The Case of the Girl Who Didn’t Smile

Should Festering Secrets Be Told?

In the spring of 1967, a child fearfully 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 carefully unwraps the doll, an e-Bay purchase for her granddaughter.  When she discovers the pages of the diary,  the story that unfolds gives her both a surprise and a purpose.  She immediately phones her dear friend Alice Tricklebank, and together they set off on a road trip to learn the fate of the child wrongly accused of arson…and murder.

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Dunlap Indiana

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