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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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 characters.
Prairie House on Amazon.
I've enjoyed all the Jolie Gentil Cozy Corner mysteries, and this book gives us the
backstory 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