I was supposed to be in church to get myself out of trouble. But then Father Mayhew discovers that something's just been stolen. And the only people in the church are him-and me. Sammy was working off some junior high detention time by helping out at St. Mary's, but now she's the prime suspect in a robbery! The more she pokes around searching for the real culprit, the more amazed Sammy is by all the gossip and petty jealousies bubbling beneath the church's serene surface. This is just like junior high! Caught up in the mystery are a homeless girl in high-tops, a trio of singing nuns, two angry Sisters, and one bumbling Brother. With a crazy cast like this, it's not easy to tell the saints from the sinners....Van Draanen, Wendelin is the author of 'Sammy Keyes and the Sisters of Mercy ' with ISBN 9780375801839 and ISBN 0375801839.