The Law of Finders Keepers by Sheila Turnage

The case of Mo's upstream mother takes center stage!When a greedy treasure hunter comes to Tupelo Landing searching for Blackbeard's treasure the Desperado Detectives - Mo LoBeau and her best friends Dale and Harm - develop a bad case of treasure fever. And when Mayor Little's mother hires the Desperados to find Blackbeard's loot for her, the high-stakes race for riches is on.


Okra Pick! (A best southern book.)

Indie Next List!


"Exceptional command of voices delivered with wit propels this fast-paced treasure-hunt tale into a pitch-perfect delight... Lovers of the previous books will delight in the return of Mo, and if they can get through the end without welling up, they're tougher than most - it's absolutely worth the wait." - Kirkus, starred review

Want signed copies of The Law of Finders Keepers? Here’s how to find them!

#1. Visit me in a bookstore – or check with bookstores I’ve visited to see if they have some left in stock.     

#2. Because Quail Ridge Books & Music is near my home, they keep signed copies in stock. Check their website for more information!

#3. Barnes & Noble in Greenville NC stocks signed copies too! You can reach them at 252-321-8119.

The Law of Finders Keepers

Jr. Library Guild Selection!

Super Reviews!


But that's not the only treasure hunt in town. Mo unearths shocking new clues that may lead to her long-lost mother in the riskiest, scariest, and possible richest case of her life.

"Turnage's fine-tuned talent for storytelling is as evident as her understated, irrepressible humor and her creative ability to turn a phrase... Amusing, dramatic, and tender..." Booklist, starred review

Voya - "A perfect 10 out of 10"