The seventeenth and penultimate Sammy Keyes adventure finds the intrepid Sammy and her best friend Marissa at sea on a weeklong cruise to Mexico. The ostensible reason for the cruise is to celebrate Sammy’s fourteenth birthday, but the real reason is for Sammy to get to know her long-lost father—rock star Darren Cole. Before the bonding can truly begin, however, Sammy, being Sammy, finds herself involved in a murder mystery involving a fabulously wealthy family. “Trapped on the high seas,” she ruefully thinks, “with psycho-rich killers who are not afraid of tossing their problems overboard.” Let the adventure begin! Grades 5-8. --Michael Cart
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About the Author
WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN was a teacher for many years before turning to writing full-time. Her first Sammy Keyes mystery, Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief,
won the Edgar Allan Poe Award. She lives in Central California with her husband and two sons.