When Jolie Gentil’s parents leave her with Aunt Madge for her junior year so
they can ‘work things out’ in their marriage, she’s angry. She knows no one at
Ocean Alley High School. Some kids snub her, but she makes friends with the
irreverent Scoobie. He’s quirky and fun, but he’s skipped school and smoked
pot in the past, so people avoid him.
Jolie learns how to shoot a squirt gun from under the boardwalk and tries not
to flunk geometry. She also learns that the family she babysits for has a secret,
one that puts Jolie in danger. You’ve met Jolie and Scoobie as crime-solving
adults. Check out their high school friendship. Same humor, different
challenges. Plus a couple of hints about why Jolie wants to get to the bottom
of murders when she’s all grown up.
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Check Out Some Reviews
This was a fun, quick read introducing some of the characters in the later
books. Scoobie, Jolie and Aunt Madge are such interesting, well-developed
Prairie House on Amazon.
I've enjoyed all the Jolie Gentil Cozy Corner mysteries, and this book gives us
the back story of Jolie's high school year in Ocean Alley. Many of the
characters that we get to know more about in the series are introduced, and
we learn more about their stories and motivations.
Jeffrey Harlowe on Amazon