by Melissa Zobel
on Tour August 2015
“Some days you appreciate the dead; others, you don’t dare think about them.”
When Mona Lisa LaPierre, aka “the girl who never smiles,” is sent to stay with Grumps, her reclusive grandfather, she is not exactly thrilled. Still, she slings her beloved guitar, Rosalita, over her shoulder and sets out to meet her destiny—which pops up, variously, as a blonde bear named Marilynn, a fellow musician named Del, and a green-flamed motorcycle that was last seen racing away from her high school the day a student named Mia Delaney disappeared eighteen years ago. Mona’s search for Mia’s murderer becomes a quest for identity, love and meaning, and she is guided along the way by Grumps and her dead grandmother, Bilki, whose spirit speaks to her in moments of need.
Genre: Young Adult Mystery
Published by: The Poisoned Pencil
Publication Date: June 2, 2015
Number of Pages: 342
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Author Bio:Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel is the Medicine Woman of the Mohegan Tribal Nation of Connecticut. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Fairfield University, her MA in History from the University of Connecticut and her BSFS in History/Diplomacy from Georgetown University. Zobel grew up giving tours at Tantaquidgeon Indian Museum on the Mohegan Reservation, learning tribal tradition from her great aunt, Medicine Woman Gladys Tantaquidgeon whose life she chronicled ih the book Medicine Trail: The Life and Lessons of Gladys Tantaquidgeon (Univ. of AZ Press, 2000). Melissa has been employed by her tribe as a cultural leader for twenty-two years and has three grown children—Rachel Beth Sayet, Madeline Fielding Sayet, and David Uncas Sayet. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Randall Zobel.
Giveaway:This is a giveaway hosted by Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours for Melissa Zobel & Poisoned Pen Press. There will be one US winner of 1 Box of Poisoned Pen Press books including Wabanaki Blues by Melissa Zobel. The giveaway begins on August 1st, 2015 and runs through August 31st, 2015. a Rafflecopter giveaway
"Wakanabi Blues" by Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel was a really great book to read. This is a young adult mystery that is about a young girl named Mona who is sent to stay with her grandfather in New Hampshire while her parents to go Russia on a dig. She has never been to her grandfather's cabin and her grandmother is dead. She decides that she has to try to find the person who killed a senior from her school. It is a story about her finding about her true self and the kind of person she is. Mona has the help of her dead grandmother's spirit throughout all of these events good and bad. But, is her help or anyone else's going to save her from the real murderer? Will she find out more about her parents? She has be to be real careful before the killer decides that she is going to be next. I give this book a 4/5. I was given this book by Partners in Crime Tours and all opinions are mine.