In 1982 an Elvis impersonator clumsily robs a bank, and incredibly all of the evidence points to the supposedly deceased Elvis as being the robber. A detective hot on the trail of the robber is convinced that he is chasing Elvis, but is killed in an accidental car crash near Moscow, Tennessee, leaving behind a five-year-old daughter. Twenty years later, the daughter is a tabloid reporter for Weird Magazine, a shameless, check-out counter rag. She is assigned to cover an Elvis Festival in Moscow, discovers her father’s notes, and quickly stumbles onto the Elvis-robber’s trail.What she discovers in rural Tennessee just may be the news story of the young century.
|Publisher:||Invisible College Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)|
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Elvis died in 1977, or did he? In 1982 an Elvis impersonator robs a bank and then inexplicably every clue leads a detective to believe that the robber was Elvis. Just as the detective is closing in on the Elvis-robber, he dies in a car crash. Twenty years later his daughter, who is a reporter for a checkout-counter magazine, is assigned to an Elvis festival in Tennessee. She finds her father's notes and quickly stumbles back on the trail of the Elvis-robber. Again, every clue she unturns leads her to believe the robber was Elvis. This is one clever and funny book. Just when you think you've figured out the mystery, the plot takes a turn. The characters are clearly etched and likeable. I really liked the development of the story and the fact that this mystery does not rely on fancy technology to be solved. The characters use old fashioned shoe leather. This is one of those mysteries where after the ending, you'll kick yourself for not piecing all the clues together. This book would make one heck of a unique movie.
Wow! I stumbled on this book and was blown away. Marcel uses humor and tight, twisting plot lines to sweep the reader down a path that answers the questions: Why is Elvis still such an icon? Did he really die? I started out reading this clever, laugh out loud book for entertainment and learned lessons in life. This gem of a book subtly teaches about redemption, hope and finding peace in the face of adversity. This story left a warm feeling in my gut. Marcel does all this with incredible pacing and fabulous character development and unique dialogue. This book screams out to become a movie.