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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Mrs. Odboddy: Undercover Courier by Elaine Faber
This book is a hoot, wait until you get to the names of some of the characters, Mrs. Whistlemeyer, a rooster, Chief Waddlemucker, the police, and of course Odboddy for a started, are just a couple, full of chuckles. ~Maureen’s Musings
It’s a unique take on the cozy mystery genre. The story is fast-paced, filled with many twists and turns to keep your head spinning. ~Socrates’ Book Reviews…
The author writes amazing descriptions, incorporating valuable facts from history. This is a wild train ride and dangerous adventure. ~Laura’s Interests
Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series Elk Grove Publications (February 8, 2017) Print Length: 199 pages ASIN: B06WCZMFGN
Asked to accompany Mrs. Roosevelt on her Pacific Island tour, Agnes and Katherine travel by train to Washington, D.C. Agnes carries a package for Colonel Farthingworth to President Roosevelt.
Convinced the package contains secret war documents, Agnes expects Nazi spies to try and derail her mission.
She meets Irving, whose wife mysteriously disappears from the train; Nanny, the unfeeling caregiver to little Madeline; two soldiers bound for training as Tuskegee airmen; and Charles, the shell-shocked veteran, who lends an unexpected helping hand. Who will Agnes trust? Who is the Nazi spy?
When enemy forces make a final attempt to steal the package in Washington, D.C., Agnes must accept her own vulnerability as a warrior on the home front.
Can Agnes overcome multiple obstacles, deliver the package to the President, and still meet Mrs. Roosevelt’s plane before she leaves for the Pacific Islands?
Mrs. Odboddy: Undercover Courier is a hysterical frolic on a train across the United States during WWII, as Agnes embarks on this critical mission.
Mrs. Odboddy’s character is based in no way on Elaine’s quirky personality. Two more Mrs. Odboddy adventures will publish in the near future. Many of Elaine’s short stories have appeared in magazines and multiple anthologies.
I am so excited to find this amazing author. The time period is wonderful and the author describes it with great detail. I have found a new hero named Mrs .Odboddy. She is a great character with a no nonsense attitude. Her escapades are a thrill ride with danger lurking at every corner. I would love to travel by train someday as the author made it sound very intriguing. The author has a great sense of humor by the many funny names she uses for her characters.
Mrs. Odboddy is once again on a secret mission to deliver a package to the president of the United States. That package served as the focal point of the story. It was driving me crazy wondering what was in the package. The adventure Mrs. Odboddy and her granddaughter Katherine encounter on their trip is funny and dangerous. I absolutely loved the people they meet on the train. I loved how the author reminded readers that there was racial prejudice going on during this time period. The more I read the book, the more I loved Mrs. Odboddy. She was not worried about what people thought as she bought a meal for soldiers who were treated with prejudice.
The story is quite entertaining as the two women try to reach their destination of Washington D. C. It was hard to figure out who to trust on their travels . Along the journey something happens to separate Katherine from her grandmother. Who is after the package ? What secret does it contain? I really liked learning more about Hoover and the workings of the FBI. This is one book that will have you hooked from the first page. Mrs Odboddy is one dedicated American and will do anything to complete her mission. I can't wait to read more from this very talented author.
I received a copy of this book from The Great Escapes Book Tour. The review is my own opinion.