The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

When the Bantrys wake up to find the body of a beautiful young stranger in their library, Dolly Bantry knows there’s only one person to call: her old friend Miss Marple. Who was the young girl? What was she doing in the library? And is there a connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are discovered in an abandoned quarry? Miss Marple must solve the mystery, before tongues start to wag, and the murderer strikes again.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Cheating, implied
  • Alcohol consumption mentioned
  • Smoking
  • Dead body
  • Murder
  • Disappearance of a cousin
  • Plane crash mentioned
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Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery by Ally Carter

Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery by Ally Carter

April thought she had her happy ending. After all, she has her new house and new friends and new guardian. But she also has a very big new secret. The kids of Winterborne House are the only ones who know that Gabriel Winterborne—famous billionaire and terrible cook—is really a sword-wielding vigilante. What they don’t know is that he’s not the only one.

When a masked figure breaks in, looking for… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Parental abandonment, recounted & discussed (on-page)
  • Drugging
  • Blood depiction
  • Physical injuries including gunshot wounds, stab wounds, and a sprained ankle
  • Death of a mother & father recounted
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Gun violence
  • Sword violence & stabbing
  • Fire, on-page & recounted
  • Boating accident recounted
  • Explosion
  • Home invasion
  • Kidnapping & attempted kidnapping
  • Disappearance & presumed death of a loved one
  • Experiences in orphanages, group homes, and foster care discussed including child abuse & neglect
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Eva Evergreen and the Cursed Witch by Julie Abe 

Eva Evergreen and the Cursed Witch by Julie Abe

Eva Evergreen has fulfilled her dream of earning the rank of Novice Witch, and discovered the chilling truth behind the mysterious Culling — the violent magical storm wreaking havoc across Rivelle Realm.

Revealing the truth, however, proves to be a difficult task and soon the culprit is at large. To make matters worse Eva learns what might be the horrible truth behind her pinch of magic and her mother’s own mysterious con… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sinkhole, on-page
  • Flooding
  • Sandstorm mentioned
  • Kidnapping
  • Disappearance of a mother mentioned
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Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Born as blank as canvas in a world brimming with colour and magic, Alice’s pale skin and milk-white hair mark her as an outcast. Because, for the people of Ferenwood, colour and magic are one and the same. And since the disappearance of her beloved father, Alice is more determined than ever to prove herself and her own magical abilities.

To do so she’ll have to travel into the myth … Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Parental abuse
  • Parental abandonment
  • Death from childbirth mentioned
  • Minor blood & gore depiction
  • Amputation
  • Cannibalism
  • Loss of autonomy (mind control & powers of manipulation)
  • Imprisonment
  • Disappearance of a parent
  • War themes mentioned
  • Bullying
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The Hidden Staircase by Carolyn Keene

The Hidden Staircase by Carolyn Keene

Nancy Drew is alarmed when Nathan Gombet threatens her father. Gombet sold a piece of land for a railroad bridge through Carson Drew and now believes that he was cheated. Meanwhile, valuable objects are disappearing from rooms in the Turnbull mansion even while the Turnbull sisters, Rosemary and Florette, are at home in their locked house. Having heard about her reputation for solving mysteries, the sisters invite Nancy Drew to stay in the mansion and discover the thief.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Drugging
  • Attempted murder by a truck accident
  • Kidnapping & captivity
  • Disappearance of a father
  • Home invasion
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Beautiful Dreamer by Melissa Brayden 

Beautiful Dreamer by Melissa Brayden

Philadelphia real estate broker Devyn Winters is at the peak of her career, closing multimillion-dollar deals and relishing it. She’s pretty much blocked out her formative years in Dreamer’s Bay, where the most exciting thing to happen was the twice a year bake sale. Unfortunately, a distress call hauls her back home and away from the life, she’s constructed. Now the question is just how long until she can leave again? And when did boring Elizabeth Draper get so beautiful? Elizabeth Draper loves people, free time … Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Hospitalisation for physical injury
  • Car accident
  • Disappearance of a sibling
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The King of Crows by Libba Bray

The King of Crows by Libba Bray

After the horrifying explosion that claimed one of their own, the Diviners find themselves wanted by the US government and on the brink of war with the King of Crows.

While Memphis and Isaiah run for their lives from the mysterious Shadow Men, Isaiah receives a startling vision of a girl, Sarah Beth Olson, who could shift the balance in their struggle for peace. Sarah Beth says she knows how to stop the King of Crows-but, she will need… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Racism
  • Homomisia
  • Domestic violence & abuse recounted
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Drugging
  • Blood & injury depiction
  • Medical experimentation
  • Eugenics
  • Needles
  • Seizures
  • Loss of vision mentioned
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a friend in an explosion recounted
  • Death of a mother from cancer recounted
  • Death of a grandmother from a fall mentioned
  • Murder of an uncle by strangulation
  • Gun violence
  • Imprisonment for sedition mentioned
  • Kidnapping
  • Disappearance of a loved one
  • Fire
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Here There Are Monsters by Amelinda Bérubé 

Here There Are Monsters by Amelinda Bérubé

Sixteen-year-old Skye is done playing the knight in shining armor for her insufferable younger sister, Deirdre. Moving across the country seems like the perfect chance to start over. In their isolated new neighbourhood, Skye manages to fit in, but Deirdre withdraws from everyone, becoming fixated on the swampy woods behind their house and building monstrous sculptures out of sticks and bones. Then Deirdre disappears. And when something awful comes scratching at Skye’s window in the middle of the night, claiming she’s the only one who can save Deirdre, Skye knows she will stop at nothing to bring her sister home.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Self-harm
  • Blood depiction
  • Disappearance of a sibling & child
  • Animal death
  • Animal cruelty
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The Winter Sister by Megan Collins 

The Winter Sister by Megan Collins

Sixteen years ago, Sylvie’s sister Persephone never came home. Out too late with the boyfriend she was forbidden to see, Persephone was missing for three days before her body was found—and years later, her murder remains unsolved.

In the present day, Sylvie returns home to care for her estranged mother, Annie, as she undergoes treatment for cancer. Prone to unexplained “Dark Days” even before Persephone’s death, Annie’s once-close… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Familial estrangement
  • Parent with alcoholism
  • Parent with cancer
  • Disappearance & murder of a sister recounted
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The Family Plot by Megan Collins 

The Family Plot by Megan Collins

At twenty-six, Dahlia Lighthouse has a lot to learn when it comes to the real world. Raised in a secluded island mansion deep in the woods and kept isolated by her true crime-obsessed parents, she has spent the last several years living on her own, but unable to move beyond her past—especially the disappearance of her twin brother Andy when they were sixteen.

With her father’s death, Dahlia returns to the house she has avoided for years. But as the rest of the Lighthouse family arrives for the memorial… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Cancer mentioned
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a brother
  • Death of a father
  • Disappearance of a sibling recounted
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