Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 2 - 5n/a4.164829
Humor and action abound in this second follow-up to the Newbery honor winner and New York Times bestseller, Three Times Lucky

The trial of the century has come to Tupelo Landing, NC. Mo and Dale, aka Desperado Detectives, head to court as star witnesses against Dale's daddy--confessed kidnapper Macon Johnson. Dale's nerves are jangled, but Mo, who doesn't mind getting even with Mr. Macon for hurting her loved ones, looks forward to a slam dunk conviction--if everything goes as expected.
Of course nothing goes as expected. Macon Johnson sees to that. In no time flat, Macon's on the run, Tupelo Landing's in lockdown, and Dale's brother's life hangs in the balance. With Harm Crenshaw, newly appointed intern, Desperado Detectives are on the case. But it means they have to take on a tough client--one they'd never want in a million years.

For everyone who's already fallen for Mo and Dale, and for anyone who's new to Tupelo Landing, The Odds of Getting Even is a heartwarming story that perfectly blends mystery and action with more serious themes about family and fathers, all without ever losing its sense of humor.

Hardcover, 352 pages
Published on October 6, 2015 by Kathy Dawson Books
ISBN-10: 0803739613
ISBN-13: 9780803739611
8 Book Reviews
  • zerolilpup1
    zerolilpup1over 5 years55 stars
    Mo and her best friend Dale run the world wide famous Desperado Detective agency. Or maybe just the city Tupelo Landing knows this agency. But they know when trouble is in town. This book leads them on a mystery hunt to find Dales trouble making daddy. He has been on the run from jail. Of course Mo wants revenge for him hurting people she loves. But sometimes revenge is never the answer. Find out more when you read the book.
    • HermioneRaven11over 5 years
      I thought this book was amazing. It's so mysterious.
      • penguin313
        penguin313over 6 years55 stars
        The third book of Desperados mysteries in Tupelo Landing, Dale's father, a criminal, is on trial for his crime in the first book, but escapes custody of the courthouse. Crimes start to happen around town, but seem to amateur to be Dale's dad. Who could be committing the crimes?
        • unicornia1
          unicornia1over 7 years
          i want to try to win it or i will eather buy it on ebay
          • rooney625
            rooney625over 7 years
            I liked the first 2 so I hope this one isn't bad
            • smiley4566
              smiley4566over 7 years
              I hope its not too wierd
              • Alien Dudeover 7 years
                I actually thought this was really bad. If you are looking 4 a book to read dont choose this 1
                • icecream4ever
                  icecream4everover 7 years
                  I like this book is sooo scary and funny .