Cam Jansen: The Mystery At The Haunted House #13 by David A. AdlerCam Jansen: The Mystery At The Haunted House #13 by David A. Adler

Cam Jansen: The Mystery At The Haunted House #13

byDavid A. AdlerIllustratorSusanna Natti

Paperback | July 22, 2004

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No mystery is too great for super-sleuth Cam Jansen and her amazing photographic memory!

Mysteries follow super-sleuth Cam Jansen everywhere she goes...even to an amusement park. Cam, Eric, and Cam's aunt Katie and uncle George have just braved the amusement park's Haunted House when Aunt Katie realizes that her wallet is missing. Did she lose it or was it stolen? Cam is convinced that this is the start of a very spooky mystery!

The Cam Jansen books are perfect for young readers who are making the transition to chapter books, and Cam is a spunky young heroine whom readers have loved for over two decades.

David A. Adler ( and is the author of more than 175 children’s books. Before becoming a children’s book author, he taught math and science, and completed master’s degrees in marketing and economics. He lives in Woodmere, New York.
Title:Cam Jansen: The Mystery At The Haunted House #13Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 7.75 × 5.13 × 0.17 inPublished:July 22, 2004Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142402109

ISBN - 13:9780142402108

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Mystery - no ghosts or halloween It is now twelve years after the publication of the first book in the series and the children are all the same ages so that gives you the feel for these books.  Let your child read as many as possible when they love them as once they outgrown them, the books will  not grow with them.  Once again another excellent mystery for the youngest reading mystery fans.  In this book Cam's Aunt and Uncle take the children to an amusement park where one of the rides they go on is the titular Haunted House; there is no Hallowe'en tie-in though.  Lovable characters, while Cam is the star she shares page space with her buddy, Eric and the two make one of children's lit's great mystery sleuths.  This time the duo confronts a real crime when Aunt Katie's wallet is stolen.  I like how the author takes only two short paragraphs in the first chapter to sum up who these two kids are what their background in mystery-solving is, letting a new reader jump into the series at any point.  This one is a very-well written plot, using the device of a red herring to completely blindside us through a detailed investigation that turns into shock with the capture of the real villain at the end.  I wonder if Adler ever wrote grown-up mysteries?  He is good at the craft.  I highly recommend this series.  Now this is the last book I have in the house and (not having little ones anymore) I will not be rushing out to read any more than the six I've all ready read but if one crosses my hands, you can be sure I'd read it before letting go!
Date published: 2014-03-10

Editorial Reviews

Action-packed from the seemingly innocent beginning to the satisfying end. (School Library Journal)