Miss Dimple Disappears
[a Mystery]Large Print - 2010
For Charlie Carr, it's a trying time - and not just because of the war. Though her head dictates loyalty to handsome corpsman Hugh Brumlow, whenever she thinks of her best friend's beau, her heart does the Jersey Bounce. And now, the entire town of Elderberry is in a tizzy.
One frosty November morning, Charlie and her fellow teachers are miffed with the school custodian "Christmas" Malone. The furnace hasn't been stoked and he hasn't emptied the wastebaskets. When he's found dead in a broom closet, it seems a heart attack may be to blame. But when beloved schoolmistress Miss Dimple Kilpatrick - who is as dependable as gravity - disappears, Charlie and her friend Annie Gardner begin to do some sleuthing on their own, and find that there is no shortage of suspects.