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Teen/YA Crime

Another Life

One of the best ways to engage teenagers with books is to give them stories that can't put down, and what genre is more gripping then crime?

With bestselling crime writers including John Grisham, Harlan Coben and James Patterson all turning to writing for a younger audience, young adult crime is being touted as 'the next big thing'. Here we share some of our favourite crime thrillers for teens and young adults.

  • Crusher

    Author: Niall Leonard

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  • Crusher

    Author: Niall Leonard

    When Finn Maguire finds his father brutally murdered, he sets out to discover who was behind the crime, taking him on a dangerous …

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  • Raining Fire

    Author: Alan Gibbons

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  • Raining Fire

    Author: Alan Gibbons

    Ethan hopes to escape his life on an inner-city estate, dominated by gangs. But when his brother is charged with assualt, Ethan fi…

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  • Shelter

    Author: Harlan Coben

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  • Shelter

    Author: Harlan Coben

    In the first young adult novel from bestselling crime author Harlan Coben, Mickey sets out to investigate the mysterious disappear…

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  • Orangeboy

    Author: Patrice Lawrence

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  • Orangeboy

    Author: Patrice Lawrence

    A boy that no one notices becomes a target on the run, when a tragic event prompts him to mix with a world of street gangs and dru…

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  • Junk

    Author: Melvin Burgess

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  • Junk

    Author: Melvin Burgess

    Tar loves Gemma, but Gemma doesn't want to be tied down to anyone or anything. Gemma wants to fly - but she can't fly forever...

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  • Another Life

    Author: Keren David

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  • Another Life

    Author: Keren David

    When Ty is imprisoned for knife possession, his privileged cousin Archie finds himself drawn into his cousin's darker and more dan…

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  • Black Sheep

    Author: Na’ima B Robert

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  • Black Sheep

    Author: Na’ima B Robert

    Dwayne is sixteen, disengaged from home and school, and a reluctant member of a Brixton gang. When he meets ambitious Misha, the t…

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  • Saint Death

    Author: Marcus Sedgwick

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  • Saint Death

    Author: Marcus Sedgwick

    Arturo lives in Anapra, one of the poorest neighbourhoods around the Mexican border city of Juarez, where drug lords rule. A tight…

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