There’s nothing unusual about a ham operator contacting other radio enthusiasts. Unless he’s been dead for five years. When Harrie McKinsey and Ginger Vaughn - who have been described as the Lucy Ricardo and Ethyl Mertz of murder mystery - decide to study for their ham radio licenses, they get pulled into this mystery and find a trail leading to a long-lost treasure somewhere in New Mexico. Before it’s over, there’s another murder, an abduction, and a showdown with an aging Mafia don who values treasure more than human life. Harrie, Ginger, and their merry band of FBI, APD, and private detectives have to be on their toes to prevent another murder and save a family.
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The third installment of Patricia Smith Wood's Harriet McKinsey Mysteries is by far the biggest and best of the series. The novel brings back the characters from the previous two novels and introduces us to a new character, Private Investigator Bernie Thomas, a retired detective with the Albuquerque Police Department. Pat uses the background of Ham Radio Operators, and the 5 year disappearance of one such enthusiast as the story line for this novel! The novel also involves a hidden treasure map sought by a Las Vegas Mafioso and his henchmen. It is a very fast paced novel in which every chapter ends in a cliffhanger that wants you to keep reading...no small feat considering the chapters are very short! If you are a mystery enthusiast, you will be thrilled reading this book! This could be read as a stand alone, but Iwould also encourage you to read the prequels, The Easter Egg Murder, and Murder on Sagebrush Lane if you have not already done so!