By John Copenhaver
In a small Virginia city nonetheless reeling from international battle II, a photo of an attractive murdered lady propels 3 kids into the center of a wide-ranging mystery.
A lurid crime scene photograph of an attractive lady arrives on secret author Bunny Prescott's doorstep with out go back address—and it isn't the 1st time she's obvious it. The reemergence of the photograph, taken fifty-five years previous, units her on a trip to reconstruct the vicious summer season that modified her life.
In the summer time of 1945, Ceola Bliss is a lonely twelve-year-old tomboy, mourning the lack of her brother, Robbie, who used to be declared lacking within the Pacific. She attempts to piece jointly his existence via rereading his favourite pulp detective tale “A Date with dying” and spending time along with his ally, Jay Greenwood, in Royal Oak, VA. One unforgettable August day, Jay leads Ceola and Bunny to a stretch of woods the place he discovered a lifeless lady, but if they come, the physique is long gone. They quickly find a neighborhood girl named Lily Vellum is lacking and start to piece jointly the threads of her homicide, beginning with the photo Jay took of her deserted body.
As Ceola will get swept up enjoying woman detective, Bunny turns into more and more skeptical of Jay, and starts her personal research into the relationship among Jay and Lily. She discovers a sequence of clues that position doubt at the id of the corpse and Jay’s tale of ways he chanced on it, and trips to Washington, D.C. looking for Lily. In D.C., Bunny is pressured to acknowledge the brutal fact approximately her pricey pal, and units off a chain of occasions that would deliver tragedy to Jay and many years of estrangement among her and Ceola.
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Dodging and Burning: A Mystery by John Copenhaver