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Miss Dimple Rallies to the Cause

Miss Dimple Rallies to the Cause

A Mystery

Miss Dimple Mysteries (Volume 2)

Mignon F. Ballard

Minotaur Books

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In Mignon F. Ballard's Miss Dimple Rallies to the Cause, life in small-town America during World War II springs vividly to life as schoolteacher Miss Dimple and her fellow townspeople battle valiantly against worry, rationing, and crime at home as well as abroad.

It's September 1943, and the town of Elderberry, Georgia, including their beloved first-grade teacher, Miss Dimple Kilpatrick, has exciting plans for the Bond Rally to support the troops fighting the war abroad. Miss Dimple's friend, Virginia Balliew, has agreed to chair the big event, with the help of Buddy Oglesby. But when children discover a skeleton at the edge of a field, and Buddy disappears along with the war bond money, it's clear that something is amiss in the little town; and Miss Dimple, along with her fellow teachers, is soon on the case.

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CHAPTER ONE


Darkness was an ally and trees don't tell. How deep was deep enough? The shovel struck a stone, a root, but the earth was softer here. Soon leaves would blanket this secluded spot. Oh, God, forgive me!
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Praise for Miss Dimple Rallies to the Cause

"Once again, Miss Dimple turns sleuth in a period cozy full of Southern charm."—Publishers Weekly

"Ballard's nostalgic look at small-time life during the war provides plenty of down-home coziness along with a credible mystery."—Kirkus Reviews

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Read the Kirkus Review of MISS DIMPLE RALLIES TO THE CAUSE . The battle to win World War II is fought on many fronts, including Elderberry, Ga. - Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Mignon F. Ballard

MIGNON F. BALLARD grew up in a small town in Georgia. She is the author of Miss Dimple Disappears, along with seven mysteries featuring angelic sleuth Augusta Goodnight, and The War in Sallie's Station, a novel about growing up in rural Georgia during World War II. She lives in Calhoun, Georgia, where she grew up.

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