The most wholesome murder mystery you'll ever read. Point of view character Mo LaBeau has one of the most memorable and endearing narrative voices on either side of the Mississippi.
— Maggie, Books Inc. Children's Department Director
April 2012 Indie Next List
“With its small-town setting, quirky characters, and mystery-laden, fast-paced plot, Three Times Lucky is a wonderful novel for middle readers. That's to say nothing of 11-year-old Moses LoBeau, who is, for my money, the most winning heroine of any book -- children's or adult -- that I've read in years. Turnage deserves all the praise she's sure to get for this book, and then some. Simply a great read!”
— David Mallmann, Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI
About the Author
Sheila Turnage is from eastern North Carolina, just like Miss Moses LoBeau, the protagonist from "Three Times Lucky". Her first novel for children, "Three Times Lucky", is a Newbery Honor winner, a "New York Times" bestseller, an E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor Book, and an Edgar Award finalist. It has been nominated for six state awards and has been licensed in five countries. Her follow up book, "The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing", also a "New York Times" bestseller, has received five starred reviews, is a SIBA Okra Winter 14 pick, and a Junior Library Guild selection. Sheila is also the author of two nonfiction adult titles: "Haunted Inns of the Southeast" and "Compass American Guides: North Carolina", as well as one picture book, "Trout the Magnificent" illustrated by Janet Stevens. Her next children's book, "The Odds of Getting Even" (a Mo & Dale mystery) will be available in October 2015.
Michael Friedman is the author of two full-length books of poetry, including Species (2000), and four chapbooks. His work has been included in many journals and anthologies, including Great American Prose Poems. His first novel, Martian Dawn, was published in 2006 by Turtle Point Press. Previously, he was the chair of The Poetry Project at St. Mark s Church and an adjunct faculty member of Naropa University s MFA writing program. He is the cofounder of the literary journal Shiny. He lives in Denver, Colorado, where he practices law.