Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator by Jennifer Allison
A smart series for intermediate and middle school children that addresses serious themes, this is the first book in the series. During summer vacation, Gilda, who claims to have psychic abilities, visits a distant cousin where she investigates the tragic death of her cousin’s aunt. Although dealing with some serious issues, the books are funny and Gilda is a spunky and likable heroine. I also recommend the other titles in this series.