Sammy Keyes and the Curse of Moustache Mary

Sammy Keyes and the Curse of Moustache Mary

By Wendelin Van Draanen

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780440416432, 256pp.

Publication Date: February 13, 2001

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew )"" Midwest Children's Book Revie"w
When Sammy and her friends meet Lucinda Huntley walking her 200-pound pig down the middle of the road, their quiet weekend in the country quickly becomes an adventure. Lucinda tells them a true tale of the Wild West, her great-grandma Moustache Mary, and a century-old family feud.
But this feud is hardly ancient history. Past and present collide and combust when Mary's pioneer cabin burns to the ground. Sammy thinks the cause of the fire may be a hundred years old, but still, the gas can she finds near the scene of the crime is shiny and new. . . .
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.

About the Author
Author Bio
Wendelin Van Draanen is a high school computer science instructor. She lives with her husband and two children in Santa Maria, CA.

Praise For Sammy Keyes and the Curse of Moustache Mary

Praise for Sammy Keyes:
"A treat for mystery lovers." -- Los Angeles Times Book Review