Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man (Paperback)

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The hottest sleuth to appear in children's books since Nancy Drew (The Boston Globe) is back Don t miss the second book in the series that's been described as a combination of Carl Hiaasen's Flush and Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books (School Library Journal) and hailed as nonstop whodunits (Kirkus Reviews)

It might have been just a regular Halloween night, but then out of nowhere this skeleton appears and comes charging straight at us.
After the skeleton plows them over, Sammy and her friends look to see what he was running from. That's when they find a fire starting to take hold in someone's foyer, and Frankenstein tied to a chair in the living room. Someone's taking trick-or-treat way too far
Sammy's not surprised when her least favorite cop tells her to butt out. But the man under the Frankenstein mask doesn t want anyone poking around either. And nothing makes Sammy want to look closer than being told there's nothing to see here. . . .

Praise for the Sammy Keyes series:
If Kinsey Millhone ever hires a junior partner, Sammy Keyes will be the first candidate on the list. She's feisty, fearless, and funny. A top-notch investigator New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton
Sammy is smart-mouthed and hard-hitting . . . the sleuth delights from start to finish. Keep your binoculars trained on Sammy Keyes. Publishers Weekly
The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew ) Midwest Children's Book Review

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, and The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones. You can find her online at and @WendelinVanD, and you can follow Sammy Keyes on Facebook."

Praise For…

"Artfully throwing in clues, red herrings, and well-timed revelations, Van Draanen keeps her heroine on the hop...Sammy is as resourceful and tough as ever, and the breathless pace of this adventure will rivet readers from page one."--Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375800542
ISBN-10: 0375800549
Publisher: Random House (NY)
Publication Date: April 20th, 1999
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Sammy Keyes (Quality)