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The Ghosts of Tupelo Landingby Sheila Turnage
Synopses & Reviews
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.
"After solving a murder in their small North Carolina town over the summer, the heroes of Turnage's Newbery Honorwinning 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.
"The perspicacious Mo LoBeau is at it again!...humor and action abound." School Library Journal, starred review
"Just as its predecessor did, this sequel shines thanks to Turnage's deft, lyrical language and engaging characters." Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"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
"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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