The Pickle King by Rebecca Promitzer

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A podunk town, a pickle factory, a dead body with one eyeball gone?! Maybe this summer won't be so boring after all for Bea and her friends. A funny, scary, original debut "caper"!

Bea lives in the nowhere town of Elbow, where it rains so much the residents have green mold growing between their toes. Nothing ever happens in Elbow. Its closest claim to fame is a giant pickle factory, owned by Herman, the Pickle King. Herman's a small-time big shot, a local celebrity...until he turns up dead. And when Bea and Sam stumble across the body--minus one eyeball--in the water-logged basement of a creepy old house, suddenly THEY'RE ones in a pickle! With a mystery to solve, maybe this summer won't be such a bore after all....

About Rebecca Promitzer

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Rebecca Promitzer is a successful screenwriter who lives in London. The Pickle King is her debut novel.
Published December 10, 2014 by Grafton Way Fiction. 301 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In getting to the bottom of several ugly secrets in their seemingly ordinary town, 11-year-old Bea and five other local children squabble and bond as they gather clues from a long-dead corpse, two ghosts, a stolen bag of human intestines, a serial-killer surgeon, a community of mentally disturbed...

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Eleven-year-old Bea, whose father is dead and whose mother is in an asylum, lives in the town of Elbow, where it rains “from May through September,” and the few kids not lucky enough to escape during the summer are forced by the school to hang out together.

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I bet you will find something that will interest you 5 stars for a cleverly devised mystery set in PDX a must read for the tween reader in your family Bea lives with her Mom’s best friend in the incessantly rainy, small town of Elbow.

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