Thursday, October 23

Three Times Lucky

Three Times Lucky
(Tupelo Landing #1)
Sheila Turnage

My rating: ★★★★★

ISBN: 978-0803736702
Publisher: Dial
Date of publication: May 10, 2012
Age: Grades 5 and up
Genre: Mystery

Awards: Newbery Honor (2013), ALA Notable Children's Book

Themes: murder, small town, orphan, past

Miss Moses LoBeau lives in Tupelo Landing, NC, population 148, where everyone knows your business. She washed up in the creek during a hurricane and was taken in by the Colonel (cafe owner) and Miss Lana (the ever pleasant cafe hostess). And, while she is looking for her "upstream mother," she'll defend her loved ones with a fiery passion. So when a mysterious detective comes to town investigating a murder, it's imperative that she and her best friend, Dale Earnhardt Johnson III, investigate for themselves--especially when Colonel and his mysterious past become suspect.

Murder mystery AND southern small town wit? I loved it. I love this book. Mo LoBeau is clever, daring, and yet...because of her insecurities about her past, she is a vulnerable and, therefore, believable character. Every character is amazing and well-developed, actually. The story itself? Well, I do love a good mystery. Especially when amnesia and betrayal is involved. So I think you should totally read it.

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