yet with ten novels with four mini-stories extras, the plot never gets old or repetitive. Parents, pay attention! Kids will be occupied for a long while with this one… (and older ones too!)

This Lie Will Kill You

Set in just one night but with plenty of flashbacks, this book manoeuvres events and memories skilfully. But the question is, after many plot twists and betrayals, who will you end up rooting for? And will that person be the one to let you down?

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

An older read just remembered, this book will take you on a tale of growing up and betrayal, but with still with a pinch of humour. Definitely a solid book on all pointers (no disappointments here!)

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

I have a confession: this is only next on my TBR… but, after multitudes of recommendations from everyone under the moon, I think it’s safe to say that this is indeed a good choice…

The Top Young Adult Murder Mystery?

Which one is your favourite? Let me know in the comments below! After all, what is a book without its loyal fandom?

(Psst! Want another recommendation, geared to adults? Agatha Christie will not disappoint in our review of Murder on the Orient Express.)