Okay, I realize that most of these books aren't the first ones you might think about when giving a gift to a loved one or friend, but let's face it, some of us like all things dark and grim. So, for the Stephen King fan on your list (who has a new book out by the way, but I haven't read it yet so couldn't recommend it)...or the wannabe Crime Scene Investigator:
Midwinterblood—Sedgwick (9th grade-adult)
Lost Girls—Koelker (this is definitely for your CSI fans!)
Waking Dark—Wasserman (10th grade-adult)
I Hunt Killers; Game—Lyga (10th grade-adult)
And remember, if you want a link to the entire list, see this post.