War Crimes for the Home - Liz Jensen The Ninth Life of Louis Drax - Liz Jensen The Bullet Trick - Louise Welsh The Boy and the Sea - Kirsty Gunn King Solomon's Carpet - Barbara Vine

Here are some titles I'd recommend for teens and adults. Liz Jensen is a particular favourite of mine and deserves much more recognition. Her books are really varied - possibly why she hasn't had the commercial success of 'genre' writers. 

I haven't read the more recent Louise Welsh titles but The Bullet Trick was as near to a literary crime novel as I've ever found although some of Barbara Vine's (Ruth Rendell) work could qualify. King Solomon's Carpet - about kids who ride the roofs of trains around London - is one of the most adrenalin pumping stories I know.