Miss Dimple and the Slightly Bewildered Angel by Mignon F. Ballard
A Mystery (Miss Dimple Mysteries)

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A heartwarming cozy, more notable for period details than mystery, pleasantly enriched by the meeting of Ballard’s two sleuthing heroines.
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October, 1944. It has been a challenging season for Elderberry's favorite first grade teacher, Miss Dimple Kilpatrick. A beloved former student was recently killed in the war, her brother has become distant, and her friend Odessa, the cook at Pheobe's rooming house, has taken a leave of absence to care for a relative. Still, when Dimple's librarian friend, Virginia, finds a young woman, Dora, on the library porch looking for a place to spend the night, soft-hearted Dimple brings her back to Phoebe's and offers her food and a warm coat. But when Dimple is trying to find her a place to sleep, the young girl disappears.

The next morning, Miss Dimple answers a knock on the door expecting it to be the girl. Instead, she is greeted by greeted by a somewhat disheveled young woman with lustrous hair and a sunrise of a smile who claims she has been assigned to fill in at the house. Augusta Goodnight, a guardian angel who has been summoned from a well-deserved rest after a series of troublesome earthly duties, has taken up at Phoebe's.

When Dora is discovered dead - murdered - the real reason for Augusta's "assignment" becomes clear, at least to Augusta. Reluctantly, Miss Dimple teams up with Augusta to find out who the killer is.

 

About Mignon F. Ballard

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MIGNON BALLARD grew up in a small town in Georgia and received a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia. She is the author of Miss Dimple Rallies to the Cause and 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 Fort Mill, South Carolina, with her husband, Gene.
 
Published August 2, 2016 by Minotaur Books. 272 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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A heartwarming cozy, more notable for period details than mystery, pleasantly enriched by the meeting of Ballard’s two sleuthing heroines.

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