Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash (Paperback)

By Wendelin Van Draanen

Yearling Books, 9780440421139, 293pp.

Publication Date: May 11, 2010

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Description

A stash of easy money makes for some hard choices for Sammy Keyes.

"An exceptionally good entry in an already remarkable series."--Booklist

Sammy Keyes has three wads of cold hard cash in her hot little hands. An old guy gave them to her. Well, actually, he told her to throw them away. With his last dying breath. Which he was taking because Sammy had just scared the life right out of him. So . . . she's got to get this man some help. She's got to do it without being seen herself. And she's got to figure out how to stash that cash. (Aw, c'mon You'd keep the money too, right?) But it turns out other people are after that money--and now they're after her.

Crooks Sammy can handle. The thing that's scaring her to death is Brandon's pool party--and the thought that her crush Casey will be there...


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


Praise For Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash

Praise for Sammy Keyes:
“Wendelin Van Draanen’s superior middle grade mystery series continues to thrive, thanks to sizzling wit, true dialogue, and the most winning jr. detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)”
—Midwest Children’s Book Review

Starred Review, Booklist, October 1, 2008:
"An exceptionally good entry in an already remarkable series."

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