This book is written for kids 10 and older, but does contain some violence including one character who has an abusive father. The mysteries unfold in this tiny, rural town in North Carolina and the cast of colorful characters are on both sides of the law when the mysteries resolve. It is a clever, humorous book with a bit of a dark side which will entertain and amuse.
Publication Date: May 10, 2012 | Age Level: 10 and up | Grade Level: 5 and up
A hilarious Southern debut with the kind of characters you meet once in a lifetime
Rising sixth grader Miss Moses LoBeau lives in the small town of Tupelo Landing, NC, where everyone’s business is fair game and no secret is sacred. She washed ashore in a hurricane eleven years ago, and she’s been making waves ever since. Although Mo hopes someday to find her “upstream mother,” she’s found a home with the Colonel–a café owner with a forgotten past of his own–and Miss Lana, the fabulous café hostess. She will protect those she loves with every bit of her strong will and tough attitude. So when a lawman comes to town asking about a murder, Mo and her best friend, Dale Earnhardt Johnson III, set out to uncover the truth in hopes of saving the only family Mo has ever known.
Full of wisdom, humor, and grit, this timeless yarn will melt the heart of even the sternest Yankee.