With the country in the midst of World War II, you can be sure that the small town of Elderberry, Georgia, will pull together to find a missing child. And you can be equally certain that first-grade teacher Miss Dimple Kilpatrick will be in the rescue party - especially since Peggy Ashcroft is one of her students. Miss Dimple carves out a search path all her own and, once again, the sharp-as-a-tack teacher is right on point. She finds Peggy in the woods, but the child is too sick to walk and it's too difficult for Miss Dimple to navigate the uneven terrain in the dark.
Luckily, she comes upon the home of an elderly artist, Mae Martha, and her young companion, Suzy, who help ensure that Peggy returns home safe and sound. A few days later, however, Miss Dimple receives a frantic call from Suzy: Mae Martha has been murdered and Suzy is considered the most likely suspect because her family is Japanese. Miss Dimple and her fellow teachers, Annie and Charlie, don't buy it and set out to prove Suzy's innocence, only to discover danger where they least expect it. Quick thinking and loyal to a fault, Miss Dimple is an amateur sleuth who will always stand up for what's right.
I am enjoying this mystery series set in WWII Homefront small town Georgia. The first two books in the series are not available here on Audible so I read them in print. You could probably jump into book 3 without reading the first two books--but you would miss some back story and character development. I will say that the books improve as the series progresses. This book--#3 is the best so far. Full blown cozy and fun low stress listening.
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