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Sam Sunday and the Mystery at the Ocean Beach Hotel
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15. Sam Sunday and the Mystery at the Ocean Beach Hotel (Viking, 1996)
Robyn Supraner & Will Hillenbrand
(Kindergarten-Grade 3)

Annoyed that his friends have forgotten his birthday, detective Sam Sunday begins investigating the disappearance of some valuables at an old hotel.

“Hillenbrand…, an illustrator with an almost chameleon-like arsenal of styles, invents a dapperly dressed animal cast and plunks them into a natty country-house setting. His pencil and oil works are spiked with bright colors, adding even more verve to this funny and suspenseful tale.”

Publishers Weekly

“Supraner and Hillenbrand employ mockery and mimicry on a grand scale, creating a minor hard-boiled masterpiece.”

Kirkus Reviews