Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash (Google eBook)

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Random House Children's Books, Oct 14, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 293 pages
14 Reviews
"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book Review

Sammy Keyes has three wads of cold hard cash in her hot little hands. An old guy gave them to her. Well, actually, he told her to throw them away. Begged her. With his last dying breath. Which he was taking because Sammy had just scared the life right out of him. So . . . she’s got to get this man some help. She’s got to do it without being seen herself. And she’s got to figure out how to stash that cash. Aw, c’mon! You’d keep the money too, right? No one ever needs to know. . . .

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.

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Review: Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash (Sammy Keyes #12)

User Review  - Kayla Matthew - Goodreads

This book is about a girl named Sammy Keyes, and an old man gave her cash and he told her to throw it away, but she didn't get the chance to because she died. I really didn't like this book as much ... Read full review

Review: Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash (Sammy Keyes #12)

User Review  - Shane Allen - Goodreads

Sammy Keyes is a young girl who hold alot of adventures. The story begins when an old man give her three "wads" of "cold hard cash" in her hand. He told her to throw the money away and died shortly ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Wendelin Van Draanen was a teacher for many years before turning to writing full-time. Her first Sammy Keyes mystery, Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief, won the Edgar Alan Poe Award. She lives in Central California with her husband and two sons.

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