One of my favorite books last year was Three Times Lucky for which debut author, Sheila Turnage won herself a Newbery Honor. The author has a companion releasing in 2014! I am really looking forward to visiting Tupelo Landing again.
Publisher synopsis: Small towns have rules. One is, you got to stay who you are -- no matter how many murders you solve.
When Miss Lana makes an Accidental Bid at the tupelo auction and winds up the mortified owner of an old inn, she doesn't realize there's a ghost in the fine print. Naturally, Desperado Detective Agency (aka Mo and Dale) opens a paranormal division to solve the myster of the ghost's identity. They've got to figure out who the ghost is so they can interview it for their history assignment (extra credit). But Mo an dDale start to realize that the Inn isn't the ony haunted place in Tupelo Landing. People can also be haunted by their own past. As Mo and Dale handily track down the truth about the ghost (with some help from the new kid in town), they discover the truth about a great many other people too.
A laugh-out-loud, ghostly, Souther myster that can be enjoyed by readers visiting Tupelo Landing for the first time, as well as those who are old friends of Mo and Dale.
What are you waiting on?