Mystery Month? Bookends Has You Covered!

Cindy and Lynn: It’s May, and you know what that means! Booklist is rolling out their May 1 Mystery Showcase and The Booklist Reader will be focused on mysteries, crime, and sleuthing all month long. We have been training our magnifying glasses on recent book covers to fit the theme. It’s no mystery that despite admonishments not to judge a book by its cover, we all do. Here are some that teens will surely want to investigate after they see them on display. The titles below are linked to their Booklist review or a previous Bookends post. What recent mystery covers caught your detective eye? Leave us a comment.


The Book Jumper, by Mechthild Gläser

Defender, by Graham McNamee

The Disappearances, by Emily Bain Murphy

Fall of Grace, by Amy Fellner Dominy

The Girl in the Picture, by Alexandra Monir

House of Ash, by Hope Cook

The Leaving, by Tara Altebrando

Overturned, by Lamar Giles

The Safest Lies, by Megan Miranda

Save Me, Kurt Cobain, by Jenny Manzer

Who Killed Christopher Goodman, by Alan Wolf




About the Author:

Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan are Booklist reviewers and middle-school librarians who have chaired both ALA’s Best Books for Young Adults and the Michael L. Printz Award for YA Literature committees. Follow Bookends on Twitter at @BookendsBlog. You can also find Cindy at @cdobrez and Lynn at @482april.

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