In small-town Elderberry, Georgia, now a year into World War II, young teacher Charlie Carr is concerned when Miss Dimple Kilpatrick—who has taught Elderberry's first-graders for almost 40 years—suddenly disappears just before the Thanksgiving break. Charlie and her best friend Annie Gardner investigate, while Miss Dimple ponders her masked kidnappers and what she can do to help herself. Mignon Ballard introduces an atmospheric cozy mystery series, set in wartime America.
"For all readers who wonder what life on the home front was like during World War II, Ballard's series launch offers plenty of wonderful nostalgia and the heartbreak that only war can bring. Fans of Southern small-town cozies and World War II historicals will enjoy this."—Library Journal