Three Times Lucky. Book report by: Z. Settings. Café Mr. Jesse Lavender Dale’s house Piggy Wiggly The church Fool’s Bridge Tupelo Landing, NC. Character's . Mo LoBeau (main) Dale (main) Mr. Jesse (main/secondary) Deputy Marla (main) The Colonel (main) Miss Lana (main)
Book report by: Z
The small town of Tupelo Landing wouldn’t be the same without rising sixth grader Mo LoBeau. Mo was called the miracle child because she was found floating in the worst hurricane according to history, but she calls it being lucky. Ever since, she has been looking for her upstream mother. The Colonel found Mo in a baby blanket while crashing into a stop light since then his memory has been fading. The Colonel and Miss Lana adopted Mo 11 years ago. Miss Lana has a fascinating personality. Everyday she wears a wig and runs the café with a theme, she also can’t drive.
A murder happened in Winston-Salem and also in Tupelo Landing. The victim was Mr. Jesse, he was a crabby old man who didn’t believe in giving tips at the café. When Deputy Marla and Detective Joe Starr connected this murder to the one in Winston-Salem the town was shocked. Mo and Dale are the Desperados something like an investigator. Later on in the story, Mo suspects something is up with Deputy Marla because every time someone speaks of a possible suspect she blushes.
One day the Colonel sees a familiar face poking around Tupelo Landing then he recognizes him, Slate. Slate was known around town as a “trouble maker.” Wondering why he was there, the Colonel went back to the café to tell everyone Slate is back from Winston-Salem. Miss Lacy Thornton was especially shocked. Mo thought long and hard about Slate’s past then figured he was the murderer. Mo and Dale came together everyday to come up with clues then the worst happened. Mo came home from school one day and saw the whole house ransacked with a note on the floor.
“Starr you need something. You get something for me, I’ll get something for you.” Immediately Mo knew what happened Slate, kidnapped the Colonel and Miss Lana. Mo took Detective Joe Starr to Slate’s trailer to search for her family. And right there was Miss. Lana and the Colonel, arms tied to chairs. The Colonel kept demanding questions about the two murders and why Slate killed them both. Detective Joe Starr found out about Deputy Marla being a suspect because Mo told him about the curious blushing and the conversation with Slate. Joe put Deputy Marla and Slate into custody and the town of Tupelo Landing, NC never heard of them again.
I give this book a 5 out of 5 review.
I would recommend this book for people who love mystery’s and people who want a role model.