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Ballard, Mignon Franklin

Overview
Works: 32 works in 190 publications in 1 language and 15,627 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Humorous fiction  History  Christmas stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3552.A466, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Mignon Franklin Ballard
 
Most widely held works by Mignon Franklin Ballard
Miss Dimple disappears : a mystery by Mignon Franklin Ballard( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1942, and the residents of the small town of Elderberry, Georgia, have been rattled down to their worn, rationed shoes. For young teacher Charlie Carr, life and love aren't going exactly as planned--her head dictates loyalty to the handsome corpsman, Hugh, but whenever she thinks of her best friend's beau, Will, her heart does the Jersey Bounce. Charlie is doubly troubled by the disappearance of beloved schoolmistress Miss Dimple Kilpatrick one frosty November morning just before Thanksgiving. Miss Dimple, who has taught the town's first graders--including Charlie--for almost forty years, would never just skip town in the middle of the school year, and Charlie and her best friend, Annie, are determined to prove it
Miss Dimple picks a peck of trouble by Mignon Franklin Ballard( Book )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's the summer of 1944 and the world seems mired in a War that will never end. On the home front, the people of Elderberry, Georgia, are doing everything they can to support the troops. Even with a war on, the peaches are ripe for picking. As veteran teacher Miss Dimple Kilpatrick and her colleagues work in the orchard, they hear frantic calls for help: An eighteen-year-old girl, Prentice, has been missing--and is later found murdered. Miss Dimple and her fellow teachers-turned-sleuths are determined to find the killer. Although Prentice had recently broken up with her boyfriend, the most obvious suspect isn't always the right one: Prentice may have been keeping some secrets; and there is a local woman who claims to have witnessed the whole abduction--except she also believes she is Scarlett O'Hara, that Nazi spies are pursuing her, and that she knows where the Confederate gold is buried. Figuring out what really happened to Prentice is sure to be a challenge. But Miss Dimple, who has taught the town's first graders for decades, has never been daunted by a challenge. Mignon F. Ballard's newest edition to her Miss Dimple mystery series, Miss Dimple Picks a Peck of Trouble, is filled with period charm and a wonderfully brave band of amateur sleuths"--
The angel and the Jabberwocky murders : an Augusta Goodnight mystery (with heavenly recipes) by Mignon Franklin Ballard( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guardian angel and heavenly sleuth Augusta Goodnight joins forces with Lucy Nan Pilgrim, a long-time resident of Stone's Throw, South Carolina, to investigate the mysterious disappearances of a number of young women
Miss Dimple suspects : a mystery by Mignon Franklin Ballard( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the country in the midst of World War II, you can be sure the small town of Elderberry, Georgia, will pull together to find a missing child. And you can be equally certain that first-grade teacher, Miss Dimple Kilpatrick, will be in the search party--especially since Peggy Ashcroft is one of her students. Miss Dimple carves out a search path all her own and once again, the sharp-as-a-tack teacher is right on point. But she finds Peggy too sick to walk and it's too dark for Miss Dimple to find her way back. Luckily, she comes upon the home of an elderly artist, Mae Martha, and her young companion, Suzy, who helps ensure that Peggy returns home safe and sound. A few days later, however, Miss Dimple receives a frantic call from Suzy: Mae Martha has been murdered and Suzy is seen as the most likely suspect, because her family is Japanese. Miss Dimple and her fellow teachers Annie and Charlie don't buy it; and set out to prove Suzy's innocence, only to discover danger where they least expect it. Bringing warmth and nostalgia for small-town life, Mignon F. Ballard continues her "winning" (Publishers Weekly) cozy mystery series with Miss Dimple Suspects. Quick thinking and loyal to a fault, Miss Dimple is an amateur sleuth who will always stand up for what's right"--
Angel at Troublesome Creek by Mignon Franklin Ballard( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dead woman returns to life as guardian angel for Mary Murphy in order to sort her life. Mary is in a state, her fiancé dropped her for another woman, she lost her job, and her adoptive mother died in mysterious circumstances
Too late for angels : an Augusta Goodnight mystery (with recipes) by Mignon Franklin Ballard( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Things in the town of Stone's Throw, South Carolina, rarely get much spicier than the extra red pepper Lucy Nan Pilgrim sprinkles into her homemade cheese straws. So when an elderly but surprisingly childlike woman calling herself Shirley shows up on Lucy's doorstep looking for her mama, Lucy thinks it must be another of her friend Ellis's pranks. But Ellis doesn't know a thing about it, and what's more, the two suspect the woman might be Ellis's cousin, Florence, who disappeared as a child more than fifty years earlier
An angel to die for by Mignon Franklin Ballard( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Prentice Dobson returns to her small hometown in Georgia to mourn her father and sister, Augusta Goodnight appears, claiming to be Prentice's temporary guardian angel. Then it's discovered that the man buried in her uncle's coffin is someone else, and Prenctice and Augusta have plenty to keep them busy
The angel whispered danger by Mignon Franklin Ballard( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journeying to her family home in North Carolina to attend a reunion, Kate McBride finds the celebration interrupted by the murder of a housekeeper, a case for which she finds help from Augusta Goodnight and a bumbling young apprentice
Shadow of an angel by Mignon Franklin Ballard( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The recently widowed Minda Hobbs returns to Angel Heights, South Carolina and quickly becomes involved with finding her cousin Otto's killer. Minda has an unusual ally in the search, a guardian angel named Augusta Goodnight
Miss Dimple and the slightly bewildered angel by Mignon Franklin Ballard( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"October, 1944. It has been a challenging season for Elderberry's favorite first grade teacher, Miss Dimple Kilpatrick. A beloved former student was recently killed in the war, her brother has become distant, and her friend Odessa, the cook at Pheobe's rooming house, has taken a leave of absence to care for a relative. Still, when Dimple's librarian friend, Virginia, finds a young woman, Dora, on the library porch looking for a place to spend the night, soft-hearted Dimple brings her back to Phoebe's and offers her food and a warm coat. But when Dimple is trying to find her a place to sleep, the young girl disappears. The next morning, Miss Dimple answers a knock on the door expecting it to be the girl. Instead, she is greeted by greeted by a somewhat disheveled young woman with lustrous hair and a sunrise of a smile who claims she has been assigned to fill in at the house. Augusta Goodnight, a guardian angel who has been summoned from a well-deserved rest after a series of troublesome earthly duties, has taken up at Phoebe's. When Dora is discovered dead - murdered - the real reason for Augusta's "assignment" becomes clear, at least to Augusta. Reluctantly, Miss Dimple teams up with Augusta to find out who the killer is"--
Hark! the herald angel screamed : an Augusta Goodnight mystery (with heavenly recipes) by Mignon Franklin Ballard( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Augusta Goodnight, guardian angel, sometime sleuth, and a boarder at the South Carolina home of Lucy Nan Pilgrim, becomes involved in the case of a mysterious stranger who plunges to his death from the balcony of an abandoned mansion
Raven rock : a novel of suspense by Mignon Franklin Ballard( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Final curtain by Mignon Franklin Ballard( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aspiring actress Martha Virginia Brown was only twenty when she died in an apparent fall while appearing in summer stock in the North Carolina Foothills. Now, fifty years later, her great niece and namesake, Ginger Cameron, arrives at the quaint tavern in Fiddler's Glen to unearth the forgotten details of her relative's death, and to escape the menacing overtures of a former boyfriend."--Back cover
Minerva cries murder : an Eliza Figg mystery by Mignon Franklin Ballard( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eliza Figg had just taken a leave of absence to care for her parents when a frightened Melody Lamb, a former foster child of the family, shows up on her doorstep
Deadly promise : a novel of suspense by Mignon Franklin Ballard( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cry at dusk : a novel of suspense by Mignon Franklin Ballard( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura Graham becomes enmeshed in two mysteries. She must uncover the secret of a longdead child before she can come face to face with her irrational fear of Crybaby Bridge and the truth about her cousin's death
Miss Dimple rallies to the cause by Mignon Franklin Ballard( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a small Georgia town during World War II, the Miss Dimple series features Miss Dimple Kilpatrick, longtime first-grade teacher at Elderberry Grammar School. Fastidious in her dress and distinctive in her manner, she is the epitome of small-town graciousness. Life in America during World War II springs vividly to life as Miss Dimple and her fellow townspeople battle valiantly against worry, rationing, and crime at home as well as abroad. It's September 1943, and the town of Elderberry, Georgia, has exciting plans for the Bond Rally to support the troops fighting the war abroad. Miss Dimple's friend, Virginia Balliew, has agreed to chair the big event, with the help of Buddy Oglesby. But when children discover a skeleton at the edge of a field and Buddy disappears along with the war bond money, it's clear that something is very wrong in the little town. Miss Dimple, along with her fellow teachers, must get to the bottom of this sad turn of events
The widow's woods by Mignon Franklin Ballard( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Dimple suspects by Mignon Franklin Ballard( Recording )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the country in the midst of World War II, you can be sure the small town of Elderberry, Georgia, will pull together to find a missing child. Miss Dimple carves out a search path all her own and once again, the sharp-as-a-tack teacher is right on point. But she finds Peggy too sick to walk and it's too dark to find her way back
 
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Miss Dimple disappears : a mystery
Alternative Names
Ballard, Mignon F.

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The angel and the Jabberwocky murders : an Augusta Goodnight mystery (with heavenly recipes)Angel at Troublesome CreekToo late for angels : an Augusta Goodnight mystery (with recipes)An angel to die forThe angel whispered dangerShadow of an angelHark! the herald angel screamed : an Augusta Goodnight mystery (with heavenly recipes)Raven rock : a novel of suspense