Sammy Keyes and the Dead Giveaway

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Random House Children's Books, Dec 24, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 304 pages
"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book Review

The bad news: Sammy's made a deadly mistake.
The good news: No one knows she did it.
The delicious dilemma: Everyone thinks her archenemy Heather is to blame.
Now Heather is in a major jam, and in some ways it's only fair—Heather has pinned more than a few crimes on Sammy. Besides, there are distractions galore to keep Sammy from confessing. Like the end of the school year. And the Farewell Dance. Especially the dance, since she's going with Heather's (dreamy) brother Casey. But Sammy knows the truth has an uncanny way of resurfacing, and when it does, the stench can be more vile than the junior high cafeteria.

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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Samantha Keyes, or Sammy Keyes, is dying to tell her accident with poor Mrs. Ambler. An accident that is now hitting on the lying cheat Heather! Sammy accidently slammed the door on poor Tango, Mrs ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
16
Section 4
27
Section 5
37
Section 6
47
Section 7
58
Section 8
69
Section 17
172
Section 18
182
Section 19
194
Section 20
203
Section 21
213
Section 22
220
Section 23
230
Section 24
244

Section 9
85
Section 10
98
Section 11
109
Section 12
116
Section 13
128
Section 14
137
Section 15
147
Section 16
160
Section 25
253
Section 26
262
Section 27
272
Section 28
279
Section 29
281
Section 30
283
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About the author (2008)

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.

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