What are the best ya spy and mystery novels?

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    #1Heist Society

    Heist Society

    Heist Society is a young adult mystery contemporary romance fiction and the first book in tHeist Society series written by Ally Carter. It is first published in 2010 by Disney-Hyperion. 

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    Lawrence George
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Heist Society is one of the best spy novels filled with mystery one could ever read. This was recommended to me by a friend. Filled with family themes, the right and wrong choices, bonding's between friends, and trust this novel won't leave you disappointed. A great story about a teenage and her adventure. Would highly recommend this book"
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    #2Fire (Graceling Realm)

    Fire (Graceling Realm)
    Fire is a young adult fantasy romance fiction and the second book in Graceling Realm series written by Kristin Cashore. It is published in 2009 by Dial Books. 
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    Rose Douglas
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "My teen is getting into romance novels so I picked this up for her. She enjoyed it and asked for more from this author. "
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    #3Ark Angel (Alex Rider)

    Ark Angel (Alex Rider)
    Ark Angel (Alex Rider) is an adventure fiction book authored by Anthony Horowitz. This action-thriller book was published on Ark Angel (Alex Rider) April 5th 2007 by Speak/Puffin/Penguin Group. 
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    Teresa Murphy
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "I personally love long series and this a 12 book series so get ready to sit down and get invested in a new series. This is the 6th installment, so not the book to start with but the series is definitely worth your time. "
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    #4The Body in the Library

    The Body in the Library
    The Body in the Library is a novel about an unknown woman's body on the library floor of Colonel and Mrs. Bantry's house. Nobody knows why the woman is there and how she ends up getting murdered. Miss Marple enters to solve this mystery.
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    Margaret Kennedy
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This is a great book filled with thrills. There is great graphic detail and you will be turning page after page/"
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    #5Pretty Little Liars

    Pretty Little Liars

    Pretty Little Liars is a young adult contemporary mystery fiction written by Sara Shepard. it is first published in 2006 by Harper Collins Publishers. 

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    Johnny Davis
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is a great book for teens who want to get into reading more serious content. It is more directed toward girls, but boys can find enjoyment reading it as well."
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    #6The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson is a crime fiction novel published in 2005. This book tells the story of Mikael Blomkvist and his struggle to redeem his honor by solving a murder for a wealthy family.

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    Mildred Bailey
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is one that I could read over and over again. It was originally loaned to me from my friend, and I continued with the rest of the series. It is great for young adults as the protagonist is a 24 year old girl. There are plot twists and turns, with a full on investigation that leads to a suspenseful and extraordinary outcome. The book later became part of a trilogy which is on the best seller's list and then there have also been movies made as well. "
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    #7The Bourne Identity

    The Bourne Identity

    The Bourne Identity is a mystery suspense thriller book written by Robert Ludlum. It is about a Jason Bourne who woke up on an island without any memory and first published in 1980. 

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    Catherine Austin
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I have to admit I am old enough to have read this book, before the first movie about it was done. That movie starred Richard Chamberlain. It is not the high octane movie that the newer Bourne movies have made people expect. However, I think the original movie was better. It was much closer to the source. The original book once again is best."
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    #8The Daughter of Time

    The Daughter of Time

    The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey is a mystery detective novel originally published in 1951. This book follows the alleged crimes done by King Richard III of England in a modern police investigation setting.

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    Rose James
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "A little outdated at this point. Recreating old crimes is still difficult. "
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    #9The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium)

    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium)

    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is the third and final book in the Millennium series. This international best-selling fiction thriller book is written by Stieg Larsson, and it was first published in 2007.

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    Lawrence Keller
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Looks like a pretty suspensful book, especially envisioning the title of the book in real life, it well explains how the plot will develop, making for a juicy read. psychological thrillers are sure to keep you on your toes."
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    #10Poison Study (Study)

    Poison Study (Study)
    Poison Study is the first book in the fantasy romance series Poison Study written by Maria V. Snyder which centers on self-confessed murderer Yelena who avoided a conviction when she became the new food taster of her nation. 
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    Olivia Vasquez
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "Poison Study is a very fascinating book! Yelena is constantly on the verge of disaster as she spends her days in the castle as a food taster. I love fantasy novels and I had trouble putting this one down. I recommend this book along with all three in the trilogy."
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    #11The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium)

    The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium)
    The Girl Who Played with Fire is a novel about a computer hacker named Lisbeth. She is escaping an accusation of murders and she will only prove innocent if the journalist Mikael will help him.
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    Walter Castillo
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "One of the best spy novels that I have read in a while has to be The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium). This book was interesting on a few different levels and really surprised me with the ending."
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    #12Artemis Fowl

    Artemis Fowl
    When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.
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    Janet Mitchell
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Odd category to label this as. The story is funny."
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    #13The Recruit (Cherub)

    The Recruit (Cherub)

    The Recruit (Cherub) is an adventure fiction book written by Robert Muchamore published on  August 30th 2005 by Simon Pulse. It follows a group of Cherub agents who are sent out on a mission to spy on terrorists.

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    #14Perfect Scoundrels

    Perfect Scoundrels
    Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter is a mystery novel about two different lives with a common aim of goal digging without getting into the spotlight. Prepare yourselves imagining the impossible as the characters dig into nerve-wracking situations.
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    Edward Freeman
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Perfect Scoundrels is a fantastic novel about hiding one's intentions and really engages the reader. It really keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. There are several situations that tense you up and really put you into the shoes of the character. "
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    #15Perfect Cover (The Squad #1)

    Perfect Cover (The Squad #1)

    Perfect Cover (The Squad #1) is a book written by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. Perfect Cover (The Squad #1) has 275 pages and was published on Febuary 12, 2008 by Laurel-Leaf.

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    #16Stormbreaker (Alex Rider)

    Stormbreaker (Alex Rider)

    Stormbreaker is the first book in the adventure fiction Alex Rider series written by Anthony Horowitz which centers on 14-year-old boy Alex Rider who is recruited by British Intelligence after his uncle is murdered due to being a spy. 

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    Eric Ford
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I love reading books about spys and mysteries. Storm breaker is a great book for YA adults in this vein!"
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    #17United We Spy (Gallagher Girls)

    United We Spy (Gallagher Girls)

    United We Spy is a young adult spy romance fiction and the sixth book in Gallagher Girls series written by Ally Carter. This book is about Cammie Morgan who had an n amnesia. It is published in 2013 by Disney-Hyperion. 

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    Ruth Dean
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The last book in the Gallagher Girls series. I have enjoyed reading this series. They're full of spy antics and great mysteries, and this one is no exception. This book did a great job of wrapping up the story. It was fast-paced and kept you on the edge of your seat. "
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    #18Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls)

    Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls)
    Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter is the third novel in the Gallagher Girls series. Cammie joins Macey's private security team. While they are applying their spy training on the campaign trail, Cammie finds out that the secret society targets her.
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    Nicole Watson
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I didn't love reading this but I did like it enough to read the next in the series. My daughter, however, loved the entire series so far and could really relate to a few characters."
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    #19Only the Good Spy Young

    Only the Good Spy Young
    Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter is a spy thriller novel about girls who are destined to spy, hack, steal, and lie their way to unlock every mystery tasked at their hands.
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    George Russell
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This is an interesting fiction book, it describes an interesting story with distinctive characters and it will engage your imagination so much. I recommend reading this book during free time, and i am sure that this book will be satisfactory, and you will like it, like i did."
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    #20The Spy Who Left Me (Agent Ex)

    The Spy Who Left Me (Agent Ex)

    The Spy Who Left Me is the first book in the romantic suspense series Agent Ex written by Gina Robinson which centers on the relationship of Treflee Mille to her spy husband Ty Miller. 

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    Kimberly Gomez
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "The solution should had been "I Married A Spy" for the topic or novel deals with a lonely wife who is divorcing her spy husband. who always on the go or getting into dangerous situations."
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    #21The Lisbon Labyrinth

    The Lisbon Labyrinth

    The Lisbon Labyrinth: A Jack Telford Short Read is a book set in Portugal written by David Ebsworth. The Lisbon Labyrinth was publishd on May 1, 2017 by sBooks.

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    #22Extreme Measures (Aegis)

    Extreme Measures  (Aegis)

    Extreme Measures is the first book in the romantic suspense series Aegis written by Elisabeth Naughton which centers on CIA operative Eve Wolfe who has to spend time with her former lover Zane Archer after her mission failed. 

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    Craig Miller
    Written on May 5, 2018
    ""Extreme Measures" is an invigorating spy novel that is reminiscent of Agathe Christe. The journey is filled with false assumptions and leads. The ending reveal was astonishing."
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    #23The Child (The Eagle and the Child)

    The Child (The Eagle and the Child)
    The Child is a mystery fiction and the first book in The Eagle and the Child trilogy written by S. Khubiar. This espionage fiction book is first published in 2016. 
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    Sue Yu
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "The Child (The Eagle and the Child) is a solid young adult novel. I really enjoy spy stories and mysteries, and this book scratched that itch. It was a little on the slow side in some parts, but the exciting parts help make up for that. "
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    #24Size 14 Is Not Fat Either (Heather Wells)

    Size 14 Is Not Fat Either (Heather Wells)

    Size 14 Is Not Fat Either is the second book in the Heather Wells series. This young adult chick lit mystery fiction novel is written by Meg Cabot, and it was first published in 2006.

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    James Jones
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "4.5 out of 5 stars of reviews. Great book to read."
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    #25For Your Eyes Only (James Bond)

    For Your Eyes Only (James Bond)

    For Your Eyes Only is the eight book in the spy thriller series James Bond written by Ian Fleming which is a collection of five short stories on Bond in different places and dangerous situations. 

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    Kevin Bowman
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I love James Bond since I was a kid. I bought this book to see more details and I love this so much."
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    #26The Black Book

    The Black Book
    The Black Book is a book by Orhan Pamuk that tells the story of the lawyer Galip. Her wife left without any words left for him. He did not know if she is lost or ran away. He will begin to find her with only clues from the day she left. 
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    #27All Fall Down (Embassy Row)

    All Fall Down (Embassy Row)
    All Fall Down is the first book in the mystery young adult series Embassy Row written by Ally Carter which centers on Grace Blakely trying to find out the truth why her mother was murdered although most people saw it was due to an accident. 
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    Aaradhya Jindal
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Very high quality writing, especially for a YA book. The ending was really lackluster however, I suppose it's supposed to flow into the next book, but I felt let down by it. Not sure if I want to read the next book in the series now."
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    #28Big Boned (Heather Wells)

    Big Boned (Heather Wells)

    Big Boned is the third book in the Heather Wells series. This young adult chick lit fiction novel is written by Meg Cabot, and it was originally published in 2007.

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    Michelle Wells
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "It's ok. I wish there was less emphasis on her body and more on the story. We get it, she's 'plus-sized'. The story itself was strong enough to carry on without yammering on about the main characters weight/eating habits."

Summary

Best What are the best ya spy and mystery novels
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Heist Society Books 59 Paid
2Fire (Graceling Realm)Books 55 Paid
3Ark Angel (Alex Rider)Books 50 Paid
4The Body in the LibraryBooks 40 Paid
5Pretty Little Liars Books 38 Paid
6The Girl with the Dragon TattooBooks 34 Paid
7The Bourne IdentityBooks 33 Paid
8The Daughter of TimeBooks 31 Paid
9The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium)Books 29 Paid
10Poison Study (Study)Books 22 Paid
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