The Case of the Girl Who Didn't Smile
In the spring of 1967, a child rolls diary pages into a tight cylindrical wad and hides them in the body cavity of a naked Toni doll.
Forty-six years later, Lena Vincenti unwraps the doll, an e-Bay purchase for her granddaughter. When she reads the pages of the diary, the story gives her both a surprise and a purpose.
Lena phones her dear friend, Alice Tricklebank, and together they set off on a road trip to learn the fate of the child who was wrongly accused of arson and murder.
About Georgann Prochaska (Chicago, Illinois Author)
Georgann Prochaska’s biography
After retiring from teaching, Georgann Prochaska became a caregiver for her mother and aunt, an experience she wrote about in a memoir, On Little Cat Feet. Revisiting memories of family led to writing mysteries. Secrets kept by children influenced the way they grew up. Although she writes with a light touch, an undercurrent runs through her work: children who were neglected, bullied, experienced violence. The amateur sleuths solving cold cases bring the warmth of belonging and friendship. The Case of the Girl Who Didn’t Smile is the first of the series, followed by The Case of the Hound Who Didn’t Stay. The Case of the Ex Who Plotted Revenge is the third of the Snoopypuss mystery series.