Herculeah Jones is a young lady with the natural instincts of a detective. Self-reliant and resourceful, she is determined to get to the bottom of any mystery that crosses her path. In this book she crosses the path of the mystery when she heads across the street to take care of her neighbor's parrot, Tarot, and finds the body of her neighbor, Madame Rosa, nearly hidden and definitely done-in.
These wonderful Betsy Byars books have been around a while and are standing the test of time especially for girls who are looking for a mystery that involves a girl and has just enough suspense to keep them turning the pages. Ages 9-12 160 pages