Buy new:
List Price: $15.99
Save: $3.00 (19%)
& FREE Shipping
Arrives: Feb 8 - 16
Fastest delivery: Feb 3 - 8
Only 3 left in stock - order soon.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app. Want to listen? Try Audible.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from Ceci's Corner
Sold by Ceci's Corner
Ships from
Ceci's Corner

Sold by

Have one to sell?
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash Hardcover – October 14, 2008

4.6 out of 5 stars 28 ratings
Book 12 of 18: Sammy Keyes

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
Hardcover, October 14, 2008
$12.99 $4.00

Teachers' picks | Explore children's books by grade
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Special offers and product promotions

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 6–8—Sammy Keyes is back, living her second 13th summer because her mother lied on her birth certificate to get her into school early. After two years of sneaking up and down the fire escape at the seniors-only residence where she lives with her grandmother, one would suppose that Sammy would not meet misadventure on her unique entrance to her home. But that's what happens when she assumes she has scared an elderly man to death after he has her toss three bundles of money into the bushes below. That event provides the mystery, and Sammy is off sleuthing again. The money is both trouble and a temptation as she retrieves it, keeps it secret, and spends it at the mall, buying her friend Marissa a bathing suit and giving some to Gram. Sammy is a whirlwind of activity, and the pacing is uneven as she spies on her friends from previous books, spies on elderly suspects, purchases a camera for sleuthing purposes, and gets a disguise. All of her old friends and enemies are back, and her budding romance with Casey Acosta continues. Van Draanen again deals with social issues with wit as Sammy charges through another mystery and walks a narrow line between opportunism and honesty.—Kathryn Kosiorek, formerly at Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn, OH
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

From Booklist

*Starred Review* No matter who asks Sammy Keyes the question “What are you up to?” the answer’s always the same: trouble. While sneaking up the fire escape to Gram’s apartment in a seniors-only complex, where Sammy illicitly resides, she surprises an old man sneaking down. The encounter is apparently too much for the gent, as he suffers a heart attack and (after demanding that Sammy empty his pockets of greenbacks) kicks the bucket. To avoid jeopardizing her living arrangement, Sammy calls 911 from the apartment next door to Gram’s, which is occupied by elderly Mrs. Wedegwood. Then all hell breaks loose, and what seems to be a delicious monetary windfall for Sammy gives rise to both a mystery and a moral quandary. Adding zest and teen interest to the quirky puzzle, whose geriatric backdrop initially seems an odd venue for young readers, are generous helpings of raucous comedy (most involving rotund Mrs. W.’s inability to stay upright on her toilet), a wonderfully cheeky first-person narrative, and smoothly integrated interactions between Sammy and her age mates. The result is an exceptionally good entry in an already remarkable series. Grades 6-9. --Stephanie Zvirin

Product details

  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers; X-Library - 1st edition (October 14, 2008)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0375835261
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0375835261
  • Reading age : 10 - 12 years
  • Lexile measure : 740L
  • Grade level : 5 - 6
  • Item Weight : 15.2 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.94 x 1.03 x 8.56 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 28 ratings

An Amazon Book with Buzz: "The Four Winds" by Kristin Hannah
"A timely novel highlighting the worth and delicate nature of Nature itself." -Delia Owens Learn more

Customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5
28 global ratings
5 star
4 star
3 star 0% (0%) 0%
2 star
1 star 0% (0%) 0%
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on May 16, 2020
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on January 7, 2010
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2014
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2014
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on December 17, 2008
Reviewed in the United States on October 15, 2008
10 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on August 20, 2012

Top reviews from other countries

5.0 out of 5 stars ちょっと無茶だが、結構面白い
Reviewed in Japan on June 28, 2010
Verified Purchase