Lola Zola Desert Detective, volume 3 in the Lola Zola series, takes readers on a wild ride, navigating not only the twists and turns of mountain roads but also the mysteries of the heart. Like the first two tween novels, Lola Zola and the Lemonade Crush and New Girl on Salt Flat Road, this story – Lola Zola Desert Detective – makes the reader laugh and cry and… wonder where the truth lies.
Eleven year-old Lola Zola can’t figure out if the Bingo King is a good guy or a swindler. The newcomer who popped up from behind the tumbleweeds hosts family Bingo nights to benefit the troops and wants to make America greater than great. So what could be bad?
In between Bingo games, the newcomer peddles stock in a never-seen desert windmill farm.
Half of Mirage, including Lola’s mother and maybe Lola, too, wants in on the Bingo King’s investments and who can blame them for hoping to get rich quick. Lola would love new hair bows, a new skateboard and a mountain bike just like Buck’s. Buck, a.k.a. Charles Wembly III, a.k.a. Slime Bucket, is Lola’s not-so-secret sixth grade crush.
But when Ruby, Lola Zola’s lemonade business benefactor, announces she’s marrying the Bingo King in a hot air balloon over the red, white, and blue Great American Bingo Palace, Lola and her BFF’s must race against the clock to learn the truth.
Together, the 6th graders – Lola, Melanie, Samantha and Buck – embark on a dangerous desert adventure. Steep cliffs, a blinding sandstorm, a dead cell phone…
Will Lola Zola make it out alive? Will anyone believe her story?
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Lola Zola Desert Detective is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.