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?
|Publisher:||Barbour Publishing, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Ace Collins lives to write! His writing career spans over two decades with more than sixty titles to his credit. Ace has won numerous awards for his writing including three Golden Quills, an America’s Writing Award, and the Angel of Excellence Award. An Arkansas-based writer, Ace has been married for thirty-five years. He and his wife, Kathy, have two sons. Ace’s hobbies include restoring classic cars, collecting movie memorabilia from the Golden Age of Hollywood, and following college basketball.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Very well written and edited. An old fashioned who-done-it. Set in the 1930's-1940's. Deals with murder, robbery, kidnapping and gender discrimination in the workplace which was a common issue for women at that time. The story grabs you from the very first page and keeps you reading. This is a book that can be enjoyed by most age groups. There is no foul language, explicit sex or overly descriptive violence. It's just a great story with a plot that integrates the lives of several people over the years. I will be looking to read more by this author. I was fortunate enough to purchase this one when it was on sale for $0.99
In The Yellow Packard, the author, Ace Collins, interweaves three stories together around the car that some call cursed. It is at this time about a third of the way through the story that we meet Helen Meeker, a Secret Service agent, assigned to the FBI in a Grand Experiment. With all the intrigue, the reader has a hard time setting the book down wanting to know what’s next. There are a lot of surprises. This book is well worth the read and I highly recommend it to all mystery fans.