Title: Miss Dimple Disappears
Author: MIGNON F. BALLARD
Large Print Book
Publisher St. Martin's Press
It's 1942 in Elderberry, Georgia and grade school teacher Charlie Carr can't help thinking about her brother who has gone off to fight in the war. Fain and her were very close and her little sister who is expecting her first baby but lives in Texas and Charlie would love to be there for the birth of her niece or nephew. So the holidays are very close at hand which gives Charlie something more to concentrate on even though the holidays will be celebrated very differently this year.
However Charlie soon has more to worry about besides the holidays. First there is the death of the school janitor that starts to point towards murder. Then there is the disappearance of Miss Dimple the most beloved teacher that was even Charlie's grade school teacher. Then of course her own love life leaves a lot to be desired because Hugh Brumlow is going off to war. Charlie doesn't know how she feels about Hugh but he did leave a gaping hole in her heart. However there seems to be another interested party and that just complicates matters.
Charlie decides to see what she can find out about Miss Dimple and her friend Annie is all for some sleuthing. Unfortunately so is Charlie's mother and her Aunt Lou not to mention all the rumors and speculation and why anyone kidnap Miss Dimple.
Charlie's holidays are anything but dull and even in times of war she know there are no shortage of suspect and secrets.
MISS DIMPLE DISAPPEARS is wonderfully cozy. I didn't want the book to end because I've been waiting for a long long time to read a cozy of this calibur.