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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,055 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wendelin Van Drannen Narrator: Tara Sands Publisher: Live Oak Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN:
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In the eighth novel featuring the feisty seventh-grade sleuth, Sammy Keyes discovers just how dangerous art can be!

When Sammy attends a fancy reception at an art gallery (wearing high-tops, of course) she ends up tackling a gun-wielding art burglar who crashes the party. But is he the real criminal? As always, Sammy's instinct guides her through the many layers of the mystery to uncover the real crime and criminal. And this time, the determined detective gets a little help from her gutsy grandmother, who, Sammy realizes, is a person in her own right.

Add a little budding romance for Sammy, and her ongoing struggles with nemesis Heather Acosta, and the result is an entertaining, thoughtful mystery that just might be one of the best Sammy Keyes books to date!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelley | 2/14/2014

    " This is my second Sammy Keyes mystery. I love them and want to read all. We only have 2 in the series as my kids never got into them (which I can't figure out), so I took out 3 from the library last night. Anyho, about this book, well done once again. I would give it a 3-1/2 stars if I could. I figured out who done it, which is always a thrill, even if it's considered a middle school age read, heehee. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Canwen | 2/7/2014

    " I loved this book! It taught me things are what they seem to be. I love it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merand | 2/7/2014

    " A Sammy Keyes mystery is always enjoyable. Quick, intelligent, and intriguing. I am always impressed with the author's adept use of first-person narrative. Sammy's voice always rings authentic and current. An excellent mystery that isn't too full of teenage drama and holds none of the grisliness of adult mysteries, but is still fun and sophisticated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 2/1/2014

    " This a book full of mystery! I read this book in one sitting and that was a first for me! Awesome awesome book. If you like art and mysteries this is perfect for you! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacquie | 1/30/2014

    " I didn't finish the book on CD because it was due back at the library. Even after renewing three times I didn't get through it. I don't know if it was the narrator's voice that caused me to dislike the book, or if I just didn't like it. If you listen to audio books, you know sometimes the narrator can make or break it. I may read another Sammy Keyes, or finish this one on my own. I want to be able to fairly recommend, or not, this to my elementary students. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hcf | 1/25/2014

    " I LOVE Wendelin Van Draanen. She is such a good writer for young adults/kidsm, and even though this book is below my reading level, it's a fun and easy read. Sammy is very funny and the mysteries are awesome! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ConwayCountyLibrary .org | 1/19/2014

    " (youth review) I liked this book series. This one was my favorite because she got into so much trouble. ~Michael, 3rd grade, MIS "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 dR. CupCAkEs | 1/18/2014

    " OMG! This book is so good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erika | 1/18/2014

    " great book, blah blah blah "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 11/15/2013

    " The art teacher encourages her class to attend a local art show where Sammy gets caught up in a web of lies & deceit by some artists there. Good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 9/29/2013

    " I luv the twists!!! This book is so amazing!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ♫Hannah♫ | 9/27/2013

    " this is such a funny book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David R. | 6/26/2013

    " This one is more of the light-hearted mystery I am used to with Sammy. And, again it found it very enjoyable. As I alluded to in my previous review (Sammy Keys and the Search for Snake Eyes) I read the Sammy Keyes books over and over again. This one too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abigayle | 6/21/2013

    " Definitely the best book of the series- mystery lovers, this book was made for you! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaelyn Grant | 6/8/2013

    " As a girl out of high school I went to school majoring in Art. I quickly realized there is not much money in that career. Grandma wants to educate and expand Samantha's views. Sammy questions, just as I did, what is art? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fred | 4/1/2013

    " 4.7 Woah, this was great! It was a little slower than the other books, but I still loved the relationships between Sammy and Casey and Grams and Hudson. Really good ending, and I just really want to get more in the next 12 books!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessy | 11/9/2012

    " great, like the first one "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha | 6/13/2012

    " I think this one is my favorite of all of them. I don't remember all the details, but it has something to do with a holdup in an art gallery. This is a really good mystery series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irene | 3/31/2012

    " I have this book; I really liked the surprise ending and how there is a mystery inside a mystery. Pretty cool. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 8/5/2011

    " Sammy Keyes is badass. I get more & more interested in her family situation as more is revealed. This book provided a lot of food for thought as well on the nature of art. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jillian | 1/12/2011

    " I loved this book! It was great!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bailee | 11/21/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book because you get to see a little bit of Sammy's romantic side. This is something rare in this book series! I also really like how the author enceorporates art in the story. It makes for a great plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chandra | 5/30/2010

    " It was your fairly average elementary school mystery, but it was done well and the characters were likable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brelahn | 12/20/2009

    " i havent read much of this book but it is good so far "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sella Thorne | 12/20/2009

    " i like these books- it's my favorite mystery series. the mysteries are really interesting, and sammy keyes is awesome. I love it when I find out who's the culprit a second before sammy does. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke | 12/17/2009

    " This one was refreshing. I think this is the book where Sammy's nerve shows up the most. Turns out her grandma has a wild side, too! LOL. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 11/15/2009

    " One of my favorite Sammy Keyes books so far - probably because Sammy is working with Grandma on this one and doesn't have to hide things. Reading from the perspective of a parent, I like the honesty. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rib | 8/20/2009

    " My god...I love this book! I have always wondered how Sammy would react in the world of Art...I ADORED this so much, this and the Hollywood Mummy are my absolute favorites. You want a fun read? Please pick up this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 2/23/2009

    " fun. fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zofie Vedas | 6/1/2008

    " i read this book a very long time ago and really enjoyed it. a very easy interesting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harla | 5/26/2008

    " Listened to this one on audio book. Likeable characters and nice story. I see why the kids like this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 5/8/2008

    " Sammy Keyes is my fictional role model. She's the reason I wear high tops. :) "

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