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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,184 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wendelin Van Draanen Narrator: Tara Sands Publisher: Live Oak Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN:
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The debut mystery that kicked off the popular series about a live-wire girl detective, this Edgar Allan Poe Award-winning story takes place in Sammy's neighborhood - right across the street from her grandmother's apartment, in fact.

While looking out the window with her grandma's binoculars, Sammy witnesses a crime across the street at the Heavenly Hotel. What's worse, the thief saw her spying! As Sammy attempts to find the burglar who has made several other hits in the neighborhood, she finds herself trying to keep him from uncovering her - or worse, the police discovering that she's living illegally with her grandmother in the seniors-only housing!

A modern-day Nancy Drew, the saucy, smart Sammy Keyes is a sleuth whose escapades entertain and inspire teens.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 2/1/2014

    " This book was ok. A light mystery for kids (most likely girls) who enjoy realistic fiction. I do like that Sammy sticks up for herself and isn't afraid to throw punches :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 1/29/2014

    " I haven't actually read these, but my daughter loves the Sammy Keyes books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pia | 1/24/2014

    " This book is great. Its good for people who like a little teen mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally | 1/14/2014

    " I can't believe it was the ice cream man! Great ending! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan Galeon | 1/11/2014

    " this one of the first books i've ever read and it did not disappoint me.it really was an entertaining book to read as a kid.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 12/19/2013

    " 4th/5th grade level. GREAT book talking Book & one of a series you can push. a quick paced story that grabs the kids "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 m1 Gwen | 12/18/2013

    " I LOVE THIS BOOK SERIES!!! It is realistic, funny and cool. It's based off of a girl our age, so it's easy to relate to. She gets into all these weird situations throughout the books, and it's pretty cool to see how they turn out! I definitely recommend it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mikko | 12/13/2013

    " i really enjoyed reading this book. much, much excitement! and it is funny unlike nancy drew "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessy | 12/8/2013

    " omg best mystery evr!!!! funny, and not like those bks where its easy to figure out what will happen at the end "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Canwen | 11/28/2013

    " This book was.........AMAZING! The ending part was so surprising! The whole book was really cool and some of it was very suspenseful (All of the Sammy Keyes books are like that) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay | 11/28/2013

    " one of my favorite books although not that mature its very amusing and i love it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Momo | 11/23/2013

    " Sammy is not only funny, friendly, and unpredictable, but she has a knack of attracting trouble. She solves cases in the most unique and hilarious ways. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lilly | 10/22/2013

    " This was really good, the first of the whole series. I'd recommend reading this first in order to get the whole jist of the series if you can! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gwennie | 8/24/2013

    " Great Series, quick reads. Sammy would give Nancy a real run for her money. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandon O'Neill | 7/30/2013

    " Better than Flipped. Sammy Keys is a semi-enjoyable character who inadvertently gets herself into a mystery, then solves it. I have to disagree with most though - she has nothing on Nancy Drew. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Summer | 7/18/2013

    " LOOOOVVVEEE these books!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanyapresents | 7/16/2013

    " A very interesting book. lots of suspence, surprise, and very interesting, and you just have to read this book. there is a series of the sammy keyes books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David R. | 6/16/2013

    " Ms. Van Draanan speaks to me through Sammy Keyes. I have a wonderful journey as I get to sleuth along with Sammy. Give this one a try if you are still young at heart or young period. It's a captivating mystery and one which will keep you guessing to the end just who the thief is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane kuang | 2/17/2013

    " This mystery is fascinating! I'm currently reading this book and I love it. A girl is called Samantha Keys or "Sammy Keys." She's a detective solving mysteries. Read the book and find out what happens!:D B-) :P :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrs. Tomczak | 7/24/2012

    " This is the same author that wrote Shredderman. This is a great mystery book / series of books that are not too long! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Hernandez | 4/17/2012

    " a cute mystery how sammy solves mysteries and goe through seventh grade "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katya | 4/12/2012

    " I used to read this series all the time! It's really good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 1/13/2012

    " I LOVE Sammy Keyes! This is the first of the series. Read it - you won't be disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shiya | 12/9/2011

    " My favourite book in primary school! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 April | 11/19/2011

    " not as good as Encyclopedia Brown "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Desiree | 7/8/2011

    " I started reading this series with my niece when she was 9. She had read sammy keyes and the psycho kitty queen an was telling me all about it. It's a great mother, daughter, or aunt,niece read! I highly recommend the series "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brooke Boukather | 3/19/2011

    " Really cheesy mystery. Don't read it. That's all i've got to say. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 3/13/2011

    " Not bad, but I have no desire to read any more in the series. The main character is a spunky seventh grader and I can see kids really liking her and the mysteries she solves. I prefer Van Draanen's Shreddarman series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Akilah | 3/12/2011

    " Sammy is such a fun character. My daughter and I enjoyed listening to this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 3/11/2011

    " Sammy Keyes is a very likable protagonist and a very good, understated detective. She notices things.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 3/1/2011

    " Best children's book set in a seedy hotel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Storylover8 | 2/26/2011

    " LOVED IT! What more can I say? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 2/24/2011

    " another YA book that the boys and I read - it was pretty good and kept the boys entertained because there are some funny parts!! Even though it was a girl as the main character the boys really liked it!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lonnie | 2/7/2011

    " I'm going to an author luncheon with Wendelin Van Draanen, so I thought it would be good to read one of her books. This was a fun, little mystery (I read it in 2 hours). I like the character of Sammy Keyes, she makes me laugh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 1/24/2011

    " This is the first of a series, so I'm hoping the unfinished feeling I had at the end gets resolved in the other books. It started out strong, but then began to feel like scattered pieces of a story that just weren't tied together well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Desiree | 1/5/2011

    " I started reading this series with my niece when she was 9. She had read sammy keyes and the psycho kitty queen an was telling me all about it. It's a great mother, daughter, or aunt,niece read! I highly recommend the series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trevor | 12/31/2010

    " Interesting girl detective book like Harriet the Spy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 12/8/2010

    " This is a book that I randomly decided to read just to kill time and I really liked it. Sammy is a funny spunky girl and its a book or series of books that i'd recommend for 8-12ish readers "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 colleen | 11/27/2010

    " Great start to a fun mystery series with a spunky girl detective. She's smart and so is the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 11/6/2010

    " I LOVE Sammy Keyes! This is the first of the series. Read it - you won't be disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ConwayCountyLibrary | 10/20/2010

    " (youth review) Good book I liked the adventure Sammy got into. ~David, 3rd grade, MIS "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brigitte | 10/14/2010

    " I love these mysteries!! Sammy is such an awesome character! She's spunky, knows how to talk back, and is super smart! "

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