If you sit on the plank above the dunk tank at a carnival, you
get dunked. Jolie Gentil got sopping wet when she
participated in the food pantry fundraiser, and Aunt Madge
laughed the loudest. She
had tossed the most tennis balls at the
lever that put Jolie in the water.

Jolie  never dreamed what Scoobie saw that day would leave
him battling for his life. Then his ex-con mother shows up and
there's a murder to add to the mix.

Soon Jolie is doing more than appraising real estate. Even that
is complicated by home burglars. Jolie grudgingly seeks help
from her nemesis--reporter George Winters--and tries to stay a
step ahead of a kidnapper and murderer so she can take charge
of her world again. Can she keep her friends safe, and will
Scoobie recover enough to plan another silly fundraiser?
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(I) like these books. good plot and characters, easy to keep track of
continuing characters... Kristy on Amazon.

This is the third in the series of books that I've read by this author and I
have enjoyed them all. Plan to continue to read more. I enjoy the way she
writes about the interactions among the
different characters.
JustReadJ on Barnes and Noble

Even though this is the third book in the series, it still has strong character
development complemented by a good plot in an interesting location.
 
Elisabeth, on Amazon
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