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My friend George is competing in a grueling three-day mountain-bike race in Costa Rica, and her cousin Bess and I will be there as her support team. But when I find out someone s taking dangerous steps to make sure top U.S. cyclist Derek Wo...odhall doesn t win, I realize George may not be the only rider I need to help. Could last year s winner be the culprit? He was freaking out when Derek took an early lead. Or maybe Derek s publicist? She seems a little too psyched about the press her client s misfortune is generating. I ve got a lot on my plate, and not much time to sort it all out. But I know how to keep my eye on the prize. Whoever the culprit is, they picked the wrong race to sabotage! Read More

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Meet Isabel "Izzy" Spellman, private investigator. This twenty-eight-year-old may have a checkered past littered with romantic mis...takes, excessive drinking, and creative vandalism; she may be addicted to Get Smart reruns and prefer entering homes through windows rather than doors -- but the upshot is she s good at her job as a licensed private investigator with her family s firm, Spellman Investigations. Invading people s privacy comes naturally to Izzy. In fact, it comes naturally to all the Spellmans. If only they could leave their work at the office. To be a Spellman is to snoop on a Spellman; tail a Spellman; dig up dirt on, blackmail, and wiretap a Spellman. Part Nancy Drew, part Dirty Harry, Izzy walks an indistinguishable line between Spellman family member and Spellman employee. Duties include: completing assignments from the bosses, aka Mom and Dad (preferably without scrutiny); appeasing her chronically perfect lawyer brother (often under duress); setting an example for her fourteen-year-old sister, Rae (who s become addicted to "recreational surveillance"); and tracking down her uncle (who randomly disappears on benders dubbed "Lost Weekends"). But when Izzy s parents hire Rae to follow her (for the purpose of ascertaining the identity of Izzy s new boyfriend), Izzy snaps and decides that the only way she will ever be normal is if she gets out of the family business. But there s a hitch: she must take one last job before they ll let her go -- a fifteen-year-old, ice-cold missing person case. She accepts, only to experience a disappearance far closer to home, which becomes the most important case of her life. The Spellman Files is the first novel in a winning and hilarious new series featuring the Spellman family in all its lovable chaos. Read More

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"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" Midwest Children s Book Review What Sammy should h...ave done was put the binoculars down and call 911. What she does instead is tighten up the focus on her right eye to get a better look. There s something very familiar about this thief. But when Sammy eventually spills her story to Officer Borsch, he doesn t believe her. He treats her like some snot-nosed little kid. Well, Sammy s not going to stand for that. She s a snot-nosed seventh grader now, and she knows what she saw. And somehow she s going to prove it. The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fast-paced, funny, thoroughly modern, and true whodunits. Each mystery is exciting and dramatic, but it s the drama in Sammy s personal life that keeps readers coming back to see what happens next with her love interest Casey, her soap-star mother, and her mysterious father. Thirteen-year-old Sammy s penchant for speaking her mind gets her in trouble when she involves herself in the investigation of a robbery at the "seedy" hotel across the street from the seniors building where she is living with her grandmother. ISBN-13: 9780679892649 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 8/28/1998 Series:Sammy Keyes Series Pages: 192 Sales rank: 71,671 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 840L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.56 (h) x 0.52 (d) Read More

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"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" Midwest Children s Book Review In this pivotal boo...k in the Sammy Keyes series, Sammy tackles the persistent mysteries of her own life. Mysteries like: Who is her father? And why has her mother kept it such a secret? How long can she manage to hide out in Grams seniors-only building before someone catches on? Is her mother really planning to marry her boyfriend s father? (Ew.) And why, why is Heather Acosta so nasty? During one crazy weekend in Las Vegas, with the help of an entire army of Elvis impersonators, Sammy finally gets some answers. But of course knowledge comes at a price and solving the mysteries of her own life will cost Sammy more than she ever meant to pay. . . . The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fast-paced, funny, thoroughly modern, and true whodunits. Each mystery is exciting and dramatic, but it s the drama in Sammy s personal life that keeps readers coming back to see what happens next with her love interest Casey, her soap-star mother, and her mysterious father. From the Hardcover edition. ISBN-13: 9780375870538 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 1/8/2013 Series:Sammy Keyes Series Pages: 288 Sales rank: 510,691 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 770L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.10 (d) Read More

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"With wit, cunning, snappy dialogue and superior math skills, The Red Blazer Girls represent the best of girl-detectives while sti...ll feeling relatable and real. Nancy Drew would be right at home with this group." -- Huffington Post s 15 Greatest Kid Detectives List It all began with The Scream. And ended with . . . well, if we told you that, it wouldn t be a mystery! But in between The Scream and The Very Surprising Ending, three friends find themselves on a scavenger hunt set up for a girl they never met, in search of a legendary ring reputed to grant wishes. Are these sleuths in school uniforms modern-day equivalents of Nancy, Harriet, or Scooby? Not really, they re just three nice girls who decide to help out a weird lady, and end up hiding under tables, tackling word puzzles and geometry equations, and searching rather moldy storage rooms for ?the stuff that dreams are made of? (that s from an old detective movie). Oh, and there s A Boy, who complicates things. As boys often do. Intrigued? The Red Blazer Girls offers a fun, twisty adventure for those who love mystery, math (c mon, admit it!), and a modest measure of mayhem. Michael Beil, a New York City high school English teacher, makes his literary debut with this fun and brainy mystery. ISBN-13: 9780375843037 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 7/13/2010 Series:Red Blazer Girls Series , #1 Pages: 320 Sales rank: 161,557 Age range: 10 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 7.68 (w) x 5.32 (h) x 0.77 (d) Read More

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"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" Midwest Children s Book Review When Sammy and her ...friends meet Lucinda Huntley walking her 200-pound pig down the middle of the road, their quiet weekend in the country quickly becomes an adventure. Lucinda tells them a true tale of the Wild West, her great-grandma Moustache Mary, and a century-old family feud. But this feud is hardly ancient history. Past and present collide and combust! when Mary s pioneer cabin burns to the ground. Sammy thinks the cause of the fire may be a hundred years old, but still, the gas can she finds near the scene of the crime is shiny and new. . . . The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fast-paced, funny, thoroughly modern, and true whodunits. Each mystery is exciting and dramatic, but it s the drama in Sammy s personal life that keeps readers coming back to see what happens next with her love interest Casey, her soap-star mother, and her mysterious father. While celebrating the New Year with a friend, Sammy encounters a mystery involving an elderly neighbor, a pioneer cabin, and a century-old family feud. ISBN-13: 9780440416432 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 2/13/2001 Series:Sammy Keyes Series Edition description: Reprint Pages: 272 Sales rank: 328,133 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.65 (d) Read More

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"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" Midwest Children s Book Review The Christmas parad...e gets furry in a hurry when three pranksters dressed as wise men toss some cats onto Sammy s float. Dogs shoot off in all directions, and the prize Pomeranian Sammy s supposed to be watching disappears. Turns out the darn fuzzball s been kidnapped. The owner is demanding that Sammy find her doggone dog . . . and she s a woman who knows how to get what she wants. But Sammy s a pretty tough cookie herself. Dognappers, blackmailers, and wise men be warned! The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fast-paced, funny, thoroughly modern, and true whodunits. Each mystery is exciting and dramatic, but it s the drama in Sammy s personal life that keeps readers coming back to see what happens next with her love interest Casey, her soap-star mother, and her mysterious father. After a dog she is watching disappears from a city parade and the owner receives a ransom note, thirteen-year-old Sammy must use her detective skills to solve the mystery. ISBN-13: 9780375802553 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 5/28/2000 Series:Sammy Keyes Series Edition description: Reissue Pages: 208 Sales rank: 244,078 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 710L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.32 (w) x 7.56 (h) x 0.50 (d) Read More

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"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" Midwest Children s Book Review The artsy crowd thi...nks Sammy Keyes has a lot of nerve showing up at a fancy reception in high-tops. But when she tackles a robber who s brandishing a gun with one hand and pulling paintings from the wall with the other, they re glad she has nerve. Or are they? Sammy may have stopped one criminal, but the real crime at this show has yet to be discovered. The real crime is more subtle, more artful, than anything Sammy s ever seen. Who knew art could be so dangerous? The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fast-paced, funny, thoroughly modern, and true whodunits. Each mystery is exciting and dramatic, but it s the drama in Sammy s personal life that keeps readers coming back to see what happens next with her love interest Casey, her soap-star mother, and her mysterious father. From the Hardcover edition. Seventh-grade sleuth Sammy Keyes investigates mysterious happenings at a local art gallery. ISBN-13: 9780440419921 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 5/10/2005 Series:Sammy Keyes Series Edition description: Reprint Pages: 304 Sales rank: 217,913 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 7.58 (h) x 0.75 (d) Read More

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"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" Midwest Children s Book Review It s Sammy s birthd...ay, which should be a good thing, except that Dorito, Sammy s cat, is missing, and while Sammy s searching for him, she finds three dead cats in dumpsters around town. Worse still, Miss Kitty, a psycho cat lady, blames Sammy when it turns out one of the dead cats belonged to her. As if Sammy didn t have enough on her hands investigating these furry felonies, her mother has a confession to make: she lied about Sammy s age so she could start her in school a year early. So surprise! Sammy isn t turning 14 at all, she s going to be unlucky 13 for another whole year. Better luck next year, Sammy. . . . The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fast-paced, funny, thoroughly modern, and true whodunits. Each mystery is exciting and dramatic, but it s the drama in Sammy s personal life that keeps readers coming back to see what happens next with her love interest Casey, her soap-star mother, and her mysterious father. When cats begin to mysteriously disappear in Santa Martina, thirteen-year-old friends Sammy and Holly start snooping around town to find out what is happening. ISBN-13: 9780440419105 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 4/11/2006 Series:Sammy Keyes Series Edition description: Reprint Pages: 320 Sales rank: 244,402 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 7.65 (h) x 0.73 (d) Read More

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"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" Midwest Children s Book Review Sammy was working o...ff some junior high detention time by helping out at St. Mary s, but now she s the prime suspect in a robbery! The more she pokes around searching for the real culprit, the more amazed Sammy is by all the gossip and petty jealousies bubbling beneath the church s serene surface. This is just like junior high! Caught up in the mystery are a homeless girl in hightops, a trio of singing nuns, two angry Sisters, and one bumbling Brother. With a crazy cast like this, it s not easy to tell the saints from the sinners. . . . The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fast-paced, funny, thoroughly modern, and true whodunits. Each mystery is exciting and dramatic, but it s the drama in Sammy s personal life that keeps readers coming back to see what happens next with her love interest Casey, her soap-star mother, and her mysterious father. Sammy continues to make life with her grandmother interesting as she tries to discover who is stealing from St. Mary s church, befriends a homeless girl, and plays in a softball tournament against a bitter rival. ISBN-13: 9780375801839 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 10/28/1999 Series:Sammy Keyes Series Edition description: Reprint Pages: 240 Sales rank: 213,410 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 7.61 (h) x 0.62 (d) Read More

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"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" Midwest Children s Book Review When Sammy finds ou...t that her mother has changed her name, dyed her hair, and shaved ten years off her age, she knows it s time for Lady Lana to get reacquainted with reality. Sammy hops a bus to Hollywood and finds her mother in deeper trouble than she imagined. Lana s phony persona is crumbling just as she is being considered for the part of a lifetime. So when one of Lana s competitors for the big role is found dead in the room next door, Sammy can t help wondering: Is her mother the next likely victim . . . or the prime suspect? The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fast-paced, funny, thoroughly modern, and true whodunits. Each mystery is exciting and dramatic, but it s the drama in Sammy s personal life that keeps readers coming back to see what happens next with her love interest Casey, her soap-star mother, and her mysterious father. A Hollywood actress, who had been competing with Sammy s mother for an important role, is murdered, but thirteen-year-old Sammy and her friend Marissa are on the case. ISBN-13: 9780440418665 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 5/28/2002 Series:Sammy Keyes Series Edition description: Reprint Pages: 288 Sales rank: 208,836 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 7.57 (h) x 0.70 (d) Read More

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Meet Isabel "Izzy" Spellman, private investigator. This twenty-eight-year-old may have a checkered past littered with romantic mis...takes, excessive drinking, and creative vandalism; she may be addicted to Get Smart reruns and prefer entering homes through windows rather than doors -- but the upshot is she s good at her job as a licensed private investigator with her family s firm, Spellman Investigations. Invading people s privacy comes naturally to Izzy. In fact, it comes naturally to all the Spellmans. If only they could leave their work at the office. To be a Spellman is to snoop on a Spellman; tail a Spellman; dig up dirt on, blackmail, and wiretap a Spellman. Part Nancy Drew, part Dirty Harry, Izzy walks an indistinguishable line between Spellman family member and Spellman employee. Duties include: completing assignments from the bosses, aka Mom and Dad (preferably without scrutiny); appeasing her chronically perfect lawyer brother (often under duress); setting an example for her fourteen-year-old sister, Rae (who s become addicted to "recreational surveillance"); and tracking down her uncle (who randomly disappears on benders dubbed "Lost Weekends"). But when Izzy s parents hire Rae to follow her (for the purpose of ascertaining the identity of Izzy s new boyfriend), Izzy snaps and decides that the only way she will ever be normal is if she gets out of the family business. But there s a hitch: she must take one last job before they ll let her go -- a fifteen-year-old, ice-cold missing person case. She accepts, only to experience a disappearance far closer to home, which becomes the most important case of her life. The Spellman Files is the first novel in a winning and hilarious new series featuring the Spellman family in all its lovable chaos. Read More

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"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" Midwest Children s Book Review What Sammy should h...ave done was put the binoculars down and call 911. What she does instead is tighten up the focus on her right eye to get a better look. There s something very familiar about this thief. But when Sammy eventually spills her story to Officer Borsch, he doesn t believe her. He treats her like some snot-nosed little kid. Well, Sammy s not going to stand for that. She s a snot-nosed seventh grader now, and she knows what she saw. And somehow she s going to prove it. The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fast-paced, funny, thoroughly modern, and true whodunits. Each mystery is exciting and dramatic, but it s the drama in Sammy s personal life that keeps readers coming back to see what happens next with her love interest Casey, her soap-star mother, and her mysterious father. Thirteen-year-old Sammy s penchant for speaking her mind gets her in trouble when she involves herself in the investigation of a robbery at the "seedy" hotel across the street from the seniors building where she is living with her grandmother. ISBN-13: 9780679892649 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 8/28/1998 Series:Sammy Keyes Series Pages: 192 Sales rank: 71,671 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 840L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.56 (h) x 0.52 (d) Read More

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"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" Midwest Children s Book Review In this pivotal boo...k in the Sammy Keyes series, Sammy tackles the persistent mysteries of her own life. Mysteries like: Who is her father? And why has her mother kept it such a secret? How long can she manage to hide out in Grams seniors-only building before someone catches on? Is her mother really planning to marry her boyfriend s father? (Ew.) And why, why is Heather Acosta so nasty? During one crazy weekend in Las Vegas, with the help of an entire army of Elvis impersonators, Sammy finally gets some answers. But of course knowledge comes at a price and solving the mysteries of her own life will cost Sammy more than she ever meant to pay. . . . The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fast-paced, funny, thoroughly modern, and true whodunits. Each mystery is exciting and dramatic, but it s the drama in Sammy s personal life that keeps readers coming back to see what happens next with her love interest Casey, her soap-star mother, and her mysterious father. From the Hardcover edition. ISBN-13: 9780375870538 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 1/8/2013 Series:Sammy Keyes Series Pages: 288 Sales rank: 510,691 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 770L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.10 (d) Read More

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"With wit, cunning, snappy dialogue and superior math skills, The Red Blazer Girls represent the best of girl-detectives while sti...ll feeling relatable and real. Nancy Drew would be right at home with this group." -- Huffington Post s 15 Greatest Kid Detectives List It all began with The Scream. And ended with . . . well, if we told you that, it wouldn t be a mystery! But in between The Scream and The Very Surprising Ending, three friends find themselves on a scavenger hunt set up for a girl they never met, in search of a legendary ring reputed to grant wishes. Are these sleuths in school uniforms modern-day equivalents of Nancy, Harriet, or Scooby? Not really, they re just three nice girls who decide to help out a weird lady, and end up hiding under tables, tackling word puzzles and geometry equations, and searching rather moldy storage rooms for ?the stuff that dreams are made of? (that s from an old detective movie). Oh, and there s A Boy, who complicates things. As boys often do. Intrigued? The Red Blazer Girls offers a fun, twisty adventure for those who love mystery, math (c mon, admit it!), and a modest measure of mayhem. Michael Beil, a New York City high school English teacher, makes his literary debut with this fun and brainy mystery. ISBN-13: 9780375843037 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 7/13/2010 Series:Red Blazer Girls Series , #1 Pages: 320 Sales rank: 161,557 Age range: 10 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 7.68 (w) x 5.32 (h) x 0.77 (d) Read More

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"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" Midwest Children s Book Review When Sammy and her ...friends meet Lucinda Huntley walking her 200-pound pig down the middle of the road, their quiet weekend in the country quickly becomes an adventure. Lucinda tells them a true tale of the Wild West, her great-grandma Moustache Mary, and a century-old family feud. But this feud is hardly ancient history. Past and present collide and combust! when Mary s pioneer cabin burns to the ground. Sammy thinks the cause of the fire may be a hundred years old, but still, the gas can she finds near the scene of the crime is shiny and new. . . . The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fast-paced, funny, thoroughly modern, and true whodunits. Each mystery is exciting and dramatic, but it s the drama in Sammy s personal life that keeps readers coming back to see what happens next with her love interest Casey, her soap-star mother, and her mysterious father. While celebrating the New Year with a friend, Sammy encounters a mystery involving an elderly neighbor, a pioneer cabin, and a century-old family feud. ISBN-13: 9780440416432 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 2/13/2001 Series:Sammy Keyes Series Edition description: Reprint Pages: 272 Sales rank: 328,133 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.65 (d) Read More

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"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" Midwest Children s Book Review The Christmas parad...e gets furry in a hurry when three pranksters dressed as wise men toss some cats onto Sammy s float. Dogs shoot off in all directions, and the prize Pomeranian Sammy s supposed to be watching disappears. Turns out the darn fuzzball s been kidnapped. The owner is demanding that Sammy find her doggone dog . . . and she s a woman who knows how to get what she wants. But Sammy s a pretty tough cookie herself. Dognappers, blackmailers, and wise men be warned! The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fast-paced, funny, thoroughly modern, and true whodunits. Each mystery is exciting and dramatic, but it s the drama in Sammy s personal life that keeps readers coming back to see what happens next with her love interest Casey, her soap-star mother, and her mysterious father. After a dog she is watching disappears from a city parade and the owner receives a ransom note, thirteen-year-old Sammy must use her detective skills to solve the mystery. ISBN-13: 9780375802553 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 5/28/2000 Series:Sammy Keyes Series Edition description: Reissue Pages: 208 Sales rank: 244,078 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Lexile: 710L (what s this?) Product dimensions: 5.32 (w) x 7.56 (h) x 0.50 (d) Read More

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"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" Midwest Children s Book Review The artsy crowd thi...nks Sammy Keyes has a lot of nerve showing up at a fancy reception in high-tops. But when she tackles a robber who s brandishing a gun with one hand and pulling paintings from the wall with the other, they re glad she has nerve. Or are they? Sammy may have stopped one criminal, but the real crime at this show has yet to be discovered. The real crime is more subtle, more artful, than anything Sammy s ever seen. Who knew art could be so dangerous? The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fast-paced, funny, thoroughly modern, and true whodunits. Each mystery is exciting and dramatic, but it s the drama in Sammy s personal life that keeps readers coming back to see what happens next with her love interest Casey, her soap-star mother, and her mysterious father. From the Hardcover edition. Seventh-grade sleuth Sammy Keyes investigates mysterious happenings at a local art gallery. ISBN-13: 9780440419921 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 5/10/2005 Series:Sammy Keyes Series Edition description: Reprint Pages: 304 Sales rank: 217,913 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 7.58 (h) x 0.75 (d) Read More

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"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" Midwest Children s Book Review It s Sammy s birthd...ay, which should be a good thing, except that Dorito, Sammy s cat, is missing, and while Sammy s searching for him, she finds three dead cats in dumpsters around town. Worse still, Miss Kitty, a psycho cat lady, blames Sammy when it turns out one of the dead cats belonged to her. As if Sammy didn t have enough on her hands investigating these furry felonies, her mother has a confession to make: she lied about Sammy s age so she could start her in school a year early. So surprise! Sammy isn t turning 14 at all, she s going to be unlucky 13 for another whole year. Better luck next year, Sammy. . . . The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fast-paced, funny, thoroughly modern, and true whodunits. Each mystery is exciting and dramatic, but it s the drama in Sammy s personal life that keeps readers coming back to see what happens next with her love interest Casey, her soap-star mother, and her mysterious father. When cats begin to mysteriously disappear in Santa Martina, thirteen-year-old friends Sammy and Holly start snooping around town to find out what is happening. ISBN-13: 9780440419105 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 4/11/2006 Series:Sammy Keyes Series Edition description: Reprint Pages: 320 Sales rank: 244,402 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 7.65 (h) x 0.73 (d) Read More

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"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" Midwest Children s Book Review Sammy was working o...ff some junior high detention time by helping out at St. Mary s, but now she s the prime suspect in a robbery! The more she pokes around searching for the real culprit, the more amazed Sammy is by all the gossip and petty jealousies bubbling beneath the church s serene surface. This is just like junior high! Caught up in the mystery are a homeless girl in hightops, a trio of singing nuns, two angry Sisters, and one bumbling Brother. With a crazy cast like this, it s not easy to tell the saints from the sinners. . . . The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fast-paced, funny, thoroughly modern, and true whodunits. Each mystery is exciting and dramatic, but it s the drama in Sammy s personal life that keeps readers coming back to see what happens next with her love interest Casey, her soap-star mother, and her mysterious father. Sammy continues to make life with her grandmother interesting as she tries to discover who is stealing from St. Mary s church, befriends a homeless girl, and plays in a softball tournament against a bitter rival. ISBN-13: 9780375801839 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 10/28/1999 Series:Sammy Keyes Series Edition description: Reprint Pages: 240 Sales rank: 213,410 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 7.61 (h) x 0.62 (d) Read More

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"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" Midwest Children s Book Review When Sammy finds ou...t that her mother has changed her name, dyed her hair, and shaved ten years off her age, she knows it s time for Lady Lana to get reacquainted with reality. Sammy hops a bus to Hollywood and finds her mother in deeper trouble than she imagined. Lana s phony persona is crumbling just as she is being considered for the part of a lifetime. So when one of Lana s competitors for the big role is found dead in the room next door, Sammy can t help wondering: Is her mother the next likely victim . . . or the prime suspect? The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fast-paced, funny, thoroughly modern, and true whodunits. Each mystery is exciting and dramatic, but it s the drama in Sammy s personal life that keeps readers coming back to see what happens next with her love interest Casey, her soap-star mother, and her mysterious father. A Hollywood actress, who had been competing with Sammy s mother for an important role, is murdered, but thirteen-year-old Sammy and her friend Marissa are on the case. ISBN-13: 9780440418665 Publisher: Random House Children s Books Publication date: 5/28/2002 Series:Sammy Keyes Series Edition description: Reprint Pages: 288 Sales rank: 208,836 Age range: 9 - 12 Years Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 7.57 (h) x 0.70 (d) Read More

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