Pub. 2000. To say this is a modern Nancy Drew doesn't really explain this ditzy, smart teen girl detective. Yet it does take the contemporary place of Miss Drew.
Sammy Keyes' adventures are always entertaining!
(From Cover)Sammy Keyes is working off some junior high detention time by helping out at St.Mary's. Then Father Mayhew's ivory cross disappears-and Sammy becomes the prime suspect. While she's looking for the real culprit, Sammy is amazed to find gossip and petty jealousy bubbling beneath the church's serene surface. This is just like junior high! Caught in the middle of 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 so easy to tell the saints from the sinners...
The cover looks different, but ISBN number matches.
Sammy Keyes is a funny, irreverent 7th grader who loves to solve mysteries.