Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief

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Description

With this debut book of a new mystery series, Wendelin Van Draanen
establishes Samantha Keyes as a crime fighter to watch. Though, actually, the
book opens with Sammy watching...a crime in progress. And when the man with the
wad of cash in one hand and the open purse in the other catches Sammy watching
him, the chase is on--but is Sammy on the trail of the thief, or is he on hers?
If the police don't believe Sammy's story about a thief with black gloves,
black glasses, and a black beard, she isn't too surprised. Vice principal Caan
didn't exactly believe her either when she explained that she couldn't possibly
have broken Heather's nose. Well, Sammy's not putting up with this. Does she
look like a liar? She knows what she saw and how hard she can hit. And somehow
she's going to prove it.

Product Details

Price
$7.99  $7.35
Publisher
Yearling Books
Publish Date
August 18, 1998
Pages
176
Dimensions
5.24 X 7.64 X 0.52 inches | 0.28 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780679892649

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About the Author

WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN was a classroom teacher for many years before becoming a full-time writer. The books in the Sammy Keyes mystery series have been embraced by critics and readers alike, with Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief receiving the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best children's mystery. Wendelin is also the author of many award-winning novels, including Flipped, The Running Dream, Runaway, Confessions of a Serial Kisser, Swear to Howdy, The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones, and Wild Bird. You can find her online at WendelinVanDraanen.com and @WendelinVanD, and you can follow Sammy Keyes on Facebook.

Reviews

Praise for the Sammy Keyes series:

"Van Draanen offers such an explosive combination of high-stakes sleuthing, hilarity, and breathlessly paced action that it's impossible to turn the pages fast enough." --Kirkus Reviews

"There's no stopping Sammy."--Publishers Weekly

"An intelligent, gutsy, flawed, and utterly likable heroine."--Booklist

"Move over, Nancy Drew--a new sleuth is on the scene."--Girls' Life

"Think a combination of Carl Hiaasen's Flush and Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books and you'll be right on target." --School Library Journal

"A high-quality, high-amp mystery series." --The Horn Book

"This funny, clever series is NOT for kids only. I challenge the most seasoned mystery reader to guess 'who done it.'" --Cozies, Capers, and Crimes

"Sammy Keyes comes armed with attitude." --Orlando Sentinel

"Sammy doesn't find mysteries to solve--they find her." --Arizona Republic

"Humor, romance and adventure; this story is an absolute blast." --Chicago Tribune

"If you haven't met Sammy Keyes yet, now is the time." --Children's Literature