The Yellow Packard
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?

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  • Debbie
    Jun 24, 2016


    It had a good premise, but fell a bit flat, and I just couldn't stay interested. ...

  • Elisa
    Mar 27, 2016


    Highly recommendVery good read. Didn't figure it out right away. Nice clean story. Liked the time period the story takes place in. ...

  • April Suter
    Dec 30, 2015

    April Suter

    It took a while to get my attention but when it did I had to read the whole book to find out if the yellow Packard was a really curse or a beacon of hope.A line from page 231 that got my attention: "I am going to find a way to teach you how to have fun someday. Life is much more than w...

  • Dorothy Presnell
    Sep 20, 2015

    Dorothy Presnell

    Great mystery. Kept you enthralled right to the very last page. ...

  • Tammy
    Jun 4, 2015


    I picked up this book because of the 1930's setting and the mystery genre, but Helen Meeker, the Nancy Drew-style agent assigned to the case, proved to be a likable character and the plot kept me turning pages. Of course the real main character is the yellow Packard, and quite a story ...

  • Margaret Boehm
    Dec 15, 2014

    Margaret Boehm

    Excellent novel. The mystery was on a merry go round. Lots of twists and turns. ...

  • Laurie
    Nov 30, 2014


    A really good whodunit. I enjoyed this book very much. ...

  • Terri Wangard
    Nov 28, 2014

    Terri Wangard

    A 1936 Packard, special ordered in bright yellow, seems to be a curse. People have died in some connection with the car. When its auctioned in 1937, George Hall buys it for $200. The curse is broken when the car's brakes keep George, his wife, and baby daughter Rose from being in a cra...

  • Christopher Aldrich
    Nov 17, 2014

    Christopher Aldrich

    Decent book. But was too slow for my tastes. Just didn't feel that the plot built fast enough, or that there was really any mystery. Felt like more coincidences in my opinion. ...

  • Jennifer Clark
    Sep 11, 2014

    Jennifer Clark

    Classic, fun "whodunit" set in the late 1930's-early 1940's with a surprising and enjoyable ending. Great read for a rainy day or day on the beach! ...