Three Times Lucky is a wonderful story about a young girl named Mo LoBeau who is on the trail of a murderer. Mo LoBeau unexpectedly arrived at the small town of Tupelo Landing as a baby, with no knowledge of her family. Now, she lives with a man called the Colonel, and Ms. Lana, who together own the town cafe. She loves her new family, but is forever curious about her old one, and is on a never-ending quest to discover more about her past. However, her simple life takes a sharp turn when her beloved town is struck with murder.
Mo and her best friend Dale set off to find the culprit and keep the town from falling into chaos. I enjoyed this book. It is a fairly well crafted mystery with a pinch of suspense. I think that the author helps you get to know the characters, and lets you explore their unique personalities and how they each relate to the mystery. Turnage also keeps you guessing who the culprit is, and keeps you entertained throughout the story. I would definitely recommend this fun and exciting book to mystery and adventure lovers, ages 9-14.