Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man is the second book in the Sammy Keyes series. It takes place during late October/early November. ==Overview The irrepressible Sammy Keys, introduced in Sammy Keys and the Hotel Thief (1998), returns to solve another mystery--this one involving a friend fight and some burgled books. On Halloween, Sammy and her friends decide to trick-or-treat at the Bush House (named for its overgrown shrubbery), and interrupt a mugging and burglary by a skeleton-costumed assailant. With the help of her friends and a police acquaintance, Officer Borsch, Sammy manages to prove the identity of the burglar, recover the missing first editions, and reunite the estranged owners of the Bush House.