Saturday, May 15, 2010

Revenge for Old Times' Sake by Kris Neri

"The Keystone Kops had nothing on us. Nor The Three Stooges. Nor any group of escaped mental patients. Nor...but you get the idea." If you get the idea, you're ready for Kris Neri's latest Tracy Eaton caper, Revenge for Old Times' Sake.

Between Tracy's mother, actress Martha Collins, and the vacuous PR person her mother hired for their tour of the talk shows, mystery author Tracy Eaton had a lot on her mind. It's probably why she never noticed that her lawyer husband, Drew, wasn't acting like his normal staid self. In some ways, she blamed herself when Drew punched a senior partner in the law firm in the nose. But, it was even worse when that same lawyer was floating, dead, in their swimming pool. The following news stories were all about "Murder suspect and celebrity son-in-law, Andrew Eaton."

And, then Tracy's mother-in-law plunged the dagger in by hiring Drew's ex-girlfriend to defend him. It doesn't take much for Martha to convince Tracy that the two of them are Drew's only prayer. And, Tracy doesn't want to admit it to her diva mother, but she might be right when she says, "You're going to be glad you included me in this caper."

It's hard to top horse trailers, clown cars, and bodies in the freezer. Throw in a good mystery, and the latest Tracy Eaton story is a top-notch caper. It truly is a Keystone Kop comedy in Kris Neri's Revenge for Old Times' Sake.

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Revenge for Old Times' Sake by Kris Neri. Cherokee McGhee, ©2010. ISBN 9780979969454(paperback), 248p.

FTC Full Disclosure - The author sent me a copy of the book, in hopes I would review it.


Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Murdered lawyers in swimming pools! Sounds like a fun book...thanks, Lesa!

Lesa said...

It is a fun book, Elizabeth. Probably right up your alley!

bermudaonion said...

Wow, that does sound like a fun book - perfect for the beach!

Dru said...

Another book added to my list.

Lesa said...

Oh, you'll enjoy this book as a beach read, Kathy. It's fun, and made me laugh.

Lesa said...

And, how long is that list, Dru?

Kris said...

Thanks for the wonderful review, Lesa! I really appreciate the opportunity. And I'm so glad you liked it.

Lesa said...

And, I didn't think to put anything in the review about the cars, Kris. I really liked the cars.