Saturday, January 7, 2012
Miss Dimple Rallies To The Cause by Mignon F. Ballard
To that end a war bond rally is being planned ( despite many not wishing to work with the dictatorial, five foot nine Emmaline Brumlow). There’s much excitement as the rally will include a “womanless” wedding performed by male actors. Bus driver Buddy Oglesby has come up with some terrific ideas for publicity. However, the excitement quickly dissipates when the school children are playing by a creek during a visit to the Hutchinson’s farm to pick cotton. They’d been told to stay away from the creek but nine-year-old Willie Elrod and his pal, Junior, couldn’t resist. When a teacher came looking for the boys she found a grim surprise - the remains of a skeleton, which had probably been exposed when the creek over flowed.
Miss Dimple believes the skeleton is that of a woman as clinging bits of cloth in bright colors seemed to be what a woman would have worn. But who could it have been and why was the body left in such a place? As if that weren’t enough to dampen everyone’s spirits the theft of some $2,000 raised in the war bond rally is later discovered.
Never one to run from a challenge Miss Dimple is determined to solve both mysteries. Cozy mystery fans will thoroughly enjoy the latest rom Mignon F. Ballard.
- Gail Cooke