Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Yellow Packard by Ace Collins


A brand new, specially ordered bright yellow 1936 Packard is at the center of this Depression era novel. Some are sure the car is cursed. Two people died because of that car before it was even delivered. And then the eccentric old woman who ordered the car dies under mysterious circumstances.
The next owners of the car at first experience great luck with the car. But then, their daughter is kidnapped and the car stolen with the ransom money in it.
Helen Meeker, a friend of the Roosevelt's, manages to get temporary assignment to the FBI. She is out to prove that women can be valuable assets to the FBI and to find the missing child.

Collins has written a well crafted novel. I loved Helen Meeker. She is tenacious. She has a sense of humor. She is smart. And she can catch bad guys, even when they've managed to elude all the men FBI agents.
The story is good too. The action slows a bit with each new owner of the car. But before long, the novel is zipping along to its climactic and heartwarming ending.

Watch a promo video here.
Publisher's product page.

Ace Collins has written for over two decades, winning numerous awards including three Golden Quills. He and his wife of thirty five years have two sons.

Barbour Publishing, 320 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.
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