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M.I.T.: Entente Cordial by Northumbrian
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 17]

Summary: A strange and seemingly inexplicable death in London's West End brings an unlikely collection of individuals together. Can Aurors Creevey and Cresswell, and Detective Chief Inspector Wood make any sense of the crime?

Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Violence

Word count: 13816 Chapters: 4 Completed: No
Published:
09/28/14 Updated: 12/24/14


Purity by TrinityLestrange
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 0]

Summary:

CHAPTER 3 IN QUEUE!

"My name is Elia Shacklebolt. I am sixteen years old. I am the daughter of Kingsley Shacklebolt, an Auror, and his wife, Eliana, who died giving birth to me. I take after my mother in looks, but after my father in skill. I am a sixth-year Ravenclaw and a Prefect at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and I may very well be on the road to being Head Girl next year, if I keep my anger in check. This is who I am, and this is who I have always been. At least, that's what they tell me..."

It started as a dream. A vision of Azkaban, of a woman who was calling out to Elia, calling for her to come and find her. People tell her that they're just her dreams, but Elia knows otherwise--and that's what scares her. She knows they aren't just dreams, she knows they mean something. And she is determined to find the truth. But she doesn't realize how terrifying the truth really is, the truth of who she really is, and what she's really meant to do. And by the time she realizes it, by the time she learns that some truths are best forgotten, it will be too late to turn back...

Part 1 of 4 of The Marked Ones

Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Mental Disorders, Strong Profanity, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 14744 Chapters: 2 Completed: No
Published:
04/16/14 Updated: 05/14/14


Summary: Practically seven years since Voldemort’s defeat, it is the year 2005. Harry and Ginny are respectively first time expecting parents, along with Ron and Hermione. Amid the excitement of parenthood the Potters are made aware of a 'game changer' that Harry never saw coming. With hindsight, Harry might be willing to come up with a plan to use what he’s been given, but that doesn’t mean he’ll act on it. However, all that changes when Harry learns of Voldemort’s last act of defiance and the fact that it directly affects his family.

Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe, Character Death

Word count: 11642 Chapters: 4 Completed: No
Published:
01/17/14 Updated: 03/05/14


Uncovered by Death by Equinox Chick
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 113]

Summary: All Scorpius Malfoy had wanted on the Saturday before Halloween was to spend some time in Hogsmeade alone with his girlfriend, Lily Potter. But Fate appeared to have other plans. Not only is her annoying cousin Hugo Weasley tagging along, but in the aftermath of a violent storm, a body is uncovered.

Working with his boss, Head Auror Harry Potter, to discover the identity of the victim, and the truth of her death, Scorpius quickly learns that not all skeletons are buried underground.

This is a the sequel to High. It is not necessary to read that to understand this, but what the heck, you might just enjoy it!

Many, many thanks to Kara (Karaley Dargen) for not only beta'ing this story, but putting up with the tortuous search for a title.

Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling, but I think you know that.

Uncovered by Death won the 2013 QSQ for Best Chaptered Next Generation Story. Thank you very much.

NOW COMPLETE

Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations, Violence

Word count: 125984 Chapters: 22 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/26/12 Updated: 02/11/14


Masks by L A Moody
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary:

An Intrigue at the Ministry in Two Acts

With illusions and spells at their fingertips, crafting the perfect disguise is a simple matter. The true question is which wizard is truly standing before you. Confusion and catastrophe ensue.

This is L A Moody of Ravenclaw House writing for the Halloween/ Terrible Two-Shot Challenge, Prompt 2: The Masque of Red Death

Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 7604 Chapters: 2 Completed: Yes
Published:
11/06/13 Updated: 11/06/13


Night Terrors by Karaley Dargen
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 41]

Summary: In their seventh year at Hogwarts, every student has only one thing on their mind: NEWTs. And Quidditch. And bickering friends. And people who are mysteriously locked away in the hospital wing... Or maybe Nymphadora Tonks and Charlie Weasley are just having a particularly unusual term.

Anything that you recognise, including names, spells, potions, and Quidditch moves, belongs to either JKR or the copyright holders of various HP games and other media.




A million thanks must be sent to Carole/Equinox Chick, whithout whom I'm not sure I'd have a story. She's a fabulous beta and one of the best people that I have ever known.

Also lots of thanks to Natalie/hestiajones for reading the first chapters and especially for making me see that they needed work!

Aaaand many many thanks and hugs to Hannah/coolh5000 for being a really fantastic friend and always encouraging me.




Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Pottermore Spoilers, Violence

Word count: 33786 Chapters: 12 Completed: Yes
Published:
10/16/12 Updated: 12/19/12


Summary: An incredibly valuable item has gone missing, and everybody is completely stumped. There is no way a stranger could have entered the room! How was the crime committed? More importantly, whodunit? Were those blue beads on the floor before? What about those two mugs on the table? Why is Pansy sitting on Blaise’s lap?

Theodore Nott investigates.

This is Northumbrian of Ravenclaw house writing for the 2011 Mysterious May Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt #1 “ The Amateur Sleuth.

Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 10705 Chapters: 5 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/28/11 Updated: 10/16/12


Murder in the Moonlight by Nagini Riddle
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 2]

Summary: He's leaving.

She wants him to stay.

And so begins a murder investigation that leaves the Muggle police baffled and the Aurors with a mess to clean up. And what happens when the murderer strikes again?



Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 3029 Chapters: 1 Completed: No
Published:
09/16/12 Updated: 09/23/12


A Touch of Ice by majestic_ginny
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 13]

Summary: Aurors Scorpius Malfoy and Albus Potter are in charge of the Kenneth Lee murder case. Smart, funny and friendly, Kenny had no enemies. There was no motive for murdering him. Then why was he found dead late at night with a severe blow to his head? The only clues are the missing ring, a cigarette stub and lots of water and blood...

As the two Aurors start investigating, they find a lot of startling pieces of evidence... and not everyone being questioned is telling the truth.

This is majestic_ginny of Hufflepuff trying to finish her fic for the 2011 Mysterious May Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt 2, even though the challenge is over.

Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Mild Profanity, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 14120 Chapters: 8 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/08/11 Updated: 07/14/12


M.I.T.: Haunted House: Dead by Northumbrian
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 22]

Summary:
A haunted house that isn’t haunted, a Muggle fortune teller who can’t actually tell fortunes and the legend of the Cursed Green Pearl! What happens when “the nation’s favourite television ghost-hunters” stumble onto something really magical? What (apart from a mysterious chest, a broken red stiletto and a corpse) lies within the topmost room of the Haunted Tower?

It’s time for the Auror Office’s Muggle Interface Team - Brown, Bones and Beadle - to investigate.

This is Northumbrian of Ravenclaw house writing for the 2011 Mysterious May Challenge in the Great Hall - Extra Credit Prompt

This is one of four mystery stories I wrote for the Challenge. Until now I’ve resisted editing this story as to do so will (I believe) mean that it can’t be judged as part of the challenge (editing after the closing date is cheating). I can’t wait any longer.


Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 19015 Chapters: 5 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/10/11 Updated: 05/06/12


The Unbreakable Curse by Karaley Dargen
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 64]

Summary: Past Featured StoryIn 1993, Bill Weasley is working on a tomb in Egypt with a team of Magiarchaeologists and Curse-Breakers. It is a job like any other ... or so it seems, until members of the expedition start dying, and Bill has to race against time to figure out what exactly it is that they awakened in the tomb of Mentuhotep, and how it can be stopped before it reaches him.



The following are characters from JKR’s creations: Bill Weasley, Ragnok, Agatha Chubb (QttA), and the last names of Deverill and Pilliwickle. I don’t own them and never will!

I owe a large debt to Hannah (coolh5000), Carole (EquinoxChick), and Natalie (hestiajones) for their constant encouragement and help at various stages of this story.

Fair Warning: Some of the reviews (naturally) contain spoilers, especially those towards the end. So if you want to be safe, don't read those before you read the story.

This story just WON a 2012 QSQ Award in the General category, as best chaptered story. THANK YOU!!!


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So here we are, at last, at our journey’s end,
And it’s time for some sweets; come on, bring a friend!
Simply search for the holiday and the first thing you’ll see
Is a familiar character’s first Halloween.


Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Sexual Situations, Strong Profanity, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 27220 Chapters: 12 Completed: Yes
Published:
02/26/12 Updated: 03/20/12


The Woman of Secrets by Fynnsmom
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 2]

Summary: This is Fynnsmom of Ravenclaw House writing for the 2011 Mysterious May Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt #1.

Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 4064 Chapters: 2 Completed: No
Published:
06/25/11 Updated: 12/29/11


The Perfect Alibi by Russia Snow
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 2]

Summary: Recently, Muggles have noticed that small things are going missing. But these small things are getting bigger.

Something valuable has gone missing at Hogwarts. The teachers are somehow involved and no one seems to know the full story. Can Nina and Cleo figure out the answer before it's too late?

This is Russia Snow of Gryffindor writing for the 2011 Mysterious May Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt #1.

Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Alternate Universe

Word count: 4106 Chapters: 3 Completed: No
Published:
06/27/11 Updated: 11/28/11


A Blues for My Father by Tabletop_Joe
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 34]

Summary: Set post-HBP. Hermione hasn't seen her parents since the Quidditch World Cup. Now an enigmatic letter has sent her back to London, alone, without Harry or Ron... Will she be able to come to terms with her past as the Order makes its first moves against the rising darkness? Rated Professors for drinking, fighting, swearing, and other grown-up stuff.



Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Abuse, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 54577 Chapters: 12 Completed: No
Published:
06/29/06 Updated: 09/27/11


The Hufflepuff by Northumbrian
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 13]

Summary: Hannah Abbott is a typical Hufflepuff, isn't she?

This is Northumbrian of Ravenclaw writing for the Great Bannermakers Hall Challenge

Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Character Death

Word count: 8358 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
09/14/11 Updated: 09/20/11


M.L.T.: Muggle Liaison Team? by Northumbrian
Rated: 3rd-5th Years [Reviews - 15]

Summary:
He was John “Pen” Parker. He was twenty-two and recently engaged to Naomi Nolan, the nineteen-year-old mother-to-be of his unborn child. He worked for Howard Building Contractors. There were fifteen other people on the closed and secure building site when he died. Was he murdered? The police weren’t sure. But what did they know? Whose was the cigarette, and what happened to the ring?

This is Northumbrian of Ravenclaw failing to meet the deadline for the 2011 Mysterious May Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt #2 – The Trained Professional.


Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity

Word count: 6076 Chapters: 3 Completed: No
Published:
06/05/11 Updated: 07/26/11


The Victory Day Victims by Sainyn Swiftfoot
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 11]

Summary:

Two successive Victory Day parties; two survivors of the War poisoned. Similar circumstances, similar poisons, similar modi operandi.

 

Henry Chumly is an old, callous, unaccepting, misogynistic and in every way completely unsavoury drunk. Almost coincidentally, he also happens to be the best detective at the new agency of the Ministry, the the Cadwallader-Hundert Agency for Response to Malmagic.

 

Padma Patil is young, pretty, talented and excited to work at the Ministry, cracking cases and nabbing criminals. Before her application is accepted, though, she has to spend the customary few weeks working under a professional detective. She expects ennui, tasks far below her talents and frustration; but nothing anyone had ever told her prepared her for Henry Chumly.

 

This is the story (if you ask him) of how Henry put up with the bint and solved the case single-handedly or the story (if you ask her) of how Padma stunned everyone by not only managing to avoid murdering her utter bastard of a superior, but also being the first probationer to play a pivotal role in solving a case. This being a mystery, and in tune with the essence of mysteries, if you wish to find out the truth, you’ll have to read on till the end.

 

[chaptered; OCs and minor characters; comic mystery]

 

This is Sainyn Swiftfoot of Hufflepuff writing for the 2011 Mysterious May Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt 2.

 

The views expressed by the utterly hateable Henry Chumly are not those of my own. Please do not take offense. 



Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Slash, Strong Profanity, Substance Abuse, Violence

Word count: 29131 Chapters: 7 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/15/11 Updated: 07/13/11


Blood and Roses by xxbabewithbrainsxx
Rated: 6th-7th Years [Reviews - 24]

Summary: BREAKING NEWS: Major Breakthrough In The Blood and Roses Case

Rose Weasley, newly appointed member of the Magical Law Enforcement Office and niece of Harry Potter, is now in custody after being arrested on suspicion of murdering her cousin, Dominique Wood (ne Weasley). Miss Weasley’s wand was found at the scene, clearly indicating that it had been used to perform three Killing Curses on her cousin, cousin-in-law, and their three-year-old child, Ophlie. Auror Scorpius Malfoy has confirmed that an investigation is underway, although neither Auror Potter nor the rest of the Weasley-Potter family is available for comment.


This is babewithbrains of Ravenclaw writing for the 2011 Mysterious May Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt Two. COMPLETE

Blood and Roses has been nominated for the 2011 Quicksilver Quills: Best General. Thank you muchly!

Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Character Death, Slash, Strong Profanity, Substance Abuse, Suicide, Violence

Word count: 14711 Chapters: 4 Completed: Yes
Published:
05/31/11 Updated: 06/30/11


Summary: Staring out of her dusty office window, Parvati Patil - now running a detective agency with Seamus Finnigan and Dean Thomas - is surprised when the glamorous Karis Flint arrives. Why would a rich society woman hire such an inexperienced firm? But when Karis explains that the Cordalis Diamonds have gone missing, along with her son, they know they have to take the case. For Karis' son is Blaise Zabini, the Slytherin from their year currently involved with Lavender Brown.

With Jonah Flint threatening to call in the Law Enforcers, can they find Blaise and the diamonds before the day is out?

This is Equinox Chick of Hufflepuff and this is my entry into the Great Hall Mysterious May Challenge - Prompt #3 - The Private Detective.

I am not JK Rowling, whoever told you that defamed her dreadfully.

Thank you Hannah/Bob (coolh5000) for beta'ing this story.

All chapter titles are songs from Elvis Costello. I'm not him either.

Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: Mild Profanity, Sexual Situations

Word count: 22520 Chapters: 6 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/12/11 Updated: 06/30/11


An Artful Dodge by minnabird
Rated: 1st-2nd Years [Reviews - 3]

Summary: Elaine Carrick is an apprentice to a magical art restorer. When she is given her first assignment without supervision, things go further awry than she could have guessed: the portrait is stolen right from under her nose. None of the other paintings were touched, and the thief was in and out in a matter of seconds.

Who could possibly have got past both Elaine and the locking spells on the studio undetected?

This story was written for Prompt 1 in the Mysterious May challenge, and it won first place in that category! It was also nominated for two QSQs in 2012 (Best General story and Best OC).

Categories: Mystery Genre: Warnings: None

Word count: 3378 Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Published:
06/28/11 Updated: 06/30/11


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