Monday, February 17, 2014

Bibliophile's Corner

The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing
by Sheila Turnage

Flap Copy Description:
Miss Mo LoBeau - one half of the (probably) world-famous Desperado Detective Agency - is back! She and her fellow Desperado, Dale, went famous for about a week over the summer when they solved a murder in their hometown of Tupelo Landing - population 148 minus one (murder). Now sixth grade has started and it's back to being regular.
     But regular doesn't come easy to a girl like Mo.
     So when her beloved Miss Lana makes an Accidental Bid at the Tupelo auction and winds up the mortified owner of an old inn with an identified ghost in the fine print, Mo's itching to take the case. Plus, a historical ghost might make for some much needed Extra Credit in history. Who's haunting the old inn? And why? The Desperado Detectives set out to solve their second big case - only to find the inn might not be the only thing in Tupelo Landing haunted by the past.
     With some unexpected help from the slick new kid in town - Crenshaw, Harm Crenshaw (as in Bond, James Bond) - Mo and Dale discover the truth about a lot of things. Even themselves.

My Thoughts:
It comes as no surprise that Sheila Turnage's recently-released middle grade novel is spectacular. The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing is the sequel to Ms. Turnage's Three Times Lucky - winner of a Newbery Honor. In this hilarious companion book, we are treated once again to the antics of Mo and her sidekick, Dale, as they seek to solve another mystery. It was a delight to see the author expand on the characters we were introduced to in the first novel. I can only hope to be entertained by many more escapades from the Desperado Detective Agency! I would highly recommend The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing to readers from the ages of eight to twelve.

To learn more about the author Sheila Turnage, click here: http://sheilaturnage.com/SheilaTurnage/Q%26A.html

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