Dani Deucer is a precocious twelve-year-old girl who wants to be a detective. She and her sister Stephanie are spending the summer in Three Rivers, California when Dani meets hobo Mott Simon. At first Dani is afraid of Mott because he's different – he spends most of his time digging up the town's flowerbeds! But when Mott is accused of murder Dani sets out to prove that sometimes first impressions can be wrong.
Like Harper Lee's classic To Kill A Mockingbird, A Matter of Justice is a young girl's exploration of what it means to be different. It's also an exciting mystery that will keep readers guessing to the last page.