Jolie Gentil and friends are putting the finishing touches on the Talk Like a Pirate Day fundraiser for the food pantry and trying to figure out who's breaking into some of the houses Jolie appraises. When she realizes a new face in town is leading high school kids into trouble in those...
Jolie Gentil: Jolie is balancing plans for a "Talk Like a Pirate Day" fundraiser for the food pantry with her job as an appraiser and maybe, just maybe, a love life. She's irreverent, funny, and determined to find out why someone killed an interloper to Ocean Alley.
Scoobie: Scoobie is Jolie's best bud and in "Any Port in a Storm" he's writing some great pirate limericks. He's also the brains behind the "Talk Like a Pirate Day Fundraiser for the food pantry and busy with his recent return to school. Many readers say he is their favorite character in the series.
George Winters: He's still the persistent reporter for the "Ocean Alley Press" and knows how to put Jolie into a dither. How did he create the pirate poster with her face? He's Scoobie's best friend and in this book he and Jolie team up to find out who committed the murder that some people blame Jolie for. Soon Jolie and George are spying on a funeral from a choir loft and dodging irate homeowners in the middle of the night.
New Jersey shore, in the mythical Ocean Alley, which is not far from Asbury Park.
Ocean Alley, NJ: The mythical Ocean Alley is a small town in a crowded state. Jolie didn't intend to stay long, but it's growing on her. What would life be like without the Java Jolt coffee shop and the food pantry where Jolie chairs the committee that runs it? And friends, lots of friends.
Perth Amboy: Jolie and George are looking for clues in an unlikely place in this NJ town.
This would be a good book for a young adult looking to read something fun with a bit of mystery. There are a couple of kisses and very mild swear words (only a few times--damn, for example). The characters are in their late 20s.
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