Aug 31, 2012

The Yellow Packard by Ace Collins

Buckle up for intrigue and adventure in scenic Depression-era America. George Hall, a draftsman, buys a 1936 Packard sedan from the estate of spinster Abigale Watling in Oakwood, Illinois. At first, the car brings George, his wife Jean, and their daughter Rose an unexpected boon. But tragedy follows when Rose is kidnapped. The auto then comes into the possession of salesman William Landers, FBI agent Helen Meeker, and serviceman James Coffman’s family. As clues to the kidnapping caper come to light, more than one life is in jeopardy. Will Agent Meeker catch the culprit before it’s too late?

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Title: The Yellow Packard
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Pub Date: October 01, 2012
ISBN: 9781616267520

What an incredible mystery story, and I simply couldn't put this one down! Four separate owners of a bright yellow 1936 Packard sedan are unknowingly connected through a string of bizarre incidents, and FBI agent Helen Meeker, is determined to solve the puzzle.

Each of the Packard's owners obtain the car for much less money than it's true market value. Almost immediately after acquiring the car, each of them begin to experience a string of good luck in their lives.  However, it doesn't last very long before tragedy strikes. Each situation is totally different, but there is an underlying connection that kept me curious right to the end.

This is the first book I have read by Ace Collins, and I absolutely love his writing style. This book has lots of characters, and it was a bit overwhelming at times trying to keep up with who everyone was, but it all fell into place near the end. 

For a fast paced mystery with a very different theme, I highly recommend The Yellow Packard!

Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley courtesy of Barbour Publishing Inc., in exchange for my honest review.

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