Bitter Tastes Author:V. B. Rosendahl Sixth-grader Kathy Harmon has just moved from Cherry Hill, New Jersey to Warner, North Carolina, an island town on the Outer Banks. Sad and lonely, she's sure her secret-and living in the fanciest house in town-will prevent her from making friends. To help fill Kathy's days before school begins, her mother enrolls her in a "Kooking with Kids" cl... more »ass taught by local restaurant owner Janine McCallum. Janine and Kathy become fast friends.
One day after cooking class, Kathy overhears an argument between Janine and the owner of a competing restaurant. Janine is found dead the next day.
Martha Cunningham, a classmate from the wrong side of town, pushes Kathy to solve the mystery. Martha's lifelong knowledge of Warner and Kathy's puzzle solving skills lead the girls to find three people who have Janine's past in common. And all three wear the ugliest glasses on the planet!
Those glasses (and a common tool found in Janine's restaurant) guide Kathy and Martha to the home of the prime suspect. The killer returns just as Kathy discovers the murder weapon. The girls are trapped! Will help arrive in time to save them?« less