Samantha Green and the Case of the Haunted Pumpkin by Christy Lynn Allen

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"My name is Samantha Green--call me Sam--and I'm a private eye."

Desperately in search of your stolen bicycle? Has your cat gone mysteriously missing? Meet Samantha "Sam" Green, Briarton's most precocious private eye. She may be only ten years old, but that's not stopping her from figuring out some very vexing mysteries. Be it a slinking shadow in the night or a pesky vandal on the prowl, Sam has a flair for cracking the toughest case wide open--and getting herself grounded along the way.

Samantha Green Mysteries: Book One
The Case of the Haunted Pumpkin

With Halloween one week away, a mystery comes knocking at Samantha Green's door in the form of scary Mrs. Finkel, Briarton's new librarian and suspected witch. When Mrs. Finkel asks for Sam's help to investigate haunting pumpkin deliveries and "noises that vanish," Sam is terrified, but her curious nature just can't resist the challenge. With the help of her best friend, Brian; favorite babysitter, Jenn; and trusty yellow Lab, Murphy, Sam delves into the baffling and downright spooky case. Soon, she is full-tilt into her investigation of the haunting, unexplainable events occurring at Mrs. Finkel's house, from the mounting pile of pumpkins left on her doorstep to menacing notes attempting to run her out of town. As Sam chases the trail of clues, she uncovers yet another mystery--that of Mrs. Finkel herself!

Samantha Green and the Case of the Haunted Pumpkin is Christy Lynn Allen's clever, heartwarming mystery for young readers from ages eight to twelve. Fast-paced with plenty of plot twists, it's serious fun for anyone who loves a good mystery, while also shining new light on stereotypes.

About Christy Lynn Allen

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Author Christy Lynn Allen holds a bachelors degree in English from University of Michigan. She was inspired to write Samantha Green and the Case of the Haunted Pumpkin, her first middle grade novel, by the young lady she mentors. Almost ten years old at the time, her young friend possessed incredible observation skills (like Samantha Green), and she'd been grounded just before Halloween. Allen lives in the Charlotte, NC area with her husband, John, and their beloved dog, Murphy, the basis for Samantha Green's goofy yellow Lab.
Published October 8, 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 180 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Allen's debut children's mystery, the first installment of a planned series, introduces a likable kid detective as she takes a case involving unwanted jack-o'-lanterns.

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