These books aren't the latest fad, but represent quality books for those who enjoy mysteries.
Wolf Rider, by Avi
Even young adults who generally don't like to read will be caught up in the adventure of Andy Zalinski. Andy is leaving to go to a party when he receives a phone call that changes his life. A stranger confesses to murdering a young woman named Nina. The problem is that no one believes Andy! What happens after Andy meets Nina will hook and keep readers involved in the story of danger and madness.
Wild Jack, by John Christopher
In 23rd century England, Clive Anderson is falsely accused of questioning the status quo, a violation of the law. He is sent to a "retraining school" on an island. He is to be broken and "remolded" into an obedient member of society.
The House Of Dies Drear, by Virginia Hamilton
The son of a university professor discovers secrets inside and outside his new home. Many of the mysteries date back to when the house was a station on the underground railroad.
The Mystery of Drear House: The Conclusion of the Dies Drear Chronicle, by Virginia Hamilton
The sequel to The House of Dies Drear picks up the story of Thomas Small and his family. What are they to do with the treasure they discovered? Professor Small, cataloging the priceless antiques of the vast, hidden treasure, must face the question -- to whom does the treasure belong?