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Dark Shadows: Yes, Another Misadventure: 07/02/22
Dark Shadows: Yes, Another Misadventure by Doreen Cronin and Stephen Gilpin (Illustrations) is the fourth of the Chicken Squad books. The chickens, J.J. and Barbara are visiting relatives at a farm. On their first day there, the shoe is stolen. Their one clue is a strange chicken named Befrizzle.
These books build their stories around the chickens' limited perception and understanding of the world. Here things are further confused by a new, unknown location, dozens of relatives, and an unreliable witness: Sugar. Sugar usually wears glasses but isn't during the time she meets Befrizzle.
Locating Befrizzle and discovering who they are is the bulk of the mystery here. This volume uses a bunch of cozy mystery tropes, a departure from the previous hard boiled detective tropes. Namely, there's the new location which is often a rural or small town (or in this case, a farm). There's also a large cast of characters.
The ending is a satisfying one, though a more wholesome one than the first two. Ultimately this one is about family and found family.
The fifth book is: Gimme Shelter (2017).