For junior high detective Sammy Keyes, eighth grade begins with an accusation, an inquisition, and several assorted death threats!
The history teacher, Mr. Vince, is being threatened, which at first seems funny. He’s horrible! Every student wants Mr. Vince gone. But as the threats become more serious, the question becomes—who wants him dead and gone?
With her own name near the top of the suspect list, Sammy’s determined to get to the bottom of things. But she’s distracted by a mother bearing bad news, an almost-boyfriend ducking her calls, and a date with a poofy lavender bridesmaid dress.
This latest Sammy Keyes adventure blends mystery, comedy, and a dusting of fairy tale magic as Sammy takes off her high-tops, puts on some party shoes, and steps into a whole lot of trouble.
About the Author
Wendelin Van Draanen’s Sammy Keyes mysteries have been embraced by critics and readers alike, and Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief received the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Children’s Mystery.
Van Draanen is also the author of the Shredderman Quartet, the Gecko & Sticky series, and the stand-alone novels Flipped, Confessions of a Serial Kisser, Swear to Howdy, and Runaway. You can read more about her work at www.wendelinvandraanen.com.
Ms. Van Draanen lives with her husband and two sons in California. Her hobbies include the “three R’s”: reading, running, and rock ’n’ roll.