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The eagerly anticipated followup to the Newbery honor winner and New York Times bestseller, Three Times Lucky

Small towns have rules. One is, you got to stay who you are — no matter how many murders you solve.

When Miss Lana makes an Accidental Bid at the Tupelo auction and winds up the mortified owner of an old inn, she doesn't realize there's a ghost in the fine print. Naturally, Desperado Detective Agency (aka Mo and Dale) opens a paranormal division to solve the mystery of the ghost's identity. They've got to figure out who the ghost is so they can interview it for their history assignment (extra credit). But Mo and Dale start to realize that the Inn isn't the only haunted place in Tupelo Landing. People can also be haunted by their own past. As Mo and Dale handily track down the truth about the ghost (with some help from the new kid in town), they discover the truth about a great many other people, too.

A laugh out loud, ghostly, Southern mystery that can be enjoyed by readers visiting Tupelo Landing for the first time, as well as those who are old friends of Mo and Dale.

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"After solving a murder in their small North Carolina town over the summer, the heroes of Turnage's Newbery Honor–winning Three Times Lucky 'went famous for about a week until the gravity of habit pulled our lives back into regular orbit,' says narrator Mo LoBeau in this equally hilarious sequel. Sixth grade is starting, but who has time to worry about interviewing elderly residents for a history project to mark the town's 250th anniversary when the dilapidated inn that Miss Lana, Mo's guardian, just acquired at auction is obviously haunted? One mystery per book is not enough for Turnage, so there's also buried treasure, a missing moonshine still, impending financial ruin, and strange goings-on in the woods. Not every thread is fully tied off, but the residents of Tupelo Landing are so companionable and Mo so indefatigable (and funny) that readers can only hope those loose ends mean another installment is in the works. The budding detective has clearly taken to heart something her foster mother always emphasizes: 'All the world's a stage, sugar, so hop on up there.' Ages 10 – up. Agent: Melissa Jeglinski, the Knight Agency." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"The perspicacious Mo LoBeau is at it again!...humor and action abound." School Library Journal, starred review

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"Just as its predecessor did, this sequel shines thanks to Turnage's deft, lyrical language and engaging characters." Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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"Turnage's ability to create convincing characters and her colorful use of language combine to make this a fresh, droll, rewarding trip to Tupelo Landing." Booklist, starred review

Review:

"A rollicking sequel." Wall Street Journal

About the Author

Sheila Turnage is the author of New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor winning novel, Three Times Lucky, as well as a guidebook called Haunted Inns of the Southeast. She lives in North Carolina.

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Beverly B, March 4, 2014 (view all comments by Beverly B)
Hooray! Mo and Dale are back. Two of the best characters to appear in middle grade literature in a long time, they made their debut in Three Times Lucky, one of my favorite books of 2012. I have been waiting for the sequel. The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing does not disappoint. Mo is still spunky and sassy, (but always a courteous sass) and Dale is still apprehensive and methodical. Together they are an unbeatable team. In the Ghosts of Tupelo Landing, they set out to get rid of the ghosts haunting the old inn just purchased by Miss Lacy and Miss Lana. If the inn is not a success, the women will be broke. Mo cannot let that happen to her adopted grandmother and her adopted mother. While investigating the history of the inn, Mo realizes many people in the small town of Tupelo have long held secrets, and she may not know them as well as she thought she did. She also realizes she does not know Dale as well as she thought she did. Turns out he has been keeping secrets from his best friend. All of the quirky townspeople from Three Times Lucky are back to keep an eye on Mo and keep her from getting in too much trouble. A charming new character is introduced as well. Harm Crenshaw is as sassy as Mo and even smarter. His quick wit turns Mo green with envy. He is the perfect foil for her abundance of confidence. A couple of the secondary plot lines from book one continue in book two and are sure to show up in book three. Can't wait
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780803736719
Author:
Turnage, Sheila
Publisher:
Kathy Dawson Books
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children s humor
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20140204
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 8
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 10 up to 14

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "After solving a murder in their small North Carolina town over the summer, the heroes of Turnage's Newbery Honor–winning Three Times Lucky 'went famous for about a week until the gravity of habit pulled our lives back into regular orbit,' says narrator Mo LoBeau in this equally hilarious sequel. Sixth grade is starting, but who has time to worry about interviewing elderly residents for a history project to mark the town's 250th anniversary when the dilapidated inn that Miss Lana, Mo's guardian, just acquired at auction is obviously haunted? One mystery per book is not enough for Turnage, so there's also buried treasure, a missing moonshine still, impending financial ruin, and strange goings-on in the woods. Not every thread is fully tied off, but the residents of Tupelo Landing are so companionable and Mo so indefatigable (and funny) that readers can only hope those loose ends mean another installment is in the works. The budding detective has clearly taken to heart something her foster mother always emphasizes: 'All the world's a stage, sugar, so hop on up there.' Ages 10 – up. Agent: Melissa Jeglinski, the Knight Agency." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "The perspicacious Mo LoBeau is at it again!...humor and action abound."
"Review" by , "Just as its predecessor did, this sequel shines thanks to Turnage's deft, lyrical language and engaging characters." 
"Review" by , "Turnage's ability to create convincing characters and her colorful use of language combine to make this a fresh, droll, rewarding trip to Tupelo Landing."
"Review" by , "A rollicking sequel."
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