Cam Jansen and the Millionaire Mystery

The Cam Jansen Series

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the U.F.O.

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Television Dog

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Gold Coins

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Babe Ruth Baseball

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Circus Clown

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Monster Movie

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Carnival Prize

Cam Jansen and the Mystery at the Monkey House

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Corn Popper

Cam Jansen and the Mystery of Flight 54

Cam Jansen and the Mystery at the Haunted House

Cam Jansen and the Chocolate Fudge Mystery

Cam Jansen and the Triceratops Pops Mystery

Cam Jansen and the Ghostly Mystery

Cam Jansen and the Scary Snake Mystery

Cam Jansen and the Catnapping Mystery

Cam Jansen and the Barking Treasure Mystery

Cam Jansen and the Birthday Mystery

Cam Jansen and the School Play Mystery

Cam Jansen and the First Day of School Mystery

Cam Jansen and the Tennis Trophy Mystery

Cam Jansen and the Snowy Day Mystery

Cam Jansen and the Valentine Baby Mystery—25th Anniversary Special

Cam Jansen and the Secret Service Mystery

Cam Jansen and the Summer Camp Mysteries—A Super Special

Cam Jansen and the Mystery Writer Mystery

Cam Jansen and the Green School Mystery

Cam Jansen and the Sports Day Mysteries—A Super Special

Cam Jansen and the Basketball Mystery

Cam Jansen and the Wedding Cake Mystery

Cam Jansen and the Graduation Day Mystery

D
ON’T FORGET ABOUT THE
Y
OUNG
C
AM
J
ANSEN SERIES FOR YOUNGER READERS
!

 

Cam Jansen

and the
Millionaire
Mystery

David A. Adler

illustrated by

Joy Allen

VIKING

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First published in the United States of America by Viking,

a division of Penguin Young Readers Group, 2012

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Text copyright © David Adler, 2012

Illustrations copyright © Penguin Young Readers Group, 2012 All rights reserved

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA

Adler, David A.

Cam Jansen and the millionaire mystery / by David A. Adler.

p. cm.—(Cam Jansen; [32])

Summary: Using her excellent memory, Cam Jansen, aided by her friend

Eric, investigates the disappearance of Mrs. Scott’s valuable pearl

necklace during a charity brunch.

ISBN: 978-1-101-59287-8

[1. Lost and found possessions—Fiction. 2. Stealing—Fiction.

3. Memory—Fiction. 4. Mystery and detective stories.] I. Title.

PZ7.A2615 Caaej 2011   [Fic]—dc23   2011039464

Printed in China

Set in ITC New Baskerville Std

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ALWAYS LEARNING

PEARSON

For my Young Aunt Judy
—D.A.A.

Dedicated to the Cameron Park
Fire Department!
Awesome you are.
—J.A.

Cam Jansen

and the
Millionaire
Mystery

 

Table of Contents

Chapter One

“May I take your coats?” the man at the front door asked.

“Will he give them back?” Eric Shelton whispered to his mother.

“Yes. When we’re ready to leave, he’ll give them back.”

The man was wearing a fancy black suit and small black bow tie.

Eric and his mother gave the man their coats. So did Cam Jansen and her mother. They were at the apartment of Ellen and Aaron Scott for a charity brunch. The apartment was on the top two floors of one of the tallest buildings in the city.

“Thank you for coming,” a woman in a fireman’s uniform told people as they entered the apartment. She smiled at Cam and Eric. She gave them each a red plastic fire hat.

The brunch was to raise money for a new firehouse.

Cam and Eric put on the hats. Then they all walked into a large dining room. On the table were trays of food.

“Look at all the fish and salads,” Mrs. Shelton said.

“Look at all the cake and cookies,” Eric said.

A waiter gave them each a plate.

“Fish and salad first,” Mrs. Jansen told Cam and Eric. “Cake and cookies later.”

Cam and Eric put some food on their plates. While they were eating, an old woman in a long gray dress stood by the entrance to the room. She tapped on a large glass.

Ting! Ting! Ting
!

People in the room stopped eating and talking.

“I’m Ellen Scott,” the woman announced. “Welcome to my home. Later, I hope you’ll come upstairs. There are more desserts there. Music will be played, and from our large windows, you’ll see beautiful views of—”

Ellen Scott stopped talking. She was staring at Cam.

“Are you that girl with the great memory?” she asked.

“Yes,” Cam’s mother said. “This is my daughter, Cam Jansen, and she does have a great memory. It’s as if she has a camera in her head and pictures of everything she’s ever seen.”

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