Audiobooks Sammy Keyes and the Hotel ThiefAuthor Wendelin Van Draanen – Z55z.co

Grams always told her those binoculars would get her into trouble Now Sammy s witnessed a crime at the Heavenly Hotel a light fingered thief stealing , from Madame Nashira, the astrologer with the fire hazard hair do Thing is, while she was watching him, he was watching her, tooFast paced and funny, packed with menacing suspects and clever clues, the Sammy Keyes mysteries keep you guessing to the last riveting page


10 thoughts on “Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief

  1. ➹ƓℛἎℂℰ⚡(on hiatus) ➹ƓℛἎℂℰ⚡(on hiatus) says:

    3.5 Stars The book follows the crazy adventures of thirteen year old Sammy Keyes who accidentally spots a hotel thief with her binoculars And then she waves at the the thief There are also many side adventures going on in her day to day middle school life I do not object this as it introduced many other characters in a detailed manner and helped them emerge into to main plot.I got bored at some points in the book But the ending was satisfying I d like to read the other books in the series 3.5 Stars The book follows the crazy adventures of thirteen year old Sammy Keyes who accidentally spots a hotel thief with her binoculars And then she waves at the the thief There are also many side adventures going on in her day to day middle school life I do not object this as it introduced many other characters in a detailed manner and helped them emerge into to main plot.I got bored at some points in the book But the ending was satisfying I d like to read the other books in the series.Recommended to anyone who d like to read a fun mystery that both children and adults would like It may also help in reading challenges as it is short as well as a part of series too


  2. Arielle Walker Arielle Walker says:

    May 2016 So it took me a while to get back around to this but so, so glad I did Just as good as I remembered great little plot twists, fantastic lead characters and surprisingly plausible storyline, and despite the rather huge age gap pretty sure this is both for and about 12 year olds I really enjoyed reading it again.Jan 2016 Haven t read this in nearly a decade scary thought, that and remember the series as being really great, might give it another go and who cares if it s too young May 2016 So it took me a while to get back around to this but so, so glad I did Just as good as I remembered great little plot twists, fantastic lead characters and surprisingly plausible storyline, and despite the rather huge age gap pretty sure this is both for and about 12 year olds I really enjoyed reading it again.Jan 2016 Haven t read this in nearly a decade scary thought, that and remember the series as being really great, might give it another go and who cares if it s too young if it s good, it s good


  3. Hafsa Sabira Hafsa Sabira says:

    Not a favourite one Too many factors to get over with this story.Firstly, the plot is too simple and doesn t even begin to unfold until almost the first half of the book is over Secondly, there are so many sub plots in the main plot The main plot is catching a robber who continues to steal money and valuable things from the locality The sub plots include many incidents in Sammy s personal life The way I felt here, is that the writer focusedon portraying the characters than focusing on Not a favourite one Too many factors to get over with this story.Firstly, the plot is too simple and doesn t even begin to unfold until almost the first half of the book is over Secondly, there are so many sub plots in the main plot The main plot is catching a robber who continues to steal money and valuable things from the locality The sub plots include many incidents in Sammy s personal life The way I felt here, is that the writer focusedon portraying the characters than focusing on finding the thief As the title suggests a mystery story, I felt very much disappointed at the extra life events It became Samantha s daily life rather than Samantha being sort of an investigator Even though the last part of the story is quite good, overall it doesn t go that well with the genre Hence, the 2 stars


  4. Troi Troi says:

    Edit I just read some of the reviews and I m a little disappointed Sammy does tell a lie or two in the book, but let s be honest didn t you tell a lie once in a while when you were a kid And tell me a book in which the character was absolutely perfect that you still love to the day Sammy s lying is what we call a flaw and it s part of what makes her such an interesting character The thing that bugs me the most about the reviews I just read, however, is that those of you upset about her lyi Edit I just read some of the reviews and I m a little disappointed Sammy does tell a lie or two in the book, but let s be honest didn t you tell a lie once in a while when you were a kid And tell me a book in which the character was absolutely perfect that you still love to the day Sammy s lying is what we call a flaw and it s part of what makes her such an interesting character The thing that bugs me the most about the reviews I just read, however, is that those of you upset about her lying didn t give the rest of the series a try If you did, you would see her character grow and see that she eventually turns into a trustworthy and responsible young woman, despite the fact that she is only 12 years old Sammy is a very real and relatable character, which is why I adore her so much Now, on with my original review Let me start this review by stating that I am a 20 year old woman and I have been reading the Sammy Keyes series since I was 13 years old and with each new novel published, Sammy is still my hero This is the first book in the Sammy Keyes series, although it is not the first one I read and you definitely don t need to read these in order But this is one of my favorites of the series and I m pretty sure I ve read it over a dozen times Its simplicity and the great characters that are expertly introduced in so little words make this book an easy and fun read The writing is definitely geared toward the junior high population, but I still enjoy it and all the others just as much as I did when I first read it In a lot of books I ve read that involve some sort of mystery that the protagonist stumbles upon while he she is trying to juggle a crazy home life and a not so great social life, the parts where he she is involved in the bigger,life threatening mystery seem almost like the character is taking break from real life for a minute But with Sammy Keyes, everything meshes so beautifully I care just as much about whatever mess she s gotten herself into with her grams and her arch nemesis Heather as I do with whatever psycho she happened to wave at while he s stealing money from a hotel room across the street.And Sammy may get into a lot of trouble, but she doesn t really mean to and she does her best to fix things up when she can She s a character with a good heart, straight morals, and just a little too much courage to keep her out of trouble Like I said, Sammy is my hero and a great role model for girls and women everywhere I ll be sad when her adventures come to an end


  5. Lisa Lisa says:

    Sammy Keyes mystery series, how do I love thee Let me count the ways well, I CAN T because you are so WONDERFULLY AMAZING I want to put every book in your whole dang series on my favorites shelf, but I know I shouldn t because that would be excessive But here are just a few of the things I love about you I love how Sammy, 12 year old solver of small town crimes, never wastes time worrying about how pretty or thin she is, despite being in the high peer pressure world of middle school Her app Sammy Keyes mystery series, how do I love thee Let me count the ways well, I CAN T because you are so WONDERFULLY AMAZING I want to put every book in your whole dang series on my favorites shelf, but I know I shouldn t because that would be excessive But here are just a few of the things I love about you I love how Sammy, 12 year old solver of small town crimes, never wastes time worrying about how pretty or thin she is, despite being in the high peer pressure world of middle school Her appearance is totally irrelevant to her what matters is her brains, her heart, and her guts.I love how Sammy is not afraid of bugs or dark alleys or heights, and plunges into danger head on.I love how Sammy is nice to the weak, mean to the wicked, and sometimes even nice to the wicked.There re just too many things about this series that I like to name them all In any case, I m excited to read the rest of the series


  6. Erin Erin says:

    3.5 starsSammy Keyes lives with her Grandma in a seniors only apartment when one day she catches someone stealing money from one of the hotel rooms across the street There are a number of burglaries that follow and leave everyone a little anxious for this individual to be caught This really did entertain me Sammy is a spunky individual who is ready to stand up for herself and those she cares about and boy is she curious I couldn t help but love herandas I read on She has so much 3.5 starsSammy Keyes lives with her Grandma in a seniors only apartment when one day she catches someone stealing money from one of the hotel rooms across the street There are a number of burglaries that follow and leave everyone a little anxious for this individual to be caught This really did entertain me Sammy is a spunky individual who is ready to stand up for herself and those she cares about and boy is she curious I couldn t help but love herandas I read on She has so much life and I think the author did an excellent job of bringing that to light The mystery was fun, but I think it did take a while to build up and there were a lot of other things that happened that did distract from it But, I didn t mind it because I thought it really brought to life not just the Sammy, but the other characters as well It allowed them to havedepth than they might have otherwise


  7. Ronda Ronda says:

    Thirteen year old Sammy, who lives illegally at her grandmother s seniors only apartment sees a crime committed while she s looking through her binoculars and the thief sees her Booktalk Sammy Keyes life is already crazy She s living illegally with her grandma in a seniors only apartment complex while her mother tries to find an acting job out in California While looking through her binoculars at the seedy hotel across the road when her grandma has specifically told her NOT to be she se Thirteen year old Sammy, who lives illegally at her grandmother s seniors only apartment sees a crime committed while she s looking through her binoculars and the thief sees her Booktalk Sammy Keyes life is already crazy She s living illegally with her grandma in a seniors only apartment complex while her mother tries to find an acting job out in California While looking through her binoculars at the seedy hotel across the road when her grandma has specifically told her NOT to be she sees someone who looks vaguely familiar committing a crime and then, the thief sees her No way the thief could be sure she saw him right Well, maybe not if she hadn t waved at him To complicate things, her grandma s neighbor has taken to spying on the apartment trying to prove that Sammy s living there, which means that Sammy and her grandma have to get pretty creative to get Sammy in and out Oh, and did I tell you that, on the first day of middle school, Sammy gets poked in the butt with a pin and gets suspended Will the neighbor catch Sammy Will the thief figure out who she is and come after her Will her entire seventh grade year come crashing down around her Read Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief by Wendelin Van Draanen to find out.Notes As an avid mystery fan, I am all too often looking for a new series to read when I catch up with a favorite author s latest Looking at the genesis of this illness, I realized that it started in elementary school when I got hooked on two mystery series the Three Investigators Hitchcock and Nancy Drew Keane Reading each new book in those two series was like having a mini reunion with old friends Sammy Keyes promises to be a series and a character well worth revisiting


  8. Monique S. (The Ginger Librarian) Monique S. (The Ginger Librarian) says:

    This is the first book of a wonderfully written mystery series, sure to entertain both children and adults Junior detective sleuth, Sammy Keyes, is quick witted, gutsy, and amusing, with a knack for solving mysteries I love this character and highly recommend getting to know her in this series.I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the rest of the Sammy Keyes mysteries


  9. Victor The Reader Victor The Reader says:

    A very fun and clever first entry with a heroine who really is a modern day Nancy Drew B 83% Very Good


  10. Allison Allison says:

    Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief reminded me of a good old fashioned children s book from when I was a kid I won t tell how long ago that was Sammy lives illegally with her grandmother in a seniors only apartment building and tries her best to stay under the radar I don t think that s so easy when Sammy witnesses a burglary using her gram s binoculars The burglar spots Sammy and now Sammy is not sure if he knows who she is Then she s suspended from school for putting a mean girl in her place Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief reminded me of a good old fashioned children s book from when I was a kid I won t tell how long ago that was Sammy lives illegally with her grandmother in a seniors only apartment building and tries her best to stay under the radar I don t think that s so easy when Sammy witnesses a burglary using her gram s binoculars The burglar spots Sammy and now Sammy is not sure if he knows who she is Then she s suspended from school for putting a mean girl in her place She really doesn t have the time for that drama when she s trying to solve the burglary mystery This MG novel leaves me wanting to see what s up with Sammy in the future Many thanks to Wendelin Van Draanen for sharing Sammy adventures and crime solving skills, Al Monte