Pros: Fun mystery with wacky characters
Cons: None for me
The Bottom Line:
A wacky road trip
Filled with mystery and fun
The Mother Lode of Revenge
In the authors I wish would write faster camp is Kris Neri. Her Tracy Eaton mystery series is always a rollicking good time. It was killing me to wait the three months since Revenge on Route 66 came out until I could actually buy it when she was doing a signing here in
Southern California. Now that I’ve read the fourth book, it was
definitely worth the wait.
Growing up, Tracy and her dad took many pleasant trips along Route 66. Now,
Tracy is going to share that with her husband
Drew. They are starting out a few days
behind Tracy’s dad and Drew’s Uncle Philly, but
they plan to catch up in the tiny town of Tecos,
However, somewhere in
Tracy gets a
phone call from her dad. Seems people
are seeing his old friend Lucy roaming Route 66. That’s quite a feat considering she’s in
prison for murder. When Tracy and Drew
arrive, they find that the town seems to be filled with secrets, and a modern day
murder brings up memories of the murder Lucy confessed to committing. So what happened all those years ago? And how is that playing out today?
The book starts out like a nice, relaxing road trip. Yeah, there’s some strange stuff happening, but it’s unfolding at its own pace. But as the pages go by, things increase in intensity until you are turning pages as quickly as you can. And all those events along the way? They become important later. That means I had one piece of the puzzle figured out early, but much of the rest of it didn’t occur to me until
Tracy had figured it
out. Yet the pieces were always right
And the book has a new crew of crazy characters to entertain along the way. As in keeping with the tone of the series, they are slightly out there but work in the context of the book. I got to have one of the characters named after me, and I think I got the biggest kick out of the Mark Baker in this story.
And yes, this is a comedic mystery.
observations can be quite funny, and the odd ball characters help as well. I was grinning through much of the book even
as I raced ahead to find out what would happen next.