The odds of getting even

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the odds of getting even

The Odds of Getting Even by Sheila Turnage

Humor and action abound in this second follow-up to the Newbery honor winner and New York Times bestseller, Three Times Lucky.

The trial of the century has come to Tupelo Landing, NC. Mo and Dale, aka Desperado Detectives, head to court as star witnesses against Dales daddy--confessed kidnapper Macon Johnson. Dales nerves are jangled, but Mo, who doesnt mind getting even with Mr. Macon for hurting her loved ones, looks forward to a slam dunk conviction--if everything goes as expected.
Of course nothing goes as expected. Macon Johnson sees to that. In no time flat, Macons on the run, Tupelo Landings in lockdown, and Dales brothers life hangs in the balance. With Harm Crenshaw, newly appointed intern, Desperado Detectives are on the case. But it means they have to take on a tough client--one theyd never want in a million years.

For everyone whos already fallen for Mo and Dale, and for anyone whos new to Tupelo Landing, The Odds of Getting Even is a heartwarming story that perfectly blends mystery and action with more serious themes about family and fathers, all without ever losing its sense of humor.
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Odds Of Even

Turnage, S. The odds of getting even.
Sheila Turnage

The Odds Of Getting Even

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Thank you! Turnage continues to delight with her mix of homespun humor, well-plotted mystery, and delicious characterization. The fun is in the telling, and Turnage's telling shows alacrity as well as aplomb. The author gracefully weaves a laundry list of characters with a plot that has a lot of moving pieces, and she does it with charm and humor, hitting the sweet spot for young readers searching for more-complex tales but not ready to leave the silly behind. As always, Turnage's tale is full of heart and perfect for reading on a front porch. There was a problem adding your email address.

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Look Inside. Oct 06, Minutes Middle Grade 10 and up Buy. Oct 06, Minutes Middle Grade 10 and up. Macon for hurting her loved ones, looks forward to a slam dunk conviction—if everything goes as expected. Of course nothing goes as expected. Macon Johnson sees to that.

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A trial against suspected murderer Macon Johnson is being held in Tupelo Landing. Mo and Dale, the Desperado Dectectives, are the star witnesses, having put Macon behind bars themselves. Their detective-in-training Harm Crenshaw wasn't there to solve the Desperados' first case, but is here to help them solve their most challenging one. Dale is nervous because Macon is his daddy, but Mo wants to get even with Macon. She can't wait for Macon's condemnation, which she is confident will take place. But when things don't go as planned, life in Tupelo Landing starts spinning sideways. Before they know it, Macon's on the lam and Lavender, Dale's older brother, is in danger of Macon.


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