- Published: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2012.
- Year Published: 2012
- Description: 312 p. ; 22 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 560
- Mystery and detective stories.
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- Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Fiction.
- Murder -- Fiction.
- Foundlings -- Fiction.
- North Carolina -- Fiction.
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Washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, Mo LoBeau, now eleven, and her best friend Dale turn detective when the amnesiac Colonel, owner of a café and co-parent of Mo with his cook, Miss Lana, seems implicated in a murder.
I'll let others point out the themes of identity and so on, or criticize the southern-quirkiness-stereotypes. Just know that it's good for reading aloud, and will make you laugh out loud, and might make you break into a faux southern accent as you read (if you're not above that sort of thing...)
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