By Kris Neri
Copyright March 2010
Publisher Cherokee McGhee
Book 3 in the “Tracy Eaton Mystery Series” — Free-spirited Tracy cheers when her stuffy husband, Drew, loosens up enough to rearrange the nose of his secretive boss, Ian Dragger. But Drew’s timing couldn’t be worse. When Ian is found floating face down in the Eatons’ pool, Drew is the prime suspect. Yet Ian made enemies like the mint makes money, and other suspects abound, starting with Ian’s wife, who was at odds with her husband’s affluent lifestyle, not to mention the rumored affair, and sleazy journalist Nick Wickerson, of “Nick Wick’s Sin City” TV fame, whom Ian humiliated in court. Still, Tracy expects to clear Drew in short order.
But that’s before help arrives – in the form of her own mother, over-the-top movie actress Martha Collins, and her rigid-with-dignity mother-in-law, Charlotte Eaton. And when the mothers get together, the fireworks go off. Obstacles mount higher still when Drew’s ex-flame, attorney CeeCee Payne, deals herself into the game. But CeeCee’s peculiar behavior raises too many questions. Does she want Drew back? Or is CeeCee after revenge, since her actions threaten to condemn him to a life behind bars. When the bodies in the Eaton pool start stacking up like timber in a logging camp, Tracy knows that nothing less than her wildest antics will do. But as the blows keep coming Drew’s way, she fears that even her craziness won’t be enough to save him.
The publisher (at the author’s request) sent me a copy of “Revenge for Old Times’ Sake” and asked me to write a review. From the first page it was like a visit from an old friend. I’d read the first two books in the series and to be blunt, laughed my ass off! Tracy Eaton (our intrepid detective) and her totally crazy family just keep falling into it.
In this chapter of Tracy’s life, dead bodies just keep appearing in her swimming pool… She gets an unwanted visit from her Mother in Law and spends too much time with her new partner (her mother the Aged Diva). The twists and turns she and her family take to stay out of jail and off the radar will leave you in stitches.
Kris Neri is the author of both “The Tracy Eaton Mystery” series and her “Magical” series which started with “High Crimes on the Magical Plane” and was Nominated for a 2011 Lefty Award. She can be found at http://www.krisneri.com and also https://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1783392054&sk=wall