Eleven years ago, Mo LeBeau washed ashore in Tupelo Landing, where everyone’s business is known and there are no secrets. She stills writes to her “Upstream Mother,” but is very much at home with the Colonel and Miss Lana in the local cafe. Now as rising sixth-graders, Mo LeBeau and her best friend Dale form the Desperado Detective Agency just in time. When Detective Joe Starr arrives in town inquiring about a murder, the Desperados make it their priority to solve the case. In a town where everyone feels as close as family, Mo and Dale want to defend those they love with strong will and lots of attitude. Full of wisdom, humor, determination, and love, this Newberry Honor Book is sure to be a classic. Be sure to check out the sequel, The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing! Ages 10 and up.
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