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Sammy Keyes


Sammy Keyes

Who is Sammy Keyes? Well, first off, Sammy is not a boy, but a girl, and a real spitfire to boot. Sammy is daring and brash, yet cool-headed when faced with danger. She's a self-proclaimed tomboy, mystery-solver and one tough cookie! In this series, author Wendelin Van Draanen brings us the adventures of this feisty 13 year-old girl and her friends.

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Sammy Keyes

Books in this series

by Wendelin Van Draanen

In her newest adventure, junior high detective Sammy Keyes and her friends take a detour through a graveyard on Halloween night and find themselves in the middle of a mystery. Sammy must figure out how three missing people, two human skulls, and one ghoulish embalmer add up before she winds up six feet under herself!

by Wendelin Van Draanen - Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 10+

Sammy thought she'd seen all the weirdness her town had to offer --- and then she met Justice Jack, Santa Martina's very own superhero. He's really just a guy in spandex and a mask who rides around town on a dirt bike, hoping to find some crime to fight. The old folks in town have asked him to track down Sammy's neighbor Mrs. Wedgewood, who seems to have disappeared --- along with a lot of other people's cash.

by Wendelin Van Draanen - Children's 10+, Mystery

In this pivotal book 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?

by Wendelin Van Draanen - Youth Fiction

Sammy knew that getting to know her new dad on a cruise would be a little uncomfortable...But when an heiress disappears from the ship, it turns out everyone's in for a rocky ride.

by Wendelin Van Draanen - Mystery

Sammy doesn’t go looking for trouble, but she seems to find it everywhere. She’s forever sniffing out clues and chasing down bad guys—and driving her friends a little nuts. She’s gone up against thieves and counterfeiters and gangsters and blackmailers and murderers, and always stayed one step ahead. Until now.