Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Yellow Packard by Ace Collins


This book has so many twists and turns in it. I have to admit to shedding some tears in it. The Yellow Packard some believe its cursed with bad luck. Before it was even all put together it caused a death in the factory. After that it caused havoc and mayham to the owners. Also some good luck to them too.
Its a mystery of who dunit books,kidnapping case,murder mystery all in one book.
Abigale Watling was the owner of the bright yellow Packard when she was murdered. Thier was no proof that she was murdered but she had over 100,000 in cash that disappeared and never showed up.
The car was sold at sale and the money to go to a orphange but nobody wanted the car because death seemed to follow it.
George Hall and his wife have a new baby and his car died. He hears about the car at auction and makes a low bid. People warn him not to get it. That he has a new family to take care of. George is thinking he needs a car to bring Rose home from the hospital. He is the proud owner of the car.
People start to shun the family because they don't want to have anything to do with the car. They were almost killed by a big gravel truck but the brakes were so good they were able to stop in time.
George and family had some good luck for awhile. His daughter even found 5,000 dollars. When they could not find the owners they used it to buy a flower shop.
Then Rose was kidnapped and they wanted 5,000 $ and leave the money in the packard and walk away for 30 where she was told to park the car. Then turn around and walk back and her daughter would be in the car.
The car and money disappeared and then they finally called the police in.
Helen Meeker was a experiment working out of white house to see if women could bring something different to the FBI. Helen and her partner looked into Rose's kidnapping and they were not having much luck with it.
FBI Agent Henry Reese was looking at another case when William Landers backed his car into him. William was driving a blue packard and the accident showed the car was yellow underneath it.
So they had new leads on finding the kidnappers.
This story has so many strings that tie all together to find the kidnappers. Thier was a few places the story lagged but over all I liked the story. I did guess one of the bad guys but not all of it.
I really liked Helen and Henry but Thier boss not so much. Helen wanted to make a difference because of what happened in her younger years. She fought hard to be considered for the FBI where they did not think women belonged thier.
This story brought to me a slice of what life was like before WWII and right after Pearl Harbor was bombed.
I would read more books by Ace Collins in the future. I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest reviews from Netgalley.
Barbour Publishing, Inc. PUB. 10/01/2012 320 pages

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