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Three times lucky

by Turnage, Sheila.

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Where To Find It

Call number: Y Mystery / Turnage, Sheila, R Newbery Honor 2013

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Youth, Pittsfield Youth, Traverwood Youth

Additional Details

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.

Community Reviews


Amazing book for all ages.

suspenseful but not too intense

My 9yo son says this is the best book he read during 2012. Of course, it's one of the last ones (finished in Dec), but he's also been really keen on The Secret series, so I don't think it was just a recency effect talking! I thought it was charming, funny, poignant, with some intrigue, danger, and suspense -- but not too scary or intense. When I was a girl, a friend and I used to play at Nancy Drew, making up mysteries to investigate -- that girl would have loved this book as well.

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...)

Loved it

It was such a good book!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great book

What a great book! Mo is an unforgettable character full of grit and heart. She makes a great little detective.

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