Miss Dimple Picks A Peck of Trouble

Miss Dimple Picks A Peck of Trouble

A Mystery

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"It's the summer of 1944 and the world seems mired in a War that will never end. On the home front, the people of Elderberry, Georgia, are doing everything they can to support the troops. Even with a war on, the peaches are ripe for picking. As veteran teacher Miss Dimple Kilpatrick and her colleagues work in the orchard, they hear frantic calls for help: An eighteen-year-old girl, Prentice, has been missing--and is later found murdered. Miss Dimple and her fellow teachers-turned-sleuths are determined to find the killer. Although Prentice had recently broken up with her boyfriend, the most obvious suspect isn't always the right one: Prentice may have been keeping some secrets; and there is a local woman who claims to have witnessed the whole abduction--except she also believes she is Scarlett O'Hara, that Nazi spies are pursuing her, and that she knows where the Confederate gold is buried. Figuring out what really happened to Prentice is sure to be a challenge. But Miss Dimple, who has taught the town's first graders for decades, has never been daunted by a challenge. Mignon F. Ballard's newest edition to her Miss Dimple mystery series, Miss Dimple Picks a Peck of Trouble, is filled with period charm and a wonderfully brave band of amateur sleuths"--
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2014
St Martins Press 2014
Edition: First St. Martin's Minotaur edition
ISBN: 9781250035622
1250035627
Branch Call Number: Suspense F Bal

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smichal
Dec 06, 2015

I haven't read any others in the series to to me it just seems that there are too many characters and I cannot tell them apart. SPrinkle in a few war time references.. that's about it. There was not much to the story.

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Roundcat
Feb 21, 2014

Miss Dimple Kilpatrick and her friends pool their clues to help solve the mystery. As usual the WWII period details are right on. I know, because that was when I grew up, as did Ms. Ballard. The main characters have developed well over the series, and even the minor characters have depth to their personalities, which enables the author to bring them to the foreground for their brief contribution, and we care about the resolution of their part in the story. A very satisfying cozy mystery.

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