About the BookWith the help of ace detective Dash Marlowe, sleuths-in-training Mio and Jazz investigate a so-called jinx at the local Fourth of July fair.
It's the Fourth of July! There are fireworks, parades, pies, games―and a jinx? When everything at the fair starts going wrong, detectives-in-training Milo and Jazz must find out: is it really a jinx―or is it sabotage?
In this installment in the series, Milo and Jazz, with the help of their pen pal, private eye Dash Marlowe, discover why everything seems to be going wrong at the 4th of July fair. Weird things happen left and right, like the Hottest Chili Pepper contest entries disappearing. Is it sabotage or just a series of unfortunate accidents? The story is simple, and children will enjoy solving the mystery. Black-and-white spot art appears frequently throughout, reading a text that will not intimidate children just starting to read chapter books. A good choice where the earlier titles are popular. --School Library Journal
About the AuthorLewis B. Montgomery is the pen name of a writer whose favorite authors include CSL, EBW, and LMM. Those initials are a clue--but there's another clue, too. Can you figure out their names? Lewis lives in eastern Pennsylvania and also writes under the pen names Eleanor May and Nan Walker. Amy Wummer has illustrated more than 50 children's books. Amy and her husband, who is also an artist, live in Pennsylvania.