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Sammy Keyes and the Night of Skulls (Hardcover) (Wendelin Van Draanen)

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"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)"—Midwest Children's Book ReviewAfter being chased by a man wielding a shovel, scared silly by a mummy, and attacked by Heather Acosta, Sammy and her pals decide they've had their fill of monsters and head home to eat some candy. But along with bubble gum and chocolate bars, they discover something frightening in their trick-or-treating bags. Something that's definitely not sweet!Before they know it, Sammy and her friends are following suspicious gravediggers, ghoulish embalmers, and shady undertakers. And somebody is followingthem . . .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.
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!

And school presents its own set of tricks and treats. Sammy knows that a classmate is guilty of beating up a man on Halloween night. Should she obey the law and tell Officer Borsch? Or should she obey the junior high code and keep quiet?

Life and death and truth and justice have never been so tangled up...
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Humorous Stories, Family / General, General, Mysteries + Detective Stories
Series Title: Sammy Keyes
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Language: English
Street Date: October 11, 2011
TCIN: 13791614
UPC: 9780375861086
Item Number (DPCI): 247-06-8710

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