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Sammy Keyes and the Sisters of Mercy

By: Wendelin Van Draanen
Format: Trade Paperback
Imprint: Yearling
ISBN: 9780375801839
10/12/1999 - $7.99
Categories: Mysteries & Detective Stories, Humorous Stories, Social Themes - Runaways,

“The hottest sleuth to appear in children’s books since Nancy Drew” (The Boston Globe) is back! Don’t miss the third 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)!
 
I was supposed to be in church to get myself out of trouble. But then Father Mayhew discovers that something’s just been stolen. And the only people in the church are him—and me.
 
Sammy was working off some junior high detention time by helping out at St. Mary’s, but now she’s the prime suspect in a robbery! The more she pokes around searching for the real culprit, the more amazed Sammy is by all the gossip and petty jealousies bubbling beneath the church’s serene surface. This is just like junior high!
 
Caught up in the mystery are a homeless girl in high-tops, a trio of singing nuns, two angry Sisters, and one bumbling Brother. With a crazy cast like this, it’s not easy to tell the saints from the sinners. . . .
 
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