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The Odds of Getting Even: 03/23/16

The Odds of Getting Even by Sheila Turnage

The Odds of Getting Even by Sheila Turnage is the third in the Tupelo Landing series. The trial of Dale's father has arrived but just when it seems everything will be getting back to normal, the father makes a jailbreak. The town now expecting the worst from a dangerous criminal goes on the defensive and life gets suddenly difficult for Dale, Mo and Harm Crenshaw (the newest of the Desperado Detectives).

From the reviews I've read, there's a bit of a re-hash from the first book (one I still need to read). For me though it was nice to revisit Tupelo Landing and watch over the shoulders of the Desperado Detectives as they try to find Macon Johnson.

Dale, Mo, and Harm all know Macon's m.o. He's not the brightest criminal and the evidence left in the wake of his escape don't match up. They seem either too smart for him or, though this is hard to believe, to too stupid for him. The break-ins and robberies and left behind evidence are for the most part completely un-Macon-like.

And that's the second half of this mystery. If it's not Macon committing these crimes? Where is he? Who is trying to frame him? And why are they trying to frame him?

Five stars

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